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#SpaceWatchGL Column: E2MC Update On Space-Financing Rounds in June 2021

June 2021 saw over $1.5 billion raised in private fundraising for space-related companies. No space company mergers with SPACs in June but, as we already know by now, SPACs will appear again in the July edition of our financing review, with Satellogic’s and Planet’s mergers already having been announced.

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: Leveraging Responsive Space and Rapid Reconstitution

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Joint Air Power Competence Centre, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Leveraging Responsive Space and Rapid Reconstitution” by Mr Bret Perry and Mr John Fuller, originally published on the Joint Air Power Competence Centre website.

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Kai-Uwe Schrogl “EUROPE ENTERS CENTRE STAGE IN SPACE TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT”

On 7 July 2021 the “European STM Conference” took place in a virtual format. Member States from the European Union and the European Space Agency together with EU institutions and ESA Executive endorsed an Outcome paper entitled “Fostering a European approach on Space Traffic Management”. Torsten Kriening talked about the results and impact of the Conference with Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl,

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ESA funds QinetiQ satellite to host and demonstrate new technologies

The European Space Agency (ESA) has mandated the British defense and security group QinetiQ to demonstrate and validate innovative satellite technologies on a spacecraft built on QinetiQ’s PROBA platform, the company announced. Funded by ESA, QinetiQ is to deliver and operate a satellite that will host up to 13 different on-board experiments.

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Boeing extends partnership with OHB’s MT Aerospace

More Boeing in Bavaria: MT Aerospace partners with Boeing to supply solutions for Boeing’s commercial, defense and space programs over the next few years, the OHB affiliate said. Both companies signed a partnership agreement to further diversify and expand MT Aerospace’s supplier activities for Boeing, the company based in Augsburg, Germany, said.

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Planet goes public with SPAC, valued at $2.8 billion

More space at the stock exchange: the Earth observation company Planet will go public at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), in a SPAC transaction valuing the startup at $2.8 billion, Planet said. It entered into a merger agreement with dMY Technology Group, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).

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Space Café WebTalk with Prof. Enrico Stoll Recap: Small but mighty: the rise of the nano-sats

During this week’s Space Café, SpaceWatch.Global publisher, Torsten Kriening had the opportunity to speak with one of the industry’s “hidden gems”, Professor Enrico Stoll, who is the new Chair of Space Technology at Technische Universität Berlin, Germany’s first technical university.

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Dr Ziv Yekutieli on Mont4t Monitoring Space Brain

The Israeli startup medical company providing remote neurological monitoring through a smartphone application is among the selected few technologies that will go into space in early 2022. The Ax1 team’s “Rakia” (Sky) mission led by Axiom Space, the Ramon Foundation and the Israel Space Agency in the Ministry of Science and Technology,

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: Modular Satellite Manufacturing to Enhance Space Assets Resiliency

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Joint Air Power Competence Centre, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Modular Satellite Manufacturing to Enhance Space Assets Resiliency” by Mr Tal Azoulay, Ms Giulia Federico, and Mr Ran Qedar, originally published on the Joint Air Power Competence Centre website.

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Space Café Scotland Recap by Angela Mathis: Scotland plans ‘to lead by example’

The second session of the Space Café Scotland by Angela Mathis, on Thursday 1st July 2021, explores how Scotland plans ‘to lead by example' and has in its sights the competitive advantage of developing highly differentiating technologies and services for an end-to-end Sustainable New Space Industry.

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