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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Ole Dokka on opportunities that come with a spaceport in the North

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Ole Dokka, project manager of Newspace North, Andoya, Norway, talked about a wide range opportunities that arise with the new spaceport developments.

Norway and Andøya Space will soon have one of few commercial spaceports for small satellites in Europe. The project received the first major governmental investment this summer and will have between 24 and 30 launches a year when operating at full capacity in 2023-2024. This is a major shift for Norwegian and European space industry.

“Newspace North” is the name of a project that will develop a new national & international innovation centre, in close proximity to the spaceport at Andøya in Norway.

He also answered relevant questions from the audience.

This Space Cafè WebTalk, held on 10 November 2020, was hosted by Torsten Kriening, publisher of SpaceWatch.Global. 

The Space Cafè WebTalk series is SpaceWatch.Global’s innovative webinar platform featuring global space experts.

The complete video can be seen here:

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