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Rockefeller Foundation invests in satellite data and AI to boost economic development in Africa

The Rockefeller Foundation launched a new US $5.5 million collaboration with e-GUIDE (Electricity Growth and Use In Developing Economies Initiative) and public benefit technology startup Atlas AI, to accelerate economic development and promote climate resilient infrastructure investment across sub-Saharan Africa, the Foundation said. 

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Space Café Recap: “Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland” #10

In the latest (10th) Space Café “Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland”, host Steven Freeland, Emeritus Professor of International Law at Western Sydney University, Sydney and Professorial Fellow at Bond University, Australia, and Co-Host Torsten Kriening, SpaceWatch.Global’s Publisher, welcomed Annie Handmer and Christopher Johnson at a wonderful breakfast discussion in Washington D.C.’s best bagel café.

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Space Norway to build radar satellite system for maritime surveillance

Strategic space infrastructure developer Space Norway, has signed contracts with Surrey Satellite Technology and Oxford Space Systems, to build a radar satellite system, MicroSAR, optimized for maritime surveillance, capable of detecting relatively small vessels in a very large area, the company said.

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D-Orbit wins tender for launch and deployment of two TU Berlin satellites

Space logistics and orbital transportation company D-Orbit, won a public tender for the launch and deployment of two satellites designed and built by TU Berlin’s (Technische Universität/Berlin Institute of Technology) Chair of Space Technology, D-Orbit said.  The two NanoFF (Nanosatellites in Formation Flight)

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Space Café with Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl – Europe’s Space Ambitions – What’s Up During This Autumn?

Our Space Café WebTalk “33 minutes with Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl - Europe’s Space Ambitions – what’s up during this autumn?” Took place on Tuesday, 16th August, ending our 7-week summer break. Kai-Uwe is the Special Advisor for Political Affairs at the European Space Agency (ESA) at its Headquarters in Paris.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: SOLARIS – a step toward making space-based solar power a European reality

The word “solaris”, which until recently evoked a 1972 Soviet science-fiction movie directed by Andrey Tarkovsky, is taking on new meaning. “SOLARIS” is now a proposal for a preparatory program of technology research & development envisioned by the European Space Agency (ESA) to tackle the techno-economic feasibility of space-based solar power (SBSP).

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Scout Space wins two contracts for on-orbit servicing project by the U.S. Space Force

Virginia, In-space services technology provider Scout Space, won two U.S. Space Force Small Business Technology Transfer contracts - each worth US $250,000 - in support of debris-cleanup project, Orbital Prime, Scout said. Scout partnered with Stanford University’s Space Rendezvous Laboratory (SLAB) and the Florida Institute of Technology’s Orion Lab to deliver the assignment.

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