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Space4Impact launches free online New Space Economy course

Space4Impact, EPFL’s Space Center eSpace, E2MC Ventures, and Space Innovation joined forces to launch an online course on the New Space Economy, hosted on edX, Space4Impact announced. The program is already available as a free EPFLx course. There are over 30 video lectures accessible for those who want to learn.

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NASA to perform countdown rehearsal of SLS

NASA said it was ready to roll out the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket tomorrow for a fueling and countdown rehearsal. The SLS with Orion mounted on it will be transported from the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at the Kennedy Space Center to Launch Complex 39B. It will take approximately 11 hours  for the spacecraft to reach the pad.

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SpaceChain opens UAE office to boost space industry in the Middle East

SpaceChain is opening an office in the UAE, in Abu Dhabi to mark its foray into the burgeoning space sector in the Middle East, the company said. The new office is located at Hub71, Abu Dhabi’s global tech ecosystem. Its aim is to focus on the planning and development of integrated space-blockchain projects in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

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Kacific named company of the year at the Asian Telecommunications Awards 2022

Kacific was names the Company of the Year and Christian Patouraux, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Kacific, CEO of the Year at the Asian Telecommunications Awards 2022 for their commitment to bridging the digital divide for unserved and underserved communities across Asia and the Pacific.

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GMV signs contract for corrective maintenance of Paz satellite

Telecommunication satellite control supplier GMV, has signed a contract with INTA (Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial) for the corrective maintenance of the main elements of its ground segment, GMV said. It is also responsible for designing, developing, validating, and implementing the technology in the ground segment of INTA’s Paz satellite.

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Roscosmos to bring US astronaut back to Earth as planned

Russia’s space agency, Roscosmos says it will return US astronaut Mark Vande Hei to Earth as scheduled, on board the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft together with cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov on March 30th. Speculation to the contrary emerged earlier based on geopolitical tensions between Russia and the US after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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