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Space Café Scotland by Angela Mathis – Scotland’s Space Sustainability Roadmap

Our Space Café Scotland by Angela Mathis took place on Thursday, 24th November. Angela, CEO of ThinkTank Maths was joined by panelists to talk about Scotland’s Space Sustainability Roadmap. Space offers both economical and investment opportunities. It enables humanity to watch what we are doing to the planet in real time and do something about it.

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Pulsar Fusion receives funding from UK Space Agency for nuclear based space engine

Space tech propulsion hardware and software company Pulsar Fusion, has been awarded funding from the UK Space Agency to develop ‘Integrated nuclear fission-based power systems for electric propulsion,’ the company said.  The Southampton and Cambridge Universities will support the project along with Nuclear AMRC.

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Space Café 33 Minutes With Marco Ferrazzani – ESA Ministerial Meeting of 2022, The Outcomes

Our Space Café “33 minutes with Marco Ferrazzani - ESA Ministerial Meeting of 2022, the outcomes and the way forward” took place on Tuesday, 29th November. Marco Ferrazzani is the Senior Legal Counsel and Head of the Legal Services department at the European Space Agency (ESA), based at its headquarters in Paris. He is an advisor to the ESA Director General and to the ESA Council. He sits on a number of boards including those of the European Centre for Space Law (ECSL) and the International Institute of Space Law (IISL).

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SpaceX launches new business segment Starshield

SpaceX has launched its new business segment called Starshield satellite services designed for US national security government use. The service will utilize the Starlink constellation technology to support national security efforts focus on three areas. These comprise Earth observation, communications, and hosted payloads.

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Southern Launch and ATSpace to launch two Kestrel I rockets in December

Rocket manufacturer ATSpace has confirmed the company is ready to launch two of their Kestrel I rockets before the end of the year with the Australian Space Agency's permission, launch services and rocket subsystems provider Southern Launch said.  ATSpace and Southern Launch, are planning to launch the VS02 and VS03 missions from the Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex in December. 

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GMV joins forces with Lockheed Martin to develop SouthPAN system

Multinational technology firm GMV has signed an agreement with aerospace, arms, defense, information security, and technology corporation Lockheed Martin, to develop the processing and control centers for the Southern Positioning Augmentation Network system (SouthPAN), GMV said. SouthPAN is a joint effort of the Australian and New Zealand governments to provide a satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) for navigation and precise point positioning services. 

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