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Alpine Space Ventures Announces Investment from NIF

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Alpine Space Ventures, a venture capital fund dedicated to early-stage investments in the space sector, has announced a EUR 10 million investment from the NATO Innovation Fund (NIF). The strategic fund-of-fund investment boosts Alpine Space Ventures’ ability to back the development and deployment of innovative space technologies, reinforcing Europe's security and resilience capabilities in both Government and commercial sectors.

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SpaceWatch.Global Insights – DGI 2024 (Geospatial intelligence for defence and security)

This past week, our CEO and Publisher, Torsten Kriening, attended the DGI 2024 (Geospatial Intelligence for Defence and Security) conference in London. The conference focused on the applicability of data in the defense sector in the light of two wars on the doorstep of Europe. Listen to the industry insights and discussions provided by Torsten in this #opinion video.

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DGI 2024 – Day one intro by Torsten Kriening

We are in #london for DGI - Geospatial Intelligence for defence and security. CEO Torsten Kriening talks to us live from the event, highlighting the necessity of defence and security applications within geospatial services in today's world. Space is becoming a part of the critical infrastructure of defence with two wars at the doorstep of #europe .

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Is human capital the recipe for success in the space sector? The ISU perspective

To say that the space sector has seen tremendous growth in the last decade has become somewhat of a platitude. Countless reports show impressive growth and a positive outlook for the future, even suggesting a new ‘golden age’ for the industry. There is also a wide consensus that for the space economy to reach the promise of morphing into a multi-trillion-dollar valuation in the decade to come, we need a strong, resilient, and innovative sector. The health of the space sector today and tomorrow will thus be key to achieving the goals that the space community wishes to see in the years to come.

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DLR, ESA and Bavaria to Establish Moon Mission Control Center

The German Aerospace Center (DLR), the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Free State of Bavaria plan to establish the Human Exploration Control Center for future human spaceflight missions to the Moon in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. The Declaration of Intent was signed by Minister-President of Bavaria Markus Söder, DLR Divisional Board Member for Space Anke Pagels-Kerp and ESA Director General Josef Aschbacher on 13 March 2024 at the Bavarian State Chancellery.

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Aldoria and Arabsat Collaborate on Space Safety and Security

Arabsat and Aldoria have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on enhancing space safety and security. The MoU is one of the fruitful outcomes of the 1st Space Debris Conference in Saudi Arabia held in Riyadh on February 11-12, which the Saudi Space Agency organized.

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Space One KAIROS Rocket Explodes Midair after Launch

Space One, a Japanese private launch services provider, suffered a setback during its inaugural rocket launch as the rocket, KAIROS, exploded midair a few seconds after liftoff. The Company aimed to be the first private Japanese outfit to launch a satellite into Orbit, launching the ill-fated rocket from a new space facility in Kushimoto, Wakayama Prefecture. The rocket carried a small intelligence satellite for the Japanese Government, which it planned to insert into orbit about 500 km above the Earth's surface. 

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NASA Receives Budgetary Support for Artemis for FY 2025


The Biden-Harris Administration has released the President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2025, which includes funding that will allow NASA to continue advancing its understanding of Earth and space. As a result, the budget will enable NASA to launch the Artemis II mission, which will send astronauts around the Moon for the first time in more than 50 years and research Earth’s changing climate, among others.

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