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Virgin Galactic Announce Launch Window for ‘Galactic 07’

Galactic 07 Launch Date

Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. has announced the 'Galactic 07' flight window will open on Saturday, June 8, 2024. This will be the Company’s second spaceflight this year and twelfth to date. The Company will once again convert its spaceship into a suborbital science lab, with VSS Unity carrying an Axiom Space affiliated researcher astronaut who will conduct multiple human-tended experiments.

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Slingshot Aerospace Reports Increasing Risks of Space Operations

Slingshot Aerospace

Slingshot Aerospace, Inc. has released its inaugural State of Satellite Deployments & Orbital Operations report which examines the evolution of the satellite market through the lens of the satellite lifecycles from launch to end of life. The Company compiled the report based on data from the Slingshot Seradata satellite and launch database, with the Slingshot Seradata analysts and the Slingshot Aerospace science team conducting the analysis.

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Bahrain and Turkey Meet to Discuss Joint Space Initiatives

NSSA Bahrain

Dr. Mohamed Al-Aseeri, Director General of the National Space Science Agency (NSSA) of Bahrain and H.E. Mr. Yusuf Kıraç, President of the Turkish Space Agency (TUA) met for a meeting on April 25th, 2024. This meeting marked a significant milestone in enhancing bilateral cooperation and fostering a robust relationship between Saudi Arabia and Turkey in the space sector.

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HyImpulse Launches First Rocket From the Koonibba Test Range

HyImpulse SR75 rocket lifts off from Koonibba Test Range. Credit: Hyimpulse

HyImpulse has successfully launched its SR75 rocket from Southern Launch’s Koonibba Test Range in a milestone achievement for commercial launch capabilities in Australia. The SR75 rocket is one of the largest commercially launched rockets in Australian history. The launch crew will subsequently recover the rocket from the Koonibba Test Range for post-flight analysis.

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Isar Aerospace to Establish New Headquarters in Vaterstetten

Isar Aerospace has announced that it will establish its new company headquarters near Munich in the municipality of Vaterstetten after signing a contract with VGP Group. VGP Group will consequently develop and build the facility for Isar Aerospace in the industrial area of Parsdorf III. The new site will accommodate the production, development, and corporate headquarters of Isar Aerospace.

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Vega-C to Launch ESA and CAS Smile Mission in 2025

Smile mission

The European Space Agency (ESA) has secured the launch of "Smile" on a Vega-C from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, currently expected for late 2025. Smile is a collaboration between ESA and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Standing for "Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer", its goal is to enable a better understanding of the interaction between the Sun and Earth. The launch is a major European contribution to the mission.

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SES to Acquire Intelsat to Create a Stronger Multi-Orbit Operator

SES

SES S.A. ("SES") and Intelsat S.A. ("Intelsat") have announced an agreement for SES to acquire Intelsat through the purchase of 100% of the equity of Intelsat Holdings S.a.r.l. for a cash consideration of $3.1 billion (€2.8 billion) and certain contingent value rights. The combination will create a stronger multi-orbit operator with greater coverage, improved resiliency, an expanded suite of solutions, enhanced resources to profitably invest in innovation, and benefit from the collective talent, expertise, and track record of both companies.

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