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NASA to aid new space technology development with US $200 million

NASA announced two opportunities to partner with the agency and help companies finalise the development of their technologies that could potentially be used for space exploration. NASA’s ongoing program, Tipping Point, supports space technologies that can advance commercial space capabilities and benefit future agency missions.

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Brazilian Space Agency and AWS sign cooperation agreement

The Brazilian Space Agency (AEB) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) signed a Statement of Strategic Intent and Cooperation to support innovation and the continued growth of the country’s space industry, AWS announced. The agreement outlines three specific areas of collaboration including research and development and an open, centralised space database.

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GEC buys satellite platforms from Exobotics

Research and development, technology service and consulting firm, Geometric Energy Corporation (GEC), announced it signed a contract with UK satellite and ground-support equipment manufacturer, Exobotics.  Under the contract, Exobotics will provide 12U CubeSat platforms and custom payload development services for GEC’s upcoming missions.

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Space Café WebTalk with Ran Livne: “Impact investing” in Israel’s second space shot

During this week’s Space Café, SpaceWatch.Global Publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Ran Livne, the Director-General of the Israel-based Ramon Foundation. In 2015, the organisation became the world’s first nonprofit to pilot and manage a human-crewed space mission.

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Space Café Brazil by Ian Grosner Recap: Raphael Roettgen of E2MC

In this week’s Space Café Brazil by Ian Grosner, he talked with Raphael Roettgen about the space economy sector. Raphael said the role of educating the people about the benefits of space is crucial. The language must be less technical and more didactic to understand the importance of space activities.

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2022 Space Summit in a nutshell 

European leaders confirmed their ambitious plans to work closely together to accelerate Europe as a world leader in space during the 2022 Space Summit held in Toulouse, ESA reported. ESA, the EU and their member States will join forces to utilise the potential of space and to tackle urgent societal, economic and security challenges.

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Aerospacelab Raises €40m in Series B financing round

Aerospacelab team

Brussels, Belgian satellite manufacturer Aerospacelab announced having raised €40 million in a Series B funding, co-led by Airbus Ventures and XAnge, a European investor in early-stage startups. Other investors include Octave & Miroslaw Klaba, SRIW, Noshaq, BNP Paribas Private Equity, Sambrinvest, and Belaero. Aerospacelab has raised a total of €60 million since its founding in 2018. 

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Space Café Recap “Moriba’s Vox Populi 09” on Space Environmentalism and Thoughts on the Movie “Don’t Look Up”

In this session of Space Cafè “Moriba’s Vox Populi 09” Dr. Moriba Jah talked about space environmentalism, thoughts on the movie “Don’t Look Up” – its potential for outreach while also showing some scientific inaccuracies and what it will take for humanity to take action with

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