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LeoLabs Appoints Tony Frazier New as its New CEO

LeoLabs’ new CEO Tony Frazier. Credit: Tony Frazier

LeoLabs, a provider of integrated solutions that persistently monitor activity in space to reveal threats to safety and security, has appointed Tony Frazier as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). As a result, Tony will lead LeoLabs as it scales to become a critical mission partner for combined military space operations and next-generation space safety systems.

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Rwanda Space Agency and POLSA Strengthen Partnership Ties

Rwanda Space Agency (RSA) and the Polish Space Agency (POLSA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to advance partnership opportunities, marking a significant milestone in bilateral collaboration between Rwanda and Poland in space technology. Rwanda and Poland share robust bilateral ties, demonstrated by a state visit by Polish President Andrzej Duda this month to Kigali, Rwanda's capital city.

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Eutelsat OneWeb Launches ‘Land Mobility’ Connectivity Services

Eutelsat Group has confirmed the launch of Eutelsat OneWeb’s low Earth orbit (LEO) mobility services, bringing high-speed communications ‘on the move’ into reality for land-based customers. The launch of Land Mobility services enables Eutelsat OneWeb’s distribution partners to implement comms on the move solutions for customers around the world.

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Space Cafe Radio Frontiers – CAMoes Special – with Dr Ana Pires

In this Space Café Radio Frontier episode, SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Dr. Ana Pires, a geosciences researcher at the Centre for Robotics and Autonomous Systems|CRAS in INESCTEC, Portugal, and the Co-Lead of CAMões Crew Zero.

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HyImpulse SR75 Rocket Ship to Australia for Inaugural Launch

HyImpulse

HyImpulse has announced that its SR75 rocket and its ground support equipment have begun the journey by ship through the Atlantic Ocean, around South Africa and to Southern Australia for its inaugural launch. Southern Launch's Koonibba test range is the final destination for the rocket, and the launch campaign will tentatively commence in mid-April at the Koonibba test range.

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mu Space and Airbus Partner on Thailand Smallsat Missions

MoU Sign Airbus

Airbus Defence and Space SAS ("Airbus") and mu Space and Advanced Technology Co, Ltd ("mu Space") have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on potential future Thailand small satellite missions. This MoU outlines the terms and conditions for their cooperation and the key principles that would govern their relationship for the establishment of the Project. Both parties consequently believe that their combined expertise can lead to successful collaboration in the field of advanced space technology.

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Connected Raises Pre-Seed to Develop Proprietary Technology

Connected

Connected, the Portuguese startup on a mission to make universal, standardized, sustainable and affordable NB-IoT connectivity from space a reality, has secured a €2M funding round. Shilling VC, Iberis Capital and FundBox co-led the funding round, with significant contributions from Amena Ventures, angel investor Keith Willey and Octopus Ventures, which leads one of the largest and most active investment funds in Europe.

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Space Nuggets 08/2024 – 60th Munich Security Conference

In his review, Torsten Kriening shares his takeaways from the last week. The 60th Munich Security Conference featured discussions on geopolitical hotspots, collaboration, civil applications, global commons protection, and struggles for a unified vision for the Ukraine war within the EU. Notable moments include the signing of a Memorandum Of Understanding between the German Aerospace Center and the World Food Program and discussions on urgent global issues, but the “priorities are on the urgent issues, not the important issues” the discussions reflect on the critical but underrepresented role of space in addressing global challenges such as climate change and security issues.

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Intuitive Machines Successfully Lands on Lunar Surface

Intuitive Machines

Intuitive Machines has successfully soft-landed its IM-1 mission Nova-C class lunar lander (Odysseus) on the lunar South Pole after launching it a week ago from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The uncrewed lunar lander landed at 6:23 pm ET (23:23 UTC), making Intuitive Machines the first commercial outfit to soft-land on the moon. It also marks the US's first moon soft landing in 51 years. 

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Avanti Signs Strategic Collaboration Agreement With Telesat

Telesat

Avanti Communications has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Telesat to test and develop LEO services as part of its global strategy to deliver bespoke, multi-orbit solutions to customers at scale. Avanti consequently plans to incorporate Telesat’s Lightspeed™ services into its network to provide affordable, high-quality broadband connectivity worldwide. Telesat’s global network comprises 198 state-of-the-art LEO satellites that seamlessly integrate with on-ground networks.

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