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Space Café Radio: Review 2021 – Alex Fielding

In this Space Café Radio – our Review 2021 series, SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Alex Fielding. CEO and Co-Founder of Privateer Space about his vision, his mission and his space highlights in 2021 and what to watch out for the upcoming year in space.

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 27 Dec – 2 January 2022

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Orbital Gateway Consulting we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 27 Dec - 2 January 2022 ”. Hello and welcome to the first episode of the Dongfang Hour China Space News Roundup, in 2022!

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Register Today For Our Space Café “33 minutes with Peter Hulsrøj” On 18 January 2022

This Space Café WebTalk will feature Peter Hulsrøj, legal consultant for intergovernmental organisations, in conversation with Torsten Kriening, publisher of SpaceWatch.Global. Space and the Fundamental Questions. Peter Hulsrøj is, with Marco Aliberti, the author of the book ‘Essays on the Optional Society – and a Letter Concerning Inclusion’ just out on Ex Tuto.

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SpaceX kicks off 2022 with more Starlink satellites

SpaceX is aiming to start the new year with a Falcon 9 rocket flight this Thursday deploying the company’s next cluster of Starlink satellites. The company’s 34th dedicated Starlink launch is carrying an undisclosed number of flat-panel satellites into orbit. The quarter-ton spacecraft use their krypton-fueled ion thrusters to maneuver to their operating orbits 540 km above Earth.

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

2021 finished strong, with another SPAC merger with a space-related (albeit not originally a space) company (Tomorrow.io), more fundraising by SpaceX, a few major private rounds, a couple of investments by Virgin Orbit (and hence yet further examples of a de-SPAC’d company deploying part of its cash towards investments) and even a small IPO (Sidus).

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Elon Musk plans to fly people to Mars in 5-10 years

Elon Musk said during an interview on the Lex Fridman podcast that SpaceX could be transporting people to Mars in five years. According to the SpaceX CEO, the worst case scenario is that the Starship rocket is ready for taking humans to the planet in 10 years.  Starship, “the most complex and advanced rocket” as per Musk, has already undergone static fire tests.

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U.S. extends ISS commitment through 2030

The U.S. committed to extend the operations of the International Space Station (ISS) through 2030, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson announced. The Biden-Harris Administration wants to continue to work with its international partners “to enable continuation of the groundbreaking research being conducted in this unique orbiting laboratory through the rest of this decade”.

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Space Café Radio: TOP-10 MOST IMPORTANT EVENTS IN SPACE IN 2021

In this Space Café Radio – TOP-10 MOST IMPORTANT EVENTS IN SPACE IN 2021, contributing editor Dr. Emma Gatti talks about her thoughts on the previous year. 2021 has been an intense year for the Space sector. From breakthrough scientific achievements to thorny diplomatic accidents, the industry seems almost to be not keeping pace with itself.

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