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France’s Minister Of Armed Forces Visits New French Space Command HQ

CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall, General Philippe Lavigne, Air Force Chief of Staff, Thierry Angel, Deputy Head, Forces, of the French defence procurement agency DGA, and General Michel Friedling, Chief of Space Command, welcomed the Minister of Armed Forces Florence Parly to the Toulouse Space Centre (CST) on 21 February 2020.

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E2MC Update On Space Financing Rounds In February 2020

By Raphael Roettgen The over US$220 million of announced space-related financing rounds in February 2020 handily beat the January number (US$170 million). Two satellite communication companies, American Astranis (with its $90 million in equity and venture debt) and French Kinéis, were responsible for US$200 million of the total amount. Just …

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The European Commission Finances A Disruptive Recovery Solution For Small Launch Vehicles

With the rise of the small satellite, industry launch vehicles need new solutions to offer  tailored and cost-effective access to space. The space industry took a big leap forward when SpaceX started recovering the first stage of its rockets, thus decreasing launch prices drastically. Currently, reusability is one of the trending topics in the launcher industry.

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