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Goonhilly Purchases COMSAT Teleports in the US

Goonhilly has finalized the purchase of the two COMSAT teleports on the East and West coasts of the United States. As a result, it will manage and operate sites in Southbury, Connecticut, and Santa Paula, California, increasing the company’s global satellite communications coverage. The acquisition will enable customers on both sides of the Atlantic to have access Goonhilly's services. Furthermore, the purchase will move Goonhilly one step closer to providing a fully global, 24/7 space and satellite communications network service upon completion.

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Exolaunch Deploys 21 Satellites on Transporter-7 Mission


Exolaunch has successfully deployed 21 satellites on SpaceX’s Transporter-7 mission. The mission launched via SpaceX Falcon 9 on April 14 at 11:48 pm PT from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, USA. This is the 19th mission in Exolaunch’s flight heritage, bringing it to 290 satellites launched and taking the Company ever closer to the 300 satellites milestone. 

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Olansen to Serve as New Gateway Program Manager


NASA has selected Dr. Jon B. Olansen as the new manager of the Agency’s Gateway Program, an international collaboration building humanity's first lunar space station, which will support Artemis' missions to the Moon. Olansen will be replacing Dan Hartman, who is retiring after having served as Gateway program manager since its formation in 2019.

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Kepler Raises $92 Million USD Series C

Kepler GEN1 Satellite. Credit Kepler Communications

Kepler Communications, a Canadian satellite telecommunications provider, announced on the 13th of April that it has raised $92 million USD in Series C funding led by IA Ventures. Since 2016, the company has raised more than $200 million in equity, supported by Costanoa Ventures, Canaan Partners, Tribe Capital, BDC Capital’s Industrial Innovation Venture Fund, and other leading investors.

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Privateer Co-Founder Receives Grant for Satellite Brightness Study

Privateer Space has announced that Dr. Moriba Jah, the company’s co-founder and chief scientist, has received an award grant from the National Geographic Society and will become a National Geographic Explorer. This grant will go to Privateer’s launch of Glint Evader. Glint Evader will collect satellite data to develop software that predicts and helps astronomers anticipate when sunlight reflecting off of satellites may interfere with their observations.

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WSWA Releases 2022 Edition of its Annual Report

The World Space Week Association (WSWA) has released the 2022 edition of its Annual Report, which provides a comprehensive overview of the Association's performance and achievements in the past year. "Space and Sustainability" was the World Space Week (WSW)'s 2022 theme to raise awareness of the key role of space in the sustainability of life on Earth and the importance of sustaining the space environment. 

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Eclipse Announces $1.23 Billion in New Funds

Eclipse has announced $1.23 billion in new funds, comprising $720 million for Eclipse Fund V and $510 million for Eclipse Early Growth Fund II. This brings the Company's total assets under management to ~$4 billion. With this capital, the Company intends to continue to partner with founders building ambitious companies tackling the world’s most pressing challenges. 

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