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Yahsat to start trading on 14 July, expects €1.54 bn market cap

Yahsat offers 976 million shares for € 0.63 per share, the company said, representing 40% of the company’s share capital; it expects a market capitalization of € 1.54 billion upon listing, the company said. The offering was multiple times oversubscribed, Yahsat said, with “significant demand” from institutional investors, individuals and others in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Dr Ziv Yekutieli on Mont4t Monitoring Space Brain

The Israeli startup medical company providing remote neurological monitoring through a smartphone application is among the selected few technologies that will go into space in early 2022. The Ax1 team’s “Rakia” (Sky) mission led by Axiom Space, the Ramon Foundation and the Israel Space Agency in the Ministry of Science and Technology,

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Yahsat wants to list 30% at the Abu Dhabi stock exchange

The satellite operator Yahsat, owned by the Abu Dhabi investment fund Mubadala, wants to go public, sell “at least 30%” of its capital and list at the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, the company announced. The offering creates an opportunity for investors to participate in the strategic growth of a leading integrated satellite communication services provider, Yahsat said. 

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Rocket Lab to design Blue and Gold spacecraft for Mars

Rocket Lab has been awarded by the University of California Berkeley to design two Photon spacecraft named Blue and Gold for a scientific ESCAPADE mission to Mars, the launch company said. ESCAPADE is a mission that will orbit two spacecraft around Mars to understand the structure, composition, variability, and dynamics of Mars' unique hybrid magnetosphere, Rocket Lab said.

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Virgin Orbit eyes SPAC deal valuing it at $3bn, Sky reports

Virgin Orbit is close to merging with a SPAC, valuing Richard Branson’s company at $3 billion, Sky News reported. Virgin Orbit is close to finalising a deal to combine with NextGen Acquisition II, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) set up by George Mattson, a former Goldman Sachs banker, Sky News reported.

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The Space Cafe Podcast #28: Mahsa Moghimi Esfandabadi, Space Architect. What our habitats on foreign shores will look like

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 28th episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast: Mahsa Moghimi Esfandabadi, Space Architect. What our habitats on foreign shores will look like. Episode 028 features a special guest Mahsa Moghimi Esfandabadi.

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