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Canada Announces Plans for Commercial Space Launch

The Canadian Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra, and the President of the Canadian Space Agency, Lisa Campbell, have announced the Government of Canada’s intention to support commercial space launch activities in Canada. As a result, the Canadian Government also announced measures it would take in the interim and in the future to facilitate the goal. 

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Register Today for our Space Cafè Canada with Dr. Jessica West on 27 January 2023

This Space Café Canada will feature Brian Gallant, CEO of Space Canada , an industry association representing Canada’s space innovators, allied industries, and ecosystem to convey the value of space technology, research, and investment to domestic and international audiences, in conversation with Dr. Jessica West, Senior Researcher at Project Ploughshares and a friend of SpaceWatch.Global.

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Space Café Radio – ILA Spezial – mit Prof. Guenther Hasinger

In this German Space Café Radio – Space Café Germany Host Andreas Schepers spoke with Prof. Guenter Hasinger,  at the time of the interview Director of Science at the European Space Agency (ESA). The interview was conducted during this year’s ILA Berlin which is the largest aerospace trade show in Germany which took place June 22 – 26.

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Space Café Radio – ILA Spezial – mit Thomas Gruebler

In this German Space Café Radio – Space Café Germany Host Andreas Schepers spoke with Thomas Gruebler, CEO & Co-founder at OroraTech. The interview was conducted during this year’s ILA Berlin which is the largest aerospace trade show in Germany which took place June 22 – 26.

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Space Café Radio – ILA Spezial – mit Sebastian Fischer

In this German Space Café Radio – Space Café Germany Host Andreas Schepers spoke with Dr. Sebastian Fischer, EnMAP Project Manager at the German Space Agency at the German Aerospace Center (DLR). The interview was conducted during this year’s ILA Berlin which is the largest aerospace trade show in Germany which took place June 22 – 26.

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EUSPA Extends Cooperation with CNES for the Galileo SAR Services

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The European Union Agency for the Space Program (EUSPA) has extended cooperation with the National Centre for Space Studies (CNES) to deliver the Galileo Search and Rescue Service. This new Contract will further expand the long-lasting and excellent collaboration between EUSPA and CNES in the SAR activities. Furthermore, it will ensure the continuation of the operations, maintenance, and hosting services of the SAR/Galileo. It will also ensure the uninterrupted delivery of SAR signals and SAR data needed to guarantee the SAR/Galileo Service contribution to Cospas-Sarsat to the utmost standards.

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Australia’s Lift-Off Plans From Northern Territories

Australian Space Company’s ELA (Equatorial Launch Australia) forecasts an orbital launch by the end of the year at Arnhem Space Centre, located in Australia Northern Territories. Arnhem Space Centre has been previously used by NASA in 2022 to launch three suborbital sounding rockets, however it has never been used for orbital launches. ELA would like to try to break this milestone by the second half of 2023.

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Eutelsat Decommissions EUTELSAT 5 West A Satellite

The EUTELSAT 5 West A satellite has retired after more than 20 years of in-orbit operation. As a result, Eutelsat has successfully re-orbited the satellite to more than 400km above the geostationary arc. Likewise, the satellite operator has depressurized the propulsion system and passivated the electrical equipment on board. The final operation to deactivate the remaining Radio Frequency source (telemetry transmitter) came from the Issy-les-Moulineaux Satellite Control Centre on 13 January at 09:57 UTC.

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