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ICT Spring - 2022

Space

Privateer launches its knowledge graph technology

Privateer, co-founded by Steve Wozniak (Apple), Alex Fielding (Ripcord, Apple), and Dr. Moriba Jah (University of Texas at Austin), has formally come out of stealth mode to launch its proprietary knowledge graph technology to map and track space debris and satellites in Earth orbit, the company said. The firm’s aim is to create a vital data infrastructure for sustainable new space economy. 

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Kleos Patrol mission to launch with D-Orbit’s ION Satellite Carrier

Space logistics and orbital transportation company D-orbit signed a contract with US launch provider Spaceflight to deploy the Kleos Patrol Mission (KSF2) satellites aboard D-orbit’s next ION Satellite Carrier mission, the company said. The four satellites of Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data-as-a-service company, Kleos Space, will launch with SpaceX’s Transporter 4 mission.

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The Space Cafe Podcast #049: Urs Ganse, refreshing nerd talk about all things space you may never have heard about 

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 49th episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast #049: Urs Ganse, refreshing nerd talk about all things space you may never have heard about. Deep in a forest in Finland, miles from the nearest settlement, Urs Ganse lives in a cabin by a lake. Urs is a plasma physicist. He doesn't need much.

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Rocket Lab successfully deploys second satellite for Synspective

Rocket Lab has successfully deployed a second Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite to orbit for data and solutions provider Synspective, bringing the total number of satellites deployed by the company to 110, Rocket Lab said. Electron successfully deployed the StriX-β spacecraft, adding a second satellite to Synspective’s SAR constellation.

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Space Cafe Radio – with Ricardo Mesquita, Nova SBE

In this Space Café Radio, SpaceWatch.Global Evenkoordinator and Space Cafe Benelux Host Chiara Moenter spoke with Ricardo Mesquita, Director of Innovation & Business Transformation at Nova School of Business and Economics Lisbon, Portugal about the upcoming Space for Business course and the need for more and better education in the space sector.

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 21 – 28 February 2022

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Orbital Gateway Consulting we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 21 – 28 February 2022. Welcome to another episode of the Dongfang Hour China Space Updates! I’m Jean Deville, joined as always by my co-host Blaine Curcio.

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SpaceX to protect the ISS if Russia pulls out of the program

Elon Musk confirmed that SpaceX would get involved if the ISS fell out of orbit and came crashing down to Earth. Russian space chief, Dmitry Rogozin, said that they would not save the ISS from an uncontrolled de-orbit due to new US sanctions against the country. 

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Roscosmos suspends European launches from Kourou spaceport

Russian space agency, Roscosmos, has suspended launch operations from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, and is recalling its technical personnel as a response to EU sanctions towards Russia. Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for Space, stated that the decision had no consequences “on the continuity and quality of the Galileo and Copernicus services.”

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European space legislation proposed

On 23 February 2022, Niklas Nienaß, Member of the European Parliament for the Greens/EFA rolled out an initiative for setting a coherent space legislation in Europe. Based on a study of five independent experts, coordinated by Kai-Uwe Schrogl with Irmgard Marboe, Jean-Francois Mayence, Lucien Rapp and Jenni Tapio (see their report Towards European Legislation for Space Activities),

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