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The Space Cafe Podcast #056: Bulent Altan, SpaceX Veteran and Mynaric CEO

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present: The Space Cafe Podcast #56: Bulent Altan, SpaceX Veteran and Mynaric CEO. Episode 056 features a special guest: Bulent Altan. Bulent Altan was one of SpaceX's first employees, and without him, pioneering projects like Starlink probably wouldn't exist.

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NASA selects two further instruments to investigate the Moon under Artemis

NASA has selected two science instrument suites during the second selection through the agency’s Payloads and Research Investigations on the Surface of the Moon (PRISM) call for proposals, to explore the Moon under the Artemis program. The Lunar Vulkan Imaging and Spectroscopy Explorer (Lunar-VISE) and the Lunar Explorer Instrument for space biology Applications (LEIA)

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France signs Artemis Accords

The president of the French Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) space agency, Philippe Baptiste, signed the Artemis Accords on behalf of the country, affirming its commitment to sustainable space exploration by following a common set of principles.  France agreed to promote the beneficial use of space for all of humanity prior to celebrating CNES’ 60th anniversary.

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Elon Musk says Starlink is not going public for another 3 or 4 years

According to Elon Musk, Starlink is not likely to go public until at least 2025, CNBC reported. Musk had previously targeted an offering this year but these plans were pushed back by the SpaceX CEO. SpaceX's global Starlink network delivers high-speed internet through its constellation of satellites in low Earth orbit.

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Scout and LEOcloud agree to collaborate on next generation of space domain awareness services

Scout, a company developing next-generation space safety of flight and autonomous proximity operations services, and LEOcloud, offering a scalable space-based, multi-cloud Infrastructure as a Services (IaaS), have signed a Letter of Intent to work together to enhance space operations safety, Scout announced. 

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Sony forms new company to develop optical communications for satellites

Sony Group announced that its American subsidiary has formed a new company, Sony Space Communications (SSC) to develop small optical communications devices for satellites. SSC aims to connect micro satellites in low Earth orbit through laser beams. Optical communications enable high-speed communications with small devices without large antennae or high power output.

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Space Café Radio – on tour in Lausanne – with Christie Iacomini

In this Space Café Radio -  SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Christie Iacomini, Vice President of Engineering at Prime Movers Lab at the LEO Kinetic Space Safety Workshop in Lausanne about threats and risks in Low Earth Orbit and how to move forward to a sustainable future in space.

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Register Today For Our Space Café “33 minutes with Jennifer Manner” On 14 June 2022

This Space Café WebTalk will feature Jennifer Manner, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs at EchoStar Corporation, in conversation with Torsten Kriening, publisher of SpaceWatch.Global. The Critical Role of Satellite Networks in 5G and Beyond Ecosystems.

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