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ICT Spring - 2022

Entrepreneurship

Astra successfully deploys payloads into sun-synchronous orbit

Astra launched its Rocket 3.3 vehicle from Alaska on Kodiak Island, successfully placing several payloads into sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 525 km. An attempt the previous day had to be cancelled due to bad weather conditions. The liftoff and ascent went as planned, however, there was no immediate confirmation of payload separation.

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Space4Impact launches free online New Space Economy course

Space4Impact, EPFL’s Space Center eSpace, E2MC Ventures, and Space Innovation joined forces to launch an online course on the New Space Economy, hosted on edX, Space4Impact announced. The program is already available as a free EPFLx course. There are over 30 video lectures accessible for those who want to learn.

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SpaceChain opens UAE office to boost space industry in the Middle East

SpaceChain is opening an office in the UAE, in Abu Dhabi to mark its foray into the burgeoning space sector in the Middle East, the company said. The new office is located at Hub71, Abu Dhabi’s global tech ecosystem. Its aim is to focus on the planning and development of integrated space-blockchain projects in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

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Kacific named company of the year at the Asian Telecommunications Awards 2022

Kacific was names the Company of the Year and Christian Patouraux, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Kacific, CEO of the Year at the Asian Telecommunications Awards 2022 for their commitment to bridging the digital divide for unserved and underserved communities across Asia and the Pacific.

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GMV signs contract for corrective maintenance of Paz satellite

Telecommunication satellite control supplier GMV, has signed a contract with INTA (Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial) for the corrective maintenance of the main elements of its ground segment, GMV said. It is also responsible for designing, developing, validating, and implementing the technology in the ground segment of INTA’s Paz satellite.

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