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Share My Space Wins Contract for Air and Maritime Security

Space debris around the Earth. Image: ESA

The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected Share My Space to conceptualize an end-to-end software able to model space operations failures' impact on air and sea traffic. The goal is to lower the risk of human casualties and infrastructural damage on terrestrial assets. 

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Intellian Technologies Announces Second WGS terminal

Intellian Technologies Inc. has announced its ARC-M4 Block 1 terminal at Satellite 2023 in Washington, D.C. Providing simultaneous X- and Military Ka-bands plus all commercial Ka, the Block 1 marks the next extension of Intellian’s Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) certified products.

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ReOrbit Partners AAC Clyde Space for Space Data Flow

ReOrbit has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with AAC Clyde Space to further strengthen their collaboration in streamlining data flow in space. The primary objective of this strategic partnership is to develop a joint small satellite core avionics and flight software product, where AAC Clyde Space provides the designated hardware and ReOrbit provides the designated software.

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Kongsberg NanoAvionics to Build OQ Tech Satellites

Smallsat mission integrator and bus manufacturer Kongsberg NanoAvionics has received an order for three further satellites from 5G telecoms operator OQ Technology. As a result, these satellites will join OQ Technology’s existing constellation, turning the company into one of the largest 5G NB-IoT (narrowband Internet of things) satellite operators globally. 

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The Space Café Podcast #76: Niklas Hedman, UNOOSA: Exploring the Intersection of Space Industry and International Diplomacy (with a surprising twist)

In episode 76 of the Space Cafe Podcast, host Markus Mooslechner interviews Niklas Hedman, the acting director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), about the challenges and opportunities of space exploration. They discuss topics such as international cooperation, space debris, and the potential benefits of space exploration for sustainable development.

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CesiumAstro Unveils IFC Terminal with Airbus Demonstrations

CesiumAstro has announced its entry into the in-flight connectivity (IFC) market, providing an advanced multi-beam active phased array for airborne satellite communications applications. As a designer of active phased array technology for low-Earth orbit (LEO) space, CesiumAstro will provide the multi-beam phased array supporting multiple Ka-band constellations for airborne commercial and defense markets.

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Pale Blue Operates Water-Based Propulsion System in Orbit

Pale Blue has announced successfully operating the water vapor propulsion system (resistojet) in low earth orbit. Pale Blue’s propulsion system got installed on “EYE,” a nano-satellite for STAR SPHERE Project, and tested for the first time in space. Going forward, the company will innovate and expand the commercial use of its water-based propulsion systems for small satellites

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GMV Wins Contract for National SST Capacity

The National Observatory of Athens (NOA), with support from the Ministry of Digital Governance of Greece - General Secretariat of Telecommunications & Posts, awarded a contract to GMV to supply the core software as a complement to the existing national SST capacity to run the Greek Space Surveillance and Tracking and Space Awareness (SST/SSA) Program.

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EU Council Gives Final Approval for Secure Connectivity

The Council of the EU has given its final approval for the EU’s secure connectivity program for 2023-2027 by adopting a regulation on it. The program sets goals for the EU to deploy an EU satellite constellation called 'IRIS²' (Infrastructure for Resilience, Interconnectivity and Security by Satellite).

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