SpaceTalks 4.0 - 2024

Satellite

LIMA 2023 – Day 1 – Rika Valluris morning briefing

The very first Langkawi International Space Forum (LISF) was officially inaugurated by the Honourable Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia. The opening address set the tone for the conference and the need to develop a strong space industry in the ASEAN region. The LISF saw representatives from across the globe who spoke on a variety of topics. Over 150 Attendees listened keenly to the future of space in Malaysia and Asia.

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Frederic C. Baker joins UNIO as CTO

Frederic C. Baker will join the European space start-up UNIO after his appointment as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). As a result, He will lead the architecture build-out of the Company's ground-breaking commercial satellite constellation focused on enabling new services and products in the automotive and broader mobility sector.

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Exolaunch successfully deploys satellites on Transporter-8

Falcon 9 carrying the Transporter-8 mission lifting off from Cape Canaveral. Credit SpaceX

Exolaunch, a global provider of mission management and integration services, announced on the 14th of June the successful deployment of 32 satellites on SpaceX’s Transporter-8 dedicated rideshare mission. This brings Exolaunch to a total of 323 satellites launched. The rideshare mission lifted-off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 on the 12th of June at 2:35 pm PT from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, USA. 

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HPS Joins Net Zero Space Initiative for Space-Tech Innovation

HPS GmbH has announced its membership in the Net Zero Space Initiative, an ambitious global movement dedicated to supporting sustainable practices and innovations in space. The Net Zero Space Initiative brings together industry leaders, organizations, and experts from various sectors to collaborate on finding concrete solutions to combat space debris

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SES Announces its CEO Steve Collar is Stepping Down

SES has announced that Steve Collar, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), will be stepping down at the end of June 2023. This is because the CEO is looking to pursue other professional and personal endeavors. The search for a successor is underway, and Ruy Pinto, currently the Chief Technology Officer of SES, will assume the role of CEO until the Company announces a permanent successor.

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Space Café Austria by Sabine Pongruber – with Christoph Aubrecht, ESA

Space Café Austria provided valuable insights into the world of satellite Earth observation technology. Hosted by Sabine, CEO of WEME Global, and featuring Christoph Aubrecht, Manager of Global Development Assistance at the European Space Agency (ESA), the podcast discussed the ESA's crucial role in supporting organizations like the World Bank and Asia Development Bank in implementing satellite technology to address real-life challenges.

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