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China Private Space: LandSpace Successfully Tests Oxygen-Methane Engine

TQ 12 Engine, courtesy LandSpace

Private Chinese company, LandSpace, has successfully tested an oxygen-methane engine. Called TQ-12, the 80-tonne thrust engine completed the 20-second test and has the third highest thrust level in comparison with the same engine type, in the world. Using gas that is readily available, the engine is low cost and also …

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MANTA®+ Adopted by the US SOF Community

Paradigm, Lepton Global Solutions and Kymeta are proud to announce that the MANTA+ solution has been adopted by the United States Special Operations Forces community and is now commercially available for other users. This fully integrated satcom and LTE solution ensures constant connectivity by seamlessly switching between satellite, cellular and …

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Arianespace to Orbit Spanish SEOSat/Ingenio Earth Observation Satellite

SEOSat at INTA's Facilities

Arianespace and the European Space Agency have announced the signature of a launch services contract with a Vega launcher for SEOSat (Spanish Earth Observation SATellite) for Spain’s Center for Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI – Centro para el Desarrollo Technologico Industrial). SEOSat/Ingenio is a high-resolution optical imaging mission of Spain …

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Russian Military Space: Fourth Blagovest Satellite Launch Planned for July

The Russian military communications constellation, Blagovest, will be completed in mid-July when the fourth satellite is launched,  according to a source that had spoken the TASS news agency. “The Blagovest satellite will be launched on July 16 even though the launch was initially planned for the end of May. After …

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Eutelsat America to Participate in NASA’s Space Relay Partnership and Services Study

Eutelsat America Corp., a subsidiary of Eutelsat Communications, has been selected by NASA for the Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships-2 (NextSTEP-2) as part of the NASA Space Relay Partnership and Services Study. The NextSTEP-2 programme seeks to establish partnerships with US companies to evaluate the incorporation of commercial elements …

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ESPI Brief 27: Space Policy Directive 2: ITAR, an instrument of U.S. dominance

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 ESPI Briefs No. 27: ‘Space Policy Directive 2: ITAR, an instrument of U.S. dominance’, originally published in December 2018. 1. The International Traffic in Arms …

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UAE’s MBRSC Hosts STEM Education ‘Science In Space’ Workshop For Emirati Students

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, MBRSC, has organised a ‘Science in Space’ workshop, where students had the opportunity to conduct experiments that an astronaut would implement aboard the International Space Station, ISS. The workshop was part of the Science in Space competition, conducted in coordination with NanoRacks LLC, and …

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