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NASA awards $600 million Orion contract to Aerojet Rocketdyne

NASA has awarded a contract the development of the Orion Main Engine (OME), which will be used on the Orion spacecraft as part of the Artemis program, to Aerojet Rocketdyne, the U.S. space agency and the company said. Aerojet Rocketdyne will deliver up to 20 OME engines for use on Artemis missions beginning with Artemis VII.

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UN secretary-general Guterres criticizes space tourism

António Guterres, the secretary-general of the United Nations, mentioned space tourism alongside corruption and loss of freedoms as cause for the ever-increasing gap between socioeconomic groups. Addressing the General Assembly, Guterres said “billionaires joyriding to space” led to the growing mistrust towards governments and the values of the UN.

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Space Café Recap: “Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland” #5

In the latest Space Café “Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland”, Steven Freeland and Torsten Kriening welcomed Setsuko Aoki and Peter Hulsrøj at a wonderful café in downtown Tokyo. Over bagels, croissants, coffee, and other treats, we discussed many legal issues arising from everyday space activities, including the following:

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RBC Signals and Spaceflight Inc. to collaborate during Sherpa OTV missions

RBC Signals and Spaceflight Inc. announced having signed a ground station services agreement to test Sherpa-LTE1. There have already been successful communication tests conducted between Spaceflight’s Sherpa-LTE1 orbital transfer vehicle (OTV) and RBC’s global ground station network.  

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ArianeGroup streamlines workforce in France and Germany

ArianeGroup is streamlining its workforce at its production sites in France and Germany, the manufacturer of Ariane rockets said. The company plans to adapt the workforce of a maximum of 600 people, Florence Gallois, told the French news agency AFP. Another plan, unrelated to the workforce reduction, is to bundle the production of the Vinci engine in Germany.

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SpaceX to launch Turksat 6A and Astranis satellite

The Turkish government announced launching its first domestically built communications satellite on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The launch of Turksat 6A is scheduled for Q1 of 2023. The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure did not disclose further details of the contract. Turksat 6A is being built by the TÜBİTAK Space Technologies Research Institute.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: ESA-EU relationship and ESA transformation priorities in the new ESA Agenda

The ESA Agenda 2025 – Opinions by members of the SichTRaum network. On April 7 this year, one month after Dr. Josef Aschbacher took office as the European Space Agency's (ESA) new Director General, the ESA Agenda 2025 was released. This document contains the agenda of the new Director General for the agency

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Equatorial Space and Innova Space join forces

Innova Space, the Argentinian satellite development and operations company will use Equatorial Space Systems as the launch service provider for its pico satellite constellation, Equatorial Space reported. The constellation will provide Internet of Things (IoT) services globally.

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