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EOS wins two US Government space contracts

Electro Optic Systems’ subsidiary, EOS Defense Systems USA (EOSDS USA) has been awarded two contracts by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) government agency’s Office of Space Commerce, EOS said. The first of these contracts will enable commercial satellite laser ranging (SLR) data for NOAA’s Open Architecture Data Repository. Meanwhile, the second contract will provide passive electro-optical observations. 

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NASA awards ICON US $57.2 million contract for lunar surface construction system

Advanced construction technologies and large-scale 3D printing company ICON, has been awarded a US $57.2 million contract as part of Phase III of NASA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, ICON said. The award builds on NASA’s and the Department of Defense’s previous funding for ICON’s Project Olympus. Under this project, the company carried out research and development of space-based construction systems to support lunar exploration and beyond. 

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ispace to Launch Hakuto-R Mission 1 Aboard Falcon 9

ispace, inc., a global lunar exploration company, has announced that it has completed launch preparations, including integration of the HAKUTO-R Mission 1 lunar lander into the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. As a result, the lunar lander is now scheduled to take off on Thursday, December 1, 2022. The tentative launch time is 08: 37 GMT (3:37 a.m. EST) and it will launch from SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida.

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Space Café Radio – with Jeffrey Manber

In this Space Café Radio - SpaceWatch.Global's Marketing Intern Jim Murphy spoke with Jeffrey Manber, the President of International and Space Stations at  Voyager Space. Voyager Space is dedicated to develop the world's first private free-flying space stations and continue to build the commercial infrastructure of space in orbit and beyond.

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Millennium Space Systems completes Missile Track Custody program’s critical design review

High-performing prototype and constellation solutions provider Millennium Space Systems, a Boeing Company, successfully completed the Critical Design Review for the U.S. Space Force’s Space Systems Command’s Missile Track Custody (MTC) program mission payload, the company said.

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Viasat Wins $325 Million USSOCOM Contract

Viasat has won a $325 million contract to provide communications equipment and networking services over the next five years to the U.S. Special Operations Command. As a result, Viasat will support USSOCOM’s program executive office for tactical communications systems and provide PEO-Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4) Tactical Communications Systems

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Space Café Radio – with Cliff Beek

In this Space Café Radio - SpaceWatch.Global Marketing Intern Jim Murphy spoke with Cliff Beek, CEO of SpaceChain. SpaceChain is a company focused on building the New Space Economy by integrating Space & Blockchain Technologies. In this episode, Cliff tells us about SpaceChain as a company and gives us any advice he may have for someone looking to start a company or work in the space industry. Tune in to hear more!

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ActInSpace Hackathon Concludes Global Rounds

The French National Space Agency CNES (Centre National d'Etude Spatiales), in collaboration with the European Space Agency and Aerospace Valley, organized the ActInSpace hackathon from 18 to 19 November 2022. The international spatial hackathon is dedicated to imagining products and services of tomorrow thanks to space applications, and it simultaneously held in 34 countries and 65 cities on five continents with 1,700 global participants.

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The Space Café Podcast #68: Daniel Leeb – Iceland’s Space Agency as a launching pad towards becoming an interplanetary species

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present: The Space Café Podcast #68: Daniel Leeb - Iceland's Space Agency as a launching pad towards becoming an interplanetary species. Daniel Leeb is the director of the Iceland Space Agency and oversees a wealth of space-related research

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