BDLI - 15th NSBreakfast

Joshua Faleti

ICEYE Selected by Government to Strengthen Disaster Response

ICEYE

ICEYE, a provider of natural catastrophe solutions and insights, have been selected by the Federal Government of Australia to supply flood and bushfire hazard data for all states and territories across the country. Several states and territories across Australia have experienced record-breaking flood and bushfire events in recent years due primarily to persistent La Ninã or El Niño weather patterns. These weather patterns have resulted in either extensive periods of extreme rainfall or drought.

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Open Cosmos Raises $50M From Leading Impact Investors

Open Cosmos, a space tech business making satellites that gather data to solve pressing global challenges, raised $50 million in Series B funding from three leading impact investors, ETF Partners, Trill Impact, and A&G. The round also included Accenture Ventures, Banco Santander InnoEnergy Climate Tech Fund and Claret Capital Partners, with participation from Taavet Hinrikus and Kheng Nam Lee. The funding will help to accelerate the company’s growth internationally and expand its offering to encompass sophisticated satellites and constellations as well as satellite-based analytics and insight solutions.

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Atheras Analytics to Improve Ka-band Link Outage Predictions

Atheras Analytics, a company notable for predicting and managing the effects of atmospheric/weather impairments on Ka-band and Q/V-band satellite links, announced its successful award of a co-funded ARTES development contract for its TEMPESTAS project. In addition, the project falls under ESA’s Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems (ARTES) Core Competitiveness program with the support of the UK Space Agency (UKSA) and SES, a provider of global satellite connectivity solutions.

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Euroconsult Present new Space trends for 2024

Euroconsult has presented market insights and space trends that may potentially influence the space economy in the coming year at the World Satellite Business Week (WSBW) conference. Nathan De Ruiter, the Managing Director of Euroconsult Canada, explained the various market trends and the data to support the company's analyses and predictions.

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Chris Emerson Appointed as Chairman of ALL.SPACE

ALL.SPACE has announced the appointment of Chris Emerson, a former airspace executive, as Chairman of its Board of directors. Emerson's leadership experience, which he has proven in his previous senior executive roles at Airbus, as well as his current engagement in the space industry, will be key in guiding ALL.SPACE as it moves its fifth generation 'smart terminal' into initial production, set for release in Q4 2023.

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GHGSat Completes Funding to Accelerate Commercialization

GHGSat-C3, GHGSat-C4, GHGSat-C5 after completing testing. Credit Space Flight Laboratory

GHGSat has completed its Series C1 funding round for a total of US$44 million in equity and debt, which consequently puts the Company's total raised funds to more than US$126 million since its inception in 2011. Equity participants in the funding round included Fonds de solidarité FTQ, BDC Capital, the investment arm of the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), the Government of Québec through Investissement Québec, Climate Investment, and the Japan Energy Fund.

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Terran Orbital Launches Responsive Space Initiative

Terran Orbital

Terran Orbital have announced the launch of its Responsive Space Initiative. Under this initiative, the company aims to provide customers with satellite buses within 30 days and complete satellite systems with integrated payloads within 60 days. In addition, seven new satellite buses will be participating in the Responsive Space Initiative program.

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The UK Joins Horizon Europe Under a New Bespoke Deal

UK Space Satellite Image. Credit UK Space Agency

The UK can now participate in Horizon Europe and Copernicus programs through a bespoke new agreement with the EU. The deal that the Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, secured comes with improved financial terms for the UK's participation. It allows UK researchers to apply for grants and bid to take part in projects under the Horizon program, with certainty that the UK will be participating as a fully associated member for the remaining life of the program to 2027.

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The 6th CASSINI Hackathon aims to advance humanitarian aid. 

The 6th CASSINI Hackathon, titled “Space for International Development and Humanitarian Aid,” is gearing up to tackle pressing global issues with innovative solutions. The event hosted by N3XTCODER in Germany will take place from November 3rd to 5th across 11 locations in Europe. The Hackathon will focus on innovative solutions to advance international development and humanitarian aid. 

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