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Leanspace Raises a €6m Seed Round to Digitalize the Space Industry via the Cloud

Illkirch-Graffenstaden, France (Leanspace PR) — Leanspace, the company building the digital infrastructure of the space industry, is today announcing a major milestone in its development with the closing of an oversubscribed Seed financing round of €6m ($6.4m). The funding will be used to scale up Leanspace’s cloud services platform, and was led by Karista and 42CAP, with complementary non-dilutive financing from Bpifrance. The new investors join leading space organizations already backing Leanspace, like Seraphim Space, the International Space University and strategic business angels.

The commercialization of the space industry and the ‘NewSpace’ paradigm have complexified, rather than simplified, the management of space missions. On top of the legacy requirements we’ve seen for decades: reliability, trust and bespoke developments, space programmes of today come with new needs: a drastic increase in agility and reduction of costs.

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  • June 22, 2022
Space Foundation and International Space University Announce Partnership
Space Foundation and International Space University (Image Credit: Space Foundation)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Space Foundation PR) — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983, today announced its partnership with the International Space University (ISU), a private non-profit institution, formally recognized as an institute of higher education in France by the French Ministry of Education. The partnership was revealed at a Memorandum of Understanding signing at the 37th Space Symposium at The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, CO (USA).

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  • April 7, 2022
New U.S. Institute of Space Commerce Launches

AUSTIN, Texas, December 16, 2020 (Institute of Space Commerce PR) — This week as the USA notes the 48th anniversary of Apollo 17 and prepares to return to the Moon with NASA’s Artemis Program, the new US the Institute of Space Commerce is being launched with its aim to change the equation for the human race with its goal of bringing one million new minds to the space economy.

Humanity is facing an uncertain future of Climate Change, conflict, pandemics, resource depletion, over population, and growing totalitarianism. Yet it doesn’t have to be this way. As Institute Patron Larry Niven says, “The dinosaurs became extinct because they didn’t have a space program.”

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  • December 18, 2020
NASA Selects Promising Purdue Space Technologies for Commercial Flight Tests
Steven Collicott, Purdue University professor of aeronautics and astronautics, shown here in zero gravity, will have four projects under grants.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Faculty members in Purdue University’s schools of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Mechanical Engineering are among a list of 28 researchers whose technologies have been selected to receive funding under NASA’s Tech Flights solicitation.

Steven Collicott , professor of aeronautics and astronautics, will receive four separate grants totaling $1.8 million for four different experiments. Issam Mudawar, the Betty Ruth and Milton B. Hollander Family Professor of Mechanical Engineering, will receive one grant in the amount of $649,851.

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  • November 2, 2020
OrbAstro Taking Students and Start-ups to Space in New Competitions

OXFORDSHIRE, UK (OrbAstro PR) — OrbAstro has today revealed two new space competitions for students and start-ups to get spacecraft payloads to orbit, Orbital Student and Orbital Start-Up. The company has dedicated some capacity onboard their satellite launching in December 2021 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 to the competition.

Students and start-ups will mature designs for their novel spacecraft payloads, assessed by an independent panel of space industry experts. A short-list of teams will have their payloads put through environmental testing, to ensure they can survive the violence of rocket launch and the space environment. The best teams left standing, two student teams and one start-up, will have their payloads integrated to the OrbAstro satellite and launched. Once in orbit, teams will have the opportunity to carry out satellite and payload operations. 

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  • October 29, 2020
USRA and NASA Scientists Set Another Fire Inside the Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft
This edge view of Saffire’s flame shows it developing over a one-centimeter thick sample of a plexiglass type material found on spacecraft. The blue color is typical of microgravity flames and moves from left to right at 20 cm per second. (Credits: NASA)

COLUMBIA, MD (USRA PR) — NASA has been conducting a series of space fire experiments called Spacecraft Fire Safety (Saffire) Experiments that investigate how fires grow and spread in space, especially aboard future spacecraft bound for Moon and Mars. Recently, another set of experiments were conducted when Saffire IV lit longer and stronger flames inside Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus Cargo spacecraft.

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  • June 8, 2020
The Space Show this Week…

This week on The Space Show with Dr. David Livingston…. 1. Monday, July 2, 2012, 2-3:30 PM PDT (5-6:30 PM EDT, 4-5:30 PM CDT): MARK HEMPSELL of Reaction Engines returns for discussion and updates. 2. Tuesday, July 3, 2012, 7-8:30 PM PDT (10-11:30 PM EDT, 9-10:30 PM CDT): ROBERT ZIMMERMAN returns for space news and events updates. 3. Friday, July 6, 2012, 9:30-11 AM PDT (11:30- 1 PM CDT, 12:30PM-2:00 […]

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  • July 2, 2012
ISU Summer Session to be Held in Brazil in 2013

AEB PR — The International Space University (ISU) has chosen the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) to host the most important and comprehensive training program in the world. The SSP13 (Space Studies Program) will bring the Sao Jose dos Campos (SP), about 120 students from several countries to lessons about engineering and satellite applications, policy, management and space legislation, among other topics.Will be nine weeks of multidisciplinary studies of 17 June to 17 August 2013.


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  • June 23, 2011
Michael Simpson to Leave ISU for Secure World Foundation

SWF PR — Secure World Foundation is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Simpson will join the staff of the Foundation, taking on the position of Senior Program Officer.

Simpson comes to the Secure World Foundation after serving more than seven years as President of the International Space University (ISU), based in Strasbourg, France.

“I am delighted to be joining the Secure World Foundation team,” Simpson said. “The human experience of space will be so much better in an environment of peaceful and sustainable access, and no one is more committed to making this possible than the Foundation.”


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  • April 26, 2011
Video: Space Pioneer Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom

A profile of my good friend, Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom. Emeline has been at the heart of a number of groundbreaking organizations, including the International Space University, Space Adventures and Singularity University. She is the quiet center who helps keep these organizations from spinning off into random orbits. It’s great to see her get the public credit she deserves. Read the article.

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  • March 9, 2011