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Space Scotland publishes Space Sustainability, A Roadmap for Scotland

Space Scotland has published the new strategy Space Sustainability, A Roadmap for Scotland, the first strategic document of its kind to work towards a more sustainable Scottish space sector through a series of packages. The Roadmap will put Scotland in a leading role in sustainable spacefaring, enabling the UK to contribute to national Net Zero goals.

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Scout collaborates with Privateer on space sustainability framework

Spaceflight hardware, software, and data provider Scout Space, has joined forces with data and intelligence platform provider Privateer Space, to enhance space operations safety, Scout said. The collaboration will integrate Scout’s data collection capabilities and systems architecture with Privateer’s data solutions, like Wayfinder.

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Space Café Radio – PSSI’s Space Security Series ep.1 – with John Huth

In this first episode Senior Editor Dr. Emma Gatti interviewed John Huth, the Defense Intelligence Officer for Space and Counter Space, Defense Intelligence Agency of the United States of America. John discussed the recent advancement in space defense capabilities by China and Russia.

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UK publishes Space Power doctrine

Joint Doctrine Publication (JDP) 0-40, UK Space Power (First Edition), provides an overview of space from a UK military context and highlights the importance of space as an operational domain, said the UK Ministry Defence. The UK’s keystone space doctrine publication brings together the principles guiding space operations, government policy, strategy, higher-level doctrine

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Indian Skyroot Aerospace raises US $51 million

Indian space-tech startup Skyroot Aerospace, raised US $51 million during a Series-B funding round led by global investment firm, GIC, Skyroot said. To date, this is the largest funding round in the Indian private space-tech sector. In addition to monetary investment, GIC India Direct Investment Group’s Managing Director, Mayank Rawat, will join Skyroot’s Board.

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NewSpace system house UNIO Enterprise forms to build European satellite constellations

The European UNIO consortium has examined the innovation potential of the European NewSpace sector for a large-scale project building Europe’s own secure communications constellation in space, UNIO Enterprise said.  The study found that sub-constellations for specific commercial application areas can be taken together resulting in a metaconstellation.

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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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Former NASA Administrator, Jim Bridenstine joins Phase Four’s Board of Directors

California, Jim Bridenstine, former NASA Administrator and former Member of Congress from Oklahoma, has joined next generation electric propulsion provider, Phase Four’s Board of Directors, the company announced. Bridenstine will provide Phase Four with a wealth of experience stemming from his leadership role at NASA and legislative efforts as a member of Congress.

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