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#SpaceWatchGL Share: ESPI Report: COVID-19 and the European Space Sector

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and the European Space Policy Institute, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and briefs. This is the conclusion of ESPI Special Report: ‘COVID-19 and the European Space Sector’, originally published in July 2020.

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International student teams unveil their lunar habitation concepts at IGLUNA 2020

IGLUNA project presentations will take place as of today, 10th July until Sunday 19th July live on YouTube. In one academic year, more than 150 students from 10 different countries have gathered their knowledge around the IGLUNA program to design technologies for human survival in space.

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New York startup iRocket lands contract for reusable rockets with US Air Force

iRocket announced that the company signed a Phase II RAPID Other Transaction Agreement contract with the U.S. Air Force. The award was created just three months after the phase I contract when iRocket partnered with Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) in Albuquerque, N.M., and Air Force Research Lab at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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ICEYE SAR satellite imagery available through ESA’s Earthnet

ICEYE, Finnish New Space and global leader in small satellite synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) technology, is providing its SAR satellite data for assessment via ESA’s Earthnet Third Party Mission (TPM). Through this programme, ESA sponsors the cost to access ICEYE’s SAR data for research and Earth Observation (EO) based application development.

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Virgin Galactic unveils SpaceShipTwo’s cabin design

Virgin Galactic has announced that it will be revealing the interior design of SpaceShipTwo’s cabin. The virtual event will be streamed live on 28 July, 2020. To celebrate this milestone, Virgin Galactic will also be announcing plans to bring immersive experiences of Virgin Galactic’s spaceflight and cabin interior to aspiring astronauts around the world.

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