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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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Spire selects propulsion provider ThrustMe for new LEMUR satellites

In-orbit propulsion solutions provider ThrustMe, has delivered seven propulsion systems to Spire Global, for its LEMUR 3U satellites as the company builds upon its fully deployed constellation of over 100 satellites, ThrustMe said. This is the first time Spire will integrate and use propulsion on its LEMUR satellites.

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Signalhorn celebrates 50 years of operation and becomes Leuk Teleport and Data Centre

Teleport services company Signalhorn, decided to change its name to Leuk Teleport & Data Centre following a strategic business review, to better reflect the future direction of the company, Singalhorn said. The firm was founded in 1972 and has been providing highly secure connectivity ever since.

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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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Arianespace to launch Eutelsat’s Konnect satellite on Ariane 5

Launch company Arianespace, is to launch satellite operator Eutelsat’s Konnect VHTS (Very High Throughput Satellite) telecommunications satellite built by Thales Alenia Space, aboard an Ariane 5 rocket on 6th September, Arianespace said. Eutelsat aims to provide high-speed internet access throughout Europe, even in isolated regions, with the help of the mission.

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Accenture invests in Pixxel to monitor Earth’s health

Global professional services company Accenture, has made a strategic investment in Pixxel, an Earth imaging technology company, as part of Accenture Ventures’ Project Spotlight, the company said. Project Spotlight is an engagement and investment program aiming to fill strategic innovation gaps, and helping startups harness human creativity.

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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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Israel picks first experiment for its next Moon mission

Israel chose the first experiment to be launched aboard its Beresheet2 mission to the Moon in 2025. The experiment will test the efficacy and durability of different drugs for astronauts on deep space missions, according to Ynet News. Mission operator SpaceIL is currently in the process of deciding what additional experiments could be integrated into Beresheet2.

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