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Ax-2 Mission Launches Four Private Astronauts to the ISS

Axiom Space

Axiom Mission 2 (Ax-2) has successfully launched four private astronauts from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to the International Space Station (ISS). The Ax-2 crew is now in orbit following a 5:37 p.m. EDT liftoff. The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft is now anticipated to dock to the space-facing port of the ISS Harmony module. around 9:16 a.m. (EDT) on Monday, May 22.

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Kymeta Partners Azyan Telecom for LEO Market in Oman

Kymeta has announced at CABSAT 2023 that telecom service provider Azyan Telecom signed a significant order for its Hawk™ u8 terminals connected by OneWeb. As a result, the signature will bring Kymeta and OneWeb’s unique LEO offering to Oman for the first time. The deal will enable the expansion of national telecom capabilities in the region, expediting efforts to implement ubiquitous high-speed, low-latency communications capabilities across the Sultanate.

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Space Café Israel by Meidad Pariente: Dr. Shimrit Maman – Space4good: from science to Policy

In the Tenth episode of Space Café Israel, Meidad Pariente is in conversation with Dr. Shimrit Maman. Well, there are many things that people don't know about me. I don't know how many people know about me at all. I have to be completely honest, and this is very personal. I rarely update my LinkedIn page. Recently we had this great conference at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, we have a new student community called Space Gurion. And we had astronaut Eitan Stibbe over to speak.

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Airbus’ Arabsat BADR-8 Telecoms Satellite Shipped to Launch Site

Airbus’ latest geostationary Eurostar Neo satellite Arabsat BADR-8 has been shipped to Cape Canaveral, ready for launch. The satellite will provide connectivity over Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Central Asia and also features Airbus’ space demonstrator TELEO to provide space to ground optical communications at gigabit speeds. Airbus’ relationship with Arabsat stretches back 20 years, and BADR-8 is the eighth satellite the manufacturer has built for the satellite services provider in the Arab world.

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Sidus Space Partners with Lulav Space on Lunar Missions

Lulav Space Sensors. Credit Lulav Space

Sidus Space, a Space and Defence-as-a-Service satellite company, announced on the 2nd of May the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Lulav Space, an Israeli robotics company specialising in space applications, to cooperate in the US market by providing a complete guidance navigation and control (GN&C) solution for both lunar satellite and lunar lander missions. 

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Space Café Israel by Meidad Pariente: Arie Halsband – Moving from the classical space industry to New Space

In the Ninth episode of Space Café Israel, Meidad Pariente is in conversation with Arie Halsband. Can you share something personal that isn’t written in your LinkedIn profile? Well, I'm not sure that nobody knows. But I'm enthusiastic about history, and read history books, as a hobby. And I think that history may teach us a lot about events, stressful situations, and how people behave in such situations.

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