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The Space Café Podcast #063– Christopher Newman, space lawyer extraordinaire

Episode 063 features a special guest: Christopher Newman. In this episode, we search space for legal loopholes, and we had fun doing it. Drunk driving in space, the perfect place for the perfect crime, mining moon's diamond core (which there is not) or can I dispute Elon's favorite orbit with my little Space Cafe podcast satellite?

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Kayhan Space and Precious Payload team up to boost space traffic management

Spaceflight safety software-as-a-service provider Kayhan Space, and space tech company Precious Payload, entered into a strategic partnership to provide more access to breakthrough spaceflight safety solutions, Kayhan said. According to the agreement, Precious Payload will offer Kayhan's collision avoidance and conjunction assessment software, Pathfinder, to customers.

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Exotrail partners with Airbus on small EO satellite propulsion

End-to-end space mobility operator Exotrail, signed an agreement with Airbus for the integration of the spaceware-mini thruster (formerly known as ExoMG-mini), Exotrail’s new 300-600-watt-class electric propulsion system, as part of Airbus’ Earth Observation satellite platform portfolio, Exotrail said. The cooperation allows for the purchase and delivery of the 300-watt thruster at completion of qualification in 2024.

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Space Café Radio – on tour in Prague – with Carine Claeys

In this Space Café Radio - SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Carine Claeys, during the 6th Space Security Conference, held in Prague between the 19th and the 22nd of June 2022. Dr. Carine Clayes is the EU Special Envoy for Space in the European External Action Service (EEAS).

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Berlin Space Technologies emerges from stealth mode with new German factory

Small satellite manufacturer Berlin Space Technologies (BST), said it was coming out of stealth mode by building new satellite factory in Berlin, Germany. This is BST’s second factory which will focus on the mass manufacturing of satellites in high demand by both commercial and institutional users in Europe.

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Intelsat & Infinite Orbits sign collaboration for in-orbit services

Satellite telecom network operator Intelsat, chose in-orbit servicer developer and operator Infinite Orbits, to develop in-orbit service technologies for its satellite fleet, Infinite Orbits said.  Intelsat operates one of the world’s largest integrated satellite and terrestrial networks. The company also provides inflight connectivity.

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SpeQtral and Thales Alenia Space to jointly demonstrate satellite quantum communications

Satellite quantum communication technology provider SpeQtral, and Thales Alenia Space, a joint Venture between Thales (67 %) and Leonardo (33 %), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to research, develop and demonstrate quantum communications from space to Earth, the companies announced.

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CisLunar Industries and Sierra Space sign Memorandum of Understanding

Metal and industrial equipment provider CisLunar Industries, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with commercial space company Sierra Space, to support and enable Sierra Space’s Dream Chaser spaceplane, Orbital Reef, LIFETM habitat, and other innovative technologies currently under development, the companies said.

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KSAT’s ground network to enable Pixxel take-off

Ground network services provider KSAT, has joined forces with Earth imaging technology company, Pixxel, to support its work building the world’s highest resolution hyperspectral imaging satellite constellation, KSAT said. The company will provide access to its global ground network to enable Pixxel’s constellation to reveal key data about Earth’s health.

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Astroscale partners with NorthStar to develop in-space technology for space sustainability

Information and intelligence platform provider NorthStar Earth & Space and on-orbit services provider Astroscale, formed a strategic partnership at the 2022 International Astronautical Congress to further support space sustainability, NorthStar said. The duo will do so by combining NorthStar’s precise space-based object tracking with Astroscale’s spacecraft navigation and capture capability. 

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