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Outer Space Institute Publishes Open Letter on Uncontrolled Reentries

The Outer Space Institute (OSI) has published the International Open Letter on Reducing Risks from Uncontrolled Reentries of Rocket Bodies, the third international open letter that the OSI has developed and released. The Open Letter calls on governments to negotiate a multilateral agreement requiring controlled reentries and, in the meantime, demonstrate leadership by immediately and unilaterally committing to national controlled reentry regimes.

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Smallest version of HPS’s ADEO braking sail deploys successfully

HPS’ (High Performance Space Structure Systems) ADEO braking sail has successfully deployed aboard D-Orbit’s ION satellite carrier, which will now sail to the edge of Earth’s atmosphere in the shortest possible time to then fully burn up, HPS said. The “Show me your Wings” mission is the final proof-of-concept flight.

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UNGA Approves ASAT Test Ban Resolution

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has approved a resolution to halt one type of anti-satellite (ASAT) testing, a largely symbolic move intended to support broader space sustainability initiatives. The U.N. General Assembly approved the resolution, which the United States and several other nations introduced, on December 7, among other resolutions on arms control and related topics, with little discussion or debate. A total of 155 nations voted in favor of the resolution, with 9 voting against it and 9 others abstaining.

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Space Café Radio – on tour in Oeiras, Portugal for SSP22 – Looking at the next SSP in Brazil!

In this Space Café Radio – SpaceWatch.Global Event coordinator and Space Café Young Global Talents Host Chiara Moenter spoke with Clezio Marcos de Nardin, the acting Director General of the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), Anderson Ribeiro Correia,

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Absolut Sensing Selects NanoAvionics for Demonstration Satellite

Absolut Sensing, a subsidiary of the Absolut Group specializing in the measurement of greenhouse gas emissions, has selected Kongsberg NanoAvionics to build its demonstration satellite dubbed “GEN1” after a rigorous selection process. Under the mission agreement, NanoAvionics will provide its 16U nanosatellite bus, payload integration services, a satellite testing campaign, launch services, and satellite operations.

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Astroscale Japan and JAXA Launch Co-Creation Project

Astroscale Japan Inc., a subsidiary of Astroscale Holdings Inc. (“Astroscale”), a satellite servicing and long-term orbital sustainability Company, and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have started concept co-creation activities for a satellite refueling service under the JAXA Space Innovation through Partnership and Co-creation (J-SPARC). The aim is to explore concepts for a fuel delivery service for one year toward realizing space sustainability. The mission concept will be to provide refueling service on orbit to satellites that are both prepared and unprepared to be refueled.

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Space Cafè Italy by Dr. Emma Gatti ep. 6 with Giorgio Saccoccia Recap

On Nov. 30th, 2022, for the 6th episode of Space Cafè Italy, Editor in Chief Dr. Emma Gatti had the opportunity to interview  Giorgio Saccoccia, the president of the Italian Space Agency, just few days after the ESA Ministerial Council, which was held in Paris on Nov. 22 and 23.

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Space Café Scotland by Angela Mathis – Scotland’s Space Sustainability Roadmap

Our Space Café Scotland by Angela Mathis took place on Thursday, 24th November. Angela, CEO of ThinkTank Maths was joined by panelists to talk about Scotland’s Space Sustainability Roadmap. Space offers both economical and investment opportunities. It enables humanity to watch what we are doing to the planet in real time and do something about it.

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