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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: On-Orbit Servicing or Roadside Assistance In Space by BusinessCom Networks

There is a new sector emerging within the space industry that could utterly revolutionise the satellite sector. On-orbit servicing could be the biggest advancement the industry has seen yet as it could bring with it the capabilities to tackle space debris, to repair operational satellites and even upgrade them, reducing …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Pavel Pushkin of CosmoCourse. Part II

SpaceWatch.Global Contributor Evgeniy Ryzhkov met with Pavel Pushkin, CEO of CosmoCourse –  a private Russian space company that develops its own reusable suborbital space complex, to talk about competition within the emerging space tourism industry as well as the challenges and opportunities of doing space business in Russia.  Today we …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Pavel Pushkin of CosmoCourse. Part I

CosmoCourse is a private Russian space company which develops its own reusable suborbital space complex for tourist spaceflight. SpaceWatch.Global Contributor Evgeniy Ryzhkov met with the company’s CEO Pavel Pushkin to talk about the suborbital space system currently under development, about competition within the emerging space tourism industry as well as …

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Engineers From Scotland And Ukraine Develop New Rocket Engine

A so-called “self-eating” rocket engine is being developed by the universities of Scotland and Ukraine. It will be capable of putting small satellites into orbit at competitive price. In a paper published in the Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, engineers from the University of Glasgow and the Oles Honchar Dnipro …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Experimental Design Bureau FAKEL

Federal State Unitary Enterprise Experimental Design Bureau FAKEL (hereafter referred to as EDB Fakel) is one of the leading companies in Russia and in the world, having a 55-year experience in development of Electric Propulsion Systems (EPS), and more than a 40-year flight experience in Electric Propulsion Subsystems based on …

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UAE To Send First Astronaut To ISS In 2019 With Russian Help

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The UAE has announced that its first astronaut will be launched to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2019 with the assistance of the Russian space agency, Roscosmos. This confirms rumours circulating last month about the possibility of the UAE’s first astronaut being sent into orbit in 2019, despite the …

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