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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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Space Café Radio – with Jeffrey Manber

In this Space Café Radio - SpaceWatch.Global's Marketing Intern Jim Murphy spoke with Jeffrey Manber, the President of International and Space Stations at  Voyager Space. Voyager Space is dedicated to develop the world's first private free-flying space stations and continue to build the commercial infrastructure of space in orbit and beyond.

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Millennium Space Systems completes Missile Track Custody program’s critical design review

High-performing prototype and constellation solutions provider Millennium Space Systems, a Boeing Company, successfully completed the Critical Design Review for the U.S. Space Force’s Space Systems Command’s Missile Track Custody (MTC) program mission payload, the company said.

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GomSpace Enters Convertible Loan Agreement of USD 5.2 Million

GomSpace has entered a convertible loan agreement of EUR 5 million (SEK 53.6 million) and announced the board of directors' intention to resolve a rights issue of between EUR 9.2 to 11.5 million (SEK 100 to 125 million). The company will announce the terms and conditions for the Rights Issue following a board decision to carry out the Rights Issue, indicatively during the first quarter of

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Viasat Wins $325 Million USSOCOM Contract

Viasat has won a $325 million contract to provide communications equipment and networking services over the next five years to the U.S. Special Operations Command. As a result, Viasat will support USSOCOM’s program executive office for tactical communications systems and provide PEO-Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4) Tactical Communications Systems

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#SpaceWatchGL Exclusive interview with Dr. Josef Aschbacher after CM-22

CEO and Publisher Torsten Kriening and Chief Editor Emma Gatti had the chance to interview Dr. Josef Aschbacher, ESA's Director General, the day after the end for the Paris CM-22. Listen up the radio interview, or read the shorter version here below.

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