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SatixFy to combine with Endurance Acquisition and go public

Satellite communication system provider SatixFy Communications, and Endurance Acquisition, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, announced the signing of a merger agreement that will see SatixFy becoming a publicly listed company.  The Board of Directors of both companies unanimously approved the transaction, which is still subject to the approval of Endurance’s stockholders.

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2022 spending bill allocates US $24 billion for NASA

House and Senate appropriators published the omnibus spending bill for fiscal year 2022, offering US $24 billion to NASA. The amount is US $760 million less than what the agency requested. The largest cut is in the space technology directorate, US $1.1 billion instead of the sought US $1.425 billion.

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Register Today For Our Space Cafe “Black Ops by Dr. Emma Gatti” On 21 March 2022

This Space Café Black Ops will feature Dr. Bleddyn Bowen, Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Leicester, in conversation with Dr. Emma Gatti, Space Analyst and Broadcaster and correspondent of SpaceWatch.Global for Italy. Ukraine Conflict: is an escalation in Space possible?

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UNOOSA and EUSPA sign agreement to advance space benefits

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) to support United Nations Member States, UNOOSA said. The cooperation will help to make the benefits of space technologies available to everyone on a global scale.

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Iran launches new military satellite

Iran's Revolutionary Guard has launched Noor-2, the country’s second satellite into orbit, on board of a Qassed rocket, according to state media IRNA. The US alleges that Iran's satellite launches go against a UN Security Council resolution. The first Noor satellite was launched in April 2020 after the country has experienced several failed launches due to technical issues.

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Space4Impact launches free online New Space Economy course

Space4Impact, EPFL’s Space Center eSpace, E2MC Ventures, and Space Innovation joined forces to launch an online course on the New Space Economy, hosted on edX, Space4Impact announced. The program is already available as a free EPFLx course.  There are over 30 video lectures accessible for those who want to learn.

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Dr. Jan Wörner and Kevin O’Connell join EnduroSat’s Advisory Board

Two people have joined EnduroSat’s Advisory Board: Dr. Jan Wörner, to help in scaling the company’s space service and Kevin O’Connell to guide the deployment of the next generation space infrastructure, EnduroSat said. Dr. Wörner’s has previously had the role of chairman of the DLR’s (German Aerospace Center) executive board and was Jean-Jacques Dordain’s successor as Director General of ESA.

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UK stake in OneWeb no guarantee for UK production

Bharti Enterprises, OneWeb’s largest shareholder said that bringing manufacturing into the UK would be problematic, despite the government’s ambitions to stimulate a domestic space industry. Sunil Bharti Mittal, chair of Bharti Enterprises, said that they would encourage the winner of the contract for OneWeb’s second-generation satellites to manufacture in the UK but there were no guarantees.

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