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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang China Aerospace News Roundup 9 Nov – 15 Nov 2020

by Blaine Curcio and Jean Deville As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Orbital Gateway Consulting we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Dongfang China Aerospace News Roundup 9 Nov – 15 Nov 2020”. Hello and welcome to another episode …

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Ukraine ninth country to sign Artemis Accords

Paris, 15 November 2020. – Ukraine is the ninth country that has signed the NASA Artemis Accords, the Ukrainian national space agency announced on its website, without giving further details. The Artemis Accords set out principles for Moon and Mars missions and exploration, based on the Outer Space Treaty of …

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European Council adopts principles for space economy

Paris, 15 November 2020. – The European Council adopted key principles for the space economy, the Council announced. The “Orientations on the European contribution in establishing key principles for the global space economy” set the scene for the tenth Space Council meeting on 20 November 2020. The Council “notes with satisfaction …

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX launches Resilience with four astronauts to ISS

Paris, 16 November der 2020. – Elon Musk’s SpaceX has successfully launched a Falcon 9 with its Crew Dragon spacecraft Resilience and four astronauts on board to the International Space Station (ISS). NASA confirmed the spectacular lift-off from SpaceX’s Cape Canaveral launch pad on Sunday night local time. The so-called …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: LEO and the upside-down business model

by Ronald van der Breggen It is not easy to build a successful LEO satellite constellation. If there weren’t already enough technical and regulatory challenges, there are many business and financing issues as well. These issues already caused LeoSat to fold, OneWeb to go into Chapter 11 and Telesat to …

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Eutelsat appoints Homsy new CTO, replacing Leroy

Luxembourg, 12 November 2020. – Eutelsat has appointed Pascal Homsy new Chief Technical Officer (CTO). Homsy joins Eutelsat from Thales Alenia Space where he was head of the Space Telecommunications Business Line, the Paris-based company said. He has 30 years of experience in senior management positions within major international groups, …

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Raytheon acquires smallsat manufacturer Blue Canyon

Luxembourg, 13 November 2020.  Raytheon Technologies acquires the small satellite manufacturer and mission services provider Blue Canyon Technologies, the Colorado-based company announced. Blue Canyon entered into an agreement to be acquired by Massachusetts-based Raytheon, an aerospace and defense company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government …

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