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May, 2024

  • 27 May

    Kenya and Microsoft Partner for Improved Climate Resilience

    Microsoft Corp. and G42 have announced a comprehensive package of digital investments in Kenya, as part of an initiative with Kenya’s Ministry of Information, Communications and the Digital Economy. As part of this initiative, the Kenya Space Agency, Kenya Red Cross Society, and the National Disaster Management Unit are collaborating with Microsoft's AI for Good Lab to improve climate resilience by applying AI models to high-resolution satellite data for disaster preparedness and disaster response. 

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  • 27 May

    ISRO and US Discuss Future Space Collaboration Projects

    ISRO

    US Ambassador to India, Eric Garcetti has disclosed that the US will launch an Indian astronaut to the International Space Station(ISS) by the end of 2024. The Ambassador also explained that the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) project, a joint Earth-observing mission between the US space agency NASA and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), will likely launch by the end of the year.

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  • 26 May

    Space Nuggets – 21/2024 – Future of Space in Europe with Dr Josef Aschbacher

    In this week's exciting Space Nugget XXL, Torsten Kriening spoke with ESA Director General, Dr Josef Aschbacher about the ESA-EU Space Council meeting in Brussels this past week. Together with Ministers of ESA Member States, the ESA Executive,s and Ministers from the EU Council, Dr Aschbacher discussed the future of Europe in space at the ESA-EU Space Council. Watch the video for all the exciting updates, such as - Zero Debris Charter, new European astronauts, and LEO Cargo Return services, among many others!

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  • 24 May

    Airbus Awarded Vigil Space Weather Spacecraft Mission

    ESA

    The European Space Agency has selected Airbus to design and build the space weather forecasting satellite Vigil, the first operational mission in ESA’s Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Space Safety Program (S2P). The spacecraft will give vital extra warning to Earth about incoming solar storms and coronal mass ejections which can potentially disrupt satellites in orbit and electronic and power distribution systems on Earth.

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  • 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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