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Space Café Scotland Recap by Angela Mathis: Movers and Shakers from the Scottish Space Leadership Council

The inaugural Space Café Scotland featured five key members of Scotland’s collaborative space ecosystem, in conversation with Angela Mathis. With the country manufacturing more small satellites than anywhere outside of California, spaceports and orbital launch vehicles under development, a strong space research community,

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E2MC Update On Space-Financing Rounds in April 2021

The space SPAC market took a breather in April, with no announced transactions, but we did have a traditional IPO (remember those?) by MDA in Canada. SpaceX and OneWeb also helped pick up the slack and together raised more money than last month’s three SPAC transactions combined, without even counting Astranis’s US$250 million round.

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Lithuania becomes ESA Associate Member

Luxembourg, 3 May 2021. – Lithuania becomes an Associate Member of the European Space Agency (ESA), the agency announced. The Association Agreement between ESA and the Government of the Republic of Lithuania builds on “the successful results achieved under the previous frameworks of cooperation and will enter into force for a duration of seven years”, ESA said.

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The Space Cafe Podcast #26: Torsten Kriening – Mastermind behind one of the fastest growing space industry news outlets

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 26th episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast: Torsten Kriening - Mastermind behind one of the fastest growing space industry news outlets. Episode 026 features a special guest Torsten Kriening. Torsten Kriening is your point of contact when you need information about whoever you want in the space industry.

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China launches Tianhe core module of its new space station

China has successfully launched the core element of its new space station, officials and media reported. The 16.6 meters long core called Tianhe (which means “harmony of the heavens”) was successfully deployed in low Earth orbit. It is the core element of China's T-shaped new space station.

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EU enlarges mandate of new space agency EUSPA

Much more than a renaming: The European Union strengthens one of its main pillars to execute on its €14.88 billion space programme that the European Parliament approved on Tuesday. It transforms the European Agency for Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GSA) in Prague into the EU Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA).

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Unseenlabs raises €20 million for its geolocation nano fleet

The maritime geolocation startup Unseenlabs raised €20 million to build its maritime geolocation fleet, the French company said. The series B funding round is "cementing its status as a European leader in the interception of radiofrequency signals from space”, the company said.

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Arianespace’s Vega returns to flight with Pleiades Neo 3

Return to flight: Arianespace launched its 18th Vega mission (VV18) with Airbus’ Pleiades Neo 3 on board, the company announced yesterday. The mission marks Vega’s return to flight, Arianespace said, and was also the second successful launch by Arianespace’s teams in less than 72 hours.

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Space Café WebTalk recap – When art meets space: 33 minutes with the ISU’s Professor Chris Welch

During this week’s SpaceCafé, SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with self-confessed “spaceist”, astronautics and space engineering expert from the International Space University, Professor Chris Welch. Now the Head of the Space Payloads Laboratory at the ISU, Professor Welch’s career in space engineering has spanned several decades across multiple universities and institutions.

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