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Pale Blue Provides Water-Based propulsion System to Sony

Sony has adopted Pale Blue's water thruster for its new nanosatellite program, STAR SPHERE. The water thruster will prolong the satellite’s life by 2.5 years with the ability to enter and keep the orbit at 500-600 km altitude. Furthermore, Pale Blue will conduct its first space demonstration at the end of January 2023.

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Viasat Sells Link 16 TDLs Business to L3Harris Technologies

Viasat Inc, a global leader in satellite communications, has completed the sale of its Link 16 Tactical Data Links (TDL) business to L3Harris Technologies for approximately $1.96 billion in cash. Viasat expects the net proceeds from the sale to be approximately $1.8 billion after estimated taxes, fees, and other expenses. Furthermore, Viasat intends to use the proceeds to reduce net leverage and increase liquidity.

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The Space Café Podcast #71: Joel Spark – Co-founder and Chief Satellite Architect at Spire, unlocking the digital frontier and the quest to build a second earth

The Space Café Podcast #71: Joel Spark - GM Space Services at Spire, unlocking the digital frontier and the quest to build a second earth. Spire Global is a data and analytics company that uses nanosatellites to track global data sets, such as maritime, aviation, and weather patterns. It operates a fleet of over 110 CubeSats, the second-largest commercial constellation by the number of satellites, and the largest by the number of sensors.

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Hakuto-R Lunar Lander Successfully Performs Maneuver

ispace, inc., a global lunar exploration company, has announced that its HAKUTO-R Mission 1 lunar lander has successfully carried out its second orbital control maneuver in accordance with its mission operations plan. The maneuver happened shortly after midnight on Jan. 2, 2023 (Japan Standard Time), with the operations management coming from ispace’s mission control center located in Nihonbashi, Tokyo

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Space Café Radio – ILA Spezial – Ein Gespräch unter Kommunikatoren

In this special Space Café Radio in german language, three members of our SpaceWatch.Global team, Torsten Kriening, Andreas Schepers, and Chiara Moenter and special guest Daniel Finger, discuss the importance and role of space communication. This conversation took place during the final days of this year’s ILA Berlin which is the largest aerospace trade show in Germany which took place June 22 – 26, 2022.

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Space Café Radio – ILA Spezial – mit Sabine von der Recke

In this Space Café Radio in german language – SpaceWatch.Global Event coordinator and Space Café Young Global Talents Host Chiara Moenter spoke with Sabine von der Recke, head of the Berlin office of the space company OHB. 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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Microsoft and Viasat to Expand Connectivity in Africa and Globally

Microsoft Corp. and Viasat have signed a new partnership to help deliver internet access to 10 million people globally, including 5 million across Africa. Viasat is the first satellite partner to work with Microsoft’s Airband Initiative. As a result, they will deepen Airband’s work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Guatemala, Mexico, and the United States, and prioritize expanding the program to Egypt, Senegal, and Angola to deliver much-needed internet connection, often for the first time.

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