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Earth Blox joins Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program

Earth Blox uses data like Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensors on NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites have been acquiring images of the Earth daily since 1999. Credit Earth Blox

Earth Blox, a Scottish geospatial platform for businesses and financial institutions, announced on the 27th of June that it has joined the Google Cloud Partner Advantage program as a technology partner and authorised Google Earth Engine trainer. The collaboration provides Google Cloud customers with climate and nature analytics to accelerate their sustainability transition and meet regulatory requirements. 

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Space Café Radio – from GLOC in Oslo – with Dr Rune Floberghagen

In this Space Café Radio -  SpaceWatch.Global's Dr. Emma Gatti spoke with Dr Rune Floberghagen, Head of Science, Applications and Climate Department at ESA. The 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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MBRSC and OQ Technology Partner on PHI-Demo Satellite

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OQ Technology and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) have announced their partnership for the launch of the PHI-Demo satellite, part of the Payload Hosting Initiative (PHI). The satellite will carry technologies into space to undergo testing for the very first time, marking a milestone achievement for both organizations.

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ATMOS Raises €4M for its Breakthrough Return Capsules


ATMOS Space Cargo (ATMOS) has announced the successful closure of its initial seed funding round, raising €4 million. The round was oversubscribed, with investments from renowned industry leaders, including lead investors High-Tech Gründerfonds and the Amadeus APEX Technology Fund, alongside Seraphim, E2MC, VENTIS, and another. vc. As a result, the Company is on track to embark on its first demonstration mission at the end of 2024.

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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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D-Orbit Secures Four Multi-Million Contracts with ASI and ESA

D-Orbit has secured four multi-million contracts under the framework of Italy’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR). These contracts represent a great opportunity for the Company to take part in national projects that will mark historical milestones in the space sector and cooperate with some of the most renowned and innovative Italian companies in the industry.

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Rocket Lab to launch NorthStar’s SSA Services

Rocket Lab, an American aerospace manufacturer and launch service provider and NorthStar, a Canadian commercial service that monitors space, announced on the 19th of June that Rocket Lab will launch the first satellites dedicated to NorthStar’s commercial Space Situational Awareness (SSA) services. The initial block of four satellites, assembled and operated by Spire Global, are scheduled for deployment on Rocket Lab’s Electron launch vehicle in the autumn of 2023.

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