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Space Cafe Radio – Next generation propulsion – with the Neutron Star Systems team

In this Space Café Radio - SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Neutron Star Systems (NSS) CEO Manuel La Rosa Betancourt, CTO Dr. Michael Winter, and Investor Relationship Manager Robin Lebeau before the Space Tech Expo Europe in Bremen. 

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Rocket Lab Sets Next Electron Launch Window

Rocket Lab electron vehicle. Credit Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab USA, Inc. has announced it has set a return-to-launch window for its Electron launch vehicle. As a result, the Company will return to the pad at Launch Complex 1 with a dedicated Electron mission for Japan-based Earth imaging company iQPS (Institute for Q-shu Pioneers of Space, Inc.) during a launch window which opens on November 28th, 2023 and extends into December.

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D-Orbit welcomes Marubeni as lead investor

D-Orbit and Marubeni signing ceremony. Credit Marubeni

D-Orbit, a space logistics and transportation company, and Marubeni Corporation,  a Japanese trading and investment business conglomerate, announced on the 9th of November a new investment agreement. Marubeni will take on the role of lead investor in D-Orbit’s Series C funding round. This round will include other Italian, European, and international investors and is expected to exceed a total of 100 million euros. The Series C funding round will enable D-Orbit to strengthen its operations in Italy and globally with a focus on in-orbit servicing, space cloud computing, and orbital transportation.

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Karman Week 2023 – Interview with Mani Thiru

'Space is a shared frontier, not a race.' Wise words from Mani Thiru, head of Space and satellites for Amazon Web Services across Asia Pacific. Mani discusses with Dr Emma Gatti the civil society's role in the space sector, and dives deep into the balance between space progress and sustainability. Watch it now!

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Karman Week 2023 – Interview with Madin Maseeh of MSRO

A historic conversation from paradise! Join Emma Gatti at The Karman Project Maldives Edition as she speaks with Madin Maseeh, President of the Maldives Space Research Organisation, about their groundbreaking work. Get an insider look as Madin shares his vision for growing MSRO, increasing access to space research, and collaborating globally - straight from the shores of the breathtaking Maldives islands. Discover how MSRO is advancing space technology and exploration despite facing unique challenges. Madin provides an inspiring perspective on space as a unifying force that transcends borders. You won't want to miss these one-of-a-kind insights from a space leader making waves on the world stage. This exclusive interview offers a window into the fascinating work being done by MSRO on climate change, marine conservation, and more. Let The Karman Project transport you to paradise and beyond! Join Emma and Madin for this uplifting discussion about the power of space to improve life on Earth.

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mu Space plans to launch Space Supply Chain in Southeast Asia

Mr. James Yenbamroong on building a space supply chain. Credit mu space

mu Space, a satellite manufacturer from Southeast Asia, is looking to create a space supply chain for its region. The company's goal is to launch Southeast Asia into a global competitor in the aerospace industry. mu Space believes that by building a space supply chain, companies will have a greater chance in utilising technologies and furthermore innovating them for the future.

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HawkEye 360 Receives NIWC Contract for Satellite RF Data

HawkEye 360 Inc. has announced today it has received a $12.25 million contract from the Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific to share satellite RF data, analytics and training with partner nations in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. HawkEye 360 will use SeaVision, a multinational data-sharing platform, to share unclassified information to improve maritime domain awareness.

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Qosmosys Raises Funding to Develop ZeusX Lunar Vehicle

Qosmosys has announced a seed funding round of US$100 million to expedite its strategic goals and fortify its position as a premier private player in the burgeoning Moon economy. As a result, the Company will leverage the funding for the development of its lunar transportation vehicle, ZeusX, along with complementary technologies aimed at serving a range of lunar applications.

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Karman Project and MSRO to Host Karman Week 2023 in Maldives

The Karman Project is partnering with the Maldives Space Research Organization (MSRO) and Six Senses Laamu to organize the Karman Week 2023 from November 1st to 5th, 2023. The annual Fellowship Week will feature 15 global space leaders and will consequently mark an important milestone in the Maldives' journey towards establishing a first national space ecosystem.

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