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Accenture invests in Pixxel to monitor Earth’s health

Global professional services company Accenture, has made a strategic investment in Pixxel, an Earth imaging technology company, as part of Accenture Ventures’ Project Spotlight, the company said. Project Spotlight is an engagement and investment program aiming to fill strategic innovation gaps, and helping startups harness human creativity.

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US Government to make all federally funded research open access on date of publication

According to a formal policy featured in a memorandum, from 2026, all scientific publication awarded federal funding will need to be openly accessible on the day of publication, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) said. The scientific publishing industry has already adopted preprint archives, expanding access to publications during the pandemic.

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Artemis I launch attempt scrubbed

NASA’s launch director halted yesterday’s Artemis I launch attempt after a bleed test to get the RS-25 engines at the bottom of the core stage to the proper liftoff temperature failed, and the team ran out of time in the two-hour launch window. The Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft remain in a stable configuration while engineers are evaluating the gathered data, NASA said.

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Space Café Recap: “Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland” #10

In the latest (10th) Space Café “Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland”, host Steven Freeland, Emeritus Professor of International Law at Western Sydney University, Sydney and Professorial Fellow at Bond University, Australia, and Co-Host Torsten Kriening, SpaceWatch.Global’s Publisher, welcomed Annie Handmer and Christopher Johnson at a wonderful breakfast discussion in Washington D.C.’s best bagel café.

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Scout Space wins two contracts for on-orbit servicing project by the U.S. Space Force

Virginia, In-space services technology provider Scout Space, won two U.S. Space Force Small Business Technology Transfer contracts - each worth US $250,000 - in support of debris-cleanup project, Orbital Prime, Scout said. Scout partnered with Stanford University’s Space Rendezvous Laboratory (SLAB) and the Florida Institute of Technology’s Orion Lab to deliver the assignment.

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Space Café Radio – Artemis I Episode IV – with Kerry Timmons

In this Space Café Radio – SpaceWatch.Global Senior Editor and Space Café Italy Host Dr. Emma Gatti spoke with Kerry Timmons, Systems Engineering Manager on the Orion program at Lockheed Martin. In this episode, Kerry discusses the Orion spacecraft that will take astronauts to the moon and back to Earth. In this episode, Kerry discusses the Orion spacecraft that will take astronauts to the moon and back to Earth.

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