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E2MC Update On Space-Financing Rounds in December 2020

by Raphael Roettgen Space financing finished 2020 on a strong note, with December being the third best month of the entire year, raising a total of about US$560 million, led by the US$375 million blockbuster round for China’s remote sensing company Charming Globe and the US$91 million round for German …

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U.S. SDA awards $150 million launch contract to SpaceX

Paris, 4 January 2021. – The U.S. Space Development Agency (SDA) has awarded SpaceX a $150 million launch service contract, the agency announced. The Hawthorne, California-based firm has been awarded a $150,450,000 firm-fixed-price contract for launch services from Vandenberg Air Force Base for the Space Development Agency’s Tranche 0 Transport …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: “Houston, we have a Space Traffic Management Pilot program”

by Dr. Moriba Jah The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Office of Space Commerce (OSC) will finally get its chance to demonstrate to the rest of the space community its value-added in taking stewardship of civil space situational awareness and space traffic management, as was indicated in National Space Policy Directive …

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Register Today For Our Space Cafe “Black Ops by Ralph Thiele #02” On 14 January 2021

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative new format: Space Café “Black Ops by Ralph Thiele #02” on 14 January 2021 at 4:00 pm CET. Colonel (Ret`d) Ralph Thiele, Chairman of the Berlin based Political-Military Society, President of EuroDéfense-Germany, and Managing Director of StratByrd Consulting, Germany will discuss with his …

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Register Today For Our Space Café WebTalk “33 minutes with Mahmoud Abu Wasel” On 12 January 2021

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative Space Café WebTalk featuringMahmoud Abu Wasel, Vice-President of The Hague Institute for Global Justice. This event will take place on 12 January 2021 at 4:00 pm CET. With the rapid increase in the private sectors race to space and governments attempting to keep …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: 2020 – A Preview of the Decade to Come?

by Blaine Curcio SpaceWatch.Global asked its friends, staff and contributors to review 2020 and provide an outlook into 2021. These personal reviews are being published during the holiday season. This is the review of Blaine Curcio. Everyone would agree that 2020 was in many ways exceptional. There were vastly fewer …

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Voyager to acquire ISS heavy user and pioneer Nanoracks

Paris, 31 December 2020. – The space exploration company Voyager Space wants to acquire a majority stake in XO Markets and its largest subsidiary Nanoracks, the company announced. Houston-based Nanoracks offers low-cost, high-quality solutions for satellite deployment and research in more than 30 nations worldwide. Voyager plans to invest “significant …

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Viasat concerned about SpaceX’s Starlink relocation plans

Paris, 29 December 2020. – Viasat raises “serious environmental concerns” about SpaceX’s intention to relocate nearly 3,000 Starlink satellites to lower altitudes, the company said in a filing to the U.S. Federal Communication Commission (FCC) dated 22 December. In July 2020, Viasat filed a petition to deny or defer an …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: 2020 in Review: a Space Security Perspective

by Daniel Porras 2020 will be a year long remembered by anyone who lived through it, though maybe not for the best reasons. Between political strife, a pandemic and natural disasters, a person could be forgiven for thinking it was the end of days. But modern civilisation has not collapsed …

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