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‘Rapid Action Coronavirus Earth observation’ dashboard, also known as RACE, now live

In response to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, NASA, ESA (European Space Agency), and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) have joined forces to use the collective scientific power of their Earth-observing satellite data to document planet-wide changes in the environment and human society. The wealth of these agencies’ collective information …

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Go-ahead for Space Hub Sutherland starts countdown to launch of Orbex Prime from Scotland

The first orbital spaceflight from the United Kingdom has come a step closer following the Highland Council’s decision to give the go-ahead for the Space Hub Sutherland spaceport. Orbex, the UK-based space launch company, has confirmed that Orbex Prime will be the first vertical launch vehicle to fly into orbit …

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Gilmour Space achieves 45-second milestone in latest hybrid rocket engine test fire

Rocket engineers at Gilmour Space Technologies in Queensland, Australia, have completed the first in a series of major technology demonstrations this year: a successful 45-second ‘hot fire’ of their upper-stage hybrid rocket engine. “This was our longest and most efficient test fire to date,” said Gilmour Space CEO and co-founder, …

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André-Hubert Roussel Appointed President of Eurospace

The Eurospace General Assembly has just appointed André-Hubert Roussel President of the organization, succeeding Jean-Loïc Galle. Following his appointment, André-Hubert Roussel, CEO of ArianeGroup and now also President of Eurospace, the association of European space industry, said: “Space activities are one of the building blocks of Europe and, by definition, …

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£500,000 awarded to create new Deep Space Centre

A new centre dedicated to the exploration of deep space is to be built at the Space Park Leicester site, after the Wolfson Foundation awarded a £500,000 grant towards the project. The new Wolfson Deep Space Centre will foster collaboration between business and universities to develop solutions to major challenges …

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ICEYE Now Contributing to the International Disasters Charter

The Finnish New Space company ICEYE is now providing radar imaging data from its commercial synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) satellite constellation to the International Charter Space and Major Disasters for use in monitoring and response activities. ICEYE provides these images at no cost to the Charter’s Authorised Users to enable wider …

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Airbus and ESA sign agreement to continue ISS operations

The European Space Agency (ESA) has signed an annual renewal contract with Airbus on continuing the operation and use of European components on the International Space Station (ISS). The contract is worth around €16 million. For astronauts conducting research on the ISS, it is essential that all systems function reliably. …

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Orbital Transports Announces “Get Spaceborne” Service for In-Orbit Demonstration and Space Qualification

Orbital Transports, Inc. announced its new service Get SpaceborneTM today. Get SpaceborneTM is a great new resource for small satellite component manufacturers. Rather than requiring an expensive, dedicated mission for in-orbit testing and qualification, products being qualified will share a spacecraft bus with other hosted payloads. “Our turnkey service for in-orbit demonstration is …

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Canada looks to Canadian company MDA to build Gateway Canadarm3 for Artemis Deep Space Missions

Canada is taking another important step forward in its participation in the next chapter of Moon exploration. Today, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced Canada intends to enter into a contract with Brampton-based company MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Inc. (MDA) to build Canadarm3. This smart …

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