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July, 2021

  • 19 July

    #SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 12 – 18 July 2021

    As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Orbital Gateway Consulting we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 12 – 18 July”. Hello and welcome to another episode of the Dongfang Hour China Aero/Space News Roundup!

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  • 19 July

    Blue Origin’s New Shepard ready to go with Jeff Bezos on board

    Blue Origin New Shepard’s first human flight mission is ready to lift off tomorrow, with its founder and owner Jeff Bezos on board, the company said. "New Shepard is go for launch, “ Blue Origin said. “On July 20, Blue Origin will fly its 16th New Shepard flight to space, and its first with astronauts on board.”

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  • 19 July

    Malaysia’s Measat-3 satellite is in trouble – reports

    Malaysia’s Measat-3 satellite is drifting in an uncontrolled orbit in the geostationary arc and believed to be a “total loss”, Advanced Television and other trade media reported. “It might now be a ‘zombie satellite’ and start causing problems for other satellites in its path”, Advanced Television said.

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  • 16 July

    Smithsonian receives $200 million donation from Jeff Bezos

    The Smithsonian will receive a $200 million donation from Jeff Bezos, the museum in Washington, DC, said. The donation is the “largest gift to the Smithsonian since the institution’s founding gift from James Smithson in 1846”. A $70 million portion will support the renovation of the National Air and Space Museum and $130 million will launch a new education center. 

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  • 16 July

    Thales builds two Axiom Space modules for ISS

    Thales Alenia Space will build two modules of the Axiom Space Station, “the world’s first commercial space station”. Thales and Axiom Space signed a contract for the development of the two elements that are scheduled for launch in 2024 and 2025 respectively, and will be docked to the International Space Station (ISS). The value of the contract is € 110 million.

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