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KSAT to support Intuitive Machines’ Missions to the Moon

Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT) will support and service Intuitive Machines (IM) for all its Moon missions, the company announced. KSAT has entered a long-term agreement with IM to support every stage of IM’s missions to the Moon, from launch and early operations, through transit, including lunar operations, KSAT said. IM will use KSAT services for its 2022 IM-1 mission.

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Sierra to use Spaceport Cornwall for its Dream Chaser

Sierra Space, a subsidiary of the aerospace and security group Sierra Nevada Corporation, announced a memorandum of understanding with Spaceport Cornwall in South-West England. The memorandum paves the way for sustained operations with UK’s horizontal launch spaceport at Cornwall Airport Newquay. The UK Space Agency is funding Sierra’s Dream Chaser concept.

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Space Café WebTalk with Dr Cassandra Steer Recap: Space is infinite – so why does it have a glass ceiling?

During this week’s SpaceCafé, SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Dr Cassandra Steer, a space law researcher from the Australian National University’s Institute of Space and College of Law. With an international (and intergalactic) academic career spanning two decades, Dr Steer specialises in space law, space security and international law,...

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Relativity raises $650m and presents Terran R

The 3D rocket printer Relativity Space raised another $650 million to fund its new fully reusable, entirely 3D-printed Terran R rocket. Relativity Space closed a $650 million Series E equity funding round led by Fidelity with participation from investors including Baillie Gifford, funds and accounts managed by BlackRock, Centricus, Coatue, K5 Global, Soroban Capital, ....

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Will Richard Branson go to space before Jeff Bezos?

Space race between billionaires: “It looks like Richard Branson could beat fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos to space next month”, Parabolic Arc reported. Citing “a source who requested anonymity”, Parabolic Arc reported that Virgin Galactic is working on a plan to send Branson on a suborbital flight over the July 4 holiday weekend.

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Seraphim arm eyes London listing, Sky News reports

The Venture Capital fund Seraphim prepares a flotation at the London Stock Exchange, Sky News reported. The “world's first dedicated space VC fund” is working with banks on plans for a London flotation”, Sky News said. An arm of Seraphim Capital is working with bankers on plans for a public share sale that could raise in the region of £250m, the news channel said.

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