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Two South Australian manufacturers awarded AU $1 million grant to enter space

Two South Australian companies, engineering and fabrication company Ferretti International, and family-owned manufacturing company Hydroil, will start manufacturing for the space industry after winning the contract to build and supply a mobile launch rail for Australian spaceport and space mission provider Southern Launch, the company said.

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Northrop Grumman and Firefly Aerospace to develop Antares upgrade

Northrop Grumman and end-to-end space transportation company Firefly Aerospace, are collaborating to provide an American-built first-stage upgrade for the Antares rocket as well as a new medium launch vehicle to serve commercial, civil and national security space launch markets, Northrop Grumman said. 

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SpaceLink enters into cooperative R&D agreement with U.S. Army

Space communications infrastructure company, SpaceLink, has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command Technical Center (USASMDC-TC) in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, SpaceLink said. The organizations will explore alternative space communications pathways together to ensure resiliency and reduce sensor-to-shooter latency.

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Space Café Radio – on tour in Prague – with Pascal Faucher

SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Dr. Pascal Faucher, during the 6th Space Security Conference, held in Prague between the 19th and the 22nd of June 2022. Dr. Pascal Faucher is the Chairman of the European Union Consortium of Member States on Space Surveillance and Tracking since July 2017.

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Antarctica Capital acquires Descartes Labs

International private equity firm, Antarctica Capital (Antarctica), acquired a controlling interest in geospatial intelligence company, Descartes Labs, providing solutions for commercial and government clients. Antarctica's portfolio comprises companies such as New Space, Data Analytics and Digital Infrastructure.

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Spire to host second optical payload for South Korea

Space-based data, analytics, and space services provider, Spire Global, will host a second Earth-imaging payload, Hancom-2 satellite, for South Korean space services company, Hancom InSpace as part of expanding its East Asian operations. Hancom is the first South Korean private company to operate a commercial satellite mission

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