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EnduroSat and Mission Space launch space weather monitoring constellation

Space data service provider EnduroSat signed a contract with high-precision space weather monitoring company, Mission Space. The partnership will deploy a constellation of sensors for monitoring space weather in low Earth orbit. The partnership will deploy a constellation of sensors for monitoring space weather in low Earth orbit.

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Space4Impact launches fifth week of 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. The program is available on edX as a free EPFLx course. Learners can watch more than 30 video lectures by space experts from various domains within startups, academia, the private sector, and public institutions in Switzerland.

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Vyoma partners with Atos to improve satellite safety

Vyoma, a space startup aiming to make space safer, has partnered with Atos Germany to help improve the safety of satellites in orbit, Vyoma said. The firm will bring its innovative solution for tracking space objects while Atos will share its secure data management system. Due to this cooperation, satellite operators will have a more effective way of avoiding collisions and manoeuvring.

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Airbus’ EGNOS V3 passes initial service performance review

Airbus Defence and Space and its EGNOS V3 system has passed an initial service performance review successfully. The program is managed under a partnership agreement between the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Defence, Industry and Space, the European Union Agency for the Space Programme and ESA.

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Rocket Lab successfully catches booster returning from space with helicopter

Rocket Lab has successfully deployed 34 satellites to orbit during its “There And Back Again” mission, which also included a mid-air capture of the Electron booster with a helicopter for the first time. This was the company’s 26th Electron mission. Rocket Lab has deployed a total of 146 satellites to orbit with the launch vehicle so far.

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Boeing Starliner’s second test flight scheduled for May

The second uncrewed Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program launching Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket is targeted for 19th May, Boeing said. During OFT-2, the company will test Starliner's and Atlas V’s capabilities from launch to docking and re-rentry operations.

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China to build communications and navigation constellation around the Moon

China is planning to set up a lunar communication and navigation satellite constellation around the Moon to aid future operations on the lunar surface, CNSA said. The China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced that China will take the lead in demonstrating a lunar relay satellite system.

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Minerva mission begins aboard ISS as Crew-4 arrives

Crew Dragon Freedom has successfully docked to the ISS, carrying ESA astronaut and mission specialist Samantha Cristoforetti and NASA astronauts  Kjell Lindgren (commander), Robert Hines (pilot) and Jessica Watkins (mission specialist). The crew has begun a six-month-long science mission as part of Expedition 67 and later Expedition 68.

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