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FT Live Investing in Space – Day 2- Interview with Sebastian Stroehl

On the day 2 of FT Live Investing in Space Event in London, SpaceWatch.Global Editor in Chief Dr Emma Gatti spoke with Sebastian Stroehl of UNIO Enterprise about their coming soon second round of investments, the link between the automotive sector and Space, and the need of the space startups to assess investment risks correctly

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Arianespace to Launch Kompsat-6 Satellite for KARI

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Arianespace has announced the signature of a launch contract for the Earth observation satellite Kompsat-6 (KOrean Multi-Purpose SATellite-6) for the Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI). The launch company will subsequently deliver the satellite to orbit with the European light launcher Vega C from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana in December 2024.

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Astroscale Contracts Share My Space for Space Risk Identification.

Share My Space has signed a new contract with Astroscale to optimally enable Astroscale to assess space objects’ attitude in LEO, a requirement for any on-orbit rendezvous. Attitude analysis of space objects is a critical factor in ensuring environmental safety, mitigating the risk of catastrophic collisions in space, and preventing further polluting fragmentation. To that effect, Astroscale has called upon Share My Space’s value-added services in orbital object attitude analysis. 

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Saudi Arabia Introduces Earth and Space Science Studies

The Saudi Ministry of Education has approved the teaching of earth and space sciences as part of the curricula for the secondary school system, starting the academic year 1445, corresponding to 2023-24, according to local reports. This is because the ministry aims to cultivate positive attitudes toward space science among male and female students. This will be in accordance with international best practices for academic courses, as well as recent developments and scientific and national standards in this field.

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FT Live Investing in Space – Interview with Dr Josef Aschbacher

On the first day of the FT Live Event Investing in Space, SpaceWatch.Global CEO Torsten Kriening had the chance talking with European Space Agencys Director General, Dr. Josef Aschbacher about the status of commercialization at ESA, lessons learned from NASA and “why space is an area to invest?”

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Space Café Radio – Room with a view – with Dr Sandra Haeuplik-Meusburger

In this  Space Café Radio - SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Dr.-Ing. Sandra Häuplik-Meusburger  from TU Wien, Institute for Architecture and Design during the opening of the exhibition Room with a View in the Science Corner at the Technical Museum in Vienna in March 2023.

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Astrobotic and Westinghouse Partner to Power Outer Space

Westinghouse Electric Company and Astrobotic have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore collaboration on space technology programs for NASA and the Department of Defense. The collaboration will consequently focus on developing space nuclear technology and delivery systems. The joint effort will also include strengthening the space nuclear supply chain and workforce in the Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia regions.

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Europe’s Lunar Ambition Receives Widespread Support

Europe's

A bold ambition for Europe in space exploration has received enthusiastic support from politicians, business leaders, and independent experts from across Europe at an event held today in Vienna. Delegates discussed the immense international, economic, and societal importance of space exploration for Europe – and how to establish the way forward.

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