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CarboNIX Separation Systems Deploy Planet SkySats into Orbit on Falcon 9

Exolaunch, a German rideshare launch and deployment solutions provider, confirmed that CarboNIX, its newly developed separation system, successfully deployed three Planet SkySats microsatellites into low Earth orbit on SpaceX’s ninth Starlink mission. Each 110 kilogram SkySat was mounted on top of the Starlink stack using the CarboNIX systems, and was …

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HATTRICK FOR ROCKET COMPANY AFTER FIRST EVER LAUNCH FROM SHETLAND SOIL

Edinburgh-based Skyrora successfully launched its Skylark Nano rocket from remote land, the Fethaland Peninsula at North Roe on the Scottish island on Saturday, the 13th of June.  Skyrora plans to launch from one of the three proposed spaceports in Scotland and commercially launching from Shetland in the future is a …

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European Defence Fund: €205 million to boost the EU’s strategic autonomy and industrial competitiveness

The Commission announced 16 pan-European defence industrial projects and three disruptive technology projects that will benefit from €205 million financing through the two precursor programmes of a fully-fledged European Defence Fund: the Preparatory Action on Defence Research (PADR) and the European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP). Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice-President for a Europe …

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Japan’s Interstellar Technologies’ Private Rocket Launch Fails

A private rocket from a Japanese firm, Interstellar Technologies, failed to launch on Sunday.  At 5:15 a.m. on Sunday in the town of Taiki-cho, Hokkaido, the Interstellar rocket, “Momo-F5”, experienced an anomaly approximately 68-70 seconds after launch. The “Momo-F5” rocket’s engine nozzle broke, causing the rocket to lose balance. In …

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Secure World Foundation Announces Summit For Space Sustainability in Washington, DC, 25-26 June 2019

Secure World Foundation is pleased to announce the inaugural Summit for Space Sustainability, which will be held in Washington, DC, on 25-26 June 2019. The space sector is currently experiencing rapid growth in both the number and diversity of space actors. This change is driven by commoditization and globalization of …

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SpaceWatch.Global Launches SpaceWatch Europe On 1 December 2018

SpaceWatch.Global is proud to announce that SpaceWatch Europe starts official publication as of 1 December 2018. The launch of SpaceWatch Europe marks the further regional expansion of SpaceWatch.Global’s news coverage, opinion, and interviews on the intersection of space, technology, and geopolitics. As Europe braces for Brexit, is roiled by geopolitical …

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Orange Central African Republic and SES Networks Partner to Reinforce Connectivity in Country

SES and Orange Central African Republic, a leading provider of corporate telecommunications and one of the largest mobile and internet services operators, has announced an agreement to provide connectivity services in the Central African Republic. Orange will be using SES Network’s IP Transit solution to deliver faster 3G services and …

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Somalia’s Dalkom and Intelsat to Expand Broadband, Media Options for Customers in Africa, Middle East

Intelsat S.A., operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, has announced that Dalkom Somalia signed an agreement for satellite services that will expand its broadband enterprise and direct-to-home (DTH) services in East and Central Africa and the Middle East. Under a multi-year agreement, Dalkom, …

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