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Honda to enter satellite launch business by 2030

Honda Motor is entering the small satellite launch business and is aiming to launch a test rocket by 2030, the Japanese car company announced. As the car industry shifts to electric vehicles and the demand for satellites grows, they will apply their automotive technologies to space. Honda claims that their satellite launch costs will be small due to reusable rockets.

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 27 September – 3 October 2021

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 Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 27 September - 3 October 2021”. A special shout-out to our friends at SpaceWatch.Global

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China loses satellite after launching twice in 2 hours

The Shiyan-10 satellite suffered an abnormal function and the spacecraft was lost after a normal flight, Xinhua News Agency reports. The satellite launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Centre on a Long March 3B rocket. The reasons for the anomaly and loss of spacecraft are still unknown, investigation of what happened exactly is still ongoing.

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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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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 20 – 26 September 2021

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 Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 20 - 26 September 2021”. A special shout-out to our friends at SpaceWatch.Global

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Space Café Recap: “Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland” #5

In the latest Space Café “Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland”, Steven Freeland and Torsten Kriening welcomed Setsuko Aoki and Peter Hulsrøj at a wonderful café in downtown Tokyo. Over bagels, croissants, coffee, and other treats, we discussed many legal issues arising from everyday space activities, including the following:

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Equatorial Space and Innova Space join forces

Innova Space, the Argentinian satellite development and operations company will use Equatorial Space Systems as the launch service provider for its pico satellite constellation, Equatorial Space reported. The constellation will provide Internet of Things (IoT) services globally.

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