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Saber Astronautics brings Australians to the ISS laboratory

Saber Astronautics wants to bring Australians to the International Space Station (ISS) to do scientific research. The space mission operator said it has signed a deal with private spaceflight leader Axiom Space to bring Australians and Australian industry to the station’s orbiting microgravity laboratory and work on a new generation of space-developed products.

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Launch of Space Arbitration Association

Today is the launch of the Space Arbitration Association, an association that will focus on providing information and organizing events around the topics of space and international arbitration. The last few years have seen a dramatic increase in space activities, which are expanding not only into new fields such as space tourism but also increasingly involve commercial actors.

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NASA launched DART asteroid mission

NASA successfully launched the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission this morning on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket. The aim of the mission is to demonstrate that sending a large, high-speed spacecraft into the path of an asteroid could change its motion. DART will now deploy its Roll Out Solar Arrays (ROSA) to provide the power needed for its solar electric propulsion system.

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EUSPA ready for Galileo Launch 11

The European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) announced the first of a series of six launches with two Galileo satellites per launch, from Spaceport Kourou. Galileo satellites 27 and 28 will be launched on-board of a Soyuz rocket on 2nd December.  EUSPA will be in charge of Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP) operations which will be overseen by a team of specialists.

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Exotrail delivers electric propulsion to OHB´s Triton-X Heavy

The French Exotrail delivers its electric propulsion system to OHB´s microsatellite Triton-X Heavy, the company said. Exotrail signed a contract with the Luxembourg-based satellite manufacturer OHB Luxspace for the integration of Exotrail’s high thrust and flexible electric propulsion product ExoMG into the Triton-X Heavy platform, the firm said.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The ramifications of Russia’s reckless anti-satellite test

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and The Strategist, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles. This is “The ramifications of Russia’s reckless anti-satellite test” by Malcolm Davis, originally published on 18 Nov 2021.

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: Russia’s attack on its own satellite is reckless and endangers us all

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Prof. Ram Jakhu, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “Russia’s attack on its own satellite is reckless and endangers us all”, originally published 18 November 2021 at The Conversation.

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The Space Cafe Podcast #041: Stewart Bain, NorthStar Earth & Space and why our planet needs an image upgrade

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 41st episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast #041: Stewart Bain, NorthStar Earth & Space and why our planet needs an image upgrade. Episode 041 features a special guest Stewart Bain. Cop26 in Glasgow did not manage to deliver the big hit that many would have expected.

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