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Gilmour Space fires up Australia’s largest rocket engine

Rocket engineers at Gilmour Space Technologies have successfully test fired the most powerful rocket engine ever developed in Australia, Gilmour Space reported.The company achieved the full thrust of 110 kN (kilonewtons) during the 75-second test. Generating enough force to lift four SUVs off the ground, the test is a significant milestone for Gilmour Space.

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 3 – 9 January 2022

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 3 - 9 January 2022 ”. Hello and welcome to another episode of the Dongfang Hour China Space News Roundup! I’m Jean Deville, joined as always by my co-host Blaine Curcio

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Arianespace to launch eight more Galileo satellites

ESA and the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) chose Arianespace to launch eight Galileo satellites to add to the constellation. The company will deploy the first two satellites this year, which will lead to the full operational capability of the Galileo open service. The three successive launches will be on board of Ariane 62 rockets in 2023, 2024 and 2025.

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Space Café Radio: Review 2021 – Blaine Curcio

In this Space Café Radio – our Review 2021 series, SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Blaine Curcio, #ChinaSpaceGuy, Founder of Orbital Gateway Consulting and Senior Affiliate Consultant at Euroconsult and Co-host of the DongFnag Hour China Aerospace news roundup about his (China) space highlights in 2021 and what to watch out for the upcoming year in space.

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Space Café Radio: Review 2021 – Alex Fielding

In this Space Café Radio – our Review 2021 series, SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Alex Fielding. CEO and Co-Founder of Privateer Space about his vision, his mission and his space highlights in 2021 and what to watch out for the upcoming year in space.

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: Moscow develops military space tech: should we take note? – analysis

Russia recently conducted a successful test of the Nudol system, shooting down one of its own satellites. However, Nudol is just one of many tools that may help Russia gain dominance in space and constrain other nations acting in space. Donatas Palavenis, of the Baltic Institute of Advanced Technology, gives a review.

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Angara upper stage harmlessly reenters Earth

Persei, the upper stage of the failed Angara-A5 launch on 27th December, harmlessly reentered over the South Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, the U.S. Space Force reported. Roscosmos did not provide any details on Persei and its 2400-kg payload after the launch nor did they acknowledge its malfunction.

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Satellogic announces new facility in the Netherlands

Satellogic, a vertically integrated geospatial company specialising in sub-meter resolution satellite imagery collection, announced it will be constructing a high-throughput satellite manufacturing facility in the Netherlands. The new facility in Berkel en Rodenrijs is expected to accelerate satellite manufacturing.

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