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Turkey wants to go to the Moon in 2023 and 2028

Paris, 11 February 2021. – Turkey wants to go to the Moon in 2023. “The national space program will carry our country to an upper league in the global space race,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said according to a report of the Anadolu news agency. Erdogan presented a program that …

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Firefly and Exolaunch want to fly together on Alpha

Paris, 11 February 2021. – Alpha and Exolaunch: the German launch service provider will offer rideshare missions aboard Firefly’s Alpha vehicle from next year on, the U.S. company said. Firefly Aerospace and Exolaunch agreed to “integrate and launch multi-satellite clusters aboard Firefly’s Alpha launch vehicle beginning in 2022,” Firefly announced. …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Elina Morozova on the 50th Anniversary of Intersputnik

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Elina Morozova, Executive Director of the Intersputnik International Organization of Space Communications (Intersputnik), Moscow, Russia talked about the current status of intergovernmental satellite organizations focusing on Intersputnik, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2021. She also talked about the role of Intersputnik and its counterparts in refining …

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Register Today For Our Space Café WebTalk “33 minutes with Blaine Curcio” On 2 March 2021

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative Space Café WebTalk featuring Blaine Curcio, Founder of Orbital Gateway Consulting and Senior Affiliate Consultant at Euroconsult, Hong Kong. This event will take place on 2 March 2021 at 4:00 pm CET. Blaine Curcio will discuss the rapidly evolving Chinese space sector, the …

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Eutelsat to develop, host and operate EGNOS GEO-4

Paris, 10 February 2021. – The European GNSS Agency (GSA) in Prague has selected Eutelsat for the development, integration and operation of its next-generation EGNOS GEO-4 service. The contract covers 15 years of service provision and represents a total value of €100 million, of which €85 million are still subject …

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Three missions to reach Mars, fourth one planned for 2026

Paris, 9 February 2021. – Who’s first: Three Mars missions, from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), China and the U.S., are to reach the Red Planet in the next days. The UAE’s Hope orbiter is set to arrive today, followed by China’s Tianwen-1 mission and NASA’s Mars rover Perseverance next …

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JAXA and ESA cooperate on Hera and MMX missions

Paris, 8 February 2021. – Two agencies, two missions: The European Space Agency (ESA) and Japan’s space agency JAXA continue their cooperation in Earth observation, space science and exploration and put a new focus on two missions: Hera and MMX. Hera is an international asteroid and planetary defence mission which …

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OQ works with Dubai’s MBRSC on 5G and IoT

Paris, 8 February 2021. – OQ Technology, a satellite start-up working on 5G and IoT, partners with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) in Dubai, the start-up based in Dubai and Luxembourg said. OQ Technology is building a global constellation of nanosatellites to extend the cellular 5G Internet-of-things (IoT) …

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