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FCC Takes First Space Debris Enforcement Action


The Federal Communication Commission (FCC)’s Enforcement Bureau has announced a settlement of its investigation into DISH for failure to properly deorbit its EchoStar-7 satellite. This marks a first in space debris enforcement by the Commission. The settlement includes an admission of liability from the company and an agreement to adhere to a compliance plan and pay a penalty of $150,000.

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NASA Selects SpaceX for TRACERS Mission

Falcon 9 carrying the Transporter-8 mission lifting off from Cape Canaveral. Credit SpaceX

NASA has selected SpaceX and its Falcon 9 rocket to provide the launch service for the agency’s TRACERS (Tandem Reconnection and Cusp Electrodynamics Reconnaissance Satellites) mission. The mission comprises a pair of small satellites that will study space weather and how the Sun’s energy affects Earth’s magnetic environment or magnetosphere.

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ispace U.S. Announces new U.S. Headquarters

ispace Technologies U.S. (ispace - U.S.) has announced its new U.S. headquarters in Denver, Colorado, where it is currently designing and has plans to manufacture its new APEX 1.0 lunar lander for future missions. The new headquarters will establish a central base of operations for the company to serve its American customers.

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The Space Café Podcast #90: Dr Alice Gorman – Space Archaeology and an attempt to rethink humanity with a multi award winning author and researcher 🚀

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present: The Space Café Podcast #90: Space Archaeology and an attempt to rethink humanity with multi award winning author and researcher Dr Alice Gorman. In this enlightening episode, host Markus engages in a comprehensive discussion about space archaeology and space debris with Dr. Alice Gorman, an internationally recognized leader in the field of space archaeology. Dr. Gorman's innovative research on space exploration has been featured in National Geographic, New Scientist, and Archaeology magazine.

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Omnispace and Lacuna Showcase NGSO IoT Satellite Connectivity

Omnispace, a global mobile connectivity company, together with Viasat and Lacuna Space, have demonstrated a first-of-its-kind, global, open standards-based Internet of things (IoT) service that could pave the way for a range of IoT and direct to device (D2D) satellite services. In addition, Omnispace successfully demonstrated its non-geostationary (NGSO) IoT satellite connectivity at 'The Things Conference' in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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