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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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The Space Café Podcast #68: Daniel Leeb – Iceland’s Space Agency as a launching pad towards becoming an interplanetary species

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present: The Space Café Podcast #68: Daniel Leeb - Iceland's Space Agency as a launching pad towards becoming an interplanetary species. Daniel Leeb is the director of the Iceland Space Agency and oversees a wealth of space-related research

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Rocket Lab successfully completes wet dress rehearsal ahead of first US Electron mission

Launch and space systems company Rocket Lab USA, has completed a final launch rehearsal and is ready for lift-off for its first mission from U.S. soil planned for December 7, the company said. The launch will take place from the company’s Launch Complex 2, which was developed to support domestic Electron missions.

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Space Café Radio – PSSI’s Space Security Series ep. 5 – with Kevin O’Connell

Episode 5 -  Regulations vs. wishful thinking: how to craft data-based regulations to protect Space assets? The Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI), has the pleasure to present Space Cafè Radio - PSSI Space Security Mini-Series, a radio series focused on allied preparedness to face the rapidly changing space domain. PSSI is a non-profit non-governmental public policy organisation founded in 2002 and based in Prague. In space, PSSI emphasizes emerging threats and available policy solutions.

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UK’s new space regulation will fuel participation in the commercial space race

Spaceport Cornwall, courtesy Virgin Orbit

UK regulations regarding space, in force since July 2021, helped pave the way for Virgin Orbit to get approval for launching its LauncherOne vehicle from Newquay’s Spaceport Cornwall facility. The launch will be the first ever space launch from UK soil. Commercial space lawyer Andrew Sparrow, Founder of Lecote Applied Space Technology Lawyers, says this model shows how to align enabling laws with industry needs.

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