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All-private Axiom-1 mission returned from ISS

Axiom-1, the first all-private astronaut mission to the International Space Station (ISS), successfully returned to Earth. American commander and former NASA astronaut Michael López-Alegría, pilot Larry Connor, Israeli mission specialist Eytan Stibbe, and Canadian mission specialist Mark Pathy landed off the coast of Florida yesterday.

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Satellogic and Geollect jointly provide insights in the maritime domain

Sub-meter resolution satellite imagery collection company Satellogic, has signed an agreement with geospatial intelligence and data analysis company Geollect, to offer unrivalled maritime domain awareness capabilities, Satellogic said. According to the contract, Satellogic will make its maritime

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Capella Space closes US $97 million Series C financing round

Earth observation company Capella Space, announced a US $97 million Series C financing round led by venture capital firm NightDragon, with significant participation from existing investors DCVC and Cota Capital. Capella will use the funding to expand its services and continue providing 24/7 access to satellite analytics and imagery products.

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U.S. and India sign space situational awareness agreement

The United States and India signed a Space Situational Awareness arrangement bound by common strategies interests, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) said. The cooperation comprises defense, climate, science, technology, trade, and public health. The delegation discussed humanitarian assistance efforts and

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Register Today For Our Space Café “33 minutes with Dr. Jana Robinson” On 3 May 2022

This Space Café WebTalk will feature Dr. Jana Robinson, Managing Director at Prague Security Studies Institute, in conversation with Torsten Kriening, publisher of SpaceWatch.Global. Economic and Financial Dimensions of Space Security. Dr. Jana Robinson is Managing Director at the Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI).

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Lonestar to take Earth’s data to the Moon

Lonestar Data Holdings announced that it is launching a series of data centers to the lunar surface and it has already contracted three companies for its first two missions to the Moon and for the build of its data services payload. The lunar startup will provide data services and communications from the Moon by utilizing a platform for critical data infrastructure and edge processing.

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Rocket Lab signs multi-launch contract with HawkEye 360

Rocket Lab announced it has been selected by Virginia-based radio frequency geospatial analytics provider HawkEye 360, to launch three Electron missions. The first of the three missions is scheduled to be Rocket Lab’s inaugural Electron launch from Launch Complex 2, Virginia, planned for December this year.

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Astrobotic unveils Peregrine lunar lander

Astrobotic unveiled the flight model of its Peregrine lunar lander that will fly to the Moon on a United Launch Alliance Vulcan Centaur rocket in Q4 2022 as part of NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services initiative. Peregrine’s unveiling took place at Astrobotic’s headquarters in Pittsburgh with Congressman Matt Cartwright, NASA’s Bill Nelson, Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, and James Reuter attending. 

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