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SatixFy to combine with Endurance Acquisition and go public

Satellite communication system provider SatixFy Communications, and Endurance Acquisition, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, announced the signing of a merger agreement that will see SatixFy becoming a publicly listed company.  The Board of Directors of both companies unanimously approved the transaction, which is still subject to the approval of Endurance’s stockholders.

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2022 spending bill allocates US $24 billion for NASA

House and Senate appropriators published the omnibus spending bill for fiscal year 2022, offering US $24 billion to NASA. The amount is US $760 million less than what the agency requested. The largest cut is in the space technology directorate, US $1.1 billion instead of the sought US $1.425 billion.

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Register Today For Our Space Cafe “Black Ops by Dr. Emma Gatti” On 21 March 2022

This Space Café Black Ops will feature Dr. Bleddyn Bowen, Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Leicester, in conversation with Dr. Emma Gatti, Space Analyst and Broadcaster and correspondent of SpaceWatch.Global for Italy. Ukraine Conflict: is an escalation in Space possible?

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UNOOSA and EUSPA sign agreement to advance space benefits

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) to support United Nations Member States, UNOOSA said. The cooperation will help to make the benefits of space technologies available to everyone on a global scale.

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Iran launches new military satellite

Iran's Revolutionary Guard has launched Noor-2, the country’s second satellite into orbit, on board of a Qassed rocket, according to state media IRNA. The US alleges that Iran's satellite launches go against a UN Security Council resolution. The first Noor satellite was launched in April 2020 after the country has experienced several failed launches due to technical issues.

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Work continues on the McGill Encyclopedia on International Space Law

The Institute of Air and Space Law at McGill University is invigorating its work on the McGill Encyclopedia of International Space Law (MESIL), the university said. The McGill Encyclopedia was first announced in November 2020. Its aim is to be the go-to authoritative, peer-reviewed and reliable online resource on international space law. 

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Space Café BeNeLux Recap: Dr. Mindy Howard on spiral dynamics, space, spirituality, and the dream of becoming the innkeeper at hotel space!

Dr. Mindy Howard is a Future Astronaut, Astronaut Trainer and TEDx & Keynote Speaker. She has harnessed her academic and professional skills to create the first and only psychological space training program, “Inner Space Training”.  She is in discussions with several organizations to train, coach, and accompany commercial astronauts to space.

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