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Argentina Becomes 28th Signatory to Artemis Accords

Argentina has become the 28th signatory to the Artemis Accords, signing the document at a ceremony at the Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires on Thursday, July 27, 2023. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson participated in the signing ceremony for NASA, and Daniel Filmus, Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation, signed on behalf of Argentina. Argentine President Alberto Fernández and Marc Stanley, the U.S. Ambassador to Argentina, also were in attendance.

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Space Café Radio – from GLOC in Oslo – with Dr. Nicole Quijano-Evans

In this Space Café Radio -  SpaceWatch.Global's Dr. Emma Gatti spoke with Dr. Nicole Quijano-Evan, Deputy Director, Crimes that Affect the Environment Program, Border Management Branch, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna, Austria. This episode was recorded in Oslo during GLOC -  Global Space Conference on Climate Change. GLOC was co-organized by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), and the Norwegian Space Agency (NOSA).

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Register Today for next Space Café Brazil by Ian Grosner on 6 July 2023 – NEW DATE

This Space Café Brazil will feature Manuel Heitor , professor at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), the engineering school of the University of Lisbon, in conversation with Ian Grosner, Correspondent of SpaceWatch.Global for Brazil. Space for People: How? The next Space Café Brazil will take place on Thursday, June 22 at 10 am (BRT) / 2 pm (WET) / 3 pm (CEST).

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Ecuador and India Join Artemis Accords

Ecuador and India have joined the ever-growing list of countries to become parties to the Artemis Accords, becoming the 26th and 27th signatories, respectively. Ecuador formally joined the Accords during a ceremony at the Ecuador embassy in Washington on Wednesday, with Karen Feldstein, NASA associate administrator for International and Interagency Relations, participating in the ceremony for the agency, and Gustavo Manrique Miranda, Ecuador’s foreign affairs minister, for Ecuador. On the other hand, the White House disclosed India's decision to become a signatory on Thursday, with NASA and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) also agreeing to a joint mission to the International Space Station in 2024,

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Ai Telecom partners with Astranis and ST Engineering iDirect

Ai Telecom offices. Credit Ai Telecom

Ai Telecom Networks, a Mexican satellite and terrestrial communications provider, will partner with Astranis - American geostationary communications satellite operator and manufacturer- and ST Engineering iDirect - an American satellite communications company - for new MicroGEO satellites. The satellites and ground infrastructure will deliver connectivity for 4G cellular backhaul and enterprise services across Mexico and part of Central America. Ai Telecom's MicroGEN satellites will be built by Astranis and will use ST Engineering iDirect's Mx-DMA MRC waveform technology. 

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Ian Grosner Elected as Chair of Outer Space LSC Working Group

Ian Grosner, the Brazilian Space Agency federal attorney and host of SpaceWatch Global's Space Café Brazil, has become the chair of the Working Group on the Definition and Delimitation of Outer Space of the Legal Subcommittee of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) in Vienna, Austria. The election happened on Monday, March 20, 2023.

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Thaicom Announces LEO Partnership with Globalstar

Thaicom Public Company Limited has announced a partnership agreement with Globalstar, Inc. to collaborate on establishing and operating Globalstar’s low-earth orbit satellite (LEO) ground facilities in Thailand and regional commercial service deployment, with a focus on personnel safety and management solutions for Thailand’s Tourism and Maritime industry.

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