SpaceTalks 4.0 - 2024

Asia Pacific

ispace “White rabbit” heading for the Moon

Japanese start-up ispace’s futuristic lunar lander is taking shape in ArianeGroup’s clean room after four years of the program’s launch. The project is scheduled to launch to the lunar surface at the end of this year. Under the agreement signed by the two companies, ArianeGroup supplies the components for the propulsion system.

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U.S. and India sign space situational awareness agreement

The United States and India signed a Space Situational Awareness arrangement bound by common strategies interests, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) said. The cooperation comprises defense, climate, science, technology, trade, and public health. The delegation discussed humanitarian assistance efforts and

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Register Today For Our Space Café “33 minutes with Dr. Jana Robinson” On 3 May 2022

This Space Café WebTalk will feature Dr. Jana Robinson, Managing Director at Prague Security Studies Institute, in conversation with Torsten Kriening, publisher of SpaceWatch.Global. Economic and Financial Dimensions of Space Security. Dr. Jana Robinson is Managing Director at the Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI).

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Register Today For Our Space Café Canada by Dr. Jessica West On 29 April 2022

This episode of Space Cafè Canada will feature Stephen Matier, President and CEO of Maritime Launch Services and Spaceport Nova Scotia, in conversation with Dr. Jessica West, Senior Researcher at Project Ploughshares and a friend of SpaceWatch.Global. Countdown to liftoff: The first Canadian spaceport under development...

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Ger­man-Japanese aerospace co­op­er­a­tion extended

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) extended their cooperation by adopting the 'Inter Agency Arrangement for Strategic Partnership,’ an extended framework agreement, DLR said. The goal is to promote cooperation between the two countries’ aerospace industries.

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South Korea contracts SpaceX to launch five military satellites

South Korea signed a contract with SpaceX to launch five of its spy satellites by 2025, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) confirmed. The first launch will take place by the end of 2023 onboard of a Falcon 9 rocket, delivering an 800-kg electro-optical infrared satellite to low Earth orbit.

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Space Café “Moriba’s Vox Populi 10” on What evidence constitutes harmful interference in space?

In this session of Space Cafè “Moriba’s Vox Populi 10” Dr. Moriba Jah talked about What evidence constitutes harmful interference in space? with Michael Byers, Co-Director of The Outer Space Institute, Holger Krag, Head of the Space Safety Programme Office at ESA, Jinyuan Su, Professor at Wuhan University

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Space Café Australia by Dr. Annie Handmer: Lloyd Damp of Southern Launch on Launching from Down Under

In this episode of Space Café Australia, Dr. Annie Handmer speaks with Southern Launch CEO Lloyd Damp about the journey towards commercial launch from Australia. In 2006 Lloyd graduated with a degree in Space Engineering from the University of Sydney and holds a Masters in aero-structural optimisation,

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