GSTC 2023

Space Missions

SatixFy goes public after merger with Endurance Acquisition

Next-generation satellite communication systems provider SatixFy Communications, has gone public by completing its business merger with Endurance Acquisition following stockholder approval and the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. Prior to the business combination, Endurance and SatixFy entered into an OTC (over-the-counter) Prepaid Forward Purchase Agreement.

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Space Café Radio – on tour in Paris at WSBW – with Niels Buus

SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Niels Buus, CEO of GomSpace Group, a European manufacturer of high-end nanosatellites, during the World Satellite Business Week, held in Paris, from the 12th to the 16th of September 2022. During this episode, Niels talked about some fundamental challenges in the satellite sector today and about strategies to deal with those. Tune in to hear more!

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Vyoma to develop tracking system and automation services after successful Seed round

Darmstadt-based company Vyoma, will advance the procurement of its spacecraft integrated with debris-tracking cameras after a successfully closed Seed financing round during the summer, the firm said. With the help of the investment, the company will also be able to flight test its algorithms, and deploy a portfolio of services. The first spacecraft is planned to be launched in 2024.

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Four Southern Australian Companies Prepare to Launch VS03 Mission

Four South Australian companies are putting the final touches on the VS03 mission that will launch a rocket and state-of-the-art payloads to space from South Australia before the end of the year. The companies; Southern Launch, ATSpace, Asension and Inovor Technologies have collaborated on the mission which will see an ATSpace ‘Kestrel I’ rocket launched from the Southern Launch Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex in November.

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Space Machines Company partners with Arianespace

Australian in-space transportation and logistics startup Space Machines Company (SMC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with global launch services company Arianespace, to study the available options to ensure an optimal compatibility between the launchers and SMC’s OTV family.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: AMOS Conference 2022: A Political Wrap-Up

This year the 23rd AMOS (Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies) Conference, held in Hawaii from the 27th to the 30th of September 2022, hosted 1212 in-person attendees at the Wailea Beach Resort and 259 guests virtually. The conference sold-out way in advance. Maybe a sign of a post-Covid desire to travel, or maybe a sign that Hawaii never loses its exotic allure, nevertheless the enthusiastic attendance also reflected a growing interest in space sustainability and space commerce initiatives across all sectors, from national governments to private companies, from non-governmental entities to the science community.

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ESA plans to demonstrate low Earth orbiting PNT satellites

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Navigation Directorate is planning an in-orbit demonstration with new low Earth orbit (LEO) navigation satellites supplementing Europe’s 23 Galileo satellites. The LEO-PNT satellites will investigate a new multi-layer satellite navigation system-of-systems approach to deliver seamless Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT). ESA states that the technology could enable much more accurate, robust and available-to-all services.

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