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48 SMT007 MAGAZINE I MAY 2024 Real Time with... IPC APEX EXPO 2024: IPC Government Relations Holds Lawmakers Accountable E e IPC Government Relations team is con- stantly educating Congress and the execu- tive branch about the importance of a robust domestic electronics manufacturing industry. As Richard Cappetto explains, the GR team is focused on proactive strategies, workforce pol- icies, and sustainability, as well as the signifi- cance of apprenticeship programs, President Biden's executive order, and employer incen- tives. NASA Selects First Lunar Instruments for Artemis Astronaut Deployment E NASA has chosen the first science instruments designed for astronauts to deploy on the sur- face of the Moon during Artemis III. Once installed near the lunar South Pole, the three instruments will collect valuable scientific data about the lunar environment, the lunar inte- rior, and how to sustain a long-duration human presence on the Moon, which will help prepare NASA to send astronauts to Mars. Northrop Grumman, EpiSci to Collaborate on Advanced Autonomy Capabilities E Northrop Grumman Corporation is collaborat- ing with EpiSci to further develop advanced, trusted autonomous tactical solutions for the United States and its allies. NASA, Japan Advance Space Cooperation, Sign Agreement for Lunar Rover E Japan will design, develop, and operate a pres- surized rover for crewed and uncrewed explo- ration on the Moon. NASA will provide the launch and delivery of the rover to the Moon as well as two opportunities for Japanese astro- nauts to travel to the lunar surface. UK Space Agency Awards Space Reactor Development Project to BWXT and Rolls-Royce E e contract further strengthens UK and U.S. collaboration on first-of-a-kind space technol- ogy innovation as detailed under the Atlan- tic Declaration commitment. In an announce- ment made by UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and U.S. President Joe Biden on June 8, 2023, both countries pledged to study "opportuni- ties for co-operation on space nuclear power and propulsion." Airbus to Acquire INFODAS and Strengthen its Cybersecurity Portfolio E Airbus Defence and Space has entered into an agreement to acquire INFODAS, a Cologne- based, German company that provides cyber- security and IT solutions in the public sector including for defence and critical infrastruc- tures. e transaction is subject to the custom- ary regulatory approvals and is expected to be finalised before the end of 2024. The Impact of U.S. Defense Production Act on PCB Industry E is interview with David Schild, executive director of PCBAA, covers the recent passage of the Defense Production Act and its impact on the printed circuit board industry. It high- lights the importance of funding, domestic production, and government support for the industry's growth.

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