Space-enabled Urban Solutions in Nepal (SUSN)

Project Presentation SUSN is an AI-enabled, space-derived innovative technology initiative addressing urban challenges in Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) capital of Nepal. KMC is home to 1.6 million people and faces chronic traffic congestion every day. Lack of planning, digital information on land use, house information and road mapping has led to unplanned, dense urbanization and … Continued

Goidhoo-Atoll Earth Observation Pilot Maldives

Project presentation The pilot project focuses on using Earth observation (EO) technologies to build climate resilience, with fieldwork taking place from February 25 to March 2, 2023. A consortium of local and international entities is investigating the five issues affecting the community that were identified with extensive community consultation: seagrass trends, inconsistent agricultural yield, coastal … Continued

Tizeti community WiFi, powered by Eutelsat.

Project presentation Low broadband in Nigeria reaches less than 44% mobile and 2% fixed internet penetration out of a population of 200 million. This project leverages satellite broadband infrastructure from Eutelsat and Tizeti’s community Wi-Fi management platform to deliver a fast and affordable public Wi-Fi hotspot service in underserved areas in Nigeria. The project seeks … Continued

Connecting the Global South with AST-GS1

2023-24 Scale-up project   Project presentation Astralintu’s equatorial ground station, AST-GS1, has been operational since May 2023, forming the foundation of its Equatorial Ground Station Network (EGSN). It serves as a reliable communication bridge between satellites and end-users, supporting research and education. This achievement is a crucial step towards its goal of bringing space to … Continued

An Inclusive Approach to the Space Economy

2023-24 Scale-up project   Project presentation Non-spacefaring nations or early-stage spacefaring nations are often encouraged to invest in outer space with no realistic pathway to generate returns. In addition, nations often prioritize space projects that promote national pride or prestige, but at the expense of addressing sovereign needs and economic development. In theory, space is … Continued

Sustainable Norms of Behavior in Space

The absence of reliable data and a clear picture of the disruptions current operators will face as a result of the unrestrained expansion of activities and objects in space has severely hindered progress toward developing norms of behavior for space traffic management. This project seeks to fill that gap by developing a model that can … Continued

A circular economy for space

With more than 10,000 tons of waste into orbit, it’s time to change. Instead of just seeing a threat, Orbit Recycling recognizes the value of debris, it’s recycling potential. By introducing the concept of a circular economy, Orbit Recycling supports the sustainable exploration of the Moon. Dangerous debris is transformed into valuable material, without the … Continued

Space – Mission Assurance Platform

Digantara is taking the first steps towards sustainable space and enabling circular space economy through its pioneering platform Space – Mission Assurance Platform aka Space – MAP. Digantara is developing a two-pronged system to address the difficulties of space operations and situational awareness. Space-MAP will serve as a one stop solution for all space operations … Continued

Use Space Debris as a Space Resource

CisLunar Industries is a space technology company building in-space metal processing systems that enable the transformation of space debris into valuable space resources to fuel the emerging in-space industrial revolution. The CisLunar Industries Modular Space Foundry (MSF) is a low-mass, low-cost, modular metal processing system that receives metal feedstock and processes it into basic metal … Continued

For safer and more peaceful space operations

The Government of Japan aims to lead the development and promotion of international behavioral norms on rendez-vous and proximity operations (RPO) in space. Concentrating Japan’s most prominent experts in space engineering, policy and law, the University of Tokyo conducted a preliminary study funded by the Ministry of Education and Science (MEXT) and supported by the … Continued