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Space Café Radio – on tour in Oeiras, Portugal for SSP22 – Looking at the next SSP in Brazil!

In this Space Café Radio – SpaceWatch.Global Event coordinator and Space Café Young Global Talents Host Chiara Moenter spoke with Clezio Marcos de Nardin, the acting Director General of the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), Anderson Ribeiro Correia,

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US PTO Grants OQ Technology Patents for 5G IoT Satellite Constellation

The US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has granted OQ Technology patents for its “frequency synchronization” and “timing synchronization” technology. The two synchronization technologies are already in use for communicating with the satellites in the company’s growing 5G IoT (Internet of Things) constellation connecting IoT devices globally.

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Absolut Sensing Selects NanoAvionics for Demonstration Satellite

Absolut Sensing, a subsidiary of the Absolut Group specializing in the measurement of greenhouse gas emissions, has selected Kongsberg NanoAvionics to build its demonstration satellite dubbed “GEN1” after a rigorous selection process. Under the mission agreement, NanoAvionics will provide its 16U nanosatellite bus, payload integration services, a satellite testing campaign, launch services, and satellite operations.

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Astroscale Japan and JAXA Launch Co-Creation Project

Astroscale Japan Inc., a subsidiary of Astroscale Holdings Inc. (“Astroscale”), a satellite servicing and long-term orbital sustainability Company, and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have started concept co-creation activities for a satellite refueling service under the JAXA Space Innovation through Partnership and Co-creation (J-SPARC). The aim is to explore concepts for a fuel delivery service for one year toward realizing space sustainability. The mission concept will be to provide refueling service on orbit to satellites that are both prepared and unprepared to be refueled.

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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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