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Space4Impact launches second week of free online New Space Economy course

Space4Impact, EPFL’s Space Center eSpace, E2MC Ventures, and Space Innovation joined forces to launch an online course on the New Space Economy. The program is available on edX as a free EPFLx course. Learners can watch more than 30 video lectures by space experts from various domains within startups, academia, the private sector, and public institutions in Switzerland.

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South Korea contracts SpaceX to launch five military satellites

South Korea signed a contract with SpaceX to launch five of its spy satellites by 2025, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) confirmed. The first launch will take place by the end of 2023 onboard of a Falcon 9 rocket, delivering an 800-kg electro-optical infrared satellite to low Earth orbit.

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The Space Cafe Podcast #052: René Laufer, a life between science and fiction

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 52nd episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast #052: René Laufer, a life between science and fiction. Rene Laufer is Professor and Head of the Space Systems Group, Chair at the Luleå University of Technology in Kiruna, North Sweden and is a respected expert on all matters relating to small satellites and lunar exploration. 

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Constellr acquires ScanWorld to reinforce beyond-visual data in smart farming

German thermal remote sensing specialist constellr, has acquired Belgian hyperspectral firm ScanWorld, in a first for Europe’s emerging agricultural Earth Observation sector, constellr announced. The merger will allow for actionable full-spectrum monitoring of water, carbon, energy and crop health. 

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Exotrail to debut its SpaceVan mobility service in 2023

France-based space company Exotrail, released its new in-space mobility service SpaceVan, a unique Orbital Transfer Vehicle (OTV). The debut mission will launch onboard a Falcon 9 launch vehicle in October 2023. Exotrail is planning at least three subsequent missions throughout 2024 using different launch providers. 

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Space Café Italy by Dr. Emma Gatti: Dr. Luca Rossettini – D-Orbit and the Future of Space Exploration in Italy

In the second episode of Space Café Italy, Dr. Emma Gatti is in conversation with Luca Rossettini, the CEO of D-Orbit. D-Orbit is the in-space transportation service company that recently went public through a merger with Breeze Holdings Acquisition Corp. in a deal that valued the Italian firm at $1.28 billion.

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Starlink loses French licenses

France's highest administrative court revoked the decision to grant two frequency bands to satellite company Starlink, saying the country's telecoms regulator, Arcep, had made legal misjudgements, Reuters reported. Starlink got the right operate on two radio frequencies to provide internet access from France's Arcep regulator in February 2021.

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Space Café “Moriba’s Vox Populi 10” on What evidence constitutes harmful interference in space?

In this session of Space Cafè “Moriba’s Vox Populi 10” Dr. Moriba Jah talked about What evidence constitutes harmful interference in space? with Michael Byers, Co-Director of The Outer Space Institute, Holger Krag, Head of the Space Safety Programme Office at ESA, Jinyuan Su, Professor at Wuhan University

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