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Planet goes public with SPAC, valued at $2.8 billion

More space at the stock exchange: the Earth observation company Planet will go public at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), in a SPAC transaction valuing the startup at $2.8 billion, Planet said. It entered into a merger agreement with dMY Technology Group, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).

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Space Café WebTalk with Prof. Enrico Stoll Recap: Small but mighty: the rise of the nano-sats

During this week’s Space Café, SpaceWatch.Global publisher, Torsten Kriening had the opportunity to speak with one of the industry’s “hidden gems”, Professor Enrico Stoll, who is the new Chair of Space Technology at Technische Universität Berlin, Germany’s first technical university.

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Dr Ziv Yekutieli on Mont4t Monitoring Space Brain

The Israeli startup medical company providing remote neurological monitoring through a smartphone application is among the selected few technologies that will go into space in early 2022. The Ax1 team’s “Rakia” (Sky) mission led by Axiom Space, the Ramon Foundation and the Israel Space Agency in the Ministry of Science and Technology,

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: Modular Satellite Manufacturing to Enhance Space Assets Resiliency

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Joint Air Power Competence Centre, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Modular Satellite Manufacturing to Enhance Space Assets Resiliency” by Mr Tal Azoulay, Ms Giulia Federico, and Mr Ran Qedar, originally published on the Joint Air Power Competence Centre website.

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Space Café Scotland Recap by Angela Mathis: Scotland plans ‘to lead by example’

The second session of the Space Café Scotland by Angela Mathis, on Thursday 1st July 2021, explores how Scotland plans ‘to lead by example' and has in its sights the competitive advantage of developing highly differentiating technologies and services for an end-to-end Sustainable New Space Industry.

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ICEYE says it will soon offer daily and coherent coverage

The satellite radar specialist ICEYE can offer its customers now a coherent daily tracking and monitoring, the company said, providing what it calls the “world’s most frequent coherent radar satellite data coverage”. ICEYE announced the achievement of Daily Coherent Ground Track Repeat (GTR) imaging with its radar satellites.

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Satellogic to go public via SPAC, valued at $850 million

The satellite imagery specialist Satellogic wants to go public through a SPAC merger, valuing the company at $850 million, the firm said. Satellogic is going public through a merger with Cantor Fitzgerald’s CF Acquisition Corp. V. Leading institutional investors participate in the transaction through private investments of $100 million.

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The Space Cafe Podcast #31: Ian Carnelli, Preparing for the worst

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 31st episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast: Ian Carnelli, Preparing for the worst. Episode 031 features a special guest Ian Carnelli. Next year, a small spacecraft will head for the double asteroid Didymos to slam into it with its brakes off.

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Slovenia to focus on STM, not launchers, during EU Presidency

The Slovenian Presidency of the EU Council has set itself three objectives in the space sector for the next six months, Agence Europe reported. The new presidency namely wants to advance the project for a European Space Traffic Management (STM) initiative, adopt conclusions to validate the “one space for all” approach

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CYSEC launches ARCA Space in December on D-Orbit’s ION

The Swiss cybersecurity startup CYSEC has chosen D-Orbit, the orbital transport company, to test its ARCA Space product line on its ION satellite carrier, the company said. CYSEC has selected D-Orbit, a leader in the orbital transportation industry, to test ARCA Space during their upcoming December mission onboard the ION Satellite Carrier, CYSEC said.

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