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Euroconsult Partners with MTCIT for Middle East Conference

Euroconsult, a global space and satellite strategy consulting and market intelligence firm in collaboration with The Ministry of Transport, Communications, and Information Technology of Oman (MTCIT), have announced that it will hold a conference to promote space in the Middle East and the country’s role as a strategic gateway for attracting investments in space applications and technologies into the region. The conference will run from January 8th-10th next year. 

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Spire Global Selected by Estuaire to Monitor Aviation Emissions

Spire Global, Inc., a provider of space-based data, analytics, and space services, have announced that Estuaire, a data firm empowering the aviation industry to reduce its environmental impact, selected the company to supply global aviation insights. Furthermore, Spire will provide its detailed aircraft positional data, as well as its Flight-Report, which aggregates hundreds of millions of daily satellite and terrestrial ADS-B positions into an easily accessible one-row-per-flight information enriched with all the flight and aircraft data for post-flight analytics and reporting needs.

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Slingshot Aerospace Name Schaffer as VP of Strategy and Policy

Slingshot Aerospace

Slingshot Aerospace, Inc., a space data and tracking company dedicated to improving spaceflight safety and optimizing orbital operations, have announced that former White House space policy official, Audrey Schaffer, has been named Slingshot’s Vice President of Strategy and Policy. Schaffer brings more than 15 years of experience in policy and strategy leadership for the U.S. Government, including at the White House National Security Council (NSC), the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the U.S. Department of State, and NASA.

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Iridium Communications Receive Satellite-Based Services Contract

Iridium

Iridium Communications Inc., a provider of global voice and data satellite communications, have announced that it received a five-year base Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with one five-year option by the U.S. Space Force for Iridium Certus® services. The multiple awardee contract is part of a U.S. Proliferated Low Earth Orbit (PLEO) Satellite-Based Services award and includes multiple Iridium partners.

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Dragonfly Aerospace Selects Neuraspace for Space Sustainability

Dragonfly Aerospace, a commercial company in satellite imaging technology, have announced a strategic partnership with Neuraspace, a provider of smarter space traffic management (STM), to explore Neuraspace's STM platform for space sustainability. In addition, Dragonfly Aerospace will be using the STM platform for its EOS SAT-1 satellite for conjunction analysis and receiving maneuver suggestions.

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Exploration Company and Axiom Space sign Cargo Services Deal

The Exploration Company, a European commercial space company that is developing, manufacturing, and operating a reusable space capsule called 'Nyx,' and Axiom Space, architect of Axiom Station, the first commercial space station, announced that they have signed a cargo service pre-booking agreement. In addition, the agreement is the first time a European space capsule has been chosen by a commercial space company to develop cargo transportation services from Earth to Space and back to Earth.

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Terran Orbital Opens New Factory Addition in Irvine

Terran Orbital

Terran Orbital, a manufacturer of satellite products primarily serving the aerospace and defense industries, have announced the official opening of a new 60,000-square-foot satellite manufacturing space, adding to its existing manufacturing capability. With this previously announced addition, the total size of the manufacturing complex in Irvine has expanded to approximately 98,000 square feet. Furthermore, this new addition enables the company to significantly boost satellite production, increasing it from an estimated ten satellites per month to more than 20 per month.

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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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