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Maxar Secures Dedicated Access to Umbra’s Constellation

Maxar Technologies and Umbra have announced an agreement to provide Maxar with dedicated capacity from satellites in Umbra’s synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery constellation. As a result, the data will become available in Maxar’s portfolio of Earth Intelligence products and services.

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Boecore Acquires Orbit Logic for Expanded Operations

Orbit Logic

Boecore has announced its acquisition of Orbit Logic. Orbit Logic will bring over two decades of experience providing operationally proven and highly configurable software products that support their customers’ complex mission objectives in a rapidly evolving space environment.  With this acquisition, Boecore strengthens its software development and specialized mission operations capabilities and brings new product offerings to serve its customers better.

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The Space Café Podcast #74: Carissa Christensen of BryceTech talks commercial potentials in the space industry and its latest innovations

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present: The Space Café Podcast #74: Carissa Christensen of BryceTech talks commercial potentials in the space industry and its latest innovations

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Space Café Radio – on tour in Bremen – with Matthias Gronowski

In this Space Café Radio - SpaceWatch.Global publisherTorsten Kriening spoke with Matthias Gronowski, Chief Engineer of Orion ESM at Airbus Defence and Space in Bremen , about the leanings from the Artemis-1 mission, the challenges, and the way forward to the next mission. We spoke with Matthias during the Moon Media Day at the Airbus Bremen facility on 9th Feb 2023 on the visitor gallery above the ESM cleanroom.

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University of Nairobi wins UNOOSA and Avio Launch Opportunity

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and Avio have selected a consortium of the University of Nairobi (UoN), the University of Arizona (UA), and Space Trust as the first awardee of the ‘Accessing space with Vega C’ program. As a result, the team will launch a CubeSat, the NaSPUoN-0GPM2030, at no cost on board the Vega C rocket.

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Space Café Radio – at the UN OEWG – with Dr. Jessica West and Victoria Samson

In this Space Café Radio - SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with  Dr. Jessica West, Senior Researcher at Project Ploughshares, and Victoria Samson, Washington Office Director at Secure World Foundation. In this episode, Torsten talked with Jessica and Victoria about the third session of the Open-ended working group on reducing space threats through norms, rules, and principles of responsible behaviors, held in early February 2023 in Geneva.

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Airbus Integrates Multiple ESMs for Orion Program

Three European Service Modules (ESMs) are currently undergoing integration in parallel in Airbus’ Bremen cleanrooms. Consequently, the integration of ESM-3 is almost complete, and ESM-4 is well underway. As a result, the newly arrived ESM-5 structure is undergoing initial integration. Each ESM requires the integration of more than 22,000 elements.

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