Today, the provisions of Artemis Accords aim to shape the global face of the NewSpace industry for decades, in the US as well as in other countries of the free world. We deal with all the intricacies of the Artemis Accords in part 4 of our What is allowed in space? series.
Analysts from Noosphere Ventures lay out the main events of the beginning of 2023 and review the main trends in each corner of the space market. Security issues have come to the fore both in Europe and in the US, and it is military and government orders that are shaping the market trends for 2023.
The 60-year period during which the legal framework for streamlining activities in space was formed has led the entire sector into a classic jurisprudence trap. Excessive bureaucracy has given rise to a real “asteroid belt” of licenses and procedures that disrupt dozens of space launches every year.
The long space race between USSR and USA ran the risk every day of turning into a military conflict in orbit. This story is about the mutual distrust of the two regimes, which led to the launch of weapons into space in contradiction of the universally recognized rules of international space law.
The Outer Space Treaty (OST) initiative, built up through negotiations and UN resolutions over the course of several decades, was able to guarantee the peaceful development of orbit for many decades. However, the issue of conducting commercial space missions has remained unresolved.
In our series, What is Allowed in Space, we will show how space law was born, and what mechanisms the world’s legislative bodies are trying to put into it. We will talk about the creation of the Outer Space Treaty: the first international legal act regulating the behavior of countries in orbit.
We talked about how astronomers uncovered the nature of comets. Now we will talk about the space missions that study these “tailed stars.” What secrets did Halley’s comet reveal, what happened with Rosetta mission to Virtanen’s comet, and why everyone is interested in Borisov’s comet.
For most of human history, it was comets that were the heavens’ main troublemakers. Our conversation today will be devoted to comets. In the first part, we will talk about how astronomers uncovered the secret of comets’ origins and determined where they come from in the solar system.
The five thousand exoplanets science has confirmed so far is already a reasonably significant figure. Today we will talk about the most unusual extrasolar worlds astronomers have found.