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Spaceflight to serve Canon, Kleos and Spire on two launches

Luxembourg, 14 October 2020. – Rideshare provider Spaceflight will execute three customer missions on two upcoming launches in the next weeks, the Seattle-based company announced today. Spaceflight will execute two launches on two different continents, the company said, one aboard a Rocket Lab Electron and the other on NewSpace India …

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Japanese space debris specialist Astroscale raises $51 million

Luxembourg, 13 October 2020. – Astroscale raised an additional funding of $51 million from a group of investors, bringing the total capital raised to $191 million, the Japanese orbital debris removal company said today. This latest round makes Astroscale the most funded on-orbit services and logistics company globally and most funded space …

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Russia calls parts of NASA Moon projects “too American-centric”

Paris, 13 October 2020. – Russia sees aspects of NASA’s Moon mission projects and Artemis as “too American-centric” and stresses the importance of international cooperation in space, the General Director of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, was quoted from the opening of the 71st International Astronautical Congress yesterday. “In our opinion, in …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Three Sides of Mars

by Karim Michel Sabbagh “2030 Destination Mars” is the core theme of this scenario mapping exercise. The objective is to safely land a manned mission on the red planet and set up the foundation for a permanent presence. The outcome would usher the start of an era where mankind takes …

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Register Today For Our Space Café WebTalk “33 minutes with Dr. Malcolm Davis” On 27 October 2020

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative Space Café WebTalk featuring Dr. Malcolm Davis, Senior Analyst at Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Australia.  This event will take place on 27 October 2020 at 4:00 pm CEST. Australia’s Defence looks to Space – an analysis of emerging Australian thinking on the space domain for defence and …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: SPACE IS COOL by Robert Feierbach

by Robert Feierbach, CEO of 0-G Launch I have recently heard comments from a few colleagues that our Space industry is stagnating, that the general public does not care about Space, and that the persistent COVID-19 pandemic will put many of our companies out of business. I COULDN’T DISAGREE MORE! …

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China pushes ahead with giant 13,000 satellite LEO constellation

Paris, 4 October 2020. – China is pushing ahead with developing a giant Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation competing with SpaceX, Amazon and OneWeb, according to the Washington DC-based analyst Bhavya Lal and California State University’s Professor Larry Press. Press, professor of information systems at the California State University, …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews – Peter Beck of Rocket Lab: “I don’t have 50 or 60 years to wait”

Rocket Lab belongs to the top private launcher companies globally. With 14 launches and 55 deployed satellites, the company is one of the most vibrant actors in the space launcher market. SpaceWatch.Global Editor-in-Chief Markus Payer got the chance to talk to Peter Beck, Founder and CEO of Rocket Lab, to …

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Nelco cooperates with Telesat to bring LEO broadband to India

Luxembourg, 1 October 2020. – The satellite communications provider Nelco cooperates with Telesat to bring Low Earth Orbit (LEO) broadband connectivity to India, the Tata Group company announced. “Nelco and Telesat will collaborate on terrestrial facilities, commercial distribution and regulatory frameworks to offer Telesat LEO satellite connectivity in India,” Nelco …

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