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Satellogic secures investment of $150 million from a fund managed by a former Treasury Secretary

A fund run by former Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is going to invest $150 million in Earth imaging business Satellogic, assisting in the completion of a long-awaited merger with a SPAC…

Nigeria’s Vice President appeals for investment in the country’s renewable energy scheme

Vice-President of Nigeria Yemi Osinbajo believes Nigeria’s renewable energy scheme, which aims to electrify 5 million homes using solar energy, offers unique investment potential. Osinbajo addressed this in a special presentation…

OneWeb forms a distribution partnership in India

OneWeb has reached a deal with a local partner to deliver broadband in India in the hopes of receiving regulatory approval for its LEO (low Earth orbit) services this year. HCIPL…

The city of Lake Geneva is investigating the possibility of erecting electric vehicle charging stations

Officials in Lake Geneva want to be way ahead of the game when it comes to automakers developing more electric vehicles. Officials from the city are looking into the possibilities…

The European Space Agency (ESA) is hoping that the World Summit on Space would support human spaceflight ambitions

The leader of the European Space Agency (ESA) says he’s hoping for political support for significant European space programs, such as a human space exploration mission, at a next space summit.…

India is making preparations for its power grid for a significant expansion of renewable energy sources

India intends to achieve net-zero emissions by 2070, as promised at the COP26 event in Glasgow last year. In addition, India aims to achieve 50% of its energy needs from…

Bridenstine, a former NASA administrator, has endorsed a candidate in the Virginia congressional contest

Jim Bridenstine, the former NASA administrator, is getting involved in a congressional election in Virginia, endorsing a Republican candidate with experience in national security space. Bridenstine told SpaceNews that because…

In Chongqing, China’s megaconstellation project has established a satellite cluster

Two new corporations have been established to assist in the development of China’s national low Earth orbit communications megaconstellation, although overall plans remain hazy. According to Chinese language state media…

The nominee for the Department of Defense’s space policy underlines the United States’ complicated security problems

The Biden administration’s candidate for assistant secretary in charge of the defense for space policy, John Plumb, told senators on January 13 that the US faces a dynamic security environment and that…

Tesla has surpassed one million electric vehicle sales in 2021

EV sales data for 2021 are starting to trickle in this month – both locally and globally – reflecting drivers’ growing uptake of electric vehicles. Tesla, the world’s most valuable…