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Dr. Calvin Gets Selected for International Leadership Role

Dr. Kate Calvin, NASA’s chief scientist, and senior climate advisor, has become co-chair of a working group on climate change mitigation at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC is the United Nations body responsible for assessing the science related to climate change. Prior to the selection, Calvin contributed to five reports by the IPCC.

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Voyager Space and Airbus announce joint venture to build Starlab

Starlab image. Credit Starlab

Voyager Space and Airbus Defence and Space announced on the 2nd of August a new agreement to pave the way to develop, build, and operate Starlab, a commercial space station planned to succeed the International Space Station. The US-led joint venture will bring together world-class leaders in the space domain, while further uniting American and European interests in space exploration. 

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iRocket Collaborates with Air Force Research Laboratory

Innovative Rocket Technologies Inc. (iRocket) has signed a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) West. As a result, It will develop engines and stage technology for the laboratory's next-generation fully reusable Shockwave launch vehicle. Members from AFRL’s Rocket Propulsion Division at Edwards AFB, California, and iRocket, a privately-owned corporation, agreed on the collaborative effort in June 2023.

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The Space Café Podcast #86: Guillermo Soehnlein – From Titan Tragedy to Venus – The Audacious Journeys of Ocean Gate’s Original Co-founder

 The Space Café Podcast #86: Guillermo Soehnlein - From Titan Tragedy to Venus - The Audacious Journeys of Ocean Gate's Original Co-founder. In this riveting episode, Markus welcomes Guillermo Soehnlein, the audacious visionary who, beyond his original co-founding role at the tragically ill-fated Ocean Gate company responsible for the Titan submersible, now sets his eyes on Venus

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Space Café BeNeLux by Dr. Heike Poignand: Rudy Stranen – Europe’s Quantum Communication Infrastructure: Science Fiction in the making?

This Space Café BeNeLux by Dr. Heike Poignand featured Rudy Stranen, Advisor at the Department of Media, Connectivity and Digital Policy (“SMC”), a department of the Ministry of State in Luxembourg and asked: Europe’s Quantum Communication Infrastructure: Science Fiction in the making?

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Redwire Wins NASA Award to Develop Moon Infrastructure


Redwire Corporation has won a $12.9 million NASA Tipping Point award to prototype a manufacturing technology intended to build critical infrastructure on the surface of the Moon, including landing pads, roads, and foundations for habitats. This technology could enable robust construction on the lunar surface to advance human and robotic operations, paving the way for a sustainable human presence and a dynamic lunar economy.

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ReOrbit joins HydRON programme

HydRON optical communication for broadband in space. Credit ESA

ReOrbit, a Helsinki-based provider of software-enabled satellites, announced on the 1st of August that it is joining ESA’s high throughput optical network (HydRON) programme as a space segment partner. The two existing consortia, led by Airbus Defence and Space (ADS) and Thales Alenia Space, have both contracted ReOrbit

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