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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl On The Challenges Of Space Law

In this week’s Space Cafe Web Talk Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl discussed space law for the future, offering his expert ideas and insights into space law-making, as well as describing some important goals and challenges to the process. “It is a remarkable achievement that, for nearly 50 years, outer space actors …

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SES To Accelerate Clearing Of C-Band Spectrum To Support FCC’s 5G Plan For US

SES, the leader in global content connectivity solutions, elected on 26 May 2020 to clear a portion of the C-band spectrum in the United States in accordance with the accelerated timeline detailed in the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Order published in the Federal Register on 23 April 2020. SES …

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OneWeb Seeks To Increase Satellite Constellation Up To 48,000 Satellites To Meet Future Growth And Demand

OneWeb, the global communications company with a mission to connect governments, businesses and people everywhere, submitted a modification request to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to increase the number of satellites in its constellation up to 48,000 satellites. This larger OneWeb constellation will allow for greater flexibility to meet …

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Airbus Wins ESA Contract To Construct Third European Service Module For NASA’s Orion Spacecraft

The European Space Agency (ESA) announced on 26 May 2020 that it has signed a contract with Airbus for the construction of the third European Service Module (ESM) for Orion, the American crewed spacecraft. The contract is worth around €250 million. By ordering this additional service module, ESA ensures the …

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Welsh Aerospace Company Smallspark Aims To Reignite The UK Space Sector

Cardiff-based Smallspark Space Systems announced on 26 May 2020 that it has received three major grants to develop its low-cost, environmentally-friendly rocket engines. Smallspark are redefining the UK space sector by bringing to market a new generation of low-cost, eco-friendly engines and propulsion systems, making cost-effective and environmentally friendly access …

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Space BD Successfully Launches Its Payload To The ISS

Space BD Inc. has announced that the H-II Transfer Vehicle No.9 (HTV9) successfully launched from Tanegashima Space Station to the International Space Station via H-IIB launch vehicle. HTV9 is carrying a payload of Space BD’s customer, SATLANTIS MICROSAT S.L.’s Integrated Standard Imager for Microsatellites (iSIM). The launch occurred on 21 …

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Harwell Space Cluster Launches 10-Year Growth Strategy

The Harwell Space Cluster, Europe’s most concentrated group of space organisations located at Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, has released its 10-year growth strategy. Already recognised internationally as the UK Space Gateway, the strategy supports the cluster’s ambition to become the most compelling global gateway to the space sector, making …

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