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The corporatization of space, earth observation – information needed

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    Suchith Anand
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    Dear colleagues,
    I came across this article on “The Corporatization of Just About Everything–Including the Climate Crisis and Outer Space.” 
    The corporatization of space
     
    “….NASA made it clear that when that clock does toll, the U.S. will be getting out of the space station game, likely for good. Instead, the space agency signed a $415.6 million seed money deal with three companies–Blue Origin, Nanoracks, and Northrop Grumman–to develop their own private space stations, on which NASA and other customers could lease space for professional crews and tourists. The article goes on to point out that, in a press statement, a NASA spokesperson boasted that….” NASA is once again leading the way to commercialize space activities” and that “we are partnering with U.S. companies to develop the space destinations where people can visit, live, and work.”
    https://www.commondreams.org/views/2022/06/27/corporatization-just-about… 
    https://time.com/6163554/private-space-stations/ 
    I am interested to learn more on the corporatization of space, Earth Observation. Are there any recent research publications on this topic. Thanks.
    Best wishes
    Suchith

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