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Space Café BeNeLux by Dr. Heike Poignand: Dr. Harald Hauschild – Will Optical and Quantum Communications Be the Future of Space?

In the latest “Space Café BeNeLux”, our new host Dr. Heike Poignand, welcomed Dr. Harald Hauschild, ARTES ScyLight Programme Manager at ESA, to an insightful discussion if optical and quantum communications will be the future of space. The short answer, according to our guest, is: Yes, it will. If you are interested to know more, please have a look at the long version in the video,

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UK Space Agency Announces Fund for Aerial Connectivity

Secretary of State for Science, Innovation, and Technology, Chloe Smith, has announced £20 million in funding from the UK Space Agency to support the development of future telecommunications technologies and aerial connectivity projects. The project would subsequently be onboard drones or high-altitude platforms to provide wireless coverage

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Space Café: 33 minutes with Kevin O’Connell – From Zombie Statistics to the Trillion-Dollar Space Economy

Our Space Café “33 minutes with Kevin O’Connell – from zombie statistics to the trillion-dollar space economy” took place on Tuesday, 27th June. Kevin O’Connell has had a diverse career in many sectors in commerce and intelligence. He has spent over three decades working on space commercialisation, including in his role as the Director of the Office of Space commerce with the US Department of Commerce. 

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Register Today For Our Space Café BeNeLux by Dr. Heike Poignand on 30 June 2023

This Space Café BeNeLux will feature Dr. Harald Hauschildt, ARTES ScyLight Programme Manager at European Space Agency - ESA, in conversation with Dr. Heike Poignand, Founder of C43B - Consulting for Business Building, and a friend of SpaceWatch.Global. Will Optical and Quantum Communications Be the Future of Space?

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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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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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SpainSat NG-I Communication Module Ships to Toulouse

The Communications Module of the SpainSat NG-I telecommunications satellite has left the plant of Thales Alenia Space in Tres Cantos, Spain, towards the plant of Airbus Defence and Space in Toulouse France. The module will subsequently proceed with the assembly, integration, and test (AIT) activities of the whole satellite.

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Speedcast Delivers Deployment for OneWeb’s Maritime Service

One Web

Speedcast and OneWeb have jointly announced the launch of OneWeb’s maritime LEO connectivity service. Following successful engineering trials, OneWeb’s maritime terminals have been installed on the RV Polarstern, in partnership with Reederei F. Laeisz and Speedcast, delivering the first fully-managed service and support.

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Momentus to Deliver Nine Satellites to Orbit for Apogeo Space

Vigoride is a space tug that is under development by Momentus Space. Credit Momentus

Business Wire reported on the 5th of June that Momentus, a US commercial space company offering orbital transportation and in-space infrastructure services, has signed an agreement with Apogeo Space to provide orbital transportation services for nine satellites. These satellites are part of Apogeo’s planned 100-satellite Internet of Things (IoT) constellation. 

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