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Viktoria Urban

U.S. FAA clears Virgin Galactic for further flights

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has cleared Virgin Galactic to resume launches, Virgin Galactic said. The FAA carried out an investigation as the rocket plane deviated from its course while descending during July’s flight. The FAA barred Virgin from flying SpaceShipTwo until the investigation to determine the issues would not affect public safety was over.

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Devialet and ArianeGroup play out the real sound of Ariane 5

ArianeGroup and Devialet announced a new partnership that will allow experiencing the power of an Ariane 5 rocket taking off. The sound was recorded by a Devialet engineer over three days at Kourou in French Guiana in 2019. Both firms work on similar problems as rockets and speakers have a number of things in common.

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OrbAstro to share a ride for Aistech´s imaging payload

Aistech Space SL has signed a contract with Orbital Astronautics Ltd (OrbAstro) to fly its first Guardian mission, OrbAstro said. Their 6U-class, ORB-6 satellite platform will host an Aistech multi-spectral imaging payload to enable commercial services. The aim of the mission is to address environmental sustainability.

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Spire Global partners with SpaceChain

Spire Global announced a new partnership with SpaceChain to launch a mission demonstrating the feasibility of blockchain technology computation in space. The cooperation aims to resolve land-based centralised infrastructure issues as well. SpaceChain is a global space-as-a-service solutions provider developing the world’s first decentralised satellite infrastructure (DSI).

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UK announces its National Space Strategy

The British Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Ministry of Defence, and the UK Space Agency announced the launch of a National Space Strategy. The plan is to make the UK a world class space nation by giving a boost to its space industry. Space is worth over £16 billion per year to the UK economy.

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Blue Origin announces customers to fly on their second human space flight

Two out of four: Blue Origin announced that New Shepard’s 18th mission, NS-18, will carry four astronauts to space, including Dr Chris Boshuizen and Glen de Vries. Dr Boshuizen is a former NASA engineer and co-founder of Planet Labs while de Vries is the co-founder of Medidata. The two other astronauts will be announced at a later date.

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UN secretary-general Guterres criticizes space tourism

António Guterres, the secretary-general of the United Nations, mentioned space tourism alongside corruption and loss of freedoms as cause for the ever-increasing gap between socioeconomic groups. Addressing the General Assembly, Guterres said “billionaires joyriding to space” led to the growing mistrust towards governments and the values of the UN.

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