DGI 2023


Space Café WebTalk 33 minutes with Matthias Wachter – Departure or standstill – Why 2023 will be decisive for European space? Recap

Our Space Café WebTalk “33 minutes with Matthias Wachter - Departure or standstill – Why 2023 will be decisive for European space?” took place on Tuesday, 17th January. Matthias is Managing Director of the German NewSpace Initiative and Head of International Cooperation, Security Policy, Raw Materials and Space at the Federation of German Industries (BDI).

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Space Café Radio – with David Henri

In this Space Café Radio - SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with David Henri, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Exotrail, about In-Space Mobility, the current status of the market and the readiness of Exotrail. And of course, we talked about talent acquisition and opportunities to fly YOUR 6U CubeSat this fall on an Exotrail mission

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Space Café Radio – ILA Spezial – mit Thomas Gruebler

In this German Space Café Radio – Space Café Germany Host Andreas Schepers spoke with Thomas Gruebler, CEO & Co-founder at OroraTech. The interview was conducted during this year’s ILA Berlin which is the largest aerospace trade show in Germany which took place June 22 – 26.

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EUSPA Extends Cooperation with CNES for the Galileo SAR Services

The European Union Agency for the Space Program (EUSPA) has extended cooperation with the National Centre for Space Studies (CNES) to deliver the Galileo Search and Rescue Service. This new Contract will further expand the long-lasting and excellent collaboration between EUSPA and CNES in the SAR activities. Furthermore, it will ensure the continuation of the operations, maintenance, and hosting services of the SAR/Galileo. It will also ensure the uninterrupted delivery of SAR signals and SAR data needed to guarantee the SAR/Galileo Service contribution to Cospas-Sarsat to the utmost standards.

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Eutelsat Decommissions EUTELSAT 5 West A Satellite

The EUTELSAT 5 West A satellite has retired after more than 20 years of in-orbit operation. As a result, Eutelsat has successfully re-orbited the satellite to more than 400km above the geostationary arc. Likewise, the satellite operator has depressurized the propulsion system and passivated the electrical equipment on board. The final operation to deactivate the remaining Radio Frequency source (telemetry transmitter) came from the Issy-les-Moulineaux Satellite Control Centre on 13 January at 09:57 UTC.

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Scottish space industry experts form advisory committee

A group of Scottish global space industry experts have formed a committee, the Scotland International Space Advisory Committee (SISAC), consisting of members of the Scottish Government’s GlobalScot program. GlobalScots are Scots around the world voluntarily providing expertise to identify opportunities to achieve a £4 billion (US $5 billion) share of the global space market.

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