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Redwire acquires space biotech firm Techshot

The space tech company Redwire acquired the biotech company Techshot, specialized on microgravity, bioprinting, and on-orbit manufacturing for commercial space-based research and development. This acquisition aligns with Redwire's growth strategy to leverage strategic investments to scale in-space manufacturing in LEO which will directly impact the sustainability of future human spaceflight

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ESA and GHGSat support IMEO

ESA and GHGSat announced at COP26 that they were to support the United Nations Environment Programme’s new International Methane Emissions Observatory (IMEO). Methane has more than 80 times the warming effect of carbon dioxide. Therefore, reducing emissions of this gas is one of the fastest ways to slow down the rate of global warming.

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Terran Orbital to list at NYSE next year, valuing it at $1.58 billion

The smallsat startup Terran Orbital will go public through the merger with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), valuing it at $1.58 billion, the company said. Terran entered in a business combination with Tailwind Two Acquisition Corp and wants to list at the New York Stock Exchange under the name Terran Orbital Corporation.

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Estée Lauder becomes exclusive partner of the ISS Sustainability Challenge

Estée Lauder announced they have become the exclusive partner of the ISS National Laboratory Sustainability Challenge: Beyond Plastics. This is the first time a beauty brand partners a research and development opportunity for innovators to propose plastics alternatives.  The Sustainability Challenge addresses plastic waste and enable scientific or technological advancements to tackle the issue.

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