GSTC 2023

Joshua Faleti

Applications are Open for 2023 International Space Weather Camp

Applications are open for the 2023 Edition of the International Space Weather Camp (ISWC). The International Space Weather Camp provides an incredible opportunity for students from South Africa, the USA, and Germany to learn about space weather, a relatively new and exciting field involving the study of the Sun and its influence on space and the Earth’s upper atmosphere as well as the impacts of solar events on space and ground-based technological systems that modern society relies on daily.

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KayHan Receives OEDIT $500,000 Advanced Industry Grant

Kayhan Space, a leading provider of spaceflight safety solutions, has announced receipt of the largest in the latest series of advanced industry grants from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT). The award is to accelerate the development of coordinated autonomous satellite collision avoidance capabilities for its Pathfinder Max software platform.

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ONERA Acquires Satellite Platforms From NanoAvionics

French aerospace lab ONERA (Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales) has signed a contract with NanoAvionics, a space mission integrator and satellite manufacturer, for the procurement of two 8U and 6U nanosat platforms, dedicated to ONERA 's FlyLab mission.

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Rivada Space Networks Joins the Global Satellite Operators Association

Rivada Space Networks GmbH (RSN) has announced that it has joined the Global Satellite Operators Association (GSOA). It will work alongside other global satellite operators to realize GSOA’s aims to drive industry leadership in the face of unparalleled innovation in the space sector, an insatiable demand for all types of connectivity, and a need to bring sustainability to space. 

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ispace to Launch Hakuto-R Mission 1 Aboard Falcon 9

ispace, inc., a global lunar exploration company, has announced that it has completed launch preparations, including integration of the HAKUTO-R Mission 1 lunar lander into the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. As a result, the lunar lander is now scheduled to take off on Thursday, December 1, 2022. The tentative launch time is 08: 37 GMT (3:37 a.m. EST) and it will launch from SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida.

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South Korea Announces Mission to Mars in new Space Roadmap

South Korea has announced its intentions to launch a mission to Mars before 2046, according to the Country's new roadmap for its space mission which President Yoon Suk-yeol unveiled. The roadmap also discloses Korea's intentions to develop an engine for a launch vehicle that can fly to the moon within the next five years.

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GomSpace Signs Credit Facility Agreement with EIB

GomSpace A/S has signed a credit facility agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) for EUR 18 million. The finance agreement makes the venture debt facility available upon certain conditions for a research and development project relating to an enlarged satellite platform, part of the company's product investment program announced earlier in 2022. 

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GomSpace Enters Convertible Loan Agreement of USD 5.2 Million

GomSpace has entered a convertible loan agreement of EUR 5 million (SEK 53.6 million) and announced the board of directors' intention to resolve a rights issue of between EUR 9.2 to 11.5 million (SEK 100 to 125 million). The company will announce the terms and conditions for the Rights Issue following a board decision to carry out the Rights Issue, indicatively during the first quarter of

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Viasat Wins $325 Million USSOCOM Contract

Viasat has won a $325 million contract to provide communications equipment and networking services over the next five years to the U.S. Special Operations Command. As a result, Viasat will support USSOCOM’s program executive office for tactical communications systems and provide PEO-Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4) Tactical Communications Systems

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OneWeb and Q-KON Partner on Connectivity in Southern Africa

OneWeb has announced a distribution partnership agreement with Q-KON Africa, a specialist technology company that supplies solutions based on satellite, wireless, and VoIP technologies to offer broadband connectivity services in African countries. Q-KON Africa connects “off-grid” locations through their satellite broadband service, Twoobii, to core networks throughout Africa reliably and effectively.

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