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Jurczyk to lead NASA until Biden appoints Bridenstine successor

Luxembourg, 26 January 2021. – U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration has appointed Steve Jurczyk to serve as acting administrator of NASA, media reports said. Jurczyk was associate administrator of the U.S. space agency since 2018 and worked at NASA since 1988. He will take the lead of NASA until the …

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Momentus founder Kokorich replaced by Dawn Harms

Luxembourg, 26 January 2021. – The space company Momentus which is preparing for a stock exchange listing appointed its Chief Revenue Officer Dawn Harms new CEO, following the resignation of Momentus founder Mikhail Kokorich, the firm announced. Momentus, in consultation with its acquisition vehicle partner Stable Road Acquisition Corp., “has …

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SpaceX launches record rideshare mission

Luxembourg, 25 January 2021. – Another record: SpaceX launched 143 small spacecraft in its first, large rideshare mission yesterday, the company said. Falcon 9 launched Transporter-1, SpaceX’s first dedicated SmallSat Rideshare Program mission, from Space Launch Complex 40  at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, SpaceX said. Falcon 9’s first …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Biden-Harris Space Policy: Building on the Space Force and Artemis

by Dr. Bleddyn Bowen The Trump-Pence administration was very busy in space. In 2017, they reconstituted the National Space Council (NSC) to coordinate political, civilian, and military policies and efforts in space. With high-profile Presidential support, Congress established a new branch of the United States (US) military within the US …

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Register Today For Our Space Cafe “Moriba’s Vox Populi #03” On 11 February 2021

In honor of this sacred experience and all of you who know me and have enrolled in this global vision, I, Dr. Moriba Jah have partnered with SpaceWatch.Global to run an exciting Space Café series: Moriba’s Vox Populi (Latin for “the people’s voice”) where I intend to choose topics of …

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5G spectrum auction in the U.S. reaches $80.9bn record level

Paris, 21 January 2021. – Beating even the boldest expectations: the 5G C-band spectrum auction in the U.S. ended its first phase with a record-breaking $80.9 billion of proceeds, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced last week. The Commission thus successfully concluded what it called “the largest auction of mid-band …

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SpaceX to transform oil rigs into floating offshore launch pads

Paris, 20 January 2021. – SpaceX bought two oil rigs to transform them into floating offshore launch pads for its Starship, space and tech media reported. The two nearly identical deepwater oil rigs – ENSCO8500 and 8501platforms – were acquired from the offshore drilling company Valaris and renamed Phobos and …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 11 Jan – 17 Jan 2021

by Blaine Curcio and Jean Deville 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 11 Jan – 17 Jan 2021”. Hello and welcome to another …

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