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UNOOSA and Japan open fellowship opportunity for nano-satellite development

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Government of Japan in cooperation with the Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech) announced that they are looking for students from developing countries to study nano-satellite development as part of another round of the post-graduate study on Nano-Satellite Technologies

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Space Café Radio – on tour in London – with Temi Shogelola

In this Space Café Radio – SpaceWatch.Global Senior Editor and Space Café Italy Host Dr. Emma Gatti spoke with Temi Shogelola, Space Sustainability Lead at the UK Space Agency, at the 4th Secure World Foundation Summit in London on June 22-23. At the summit, Temi gives her perspective and opinion on the needs of the space domain to implement policies to further space sustainability.

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U.S. Congress passes NASA authorization bill

Congress has passed a NASA authorization bill, the first in five years, extending the operational life of the International Space Station (ISS) up until 2030 while also backing the agency’s Artemis program. The passing of the bill signals that Congress pioritizes the advancement of NASA’s technology, infrastructure, and workforce.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: A beacon of light in the sea of darkness: Why all space objects should have retroreflectors

If you have ever driven through a pitch-black, rainy night on an unlit country road, you probably have been thankful for the invention of reflective paint. Illuminated by the car's headlights, lane markers and road signs appear magically out of the darkness.

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Space Cafè Italy by Dr. Emma Gatti: Cinzia Zuffada of NASA JPL

The fourth episode of Space Café Italy has featured Cinzia Zuffada, NASA’s JPL Deputy Chief Scientist and President of the Italian Scientists and Scholars in North America Foundation (ISSNAF). The episode was hosted by Dr. Emma Gatti, host for Space Cafè Radio and correspondent of SpaceWatch.Global for Italy.

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Volume I of McGill Manual on military outer space law gets published

Volume I of McGill Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space (MILAMOS): Volume I – Rules containing the 52 rules agreed by consensus among subject-matter experts and institutions over a six-year process, has been published. The project was initiated by the Faculty of Law’s Centre for Research in Air and Space Law involving over 80 international participants

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Space Café Radio – on tour in London- with Farzana Baduel

In this Space Café Radio – SpaceWatch.Global Senior Editor and Space Café Italy Host Dr. Emma Gatti spoke with Farzana Baduel the CEO of Curzon PR, a London-based PR firm focused on public relations and marketing communications consultancy, at the 4th Secure World Foundation Summit in London on June 22-23. Farzana also served as Vice-Chair of Business Relations for the UK Conservative Party.

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Thales Alenia and Miprons develop water-powered propulsion system

Space solutions company, Thales Alenia Space, the joint venture between Thales and Leonardo, has signed an agreement with Italian space propulsion startup, Miprons, to develop an innovative water propulsion system for satellites, Thales Alenia said. The project will leverage Miprons’ proprietary technology, a miniaturized, high-thrust thruster using a green, cost-effective propellant: water.

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