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Satellite

EUMETSAT Takes Control of MTG-1i as it Reaches Intended Orbit

The Meteosat Third Generation – Imager 1 (MTG-I1) satellite has successfully reached its intended orbit, nearly 36,000km above the Equator, after its 13 December launch from Kourou, French Guiana. As a result, EUMETSAT has taken control of its newest addition to its fleet of meteorological satellites.

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NeuralAgent and Miratlas Partner on Optical-Laser Communications

NeuralAgent GmbH, a Munich, Germany-based software intelligence Start-Up, and Miratlas SAS, a French atmospheric data characterization Start-Up, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to join forces for the new space market around building a predictive and robust networking capability for global space to earth optical communications around heavy atmospheric conditions.

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France agrees to provide Poland with two satellites and a ground station

Polish Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak and French Defence Minister Sébastien Lecornu approved an agreement between Airbus and the Polish Armaments Agency. Under this agreement, France will deliver two reconnaissance satellites and a ground station to Poland, the ministers said at a press conference.

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The Space Café Podcast #70: Jim Green – former chief scientist NASA about the past and future of space science and the agency’s secret sauce

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present: The Space Café Podcast #70: Jim Green - former chief scientist NASA about the past and future of space science and the agency’s secret sauce. James Green has served 40 years with NASA and sports some of its most prestigious missions. In the current episode of the Space Café Podcast, he talks about SLS, James Webb, Artemis, DART, space science and the future of the space industry. 

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Space Cafe Radio – on tour in Scotland – with Kevin Scullion

In this Space Café Radio - SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Kevin Scullion, International Trade Specialist at Scottish Development International (SDI), about the Scottish space sector, the opportunities and the challenges and the strategy for supporting space to become a unique business segment for Scotland.

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NASA Awards SpaceX Launch Services Contract for Sentinel-6B

NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) to provide launch services for the Sentinel-6B mission. Sentinel-6B will continue the long-term global sea level data record begun in 1992 by Topex/Poseidon, followed by Jason 1, 2, 3, and Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich. The mission is a partnership between NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT).

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