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Kacific named company of the year at the Asian Telecommunications Awards 2022

Kacific was names the Company of the Year and Christian Patouraux, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Kacific, CEO of the Year at the Asian Telecommunications Awards 2022 for their commitment to bridging the digital divide for unserved and underserved communities across Asia and the Pacific.

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GMV signs contract for corrective maintenance of Paz satellite

Telecommunication satellite control supplier GMV, has signed a contract with INTA (Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial) for the corrective maintenance of the main elements of its ground segment, GMV said. It is also responsible for designing, developing, validating, and implementing the technology in the ground segment of INTA’s Paz satellite.

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Roscosmos to bring US astronaut back to Earth as planned

Russia’s space agency, Roscosmos says it will return US astronaut Mark Vande Hei to Earth as scheduled, on board the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft together with cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov on March 30th. Speculation to the contrary emerged earlier based on geopolitical tensions between Russia and the US after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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Register Today For Our Space Café “33 minutes with Laura Anne Edwards” On 29 March 2022

This Space Café WebTalk will feature Laura Anne Edwards, NASA Datanaut and core member of the Oxford Space Initiative, in conversation with Torsten Kriening, publisher of SpaceWatch.Global. Thoughts on the Future of Space and Earth. Laura Anne Edwards is an innovation catalyst, named a 2021 Top 50 Leader in Space Tech.

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Interstellar Lab announces a US $5 million seed round to accelerate BioPod manufacturing

Interstellar Lab announced a US $5 million seed round with Urania Ventures, Auxxo, 7percent Ventures, Seldor Capital, E2MC, Kima Ventures and BPI. The startup will be able to double its workforce by the end of 2022 with the help of the funding.  The company will accelerate manufacturing of the first BioPods this year, produced for the Earth market.

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Astroscale awarded €800,000 collision avoidance ESA contract

ESA selected satellite servicing and long-term orbital sustainability company Astroscale, to lead a collision avoidance study, part of the Collision Risk Estimation and Automated Mitigation (CREAM) activities in ESA’s Space Safety Programme, Astroscale announced. The CREAM 2 study, valued at €800,000, will recommend late commanding paths to save time and resources from unnecessary manoeuvres.

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Astrolab unveils lunar rover design

Emerging aerospace company formed by a team of industry leading planetary rover and robotics experts, Venturi Astrolab, announced the development of the Flexible Logistics and Exploration (FLEX) rover built to enhance lunar and planetary mobility. The company aims to produce a fleet of rovers needed to support a sustainable human presence on the Moon and Mars.

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Space Cafe WebTalk “33 minutes with Simonetta Di Pippo” Recap: International Women’s Day 2022 – A Conversation on Women in Space

Space Cafe WebTalk “33 minutes with Simonetta Di Pippo” on the topic of “International Women's Day 2022 - A Conversation on Women in Space,” took place on 8th March interviewing UNOOSA Director, Simonetta Di Pippo. Ms Di Pippo maintains responsibility for the Office's management and administration,

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