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Thales Alenia Space Signs MoU With Luxembourg For Digital Centre Of Excellence

Thales Alenia Space moved forward this week in creating its Digital Center of Excellence in Luxembourg by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of the Economy of the Duchy of Luxembourg. It aims to become a major industrial contributor to the nation’s ambitious space and digital strategy. …

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UK Space Sector Lands In Singapore

More than 30 representatives from the UK space industry, universities and government—supported by the UK Space Agency—are visiting Singapore this week to explore new partnerships and opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region. The delegation will visit GeoWorks, ST Engineering, the National University of Singapore and the Nanyang Technological University, before attending …

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New South Wales And Luxembourg Sign MOU On Future Space Activities

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the State of New South Wales, Australia, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on future space activities. This agreement sets up a framework for cooperation on space-related activities in areas including space science and space policy and law. Particular emphasis is given to …

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Skyrora Holds Successful Ground Tests Of Its Eco-Fueled Rocket Engine

Edinburgh-based satellite launch company Skyrora held successful ground tests on its 3D printed 30kN (kilonewton) liquid bi-propellant rocket engine in late January 2020. The engine uses an innovative environmentally friendly, proprietary process, high grade fuel called Ecosene, made from waste plastics, which aims to minimise the environmental impact of rocket …

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UK’s OneWeb Schedules Launch Of Second Batch Of 34 Satellites From Baikonur

OneWeb, the UK-headquartered global satellite communications company, is scheduled to launch its second batch of 34 satellites on 6-7 February 2020 on board a Soyuz 2.1B satellite launch vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. This marks the start of OneWeb’s regular launch campaign for 2020, which will grow its …

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RUAG Space Contributes Key Components To Sun Explorer Solar Orbiter Mission

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket with Sun Explorer Solar Orbiter is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida on 7-8 February 2020. RUAG Space is supplying the thermal insulation, the structure of the satellite, and the on-board computer. “We have delivered key components, which enable this important …

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