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Space Café Radio: On Tour in Geneva – Aila Raquel of Alya Nanosatellites Constellation

In this Space Café Radio - on tour in Geneva, SpaceWatch.Global event coordinator Chiara Moenter spoke with Aila Raquel from Alya Nanosatellites Constellation Brazil during the UNIDIR Outer Space Security Conference 2021 about her company, the need for space data for local farmers, and her expectations and lessons learned from the conference.

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Equatorial Space and Innova Space join forces

Innova Space, the Argentinian satellite development and operations company will use Equatorial Space Systems as the launch service provider for its pico satellite constellation, Equatorial Space reported. The constellation will provide Internet of Things (IoT) services globally.

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Space Café Brazil by Ian Grosner Recap: Clezio Marcos De Nardin of INPE

In this week’s Space Café Brazil, Ian Grosner talked with Dr. Clezio Marcos De Nardin, director of the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE), about the 60 Years of the institute. Dr. Nardin started by talking about the very beginning of the Brazilian space program in the 1960s when the Organizing Group of the National Commission on Space Activities (GOCNAE) was created.

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Register Today For Our Space Café Brazil On 19 August 2021

This Space Café Brazil will feature Dr. Clezio Nardin, director of the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE), in conversation with Ian Grosner, Correspondent of SpaceWatch.Global for Brazil. 60 Years of the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE). Dr. Clezio Marcos De Nardin obtained the degree of electrical engineer

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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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Exolaunch, ESA, and OneWeb add new nanosatellites

Update from the launch front: 29 out of the 88 satellites that SpaceX launched in its Transponder-2 mission were sharing the ride through Exolaunch, another 3 are from the European Space Agency (ESA), Exolaunch and ESA said, while OneWeb launched 36 more satellite for its internet constellation on a Soyuz rocket commercialized by Arianespace from Vostochny in Siberia.

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Space Café Brazil by Ian Grosner Recap: Andre Rypl, Brazilian diplomat

In this week’s Space Café Brazil, Ian Grosner talked with Andre Rypl, his career as a Brazilian diplomat and gave some advice to the students who want to pursue this post at the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He talked about his first contact with the space sector and his first meeting at the Legal Subcommittee of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS).  

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Brazil is the twelfth country to sign Artemis

Brazil is next: the country signed the Artemis Accords, “affirming its commitment to ensuring sustainable space exploration that adheres to a common set of principles benefiting all of humanity”, the U.S. space agency NASA said. Marcos Pontes, Brazil’s Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, signed the document during a ceremony with President Jair Bolsonaro and other officials, NASA said.

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