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Issue 28

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Hi folks 🖖;

🍪 Cookie of the week

I hesitated a little bit where to put this information, in the Cookie or in the News section. Then I flipped a coin…

When you subscribe to the SpaceX broadband service, in section 9 of the Terms of Service you can read:

9. Governing Law.

For Services provided to, on, or in orbit around the planet Earth or the Moon, these Terms and any disputes between us arising out of or related to these Terms, including disputes regarding arbitrability (“Disputes”) will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California in the United States. For Services provided on Mars, or in transit to Mars via Starship or other colonization spacecraft, the parties recognize Mars as a free planet and that no Earth-based government has authority or sovereignty over Martian activities. Accordingly, Disputes will be settled through self-governing principles, established in good faith, at the time of Martian settlement.

Think twice before you sign…

🚀 Toward orbit

🇨🇳Site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
Owner: China Satellite Communications
Satellite: Tiantong-1-02 (telecommunications)
Rocket: Long March 3B

🇺🇸Site: Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
Owner: U.S. National Reconnaissance Office
Satellite: Classified
Rocket: Atlas V 531

🛰 Here is what you missed

👉 Spaceflight announced a new version of its Sherpa tug equipped with electric propulsion. It can send smallsats to high orbits and uses Globalstar to provide near real-time telemetry...[+]

👉Kleos Space raises $19M to fund its next clusters of radiofrequency scanning satellites...[+]

👉he Indian Space Agency announced that India is planning revolutionary changes for its space policy. Among various decisions, the private sector and startups will be allowed to use ISRO launching facilities...[+]

👉NASA and SpaceX completed NASA’s certification as the first human commercial space system. “This is a great honour that inspires confidence in our endeavour to return to the Moon, travel to Mars, and ultimately help humanity become multi-planetary” announced Musk...[+]

👉The operator APT Satellite ordered a new HTS satellite (Apstar-6E) from China Great Wall Industry for $137.6 million (satellite+launch+insurance)...[+]

👉RUAG Space announced a new high-performance single board computer for satellites...[+]

👉US Space Force awarded SpaceX a $29M contract to survey non-military satellite launches...[+]

👉Hughes announced it is ready to commercialize HeloSat, a satellite communication module for helicopters. “Our waveform is the secret sauce that allows us to transmit through the rotor chop or through the helicopter blades” shared a director from Hughes...[+]

👉Maxar offers a new 15cm precision HD satellite imagery service. You can play by comparing the same images taken by the old (30cm) and the new system here...[+]

👉After SpaceX, Telesat signed an agreement with Canada to deploy its broadband service across all the country...[+]

👉SpaceX’s SN8 prototype encounters a problem during a static fire test. “We lost vehicle pneumatics. Reason unknown at present. Liquid oxygen header tank pressure is rising. Hopefully triggers burst disk to relieve pressure, otherwise, it’s going to pop the cork.” tweeted Elon Musk...[+]

👉China deployed what it qualifies as the first 6G satellites for in-orbit experiments. “6G” mainly because the satellite will communicate in the terahertz spectrum...[+]

👉The mobile communication provider Omnispace selects Exolaunch and SpaceX to deliver two 5G satellites in 2022...[+]

🍕Chill corner

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Here you are debriefed 👌. Rendezvous next week!