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May, 2024

  • 24 May

    ESA and Twelve Countries Sign the Zero Debris Charter

    ESA

    Twelve nations have signed the Zero Debris Charter at the ESA/EU Space Council, solidifying their commitment to the long-term sustainability of human activities in Earth orbit. In addition to the 12 countries, the European Space Agency also signed the Zero Debris Charter as an International Organization (IGO). The Zero Debris Charter is an effort to become debris-neutral in space by 2030 that was unveiled at the ESA Space Summit in Seville meeting in November 2023.

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  • 24 May

    ESA Awards Two Contracts for LEO Cargo Return Service

    A rendering of The Exploration Company's Nyx vehicle

    The European Space Agency (ESA) has signed two contracts with Thales Alenia Space and The Exploration Company for the development of a commercial service capable of transporting cargo to and from the International Space Station (ISS) in low Earth orbit by 2030. ESA Director General Josef Aschbacher signed contracts with Hélène Huby from The Exploration Company and Massimo Comparini from Thales Alenia Space based in Italy, to develop a low Earth orbit (LEO) cargo return service.

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  • 23 May

    Space Cafe Geopolitics “33 minutes with Prof Steven Freeland” – UN COPUOS, an update on Space Governance

    This Space Café Geopolitics featured Prof Steven Freeland, Emeritus Professor, Western Sydney University, in conversation with Torsten Kriening, Publisher of SpaceWatch.Global. UN COPUOS - a Forum for Multilateral Consensus on Space Governance …. 'well, at least, most of the time’ On Thursday, 2 May 2024, our Space Cafe “33 minutes with Dr Jessica West” focused on Russia vetoing the UN Security Council’s resolution to reaffirm the Outer Space Treaty’s ban on weapons of mass destruction in space crafted by the US and Japan. That veto was set in the same week that the Legal Subcommittee at UN COPUOS in Vienna had its 63rd session. In the meantime there were follow up conversations at the UN General Assemby.

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  • 23 May

    The Space Café Podcast #107: CERN’s Pablo Tello and ESA’s Ian Carnelli: Mindcollider – Fusing Space, Physics, and Big Ideas

    In this episode, Markus welcomes two influential guests, Pablo Tello from CERN and Ian Carnelli from the European Space Agency (ESA). They explore the MINDCOLLIDER project, Markus’s brainchild that unites brilliant minds from particle physics and space exploration to help inspire solutions to very mundane or globally pressing issues. Pablo Tello: A scientist at CERN in Geneva, known for his interdisciplinary approach and contributions to particle physics. He co-heads IdeaSquare, a facility at CERN that fosters innovative thinking. Ian Carnelli: Director of ESA’s HERA mission, focused on developing technologies to protect Earth from asteroid impacts. He returns to the podcast with updated insights and experiences.

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  • 23 May

    Slovakia Set to Become Latest Signatory to the Artemis Accords

    NASA

    Ibadan, 23 May 2024. – Slovakia is set to become the latest signatory to the Artemis Accords as the Slovakian government took note of the intention and authorized the Minister of Education Tomáš Drucker (Hlas-SD) to sign the documents. The Minister of Education will subsequently sign the agreements during his …

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