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Space Norway to build radar satellite system for maritime surveillance

Strategic space infrastructure developer Space Norway, has signed contracts with Surrey Satellite Technology and Oxford Space Systems, to build a radar satellite system, MicroSAR, optimized for maritime surveillance, capable of detecting relatively small vessels in a very large area, the company said.

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D-Orbit wins tender for launch and deployment of two TU Berlin satellites

Space logistics and orbital transportation company D-Orbit, won a public tender for the launch and deployment of two satellites designed and built by TU Berlin’s (Technische Universität/Berlin Institute of Technology) Chair of Space Technology, D-Orbit said.  The two NanoFF (Nanosatellites in Formation Flight)

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Space Cafe WebTalk 33 minutes Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl – Europe’s Space Ambitions – What’s Up During This Autumn?

Our Space Café WebTalk “33 minutes with Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl - Europe’s Space Ambitions – what’s up during this autumn?” Took place on Tuesday, 16th August, ending our 7-week summer break. Kai-Uwe is the Special Advisor for Political Affairs at the European Space Agency (ESA) at its Headquarters in Paris.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: SOLARIS – a step toward making space-based solar power a European reality

The word “solaris”, which until recently evoked a 1972 Soviet science-fiction movie directed by Andrey Tarkovsky, is taking on new meaning. “SOLARIS” is now a proposal for a preparatory program of technology research & development envisioned by the European Space Agency (ESA) to tackle the techno-economic feasibility of space-based solar power (SBSP).

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Scout Space wins two contracts for on-orbit servicing project by the U.S. Space Force

Virginia, In-space services technology provider Scout Space, won two U.S. Space Force Small Business Technology Transfer contracts - each worth US $250,000 - in support of debris-cleanup project, Orbital Prime, Scout said. Scout partnered with Stanford University’s Space Rendezvous Laboratory (SLAB) and the Florida Institute of Technology’s Orion Lab to deliver the assignment.

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Spaceport in discussions to become Green Freeport subzone

SaxaVord Spaceport is in talks with the North East Scotland Green Freeport (NESGF) bid partners to create a strategic partnership, under which SaxaVord would become a subzone of the NESGF, the Spaceport said. The Scottish spaceport will give place to the United Kingdom’s first vertical rocket launches in 2023, deploying small satellites into orbit. 

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Space Café Radio – Artemis I Episode IV – with Kerry Timmons

In this Space Café Radio – SpaceWatch.Global Senior Editor and Space Café Italy Host Dr. Emma Gatti spoke with Kerry Timmons, Systems Engineering Manager on the Orion program at Lockheed Martin. In this episode, Kerry discusses the Orion spacecraft that will take astronauts to the moon and back to Earth. In this episode, Kerry discusses the Orion spacecraft that will take astronauts to the moon and back to Earth.

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Local Aboriginal artist designs Southern Launch’s upcoming rocket launch mission patch

Local Koonibba artist, Kevina Ware, has designed the mission patch for the next rocket launch mission from Southern Launch’s Koonibba Test Range which is due to launch in the coming weeks, Southern Launch said.  Launch services company, Southern Launch commissioned Ware as part of their ongoing relationship with the Koonibba Community Aboriginal Corporation.

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