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FOSSA Systems Announces Successful Series A Raise

FOSSA Systems

FOSSA Systems has announced raising 6.3 million euros in a Series A round. The Company will consequently leverage the funding to expand its IoT satellite constellation, focused on remote asset management for industrial use cases, and support the creation of its communications network comprising 80 satellites in low orbit, allowing its clients to connect directly to their remote assets securely.

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Rocket Lab USA Successfully Deploys Satellites No Time Tolouse

Electron's 50th launch

Rocket Lab USA, Inc has successfully launched its 50th Electron mission, deploying satellites for French Internet-of-Things (IoT) company Kinéis. Electron has reached the milestone of 50 launches faster than any commercially developed rocket in history. The ‘No Time Toulouse’ mission lifted off from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 in Mahia, New Zealand at 6:13 am on 21 June NZST (6:13 pm, 20 June UTC), successfully deploying five satellites to a 635 km circular orbit.

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U.S. GAO Annual Report on the U.S. Department of Defense


The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has submitted in its 22nd annual assessment of DOD's weapon systems acquisition, that the US Department of Defense (DoD) is still struggling to deliver new technologies quickly, even while facing constantly evolving threats. According to the report, the US DoD continues struggling to deliver innovative technologies quickly, despite its plans to invest more than $2 trillion to develop and acquire its costliest weapon programs

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Look Up Space Reports More Than 10,000 Active Satellites in Orbit

Look Up Space has announced a major milestone in space history with the passing of 10,000 active satellites in orbit this month. On June 19, 2024, Look Up Space counted 10,019 active satellites, two-thirds of which (6,646) belong to Starlink, the constellation of SpaceX. The majority (9,254) of these satellites are in low-Earth orbits, mainly between 400 and 1,200 kilometers from the Earth

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ESA Council Approve Slovenia Accession into the ESA Member States

Slovenia will become the latest European Space Agency (ESA) member state after the ESA Council unanimously approved the agreement concerning the accession of Slovenia to the convention and related terms and conditions. ESA Director-General Josef Aschbacher and Dr Robert Golob signed the accession agreement. ESA also announced partnerships with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), UAE's Muhammed Bin Rashid Space Center (MBSRC) and the government of Ukraine.

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SERA and NASRDA Partner to Send First Nigerian to Space

The Space Exploration & Research Agency (SERA) and the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) today announced a groundbreaking partnership to send the first Nigerian into space. Under the partnership, SERA will reserve a seat on an upcoming Blue Origin New Shepard suborbital spaceflight for a Nigerian citizen as part of a broader SERA-led initiative, in partnership with Blue Origin, to send six individuals from nations historically underrepresented in space exploration.

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UNOOSA Hosts UN Conference on Sustainable Lunar Activities


 The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) has hosted the first United Nations Conference on Sustainable Lunar Activities, ahead of the 67th Session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS). The Conference convened astronauts, heads of space agencies, the scientific and legal communities, and industry to address common approaches, priorities, and expectations for the peaceful, sustainable, and cooperative exploration of the Moon.

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Hughes Partners Telespazio as it Expands in Europe

Hughes Europe, a subsidiary of Hughes Network Systems, LLC, an EchoStar company (Nasdaq: SATS), has announced its strategic expansion into the Military, Defence, and Government sectors across pan-European nations to provide communications solutions to government communications ministries, military operators, and blue light services. Troy Truman has also joined Hughes and will act as the head of this initiative

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US-India Second iCET Meeting Explores Space Collaborations

The United States and India have held its second meeting of the U.S.-India initiative on Critical and Emerging Technology (iCET) with U.S. National Security Advisor (APNSA) Jake Sullivan and Indian National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval chairing the meeting in New Delhi. Since the launch of iCET in January 2023, the United States and India have made significant strides toward deepening and expanding strategic cooperation across key technology sectors including space.

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SGAC Announces 8th African Space Generation Workshop

The Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) has announced its 8th annual African Space Generation Workshop (AF-SGW). The Space Generation Workshop will hold at the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) Abuja, Nigeria, on the 20th and 21st of November 2024 with the theme: The Future of Africa’s Space Industry: Capacity Building For Sustainable Development. 

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