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Space Exploration

Solar Orbiter observes origins of magnetic switchback

The ESA-NASA Solar Orbiter observatory found clues on the origin of magnetic structures dubbed switchbacks, and also revealed insights regarding the mechanisms that are likely to accelerate solar wind, the Metis Collaboration said. Solar Orbiter’s Metis coronagraph observed an S-shaped magnetic structure in the solar corona, propagating towards interplanetary space.

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Space Cafè Radio – on tour in London – with Dr. Jason Forshaw

In this Space Café Radio – SpaceWatch.Global Senior Editor and Space Café Italy Host Dr. Emma Gatti spoke with Dr. Jason Forshaw, Head of Future Business for Europe at Astroscale, during the 4th Secure World Foundation Summit for Space Sustainability, held in London between the 21 and the 23rd of June 2022.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Confidential or Shared? The Discovery of Outer Space Resources by the Private Sector

The Moon Village Association recently created the Benefit Sharing Project to consider the sharing of benefits from the exploration and use of outer space. Following its initial meeting, there was a recommendation that “we should make explicit the need to figure out how to handle commercial confidentiality.”

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Space Café Radio – ISU SSP2022 Special in Oeiras, Portugal – with Dr. James (Jim) Green

In this Space Café Radio – SpaceWatch.Global Event coordinator and Space Café Young Global Talents Host Chiara Moenter spoke with Dr. James (Jim) Green, scientist and senior advisor in the Office of the Chief Scientist at NASA, in the first week of the Space Studies Program (SSP22) of the International Space University (ISU).

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ADS publishes new UK Space Sector Outlook

ADS (the UK trade association for aerospace, defence, security, and space organisations), published a new Space Sector Outlook yesterday providing an overview of the UK space sector and its growing contribution to the country’s economy. The outlook has been produced with the help of UKspace and support from the UK Space Agency.

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Ramon.Space and Lulav Space partner to 
navigate the Beresheet 2 lunar missions

Space-resilient computing infrastructure company Ramon.Space, and vision-based sensor suite provider Lulav Space, will partner to provide an advanced navigation solution for the Beresheet 2 lunar missions scheduled for 2025. The Beresheet 2 lunar missions are developed by Israeli space development organisation, SpaceIL.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Save the Mission to Mars by Coding: Remote space robotics competition at the European Rover Challenge 2022

Imagine the rover you've built is carrying out its mission on Mars, an average of 225 million kilometers from Earth. Unfortunately, the so-far smooth process is disrupted, and you have no way to send a repair team. It is also impossible to replace the broken component. You can give up, accept defeat and abort the mission.

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Space Cafè Radio – on tour in London – with Dr. Philip Metzger

In this Space Café Radio – SpaceWatch.Global Senior Editor and Space Café Italy Host Dr. Emma Gatti spoke with Dr. Philip Metzger, planetary scientist at the University of Central Florida. In 2021 he was selected as the Kennedy Space Center’s NASA Scientist/Engineer of the Year for research into the blast effects of lunar landings.

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The Space Café Podcast #062 – Laura Todd, Vice President of Space Exploration and Future Programs at Airbus

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present: The Space Café Podcast #062 - Laura Todd, Vice President of Space Exploration and Future Programs at Airbus. With #nextspace, Airbus is trying to open up new business areas in space. As expected, the opportunities are many, but the obstacles to making the necessary changes on a global scale are significant.

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Artemis I launch attempt scrubbed

NASA’s launch director halted yesterday’s Artemis I launch attempt after a bleed test to get the RS-25 engines at the bottom of the core stage to the proper liftoff temperature failed, and the team ran out of time in the two-hour launch window. The Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft remain in a stable configuration while engineers are evaluating the gathered data, NASA said.

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