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Sidus Space Partners with Lulav Space on Lunar Missions

Lulav Space Sensors. Credit Lulav Space

Sidus Space, a Space and Defence-as-a-Service satellite company, announced on the 2nd of May the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Lulav Space, an Israeli robotics company specialising in space applications, to cooperate in the US market by providing a complete guidance navigation and control (GN&C) solution for both lunar satellite and lunar lander missions. 

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HyImpulse Completes Eight Motor Testing Campaign

HyImpulse has completed its eighth campaign of motor testing in the Shetland Isles on the 26th of April. The high-level event featured representatives of the UK Space Agency, European Space Agency (ESA), Scottish Development International, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Shetland Islands Council, and local constituency members for the Scottish Parliament and UK Parliament.

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European Space and Telecoms Players Sign Partnership Agreement to Bid for IRIS²

IRIS2. Credit Airbus

A group of European Space and Telecommunications players have come together to form a partnership to respond to the European Commission’s call for tender related to the future European satellite constellation IRIS² (Infrastructure for Resilience, Interconnectivity and Security by Satellite). IRIS² aims to bring a new secure and resilient connectivity infrastructure to European governments, businesses and citizens.  

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SINC 2023 – Day 2 – Timmermans morning briefing

Good morning from day two of the Space for Island Nations Conference at Maldives. Today we start by looking at what it takes to develop a space economy in emerging space nations. We will also look at the unique geography of Maldives, zooming into the opportunities offered by the equatorial location of the country. Then after lunch which we will take a sneak peek to the future of deep space exploration, under the theme 'From Sand to Stars', supported by Breakthrough Initiatives director Dr. Pete Worden. Keep following this unique event here at SpaceWatch.Global and on your favourite social media channels! #SINC2023

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SINC 2023 – Day 1 – Timmermans evening recap

We have reached the end of day one of the Space for Island Nations Conference 2023, and what a day it has been! The theme today was the challenges of island nations and solutions from space. We were honoured to learn about these challenges firsthand from carbon-neutral advocate and former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed. The following keynotes and panels highlighted different topics related to these challenges and the solutions that space can provide, like spatial planning, food and water security, disaster preparedness, the climate crisis, and biodiversity. We are looking forward to day two of the conference tomorrow! Keep following our Remco Timmermans here and on your favorite social media channels under the hashtag #SINC2023!

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SINC 2023 – Day 1 – Interview with Mariyam Shizna of NDMA

The MSRO brought the space community to the Maldives to learn about the challenges of island nations and the solutions that space can provide. We talked to Mariyam Shizna, the director of the National Disaster Management Authority of the Maldives, who gave us some unique insights of how space can support her work in disaster risk assessment and recovery on 128 vulnerable, inhabited islands in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

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SINC Kicks Off, Bringing Global Space & Climate Experts Together

The Maldives Space Research Organisation (MSRO) has inaugurated the first day of the Space for Island Nations Conference (SINC), taking place from 2 to 5 May 2023 at Crossroads Maldives. SINC is a 4-day event that welcomes around 150 delegates from around the world to discuss climate resilience, the blue ocean economy, and space policy development for island nations.

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XPRIZE Wildfire Competition Launched to Combat Wildfires


The XPRIZE wildfire competition has launched with an event in Washington D.C., on April 21. The launch brought together powerful voices of persons fighting wildfires on the frontlines, as well as leading experts in the field, to discuss the prize’s urgency and future positive impact on communities, wildlife, and biodiversity.

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GMV Leads Final Demonstration for iMUGS Defense Project


GMV has organized the final demonstrations scheduled for the iMUGS (Integrated Modular Unmanned Ground System) defense project. It took place at the San Juan del Viso military grounds in Madrid (Spain) on the 26th of April. The project’s primary objective is to increase the European Union’s defensive capabilities and strategic autonomy, and its mission is to develop the standard European unmanned ground system (UGS) by integrating robotics systems into the manned technology that European defense forces already have available.

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