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UAE Space Agency signs MoU with Philippine Space Agency

The UAE Space Agency has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Philippine Space Agency (PhiSA) to enhance cooperation in scientific research, space exploration and knowledge exchange to serve common interests and promote international partnerships supporting science and knowledge exchange in the outer space industry. This partnership comes as part of the UAE Space Agency's goals to strengthen cooperation with international partners in space science and peaceful exploration of outer space.

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Space Café 33 Minutes With Marco Ferrazzani – ESA Ministerial Meeting of 2022, The Outcomes

Our Space Café “33 minutes with Marco Ferrazzani - ESA Ministerial Meeting of 2022, the outcomes and the way forward” took place on Tuesday, 29th November. Marco Ferrazzani is the Senior Legal Counsel and Head of the Legal Services department at the European Space Agency (ESA), based at its headquarters in Paris. He is an advisor to the ESA Director General and to the ESA Council. He sits on a number of boards including those of the European Centre for Space Law (ECSL) and the International Institute of Space Law (IISL).

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Spacewalkers Complete New Solar Array Installation on ISS

The National Space Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced that expedition 68 Flight Engineers Josh Cassada and Frank Rubio of NASA concluded their spacewalk. after 7 hours and 5 minutes. Cassada and Rubio completed their major objectives: to install an International Space Station Roll-Out Solar Array (iROSA) and disconnect a cable to ensure the 1B channel reactivation. They also completed an additional task to release several bolts for the upcoming iROSA installation on the 4A power channel on the port truss.

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CSIRO and SKAO Launch SKA-Low Construction in Western Australia

Australia’s national science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), has helped launch the construction of the Square Kilometer Array Observatory (SKAO)’s SKA-Low telescope at Inyarrimanha Ilgari Bundara, the CSIRO Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory on Wajarri Country in Mid West Western Australia. 

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UNOOSA and UK Launch partnership on Registering Space Objects

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Government of the United Kingdom are launching a new project to enhance international expertise in the registration of objects launched into outer space. The multi-year project strengthens an already solid foundation of joint efforts between the partners covering topics such as space sustainability and climate action.

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Applications are Open for 2023 International Space Weather Camp

Applications are open for the 2023 Edition of the International Space Weather Camp (ISWC). The International Space Weather Camp provides an incredible opportunity for students from South Africa, the USA, and Germany to learn about space weather, a relatively new and exciting field involving the study of the Sun and its influence on space and the Earth’s upper atmosphere as well as the impacts of solar events on space and ground-based technological systems that modern society relies on daily.

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NASA awards ICON US $57.2 million contract for lunar surface construction system

Advanced construction technologies and large-scale 3D printing company ICON, has been awarded a US $57.2 million contract as part of Phase III of NASA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, ICON said. The award builds on NASA’s and the Department of Defense’s previous funding for ICON’s Project Olympus. Under this project, the company carried out research and development of space-based construction systems to support lunar exploration and beyond. 

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