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Rwanda Space Agency and POLSA Strengthen Partnership Ties

Rwanda Space Agency (RSA) and the Polish Space Agency (POLSA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to advance partnership opportunities, marking a significant milestone in bilateral collaboration between Rwanda and Poland in space technology. Rwanda and Poland share robust bilateral ties, demonstrated by a state visit by Polish President Andrzej Duda this month to Kigali, Rwanda's capital city.

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Space Nuggets 08/2024 – 60th Munich Security Conference

In his review, Torsten Kriening shares his takeaways from the last week. The 60th Munich Security Conference featured discussions on geopolitical hotspots, collaboration, civil applications, global commons protection, and struggles for a unified vision for the Ukraine war within the EU. Notable moments include the signing of a Memorandum Of Understanding between the German Aerospace Center and the World Food Program and discussions on urgent global issues, but the “priorities are on the urgent issues, not the important issues” the discussions reflect on the critical but underrepresented role of space in addressing global challenges such as climate change and security issues.

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NATO to Strengthen Partnership With Space Industry, Launches APSS

NATO

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has announced strengthening its partnership with the commercial space industry. NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană made the announcement during NATO’s first Space Reverse Industry Day yesterday, 20 February 2024, as he highlighted the importance of cooperation with the commercial space industry to ensure Alliance security. 

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MSC 2024 – Interview with Professor Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla of DLR

At the Munich Security Conference, Torsten Kriening talked with Professor Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla from German Aerospace Center (DLR). The German Aerospace Center (DLR) signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the World Food Program initiated by the United Nations. She highlighted the adaptability of space technology to applications on the Earth, such as the transfer of technology used for harsh environments and autonomous vehicles to deliver food across war-affected areas.

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MSC 2024 – Interview with Dr. Ernst Pfeiffer of HPS GmbH

Before the 60th Munich Security Conference, Publisher and CEO Torsten Kriening talked with Ernst K. Pfeiffer, CEO of HPS GmbH, about space #security and space debris. Ernst gives an update on the recent United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) SSA Workshop and the Space Debris Conference in Riyadh by the Saudi Space Agency.

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Space Café Radio Geopolitics – Japans SLIM Moon Landing – with Prof Kazuto Suzuki

In this Space Café Radio Geopolitics, SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Prof Kazuto Suzuki about Japan's SLIM mission, which landed on the moon successfully. They discuss the purpose and challenges of the mission, as well as the geopolitical implications and future plans for Japan's involvement in lunar exploration.

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Uruguay Becomes Latest Signatory to the Artemis Accords

Uruguay joins Artemis Accords

Uruguay became the 36th country to sign the Artemis Accords during a ceremony at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters in Washington on Thursday. Omar Paganini, the Uruguayan foreign minister, signed the Artemis Accords on behalf of Uruguay, with NASA Administrator Bill Nelson signing on behalf of the United States. 

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D-Orbit to Build European Responsive Space Systems Architectures

D-Orbit

D-Orbit has been selected to join the Responsive European Architecture for Space (REACTS) project under the European Defence Fund (EDF) 2022. As part of this innovative collaboration, D-Orbit will focus on the use of orbital transfer vehicles (OTVs) within responsive space systems. REACTS aims to enhance European defense capabilities through a robust, scalable network of Responsive Space Systems (RSS).

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Space Systems Command Launches Six satellites Aboard Falcon 9

The US Space Systems Command (SSC) and its mission partners have successfully launched the U.S. Space Force (USSF)-124 mission on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket today at 5:30 p.m. EST from Space Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida.  Furthermore, the satellites for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and Space Development Agency (SDA) were safely delivered to their intended orbit.

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Space Cafè Radio – EUSPA Mini Series ep.03 – Understanding GOVSATCOM with Dr Georgios Synnefakis

The last episode of EUSPA's Mini series see the intervention of Georgios Synnefakis, GOVSATCOM program manager at EUSPA. Emma Gatti, Editor in Chief of SpaceWatch.Global, and Dr. Synnefakis discussed the importance of GOVSATCOM in providing secure satellite communications to governmental users in various scenarios, including crisis management and critical infrastructure support.

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