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Register Today For Our Space Café “33 minutes with Laura Anne Edwards” On 29 March 2022

This Space Café WebTalk will feature Laura Anne Edwards, NASA Datanaut and core member of the Oxford Space Initiative, in conversation with Torsten Kriening, publisher of SpaceWatch.Global. Thoughts on the Future of Space and Earth. Laura Anne Edwards is an innovation catalyst, named a 2021 Top 50 Leader in Space Tech.

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Interstellar Lab announces a US $5 million seed round to accelerate BioPod manufacturing

Interstellar Lab announced a US $5 million seed round with Urania Ventures, Auxxo, 7percent Ventures, Seldor Capital, E2MC, Kima Ventures and BPI. The startup will be able to double its workforce by the end of 2022 with the help of the funding.  The company will accelerate manufacturing of the first BioPods this year, produced for the Earth market.

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Astroscale awarded €800,000 collision avoidance ESA contract

ESA selected satellite servicing and long-term orbital sustainability company Astroscale, to lead a collision avoidance study, part of the Collision Risk Estimation and Automated Mitigation (CREAM) activities in ESA’s Space Safety Programme, Astroscale announced. The CREAM 2 study, valued at €800,000, will recommend late commanding paths to save time and resources from unnecessary manoeuvres.

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Astrolab unveils lunar rover design

Emerging aerospace company formed by a team of industry leading planetary rover and robotics experts, Venturi Astrolab, announced the development of the Flexible Logistics and Exploration (FLEX) rover built to enhance lunar and planetary mobility. The company aims to produce a fleet of rovers needed to support a sustainable human presence on the Moon and Mars.

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Space Cafe WebTalk “33 minutes with Simonetta Di Pippo” Recap: International Women’s Day 2022 – A Conversation on Women in Space

Space Cafe WebTalk “33 minutes with Simonetta Di Pippo” on the topic of “International Women's Day 2022 - A Conversation on Women in Space,” took place on 8th March interviewing UNOOSA Director, Simonetta Di Pippo. Ms Di Pippo maintains responsibility for the Office's management and administration,

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SatixFy to combine with Endurance Acquisition and go public

Satellite communication system provider SatixFy Communications, and Endurance Acquisition, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, announced the signing of a merger agreement that will see SatixFy becoming a publicly listed company.  The Board of Directors of both companies unanimously approved the transaction, which is still subject to the approval of Endurance’s stockholders.

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2022 spending bill allocates US $24 billion for NASA

House and Senate appropriators published the omnibus spending bill for fiscal year 2022, offering US $24 billion to NASA. The amount is US $760 million less than what the agency requested. The largest cut is in the space technology directorate, US $1.1 billion instead of the sought US $1.425 billion.

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Register Today For Our Space Cafe “Black Ops by Dr. Emma Gatti” On 21 March 2022

This Space Café Black Ops will feature Dr. Bleddyn Bowen, Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Leicester, in conversation with Dr. Emma Gatti, Space Analyst and Broadcaster and correspondent of SpaceWatch.Global for Italy. Ukraine Conflict: is an escalation in Space possible?

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