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Europe launches two more Galileo satellites

Two more: Arianespace has successfully launched two more Galileo satellites, growing Europe’s navigation constellation to 28 satellites, the European Space Agency (ESA) said. Soyuz launcher VS-26, operated by Arianespace and commissioned by ESA, lifted off with the pair of 715 kg satellites from French Guiana on 5 December, ESA said.

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Salem Al Marri appointed new chief of Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) appointed Salem Humaid Al Marri as the new Director-General of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre in Dubai, the agency said. Al Marri, 39, replaces Yousuf Al Shaibani, who served as the centre's Director-General since 2013. Al Marri was part of the team that set up the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology in 2006

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Register Today For Our Space Café Brazil On 15 December 2021

This Space Café Brazil will feature Prof. Dr. Maria Elizabeth Zucolotto, of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), in conversation with Ian Grosner, Correspondent of SpaceWatch.Global for Brazil. The importance of studying meteorites. Professor Zucolotto is graduated in Astronomy at Valongo Observatory/UFRJ (1978), with TCC Meteorites and the formation of the Solar System.

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Register Today For Our Space Café “33 minutes with Pacome Revillon” On 14 December 2021

This Space Café WebTalk will feature Pacome Revillon, CEO of Euroconsult, in conversation with Torsten Kriening, publisher of SpaceWatch.Global. Live from the World Satellite Business Week, Paris 2021. Pacôme Révillon is CEO of Euroconsult, the leading international consulting firm specializing in the space and satellite application markets.

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NASA selects companies to develop commercial space destinations

NASA announced having signed agreements with three U.S. companies to develop the designs of space stations and other destinations in space. The agreements are the first in a two-phase approach to a seamless transition of activity from the ISS to commercial destinations. During this first phase, which is to continue through 2025,

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Rocket Lab reveals design of its new Neutron vehicle

Rocket Lab revealed new details about their next generation, 8-ton payload class Neutron launch vehicle. The rocket will provide reliable and cost-effective launch services for satellite mega-constellations, deep space missions and human spaceflight, said Rocket Lab. Neutron is set to be the world’s first carbon composite large launch vehicle.

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