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European Spaceplane Summit – Interview with Nicola Winter

The 1st European Spaceplane Summit, organized by Polaris Raumfahrzeuge, started with a keynote by Nicola Winter, ESA Astronaut Reserve, Military Pilot, Entrepreneur, and Inspirator, about her challenging way into the space sector and maybe into space. Torsten Kriening had the opportunity to talk with her about spaceplanes and her view on the market. They also talked about Nicolas's big project—flying to space!

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European Spaceplane Summit 2024 – Interview with Annika Wollermann

Today Bremen will write history. The 1st European Spaceplane Summit, organized by Polaris Spaceplanes, kicked off. Torsten Kriening spoke with Annika Wollermann, Chief Commercial Officer and Managing Director of Polaris Raumfahrzeuge GmbH, about the event, the vision , expected outcomes, and the status of their space plane.

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OroraTech Partners GREEN+ Program for Forest Fire Management

FOREST-1 image rendering. Credit OroraTech

OroraTech has announced a partnership with GREEN+ Program to provide forest fire management to safeguard millions of hectares of protected areas in the hands of sub-national governments around the globe. The partnership will enable leaders and emergency teams to monitor destructive fires within their protected natural areas, detect deforestation, save local forests, and create the right incentives.

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Astroscale UK Completes PDR Phase for COSMIC Mission

Astroscale Ltd. ("Astroscale UK"), a subsidiary of Astroscale Holdings Inc, announces the successful completion of the Preliminary Design Review phase with the UK Space Agency (UKSA) for its national Active Debris Removal (ADR) mission, COSMIC (Cleaning Outer Space Mission through Innovative Capture). The Company also recently partnered with Space Trash Signs, an initiative to visualize the consequences of space debris on different aspects of life on Earth – highlighting the imperative need for missions such as COSMIC.

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ESA Astronaut Class of 2022 Graduates

ESA

The European Space Agency (ESA) has celebrated the graduation of its class of 2022 astronaut candidates. The ceremony, held at the European Astronaut Center in Cologne, Germany, signified the successful completion of basic training for the five European astronaut graduates and the Australian Space Agency’s first astronaut, all now eligible for spaceflight assignments.

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Slovenia Joins Artemis Accords as 39th Signatory

Matevž Frangež, State Secretary, Ministry of Economy, Tourism, and Sport signs the Artemis Accords on behalf of Slovenia with NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, Ambassador Jamie L. Harpootlian, Rebecca Bresnik, Associate General Counsel for International and Space Law, and Slovenian Ambassador to the United States Iztok Mirošič standing behind.

Slovenia has become the 39th Signatory to the Artemis Accords after it and NASA affirmed their cooperation in future space endeavors on Friday. The signing certified Slovenia’s commitment to pursue safe and sustainable exploration of space for the benefit of humanity and took place during a U.S.-Slovenia strategic dialogue in Ljubljana, Slovenia, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Offices.

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CLEAR Debris Removal Mission Reaches PDR Maturity

ClearSpace

ClearSpace has announced that its CLEAR Mission – funded as part of the UK Space Agency’s national debris removal program – has achieved Preliminary Design Review (PDR) maturity, marking a significant advancement in the collective aim of making our space operations more sustainable. The CLEAR Mission will use ClearSpace’s robotic capture system to safely remove two dead, washing-machine-sized, UK satellites from orbit, mitigating the risk that these pieces of space debris pose to other space operations.

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GLEX 2024 Summit to hold in Porto and Angra do Heroísmo

GLEX 2024

The Global Exploration Summit (GLEX Summit) has announced GLEX Summit 2024, which will hold from June 15 to 19, in both Porto and Angra do Heroísmo, in Portugal. Known as the "Davos of Exploration," the Global Exploration Summit will feature participation from renowned explorers and scientists from around the globe. The Summit will open in Porto, followed by two days in Angra do Heroísmo on the island of Terceira. 

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