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White House OSTP Releases Priorities for National Aeronautics

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has released the Biden-Harris Administration’s priorities to advance a vision for America’s continued global leadership in aeronautics. Federal aeronautics experts, with input from leaders across academia, non-profit, and commercial sectors, developed the National Aeronautics Science and Technology Priorities. The priorities outline activities to maintain the nation’s edge, both in the global aeronautics industry and in national security applications, which requires focus and investment today.

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E-Space secures landing rights from Nigeria

E-Space has received Nigerian landing rights for E-Space’s impending low Earth orbit (LEO) constellation from the Nigerian Communications Commission. The E-Space satellite system will provide communications services and connect Internet of Things (IoT) devices throughout Nigeria in many of the hardest-to-reach parts of the country, particularly those areas currently unserved by terrestrial providers.

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Aalyria and RSN Partner for RSN’s LEO Constellation


Aalyria and Rivada Space Networks (RSN) have entered into an agreement to use Aalyria’s Spacetime platform to orchestrate the network for Rivada’s planned LEO constellation. Rivada’s constellation will consist of 600 satellites interconnected via laser links. As a result, the solution will offer integrated core and edge connectivity over a single, global private network in space. The first satellite launch is set for 2025, with global service starting in 2026.

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Share My Space Wins Contract for Air and Maritime Security

Space debris around the Earth. Image: ESA

The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected Share My Space to conceptualize an end-to-end software able to model space operations failures' impact on air and sea traffic. The goal is to lower the risk of human casualties and infrastructural damage on terrestrial assets. 

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Australian Coalition Launches Space+Spatial Industry Roadmap

A national coalition of space and geospatial industry experts has launched the 2030 Space+Spatial Industry Growth Roadmap. The roadmap is an industry document that will inform Government policymakers to commit to an integrated space and spatial industry to safeguard Australia’s future economic success, societal well-being, and national security.

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EU Space Strategy for Security and Defense Announced by the European Commission

EU Space

The European Commission and the High Representative have developed the first-ever EU Space Strategy for Security and Defense in response to identifying space as a strategic domain in the Strategic Compass. In the current geopolitical context of increasing power competition and intensifying threats, the EU is taking action to protect its space assets, defend its interests, deter hostile activities in space, and strengthen its strategic posture and autonomy.

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South Korea to Launch $39 Million Fund for Space Startups

The Korean Government is set to establish a fund to support private space startups, according to local sources. According to the South Korean Ministry of Science and ICT, the Government will create a 50-billion-won fund ($38.5 million) by 2027 to invest in the private space sector. The Korea Venture Investment Corp will operate this fund.

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EU Council Gives Final Approval for Secure Connectivity

The Council of the EU has given its final approval for the EU’s secure connectivity program for 2023-2027 by adopting a regulation on it. The program sets goals for the EU to deploy an EU satellite constellation called 'IRIS²' (Infrastructure for Resilience, Interconnectivity and Security by Satellite).

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UKSA Accelerator launches Leo and Geo Programs

The UK Space Agency (UKSA) Accelerator has launched the Leo and Geo programs and has started receiving applications from entrepreneurs keen to scale up their business at pace within the UK’s space industry. The Leo and Geo programs are part of the UKSA Accelerator’s suite of bespoke programs with the aim of supporting entrepreneurs at various levels of their space journey.

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