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The Space Cafe Podcast #053: ESA director Géraldine Naja on the commercialization of ESA, the Russian absence, and why ESA might just be waiting for your job application.

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present: The Space Cafe Podcast #053: ESA director Géraldine Naja on the commercialization of ESA, the Russian absence, and why ESA might just be waiting for your job application. The European Space Agency (ESA) has set sail to begin commercial operations. But what does that mean?

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Lonestar to take Earth’s data to the Moon

Lonestar Data Holdings announced that it is launching a series of data centers to the lunar surface and it has already contracted three companies for its first two missions to the Moon and for the build of its data services payload. The lunar startup will provide data services and communications from the Moon by utilizing a platform for critical data infrastructure and edge processing.

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Delta Air Lines test Starlink internet for planes

Satellite internet company Starlink is testing its wireless internet services on Delta Air Lines’ airplanes. The Atlanta-based airline said they had been in discussions with Starlink, and conducted initial tests of the technology. SpaceX Starlink CEO Elon Musk, said that the company was aiming to get certified for Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 planes as well.

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Starlink loses French licenses

France's highest administrative court revoked the decision to grant two frequency bands to satellite company Starlink, saying the country's telecoms regulator, Arcep, had made legal misjudgements, Reuters reported. Starlink got the right operate on two radio frequencies to provide internet access from France's Arcep regulator in February 2021.

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Amazon contracts three companies for 83 launches to deploy Project Kuiper

Amazon announced it signed launch service contracts with three commercial launch companies, ArianeSpace, Blue Origin and ULA (United Launch Alliance) for 83 launches altogether over a five year period.  Arianespace will perform 18 Ariane 6 launches for Amazon’s Project Kuiper over a period of three years under the contract.

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Space Café Germany by Markus Mooslechner Recap: Dr. Ernst Pfeiffer, CEO of HPS GmbH

In that Space Café Germany Dr.-Ing. Ernst Pfeiffer, CEO of HPS High-Performance Space Structure Systems GmbH and spokesman of the German SME in Space Association, talked with our guest moderator Markus Mooslechner, Executive Producer and Author at Terra Mater Studios and Host of the Space Café Podcasts about SME's in the German Space(politics) - an orientation.

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SES orders software-defined satellite from Thales Alenia

Luxembourg-based satellite operator SES, ordered a software-defined geostationary satellite from Thales Alenia Space to extend its connectivity services across Europe, Asia and Africa, SES said. SES-26 is the third and final satellite the company has ordered from Thales Alenia based on their three-satellite contract.

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PSN Group to build Nusantara Lima Satellite

PSN Group (Pasifik Satelit Nusantara) has entered into contracts to build the Nusantara Lima Satellite with a planned launch in 2023 to augment the capacity of SATRIA-1, the company said. These two very high throughput satellites will make PSN one of the biggest satellite capacity providers in Asia, according to the firm. Its 330 Gbps service will cover Indonesia and its surrounding areas.

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