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Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Completes First Flight From Spaceport America

Virgin Galactic  and The Spaceship Company have announced the successful completion of its first SpaceShipTwo test flight from Spaceport America. This glide flight marks the inaugural solo flight of VSS Unity in New Mexico and as such is an important flight test milestone in preparation for commercial service. On SpaceShipTwo’s …

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Maxar To Support Dynetics In Designing And Building Lunar Human Landing System For NASA

Maxar Technologies, a trusted partner and innovator in Earth Intelligence and Space Infrastructure, announced on 1 May 2020 that it has been selected to support Dynetics, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leidos, in designing and building a Human Landing System for NASA’s Artemis program, which will send the first woman and …

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Rocket Lab Closes Acquisition Of Satellite Hardware Manufacturer Sinclair Interplanetary

Rocket Lab, a leading space systems company, announced on 30 April 2020 that it has closed the transaction to acquire Sinclair Interplanetary, a leading provider of high-quality, flight-proven satellite hardware. Rocket Lab announced the execution of the agreement to acquire Sinclair Interplanetary on March 16, 2020 pending customary closing conditions …

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NASA-Developed Ventilator Authorized By FDA For Emergency Use

A new high-pressure ventilator developed by NASA engineers and tailored to treat coronavirus (COVID-19) patients today was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use under the FDA’s March 24 ventilator Emergency Use Authorization. Called VITAL (Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally), the device was developed by engineers at NASA’s Jet …

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NASA Names Companies To Develop Human Landers For Artemis Moon Missions

NASA has selected three U.S. companies to design and develop human landing systems (HLS) for the agency’s Artemis program, one of which will land the first woman and next man on the surface of the Moon by 2024. NASA is on track for sustainable human exploration of the Moon for the first time in history. The human landing system awards under the Next Space …

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COMSAT Inks Deal With ABS To Enhance C- And KU-Band U.S. Connectivity Solutions On ABS-3A

COMSAT Inc., the global satellite connectivity solutions provider, has ratified an agreement with ABS, a Bermuda-based global satellite operator, to enhance and strengthen the COMSAT global network. The addition of the ABS-3A satellite to the COMSAT Southbury, Connecticut, teleport services bolsters its reach throughout the Americas, Europe, North Africa and …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: “33 minutes with Daniel Porras”

This week’s Space Café WebTalk took place on 28 April 2020, featuring Daniel Porras, Space Security Fellow at UNIDIR – the United Nations Institute of Disarmament Research in Geneva – in conversation with Torsten Kriening, co-publisher of SpaceWatch.Global and COO of ThorGroup GmbH. Daniel Porras discussed the question “Is it too late …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interview: Dr. Scott Pace On The U.S. Space Resources Executive Order

On 6 April 2020, US President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) on Encouraging International Support for the Recovery and Use of Space Resources. This order addresses US policy regarding the recovery and use of resources in outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies. SpaceWatch.Global was able to …

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Virgin Orbit Ventilators Granted Emergency Use Authorization, First Deliveries Expected Soon

Virgin Orbit, Sir Richard Branson’s responsive satellite launch company, announced on 23 April 2020 that regulators at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have granted an Emergency Use Authorization for the immediate delivery and use of a new “bridge” ventilator designed and built by the aerospace firm. With that …

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