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Viasat to step up and buy Inmarsat for $7.3 billion

Viasat wants to buy Inmarsat from private investors for $7.3 billion, the satellite operator announced. The takeover creates the largest satellite operator in the world, with a combined revenue of probably close to $4 billion. Inmarsat was acquired by a consortium consisting of Apax Partners, Warburg Pincus, the CPP Investment Board and the Ontario Techers´ Pension Plan in December 2019.

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: E2MC Update On Space-Financing Rounds in Oktober 2021

Two dozen rounds including yet another space company merger with a SPAC – October was a good month on the space financing front. Close to home, at E2MC Ventures we are thrilled to appear twice on this month’s table, supporting both Space Perspective and Satellite Vu.

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: Moonwalking, When other worlds belong to women

SpaceWatch.Global has been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is an extract of “Moonwalking, When other worlds belong to women”, originally published 2 November 2021 in Griffith Review 74: Escape Routes by Alice Gorman. WHAT WILL IT mean for a woman to set foot on the Moon, a world whose human landscape has so far been shaped largely by men?

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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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