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Smallsat market more than quadruples in the 2020s, Euroconsult finds

Luxembourg, 11 November 2020. – The market for small satellites is growing exponentially in the next decade, the latest Euroconsult smallsat report found. In its “Prospects for the Small Satellite Market”, Euroconsult forecasts that two mega-constellations will account for half of the smallsats to be launched between 2020 and 2029, …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang China Aerospace News Roundup 2 Nov – 8 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 2 Nov – 8 Nov 2020”. Hello and welcome to another episode …

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ThrustMe and Spacety launch first iodine propelled spacecraft

Paris, 8 November 2020. – The French startup ThrustMe and the Luxembourg new space company Spacety launched the world’s first iodine propelled satellite into space, the companies said. Spacety’s Beihangkongshi-1 satellite carrying ThrustMe’s innovative propulsion system was successfully launched on a CZ-6 Long March 6 rocket from Taiyuan in China, …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: State’s Right to Self-Defence in Outer Space A New Challenge for NATO’s Deterrence

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Joint Air Power Competence Centre, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “State’s Right to Self-Defence in Outer Space A New Challenge for NATO’s Deterrence”, originally published in the Joint Air Power Competence …

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Rocket Lab to attempt first Electron stage recovery

Paris, 6 November 2020. – Rocket Lab will attempt, for the first time, to bring the first stage of an Electron launch vehicle back to Earth after launch, the company said. Rocket Lab will attempt to recover the first stage during its ‘Return to Sender’ launch, scheduled for lift-off in …

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Register Today For Our Space Café WebTalk “33 minutes with Prof. Steven Freeland” On 24 November 2020

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative Space Café WebTalk featuring Prof. Steven Freeland, Professor of International Law, Western Sydney University, Sydney, Australia. This event will take place on 24 November 2020 at 1:00 pm CET. The Multifaceted Nature of Space and the Role / Rule of Law Prof. Steven Freeland will discuss the following …

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E2MC Update On Space-Financing Rounds in October 2020

by Raphael Roettgen Despite the absence of any triple-digit million rounds, we still saw over $100 million of financing activity in the space sector in October 2020. This sum is excluding public sector awards, principally the roughly $370 million to 14 companies that were announced under NASA’s Tipping Point program. …

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Rocket Lab prepares for its 16th and most diverse Electron mission

Paris, 3 November 2020. – Rocket Lab prepares to launch and deploy 30 small satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) with its next, upcoming Electron mission, the Long-Beach/California-based space systems company announced. The mission will feature payloads from the United States, France and New Zealand and is scheduled to lift …

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Kacific prepares launch of its second broadband satellite

Paris, 3 November 2020. – Kacific Broadband Satellites Group is preparing its second satellite, Kacific2, the Singapore-based company said. Kacific2 will cover Indonesia, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea and it will expand coverage into South East Asia and further into Central and Western Asia, the company said. “Like Kacific1, …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang China Aerospace News Roundup 26 Oct – 1 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 26 Oct – 1 Nov 2020”. A small note on the timing …

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