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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 28 Dec – 3 Jan 2021

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 Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 28 Dec – 8 Jan 2021”. Hello and welcome to another …

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Japanese ex-astronaut to develop first wooden satellite

Paris, 5 January 2021. – A sustainable one: A former astronaut and professor of Kyoto University and the Japanese industrial group Sumitomo Forestry want to build the first wooden satellite and started research on the use of wood in space, BBC and other international media reported. Wooden satellites would burn …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Rethinking the Inevitable: Why We Need to Stop Hoping, and Prepare for Space Warfare

by Doug Loverro In the not-so-distant future, some country’s leader will be forced to answer the following question – will they passively allow the citizens and military forces of their nation to be targeted, with impunity, by the space forces of an adversary nation?  Will they countenance thousands of sailors …

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E2MC Update On Space-Financing Rounds in December 2020

by Raphael Roettgen Space financing finished 2020 on a strong note, with December being the third best month of the entire year, raising a total of about US$560 million, led by the US$375 million blockbuster round for China’s remote sensing company Charming Globe and the US$91 million round for German …

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Equatorial Space Systems Concludes First Test Flight

Singapore’s launcher startup, Equatorial Space Systems, verifies its technology with first in-flight proof-of-concept. The 2.5-meters-long Low Altitude Demonstrator took flight over the vast expanse of the Felcra Palm Oil Estate in Perak, Malaysia at approximately 11:40 local time on Monday, 21st December, and  reached its target altitude of 1.2 kilometres. …

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Space BD and ALE conclude an LOI

Space BD Inc., the leading space startup in Japan that provides access to space using the International Space Station (ISS) Japanese Experiment Module “Kibo” and rideshares on Japan’s flagship launch vehicle “H3”, and ALE, with the mission to make space closer for people announced that they concluded a Letter of …

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Register Today For Our Space Cafe “Black Ops by Ralph Thiele #02” On 14 January 2021

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative new format: Space Café “Black Ops by Ralph Thiele #02” on 14 January 2021 at 4:00 pm CET. Colonel (Ret`d) Ralph Thiele, Chairman of the Berlin based Political-Military Society, President of EuroDéfense-Germany, and Managing Director of StratByrd Consulting, Germany will discuss with his …

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Register Today For Our Space Café Australia by Melanie Jane Ward On 13 January 2021

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative Space Café Australia featuring Jackie Carpenter, Managing Director at One Giant Leap Australia Foundation. This event will take place on 13 January 2021 at 9:30 pm CET. Jackie Carpenter is an STEM Education and outreach specialist who works out of New South Wales …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: 2020 – A Preview of the Decade to Come?

by Blaine Curcio SpaceWatch.Global asked its friends, staff and contributors to review 2020 and provide an outlook into 2021. These personal reviews are being published during the holiday season. This is the review of Blaine Curcio. Everyone would agree that 2020 was in many ways exceptional. There were vastly fewer …

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