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Space Café Radio – Artemis I Episode III – with Nico Dettmann

In this Space Café Radio – SpaceWatch.Global Senior Editor and Space Café Italy Host Dr. Emma Gatti spoke with Nico Dettmann, Group Leader for Lunar Exploration Development Projects at the European Space Research and Technology Center in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. In this episode, Nico discusses ESA's involvement in the Artemis program. Specifically, Nico discusses the Service Module, which he refers to as "the power-house" of the mission

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African space and satellite industry valued at USD 19.49 billion

Space In Africa published the the African Space Industry Annual Report displaying how space economy is becoming a strategic tool for boosting the national economy and contributing toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa.  According to the report, the African space industry was valued at USD 19.49 billion in 2021.

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Redwire to develop space greenhouse to support Earth and in-space crop science

Florida Space infrastructure company, Redwire Corporation will develop the only commercially owned and operated spaceflight-qualified plant growth platform, Redwire Greenhouse, in space. The platform is expected to launch to the ISS in spring 2023.  Redwire Greenhouse will not only deliver valuable insights for crop scientists but will also expand our ability to grow full crops in space.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: ISU SSP22 Special – A Summer of Space Applications

It has been long recognized that space technologies not only benefit space exploration but offer direct and tangible benefits to people on Earth.  Satellites have the capability of observing Earth’s surface from space with constant revisit times.  We have grown reliant on satellites for weather forecasting, military reconnaissance, transportation, agriculture, and many more services

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Space Café Brazil by Ian Grosner Recap, with Prof. Dr. Thais Russomano

In this week’s Space Café Brazil, Ian Grosner talked with Prof. Dr Thais Russomano, a Brazilian Space Scientist, Researcher and Medical Doctor. Prof Thais Russomano has 30+ yr of experience in Aerospace Med, Space Phys & Digital Health. She is an MD with an MSc in Aerospace Med/USA, a PhD in Space Phys-KCL/UK, and was a researcher for 3 yr at DLR/Germany.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The Relationship Between Space Food & Inclusivity

What is the easier way to make someone love you? According to many cultures, "the way to  someone's heart is through their stomach". This proverb reflects how much value humans assign to food. While the saying's use takes a somewhat comical tone, there are truths in it that can be applied toward making the space sector more inclusive.

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Space Café Radio – Artemis I Episode II – with Elkin Norena

SpaceWatch.Global Senior Editor and SpaceCafé Italy Host Dr. Emma Gatti spoke with Elkin Norena, SLS resident manager at the NASA Kennedy Space Center, about the SLS, the rocket that will take humanity back to the moon and to Mars. Elkin discusses the Artemis 1 mission and what the agency hopes to learn from this first launch of the SLS rocket.

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Space Café Radio – on tour in Prague – with Pascal Faucher

SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Dr. Pascal Faucher, during the 6th Space Security Conference, held in Prague between the 19th and the 22nd of June 2022. Dr. Pascal Faucher is the Chairman of the European Union Consortium of Member States on Space Surveillance and Tracking since July 2017.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The SGAC Project Groups – The largest, most diverse project teams in the space sector

The Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) was conceived at UNISPACE III in 1999. The purpose of SGAC was, and remains, to support the United Nations Programme on Space Applications as a representative of university students and young space professionals ages 18-35 across the globe.

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