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Space Café Scotland by Angela Mathis Recap: Alan Thompson of Skyrora

The first Space Café Scotland by Angela Mathis of 2022 took place on Friday, 18th February interviewing Alan Thompson, Head of Government Affairs at Skyrora, exploring what the company does with regards to space sustainability and how it helps to advance the UK, and the Scottish space sector in particular.

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Thales Alenia Space to extract oxygen on the Moon

Thales Alenia Space has signed a €1 million study contract with ESA for a payload concept to extract oxygen from Moon rock.  In order for humans to establish a sustainable Moon habitat, lunar resources will have to be utilized rather than transporting these from Earth. Such resources include water and oxygen among others. 

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Rocket Lab opens third launch pad

Rocket Lab USA has completed Pad B, its second orbital launch pad at Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand and the company’s third dedicated pad for the Electron rocket. The new launch site’s first mission will be a dedicated commercial launch for Japanese Earth-imaging company Synspective in four days, Rocket Lab said.

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Space Café WebTalk with Dr. Anna Christmann: Green space is not an oxymoron

During this week’s Space Café, SpaceWatch.Global Publisher Torsten Kriening had the opportunity chance to speak with Dr Anna Christmann – a German politician and Coordinator for Aerospace Policy at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, serving under the country’s new Chancellor, Olaf Scholz. Dr Christmann previously studied at the Universities of Heidelberg and Bern,

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Space Cafe Radio – with Dr. Andreas Wittmer, University of St. Gallen

In this Space Café Radio, Space Cafe Italy Host Dr. Emma Gatti and Space Cafe Benelux Host Chiara Moenter spoke with Dr. Andreas Wittmer, Managing Director of the Center for Aviation Competence at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland about the upcoming Space for Business course and the need for more and better education in the space sector.

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Space Café Germany by Andreas Schepers Recap: Volker Schmid – Cosmic Kiss mission manager at DLR

On 11 November 2021, German ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer and his NASA colleagues Kayla Barron, Raja Chari and Thomas Marshburn launched to the International Space Station (ISS). As part of his Cosmic Kiss mission, Maurer will spend around six months on the space station and conduct numerous experiments.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Commercial Space Ecosystems

There are three types of commercial space ecosystems, the historic one, the self-created and the incidental.  The first one is exemplified by over 60 years of the United States space program, where government-funded missions gave life to private contractors that gained industrial expertise nowadays being used to supply end-to-end missions for public and private customers.

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Mayday.ai and Picogrid form partnership

German real-time risk and disaster intelligence provider, Mayday.ai, and California-based computer perception company, Picogrid, formed a partnership for risk and environmental monitoring with mobile and AI-enabled sensors.  Mayday operates a platform that covers multiple disaster types and all geographic regions in real time.

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