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Euroconsult predicts one ton of smallsats to be launched daily in the next decade

Euroconsult published the latest update of “Prospects for the Small Satellite Market” forecasting further growth in the global supply and demand of small satellites weighing a maximum of 500 kg. The 8th edition of the market intelligence report expects about 18,500 smallsats to be launched over the next decade.

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JWST delivers deepest infrared image of Universe to date

NASA has published the James Webb Space Telescope’s deepest and sharpest infrared image of the distant Universe so far, known as Webb’s First Deep Field, an image of galaxy cluster SMACS 0723. The image contains thousands of galaxies, including the faintest objects ever observed in the infrared part of the spectrum.

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ESA astronaut selection in final stages

ESA’s astronaut selection has been progressing as planned, with the cognitive, technical, motor coordination and personality testing (Phase 2) ending in March, while psychometric testing, group and individual exercises and practical tests (Phase 3) ended in June this year. Over 400 applicants took part in the psychological assessments of Phase 3, carried out by an international team of experts.

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Airbus to provide 42 satellite platforms to Northrop Grumman

Airbus U.S. Space & Defense has been contracted to assemble, integrate, test, and launch 42 satellite platforms as well as provide space vehicle commissioning support services to Northrop Grumman to satisfy the U.S. Space Development Agency’s (SDA) Tranche 1 Transport Layer prototype constellation (T1TL) award, Airbus said.

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Space Café WebTalk 33 minutes with Graham Turnock – The Accelerators: ESA’s plans to warp drive European Space Recap

Our Space Café WebTalk “33 minutes with Graham Turnock - The Accelerators: ESA’s plans to warp drive European Space” took place on Tuesday, 28th June. Graham Turnock has been a Special Advisor to the European Space Agency (ESA) since 2021. Before that, he was Chief Executive of the UK Space Agency.

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