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NASA and DARPA to test Nuclear Engine for Mars Missions

NASA and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced a collaboration to demonstrate an in-space nuclear thermal rocket (NTR) engine. They will collaborate on the Demonstration Rocket for Agile Cislunar Operations (DRACO) program, enabling NASA crewed missions to Mars. The non-reimbursable agreement will benefit both agencies and outline the roles, responsibilities, and processes to speed up development efforts.

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Canada Announces Plans for Commercial Space Launch

The Canadian Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra, and the President of the Canadian Space Agency, Lisa Campbell, have announced the Government of Canada’s intention to support commercial space launch activities in Canada. As a result, the Canadian Government also announced measures it would take in the interim and in the future to facilitate the goal. 

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Register Today for our Space Cafè Canada with Dr. Jessica West on 27 January 2023

This Space Café Canada will feature Brian Gallant, CEO of Space Canada , an industry association representing Canada’s space innovators, allied industries, and ecosystem to convey the value of space technology, research, and investment to domestic and international audiences, in conversation with Dr. Jessica West, Senior Researcher at Project Ploughshares and a friend of SpaceWatch.Global.

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Space Café Radio – ILA Spezial – mit Prof. Guenther Hasinger

In this German Space Café Radio – Space Café Germany Host Andreas Schepers spoke with Prof. Guenter Hasinger,  at the time of the interview Director of Science at the European Space Agency (ESA). The interview was conducted during this year’s ILA Berlin which is the largest aerospace trade show in Germany which took place June 22 – 26.

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Raytheon to Develop Control system for U.S. Air Force

Raytheon BBN has won a contract with the U.S. Air Force to develop a rocket cargo mission planning and Command and Control, or C2, system for the U.S. Air Force. The contract has a potential value of $8.7 million over four years and is part of the U.S. Air Force 2030 Science & Technology Strategy’s transformational science and technology portfolio.

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