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Thales Alenia Space to develop future satellite navigation systems

Thales Alenia Space announced that it has been awarded a contract by the French Space Agency CNES to develop a Dual Frequency Multi Constellations (DFMC) SBAS prototype. The project is part of the next generation of SBAS (satellite-based augmentation system), just like EGNOS, the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service satellite system. 

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Space Café Italy by Dr Emma Gatti: Alessio Grasso on the role of the motorcar industry in the space economy

In the first episode of Space Café Italy Dr. Emma Gatti is in conversation with Alessio Grasso, Space and Defense Unit Manager for Dallara, the Italian historical racing car company founded 50 years ago by Gian Paolo Dallara. Dallara is an extremely popular firm, often defined as a game-changer company in the motor racing sector, however, its name is not directly linked to the Space Industry.

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NASA and SpaceX provide update on Crew-4 mission

NASA and SpaceX provided an update on the preparations of the Crew-4 mission to the International Space Station (ISS) with NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren, Robert Hines, Jessica Watkins, and ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti. Lindgren will serve as spacecraft commander, Hines will be the pilot, while Watkins and Cristoforetti are assigned as mission specialists.

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Space Cafe Radio – on tour in Brussels –Josef Aschbacher

In this Space Café Radio – on tour in Brussels at the 14th European Space Conference in the Egmont Palace, SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Josef Aschbacher, Director General of the European Space Agency ESA about the strategic accelerators, Space for a green future, Rapid and resilient crisis response and Protection of space assets.

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Iceye raises US $136 million in funding round

SAR data provider and expert in NatCat solutions, Iceye, announced the closing of a US $136 million series D funding round, led by investor Seraphim Space. New strategic investors include BAE Systems and Kajima Ventures among others. Molten Ventures, Services Group of America, Space Capital, Promus Ventures and many more have also participated in the funding round.

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US rejects accusation of Starlink endangering China’s space station

The United States has refuted China’s diplomatic accusation that SpaceX’s Starlink satellites have endangered its crewed space station, in an official note verbale to the UN Office of Outer Space Affairs in Vienna. Beijing issued their note verbale in December to the same UN office.

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Space Café WebTalk with Dr Jan Frohloff: Quis est reus? Preventing space disputes with an international consensus

During this week’s Space Café, SpaceWatch.Global Publisher Torsten Kriening caught up with Berlin-based litigation expert and ‘space geek’ Dr Jan Frohloff. Having completed undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and Kings College in London,

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