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U.S. signs Framework Agreement with New Zealand to boost space sector

The United States and the New Zealand governments signed a Framework Agreement to provide new opportunities for the New Zealand space sector and closer collaboration with NASA, said Economic and Regional Development Minister, Stuart Nash. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and Vice President Kamala Harris, welcomed the completion of negotiations on the agreement earlier in May.

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The Space Café Podcast #061 – Judith Walls, Wildlife warrior and why the decision about the future of your company is being made right now

The Space Café Podcast #061 -  Judith Walls, Wildlife warrior and why the decision about the future of your company is being made right now. Judith Walls researches at the intersection of business and environmental sustainability at the venerable University of St.Gallen in Switzerland. She focuses on governance characteristics of boards and managers in the context of pressures from stakeholders and other institutions on organizations.

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Space Café Brazil by Ian Grosner Recap, with Prof. Dr. Thais Russomano

In this week’s Space Café Brazil, Ian Grosner talked with Prof. Dr Thais Russomano, a Brazilian Space Scientist, Researcher and Medical Doctor. Prof Thais Russomano has 30+ yr of experience in Aerospace Med, Space Phys & Digital Health. She is an MD with an MSc in Aerospace Med/USA, a PhD in Space Phys-KCL/UK, and was a researcher for 3 yr at DLR/Germany.

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First Moldovan satellite gets deployed from ISS

The Republic of Moldova successfully deployed its first satellite, TUMnanoSAT, from the Kibo module of the International Space Station (ISS) with the support of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) under the KiboCUBE programme, the Unites Nations said. KiboCUBE is part of the Access to Space for All

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Airbus modernizes Bundeswehr infrastructure in support of NATO commitment

Airbus successfully completed the performance enhancements of the SATCOMBw satellite communications network, required for the NATO commitment VJTF23, within the planned timeframe, the company announced. The Airbus-operated BSg-A ground station in Weilheim, Germany, became operationally ready at the end of the July.

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ESA announces Nordic Launch 2022 startup acceleration program

The European Space Agency’s Business Incubation Centers (ESA BICs) in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Estonia launched a new startup acceleration program, Nordic Launch, to accelerate the maturation of startups, ESA said. The pre-incubation program will bring together startups and industry expertise such as specialized technical and commercial mentors.

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Capella Space unveils next generation satellite

Information services and Earth observation company, Capella Space, unveiled new capabilities planned for its next generation “Acadia” technology satellites, to further extend its data offerings. The new satellites will expand Capella’s existing constellation to provide high quality imagery and fast order-to-delivery speeds. 

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Space Café Radio – Artemis I Episode II – with Elkin Norena

SpaceWatch.Global Senior Editor and SpaceCafé Italy Host Dr. Emma Gatti spoke with Elkin Norena, SLS resident manager at the NASA Kennedy Space Center, about the SLS, the rocket that will take humanity back to the moon and to Mars. Elkin discusses the Artemis 1 mission and what the agency hopes to learn from this first launch of the SLS rocket.

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