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Space Café Australia by Annie Handmer Recap: Dr Tim Parsons on Mission to Planet Earth

In this edition of Space Café Australia, host Annie Handmer speaks with Dr Tim Parsons about where NewSpace fits within a broader social history of technological development, and how Space changes the way we see ourselves and our place on Planet Earth.

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LeoLabs raises $65 million for its LEO data services


The Californian startup LeoLabs has closed a $65 million Series B financing round, led by Insight Partners and existing investor Velvet Sea Ventures. With this round, LeoLabs has raised over $100 million in total capital, the company said. LeoLabs provides commercial low Earth orbit (LEO) mapping and Space Situational Awareness (SSA) services.

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IIAS sends researcher Kellie Gerardi on Virgin into space

The International Institute for Astronautical Sciences (IIAS) will send its bioastronautics researcher Kellie Gerardi to space on a dedicated research mission with Virgin Galactic, the institute said. “The contract marks the world’s first industry-sponsored, human-tended research spaceflight on a commercial vehicle”.

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OroraTech to advance its climate change nanosat platform

The Munich-based New Space startup OroraTech has closed a €5.8 million Series A funding to finance its wildfire and climate crisis observation nanosatellite platform, the company said. OroraTech is “the first NewSpace start-up to provide global wildfire detection and monitoring services”, the company said.

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 24 May – 30 May 2021

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Orbital Gateway Consulting we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 24 May – 30 May 2021”. Hello and welcome to another episode of the Dongfang Hour China Aero/Space News Roundup!

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Space Café Balkan Recap: Raycho Rachev, CEO of Endurosat

This Space Café Balkan featured Raycho Raychev, founder and CEO of Endurosat, in conversation with Marko Pajović, friend of SpaceWatch.Global. Is the Balkan an emerging space region? ecently, an increase of space activities in the Balkan region is noticeable and even though there is no real coherence between Balkan countries,

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Space Café Spain by Izan Peris Recap:  Carlos Entrena, CEO of Plus Ultra Space Outposts 

This Space Café Spain featured Carlos Entrena, founder and CEO of Plus Ultra Space Outposts in conversation with Izan Peris, a friend of SpaceWatch.Global and fellow space entrepreneur. Does Spain have a role in the new lunar economy? Space Café Spain held its inaugural episode with Carlos Entrena, a Madrid-based entrepreneur who is building Harmony.

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OQ to develop 5G configuration under ESA’s ARTES umbrella

The Luxembourgish startup OQ Technology won a contract from the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop an advanced 5G network configuration over LEO, MEO and GEO satellites, the company said. The project was proposed by ESA under the umbrella of its ARTES program and was looking for an “Agile Network Configuration for 5G Internet-of-Things services over satellite”.

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