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Aeolus Mission Reenters Earth’s Atmosphere Safely

Aeolus, the European Space Agency (ESA)’s wind mission, reentered Earth’s atmosphere on 28 July at around 21:00 CEST above Antarctica, with the US Space Command confirming the reentry. The reentry came after a series of complex maneuvers that lowered Aeolus’ orbit from an altitude of 320 km to just 120 km to reenter the atmosphere and burn up. Crucially, these maneuvers, the first assisted reentry of its kind, positioned Aeolus so that any pieces that may have failed to burn up in the atmosphere would fall within the satellite’s planned Atlantic ground tracks.

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Galileo Project Launches new TT&C Station

The European Space Agency's Galileo Project has launched its new Telemetry, Tracking, and Control (TT&C) facility, featuring a 13.5-meter diameter parabola dish on top of a 10-meter-high building structure of steel and concrete. Known as the acronym TTCF-7, the facility is within the premises of Europe’s launch site in Kourou, French Guiana, beside its older sibling TTCF-2.

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Pixxel Wins the iDEX Prime Grant for Multi-Payload Satellites

Pixxel has won a multi-crore grant from iDEX (Innovations for Defence Excellence under the Ministry of Defence) for the Mission DefSpace Challenge under iDEX Prime (Space) to manufacture miniaturized multi-payload satellites for the Indian Air Force. Oixxel received this grant as part of the SPARK grants by iDEX. As a result, this grant will equip Pixxel to develop small satellites of up to 150 kgs for Electro-Optical, Infrared, Synthetic Aperture Radar, and Hyper Spectral purposes. 

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EUSPA is Organizing The EU Space Week 2023

The European Union Agency for the Space Program (EUSPA), under the auspices of the Spanish Presidency of the Council of European Union, is organizing the 2023 edition of the EU Space Week. The event will hold from 7-9 November 2023, and it will bring together the EU Space community showcasing the latest updates on the EU Space Program. The event is also a unique opportunity to get an up-close look at how European businesses – and society in general – benefit from the EU Space Program.

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Spire Global Win ESA Contract for Surveillance System


The European Space Agency (ESA) has awarded Spire Global a €16 million phased contract for the EURIALO project. The project will develop the preliminary design and demonstrator for a global space-based independent aircraft surveillance system. It is part of ESA’s program of Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems (ARTES) in its Directorate of Connectivity and Secure Communications.

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India Investor Community Calls for Regulatory Certainty 

The investor community in India has expressed enthusiastic support for enhancing the investor climate in India's space industry, recognizing its significance in the current landscape. This follows a successful roundtable discussion on "Space Policy and Spectrum Issues: Investors' Perspective," held on Monday, 24th July 2023.  The virtual event brought together prominent industry representatives and key members from various organizations.

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UK Publishes National Space Strategy in Action

The United Kingdom (UK) has published its National Space Strategy in Action policy, setting out how the government will deliver on the ambitions set out in the National Space Strategy and summarizes the government's achievements so far. Primarily, the policy paper sets out the next steps in implementing the National Space Strategy across each of its four pillars; unlocking growth, collaborating internationally, growing as a science superpower, and developing resilient capabilities. 

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UNOOSA and the World Celebrates International Moon Day 2023

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the international community are marking the 2023 edition of the international moon day Today. Every year since 2021, the global community marks international moon day on July 20 to commemorate the first moon landing that happened on July 20, 1969.

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Defence in Space Conference to Hold in London

Defence in Space

The new Defence in Space Conference 2023 is holding in London on the 3rd and 4th of October and will feature a diverse line-up of over 60 speakers. The conference will tackle various key topics from Industry, Government, and Academia, including MilSatcom, Space Based ISR & Earth Observation, Space-Based Navigation, Space Domain Awareness, National Programs, and Space Security & Cyber Strategies. 

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ISRO Successfully Launches Chandrayaan-3 Moon Mission

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully launched its third lunar mission, Chandrayaan-3, today, July 14, 2023, from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota. The payload launched aboard the Research Organization’s new heavy-lift launch vehicle LVM and is now on its way to the moon after getting to its precise orbit. 

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