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Expleo Reaches Milestone for NewSpace Satellite Launches

Expleo, a global engineering, technology, and consulting service company, announced that it has completed the assembly, integration, and test of payloads for two nanosatellite projects. As a result, the payload subsystems are qualified, validated, and ready for integration into their respective satellite systems, marking a significant step towards the realization of the two missions and their anticipated launches in early 2023.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Game-changing Geospatial Data for Earth Applications – SGAC STEA Group

Space Technology for Earth Applications (STEA) is a rapidly growing project group of the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC). As of today, the group consists of 376 members from 78 countries worldwide. The mission of the group is to provide a platform for space enthusiasts to discuss various topics related to the usage of space-related technology to monitor the Earth such as climate change adaptation, disaster management, environmental monitoring, urban planning, and pollution mapping. This year, two of our most active projects are related to flood assessments through the usage of satellite imagery and social media data.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The Cassini Hackathon at ISU and its Role in the Entrepreneurial Space Ecosystem

The entrepreneurial support process in the space sector follows often the same development path starting with the ideation process, going to incubation, and then followed by acceleration and scale-up. While the sequence is clear, each step along this chain of entrepreneurship has its dynamic set of actors as well as key characteristics. For these reasons, there is not a single approach that would apply to all contexts to successfully launch a space business, but one element is clear: the ideation phase is critical because this is where the new concepts emerge.

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GomSpace, HEMERIA and CS Group signs MoU

GomSpace has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with HEMERIA and CS Group to create a partnership framework to demonstrate the potential of joining forces to develop solutions building on the expertise of each party. HEMERIA is a French Small Sat company that designs, builds and supplies cutting-edge space systems, while CS Group designs, develops, deploys, maintains and operates critical systems for Aeronautics, Transports, Space and Defense.

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African Countries Uganda and Zimbabwe Launch First Satellites

Uganda and Zimbabwe have launched their respective first satellites, on November 7 2022, onto the International Space Station for subsequent deployment into orbit at a later date. The satellites, PearlAfricaSat-1 and ZimSat-1, were launched at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on the Northrop Grumman (NG-18 Cygnus) commercial cargo resupply services to the ISS).

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Space Cafe Radio – on tour in Oslo – with Christian Hauglie-Hanssen

In this Space Café Radio - SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Christian Hauglie-Hanssen, Director General of the Norwegian Space Agency, they spoke at this year's Spaceport Norway event held in Oslo, from the 25th to the 26th of October 2022. This event was a great example of combining national innovation power and global space economy into one location. Christian Hauglie-Hanssen spoke with Torsten about the upcoming ministerial conference and the challenges that brings as well as the need of Norway and its space programs when it comes to space and security. Tune in to hear more!

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UNOOSA and UK Space Agency release report on space-related climate action efforts

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), with support from the UK Space Agency has published a report on the use of space technology to support climate action at the global level, the United Nations Information Service said. The report demonstrates how selected stakeholders use space technology in support of climate action.

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Lynk to Begin Commercial Services in 2023

Lynk CEO Charles Miller has announced that the mobile network technology company will begin its commercial services in early 2023 after receiving the "first commercial license" from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).  Miller made the disclosure during a panel session at the ongoing 3-day international forum on Connecting the World from the Skies

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