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OroraTech raises €15 million to expand its thermal-infrared climate solutions portfolio

Space-based thermal-infrared data intelligence company OroraTech, has extended its Series A round with €15 million from private investors and public sector co-funding, the company said. OroraTech will use the funding to launch its second space-based thermal-infrared camera in May next year to expand its climate solutions portfolio.

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Space Café 33 minutes live from Airbus Bremen with Laura Todd and Kai Bergemann

Our Space Café “33 minutes live from Airbus Bremen with Laura Todd and Kai Bergemann” about our path to the Moon (Orion), the European service module, (ESM), and Artemis took place on Tuesday, 15th November at the Airbus Integration Facility in Bremen.

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Rivada Space Networks Joins the Global Satellite Operators Association


Rivada Space Networks GmbH (RSN) has announced that it has joined the Global Satellite Operators Association (GSOA). It will work alongside other global satellite operators to realize GSOA’s aims to drive industry leadership in the face of unparalleled innovation in the space sector, an insatiable demand for all types of connectivity, and a need to bring sustainability to space. 

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EOS wins two US Government space contracts

Electro Optic Systems’ subsidiary, EOS Defense Systems USA (EOSDS USA) has been awarded two contracts by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) government agency’s Office of Space Commerce, EOS said. The first of these contracts will enable commercial satellite laser ranging (SLR) data for NOAA’s Open Architecture Data Repository. Meanwhile, the second contract will provide passive electro-optical observations. 

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NASA awards ICON US $57.2 million contract for lunar surface construction system

Advanced construction technologies and large-scale 3D printing company ICON, has been awarded a US $57.2 million contract as part of Phase III of NASA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, ICON said. The award builds on NASA’s and the Department of Defense’s previous funding for ICON’s Project Olympus. Under this project, the company carried out research and development of space-based construction systems to support lunar exploration and beyond. 

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ispace to Launch Hakuto-R Mission 1 Aboard Falcon 9

ispace, inc., a global lunar exploration company, has announced that it has completed launch preparations, including integration of the HAKUTO-R Mission 1 lunar lander into the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. As a result, the lunar lander is now scheduled to take off on Thursday, December 1, 2022. The tentative launch time is 08: 37 GMT (3:37 a.m. EST) and it will launch from SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida.

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South Korea Announces Mission to Mars in new Space Roadmap

South Korea has announced its intentions to launch a mission to Mars before 2046, according to the Country's new roadmap for its space mission which President Yoon Suk-yeol unveiled. The roadmap also discloses Korea's intentions to develop an engine for a launch vehicle that can fly to the moon within the next five years.

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GomSpace Signs Credit Facility Agreement with EIB

GomSpace A/S has signed a credit facility agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) for EUR 18 million. The finance agreement makes the venture debt facility available upon certain conditions for a research and development project relating to an enlarged satellite platform, part of the company's product investment program announced earlier in 2022. 

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