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ESPI Insights for February 2024 is out!

The 45th issue of ESPI Insights is now available. ESPI Insights provides a quick, monthly update on major news in the space sector.

This issue covers the top news of February:

  • ESA pioneers the future of Earth observation with NanoMagSat Constellation and Tango Scout Mission
  • UK Space Agency funds £7.4M for international missions to Moon, Mars, and beyond
  • Thales Alenia Space partners with Ball Aerospace, Axiom Space and BlackSky
  • Exolaunch introduces Quadro
  • Astroscale Japan successfully launches ADRAS-J debris inspection satellite
  • India’s space sector leaps forward: new spaceport, enhanced launch schedule, and liberalised FDI policy
  • Unseenlabs raises €85M to expand maritime surveillance constellation
  • Chinese space companies raise over $1B over three funding rounds
  • Reaction Engines secures $47.7M led by UAE’s Strategic Development Fund
  • Gilmour Space Technologies secures $55M in Series D funding

…and more!

In the February 2024 Perspectives, ESPI Director Hermann Ludwig Moeller reflects on the recently published European Defence Industrial Strategy, and the proposal of EC President van der Leyen at the Munich Security Conference for a dedicated defence commissioner. He reflects on the need for projects and funding and the implications for space. He anticipates reinforced related action by ESPI, and announces the 2024 ESPI Autumn Conference of 1-2 October 2024. dedicated to security and defence.

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