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South Korean consortium invests in Relativity Space

A consortium of three South Korean companies invests US $50 million in American rocket start-up Relativity Space, News Naver reported. The three companies are Hanwha Aerospace, NH Investment & Securities and Consus Asset Management. The investment is part of the US $650 million Relativity Space raised in the Series E funding round in June, Maeil Economic Daily said.

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 30 August – 5 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 30 August - 5 September 2021”. A special shout-out to our friends at SpaceWatch.Global,

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China’s Chang’e-5 orbiter is set for another Moon flyby

The Chang’e-5 orbiter module is currently on its way back to the Moon following deep space tests according to reports. Last year, the orbiter delivered a return module containing 1.731 kg of lunar samples to Earth before setting off to deep space. Chang’e-5 orbiter was in orbit around Lagrange point 1 (L1) where it carried out orbit control tests and observations.

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: E2MC Update On Space-Financing Rounds in August 2021

August’s financing table is again led by a space company raising funds via a proposed merger with a SPAC: VirginOrbit who may raise up to US$483 million* from this deal. Over two dozen other rounds raised a total in excess of US$700 million. Besides yet another SPAC, other noteworthy deal structure were Swiss IoT constellation’s Astrocast’s,

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Japan’s Space BD launches two Australian satellites

Two Australian satellites were successfully launched through Japanese Space BD on August 29, 2021 at 3:14 a.m. EDT, Space BD announced. This marks the first satellite launch for both the State of Western Australia, and the Australian Research Council Training Centre for CubeSats, Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles and their Applications (CUAVA), and the first overseas launch for Space BD.

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 23 – 29 August 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 23 - 29 August 2021”. A special shout-out to our friends at SpaceWatch.Global

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Register Today For Our Space Café Australia by Annie Handmer On 10 September 2021

In this edition of Space Café Australia, our host Annie Handmer is joined by space medicine researcher Vienna Tran, to talk about how space affects the human body, the philosophical questions that arise from human spaceflight. They will also delve into the enduring complexity of the relationship between science, policy, and society,

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