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ActInSpace Hackathon Concludes Global Rounds

The French National Space Agency CNES (Centre National d'Etude Spatiales), in collaboration with the European Space Agency and Aerospace Valley, organized the ActInSpace hackathon from 18 to 19 November 2022. The international spatial hackathon is dedicated to imagining products and services of tomorrow thanks to space applications, and it simultaneously held in 34 countries and 65 cities on five continents with 1,700 global participants.

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Aschbacher obtains 16.9 billion for ESA to cover next 3 years activities

On the conclusion of the second day of ESA's Ministerial Council, held in Paris o the 22 and 23 of November 2022, Josef Aschbacher, ESA's Director General, together with French Minister Bruno Le Maire, announces a new budget for ESA amounting to 16.9 billion euro, 17% increase from 2019. Aschbacher initially asked for 18 billion, to forefront the challenges ESA is facing to detach from Russia dependency and develop a sovereign launching system.

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Countries Disclose Commitment to ESA Programs at CM22

At the Council Meeting at Ministerial Level (CM22), European Government Ministers in charge of space activities met to discuss and affirm their commitment to the European Space Agency's programs for the future.

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Japan Space Imaging Corporation signs deal with Satellite Vu

British satellite operator Satellite Vu, has signed a multimillion pound purchase option with Japanese satellite remote sensing commercial services provider Japan Space Imaging Corporation (JSI), following the opening of Satellite Vu’s Early Access Option Programme (EAOP), the company said.

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Norway Announces Plan to Launch Maritime Surveillance Constellation

Norway has announced plans to launch a satellite constellation in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) to provide continuous real-time maritime surveillance. The announcement came during the ESA Ministerial Council in Paris, France. The Norwegian Minister, who made the disclosure, revealed that Space Norway will launch two communications satellites to provide broadband in the arctic region in the meantime.

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