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Cybersecurity
Check Point Software supports Rakia mission to space
Check Point Software is supporting the Rakia Israeli space mission by hosting communication to the specialised control centre.
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Artificial Intelligence
International Space Station experiments with HPE’s edge and AI solutions
Hewlett Packard Enterprise drives innovation at the extreme edge on the International Space Station, with 24 completed experiments.
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Memory
Space ready DDR4 memory with 4GB storage capacity
Continuing the progression of Teledyne e2v Semiconductors, the company is now shipping flight models of its Space DDR4 memory solution.
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Sustainability
AWS launches space and sustainability accelerator programs
Amazon Web Services has announced the launch of two global accelerator programs to help startups address challenges in healthcare, space, and sustainability.
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Microsoft
New Tech Start programme helps SA women enter space industry
Tech Start will provide the connections and pathways to help women pursue a career in the growing space and defence industry.
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Gaming
Game review: Chorus (PC/PS5)
Chorus is a narrative space shooter set in an interesting almost open world. The game centres around Nora, the pilot of an AI starship called Forsaken.
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Space
Microsoft partnership to explore how cloud, AI and machine learning can be used in space
Project AI Off Earth will focus on the cutting edge of innovation in space.
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Game review
Game review: Space Invaders Invincible (Switch)
Nintendo Switch players get to experience one of the most influential video game series in history with Space Invaders Invincible.
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Space
Virgin Galactic completes first fully crewed spaceflight
"Today is a historic moment for the new commercial space industry."
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Space
Game review: Deliver Us The Moon (PC)
Dutch developer, KeokeN Interactive, with their first game, Deliver Us The Moon, invites players on a solitary journey to the lunar surface in order to solve a mystery.
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Space
Microsoft’s Azure Space – Cloud above the clouds
The company has hired a team to build cloud capabilities that meet the unique needs of space.
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Artificial Intelligence
Govt funds research into solar tsunamis, decolonising algorithms and more
With $187 million in grants going to research across Aotearoa New Zealand, we look at a few of the tech-related projects that have been given funding.
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Space
Kacific satellite payload to take off on SpaceX launch
Its 56 high-throughput spot beams will place capacity over selected regions in South East Asia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands.
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Space
Thales and RMIT create new standard for space communication
The joint research project will help to ensure interoperability of high accuracy satellite-based positioning services.
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Australia
Aussie researchers to help NASA advance astronaut health
“The research supports ambitions for further and longer journeys into space and will help astronauts to monitor and mitigate the physiological effects of longer exposure to space environments."
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Space
Virgin Galactic steps closer to completing SpaceShipTwo
"Seeing VSS Unity adjacent to the assembly of the next vehicle as well as the cabin of our third spaceship makes it very clear that we are building a fleet of remarkable spaceplanes for commercial service.”
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Analytics
$199m centre to boost Australia's space technologies
The Cooperative Research Centre for Smart Satellite Technologies and Analytics (SmartSat CRC) will be the cornerstone of space technologies.
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Space
NZ-Dutch startup to send $3.35 million into space
Investors will soon be sending $3.35 million into space – and helping Kiwi-Dutch startup Dawn Aerospace to make it happen.
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Space
These were the voyages of the Kepler space telescope
After nine years exploring deep space, NASA's spacecraft and telescope will now be another piece of historical space junk.
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Space
William Shatner opens Rocket Lab's latest NZ base
Rocket Lab says it will be able to build an Electron rocket every week.
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Space
LeoLabs space-tracking tech is coming to Central Otago
Central Otago is going to become home to one of the first radars in the Southern Hemisphere to track small satellites and space debris.
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Space
The young Kiwi teams taking innovative thinking into space
Two local teams that recently travelled to France as part of the global ActInSpace semi-final event in Toulouse recently.
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New Zealand
NZ Space Challenge winner announced
The search for New Zealand’s top space talent has come to an end.
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GPS
Government invests $300m in nation's space sector, sets up first agency
“Space technologies are not just about taking people to the moon."