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DLR, ESA and Bavaria to Establish Moon Mission Control Center

The German Aerospace Center (DLR), the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Free State of Bavaria plan to establish the Human Exploration Control Center for future human spaceflight missions to the Moon in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. The Declaration of Intent was signed by Minister-President of Bavaria Markus Söder, DLR Divisional Board Member for Space Anke Pagels-Kerp and ESA Director General Josef Aschbacher on 13 March 2024 at the Bavarian State Chancellery.

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Omnispace and MTN Partner on Satellite IoT and 5G NTN Services


Omnispace has announced a collaboration with MTN, which will explore the use of S-band for satellite services to expand MTN's portfolio of wireless services in their markets. This initiative underscores Omnispace and MTN's joint commitment to developing cost-effective global connectivity solutions beyond existing cellular, land-based networks

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Aldoria and Arabsat Collaborate on Space Safety and Security

Arabsat and Aldoria have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on enhancing space safety and security. The MoU is one of the fruitful outcomes of the 1st Space Debris Conference in Saudi Arabia held in Riyadh on February 11-12, which the Saudi Space Agency organized.

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Space One KAIROS Rocket Explodes Midair after Launch

Space One, a Japanese private launch services provider, suffered a setback during its inaugural rocket launch as the rocket, KAIROS, exploded midair a few seconds after liftoff. The Company aimed to be the first private Japanese outfit to launch a satellite into Orbit, launching the ill-fated rocket from a new space facility in Kushimoto, Wakayama Prefecture. The rocket carried a small intelligence satellite for the Japanese Government, which it planned to insert into orbit about 500 km above the Earth's surface. 

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Simera Sense Secures Series A Funding to Expand Production Capacity

Simera Sense, a provider of end-to-end optical solutions for the small satellite Earth observation industry, has raised €13.5 million in its first growth investment round. The company, which offers a diverse array of ‘off-the-shelf’ high-resolution cameras ready for use by clients across the global small satellite industry, supplies solutions to global customers in the Earth observation data and service market.

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Rocket Lab Launches StriX-3 Satellite for Synspective

Rocket Lab USA, Inc. has launched its 45th Electron rocket, successfully deploying a fourth synthetic aperture radar satellite to Synspective’s Earth-observation constellation. "Owl Night Long", a dedicated mission for Synspective, launched from Pad B at Rocket Lab’s Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand. The mission delivered a single spacecraft, the StriX-3 satellite, to a 561km Sun Synchronous Orbit, where it joined Synspective’s growing constellation.

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NASA Receives Budgetary Support for Artemis for FY 2025


The Biden-Harris Administration has released the President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2025, which includes funding that will allow NASA to continue advancing its understanding of Earth and space. As a result, the budget will enable NASA to launch the Artemis II mission, which will send astronauts around the Moon for the first time in more than 50 years and research Earth’s changing climate, among others.

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e-GEOS and Umbra Announce Signature of Reseller Agreement

e-GEOS  and Umbra, a vertically integrated space technology company, have entered a Reseller Agreement that will grant e-GEOS non-exclusive, world-wide distribution rights for Umbra SAR satellite data, marking a significant advancement in the accessibility and availability of high resolution SAR imagery. Therefore, by the Agreement e-GEOS will enrich its SAR satellite data offering and Umbra will target a larger pool of customers, users and application services. Umbra and e-GEOS satellites offer imaging capabilities, capturing high-resolution data at any time, day or night, and in all weather conditions.

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Kymeta Unveils Leadership Transition to Drive Next Phase

Kymeta has announced leadership and board changes as it continues to build on its technology and first-to-market products. As a result, effective April 1st, 2024, Rick Bergman will become the President and CEO of Kymeta, bringing a wealth of experience from his most recent role as Executive Vice President of Computing and Graphics at AMD. Bergman also served as President and CEO of Synaptics (SYNA). His distinguished career includes steering organizations towards capitalizing on market opportunities with innovative technologies, leading to sustained market growth.

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ispace-US and RSA Sign Payload Services Agreement


ispace Technologies U.S., inc. (ispace-U.S.) has signed a payload services agreement with Rhea Space Activity (RSA) to deliver autonomous guidance and navigation technology to lunar orbit aboard ispace-U.S.’s Mission 3 scheduled for 2026. The agreement will consequently foster collaboration to test RSA’s Jervis Autonomy Module (JAM), a novel autonomous navigation technology which recently received funding through a grant from NASA’s TechFlights Program.

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