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Isotropic Systems becomes ALL.SPACE and announces fifth generation smart terminal

ALL.SPACE, (formerly Isotropic Systems), has launched its fifth generation software-defined service enablement ‘smart terminal’, which is moving into initial production for release at the end of 2022, the company said. The platform is able to connect with all networks utilizing intelligent routing, edge computing, integrated modems, and cellular access.

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Space Report 2022 Q2: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity Executive Summary published

The Space Report 2022 Q2 edition has been published providing insight into the expanding global space economy, reaching a record US $469 billion, with a growth rate that is the fastest in seven years. The edition examines 46 nations’ actualized government space spending as well as commercial revenue from last year.

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SES completes US $450 million acquisition of DRS Global

SES and its wholly-owned subsidiary SES Government Solutions (SES GS) completed the acquisition of DRS Global Enterprise Solutions (GES) from Leonardo DRS for US $450 million, SES announced. The combined business will create a scaled solutions provider to serve the US Government’s multi-orbit satellite communications needs.

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UNOOSA and Japan open fellowship opportunity for nano-satellite development

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Government of Japan in cooperation with the Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech) announced that they are looking for students from developing countries to study nano-satellite development as part of another round of the post-graduate study on Nano-Satellite Technologies

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U.S. Congress passes NASA authorization bill

Congress has passed a NASA authorization bill, the first in five years, extending the operational life of the International Space Station (ISS) up until 2030 while also backing the agency’s Artemis program. The passing of the bill signals that Congress pioritizes the advancement of NASA’s technology, infrastructure, and workforce.

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Space Café Radio – on tour in London- with Farzana Baduel

In this Space Café Radio – SpaceWatch.Global Senior Editor and Space Café Italy Host Dr. Emma Gatti spoke with Farzana Baduel the CEO of Curzon PR, a London-based PR firm focused on public relations and marketing communications consultancy, at the 4th Secure World Foundation Summit in London on June 22-23. Farzana also served as Vice-Chair of Business Relations for the UK Conservative Party.

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Russia will leave the International Space Station after 2024

Yuri Borisov, head of the Russian federal space agency, Roscosmos, said the country will withdraw from the International Space Station (ISS) program after 2024 to focus on building its own orbiting station. The announcement was made less than two weeks after Roscosmos and NASA signed a seat exchange agreement on spacecraft traveling to and from the station.

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NASA selects Draper to fly research to far side of Moon

Lunar resource development company, ispace’s subsidiary, ispace technologies U.S. will join a team, led by Draper, that has been awarded US $73 million to deliver payloads, including two communication relay satellites, to lunar orbit as well as a suite of scientific experiments to the lunar surface, ispace said.

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China’s new space station module, Wentian, successfully docks

China has successfully docked Wentian, the second module of its Tiangong space station to the first, Tianhe section, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) said. The rendezvous and docking process with the forward port of Tianhe went smoothly, taking approximately 13 hours. Wentian will be moved to a side port with the help of the module's 10-meter-long robotic arm.

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