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Space Café Germany 02 Recap: Thomas Reiter on the Past, Present and Future of Human Spaceflight

In this Space Cafe German edition, Andreas Schepers talked to ESA's international agencies coordinator and former ESA Astronaut and director of human spaceflight, Thomas Reiter about the past, present and future of human spaceflight. Thomas Reiter delivered a vivid report on his two spaceflights:

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U.S. does not plan to shoot down Chinese rocket piece

The U.S. military has no plan to shoot down the Long March 5B's remnants when they are expected to plunge back on Earth this weekend, the Guardian quoted the U.S. defense secretary, Lloyd Austin. Hope was the rocket would land in the ocean and that the latest estimate was that it would come down between Saturday and Sunday, he said, according to the Guardian.

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U.S. Air Force wants OneWeb and Hughes to connect Arctic

The U.S. Air Force asked OneWeb and Hughes to connect the Arctic, the companies announced. Hughes and OneWeb announced their selection by the U.S. Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) “to demonstrate managed LEO satellite communications (SATCOM) services to connect the Arctic region to sites around the globe”, the companies said in a statement.

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: A giant piece of space junk is hurtling towards Earth. Here’s how worried you should be

SpaceWatch.Global has been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “A giant piece of space junk is hurtling towards Earth. Here’s how worried you should be”, originally published 4 May 2021 at The Conversation by Steven Freeland.

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Sateliot leads Spanish IoT nanosat consortium

The Spanish satellite telecommunications operator Sateliot takes the lead to develop a low Earth orbit (LEO) nanosatellite constellation offering 5G coverage and a secure quantum key information exchange system. Sateliot is leading a consortium of a dozen companies and the Spanish Ministry of Defense, as a potential user, to deploy the nanosat constellation, the company said.

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Blue Origin auctions seat on 20 July maiden flight

Have a seat: Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin offers one seat in the New Shepard maiden flight which is planned for the 20 July, the company said. “On July 20th, New Shepard will fly its first astronaut crew to space. We are offering one seat on this first flight to the winning bidder of Blue Origin’s online auction,” Blue Origin said.

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Register Today For Our Space Café United Kingdom On 20 May 2021

This Space Café United Kingdom will feature lan Jones, CEO at Goonhilly Earth Station, in conversation with neuco’s Laurie Scott, Andrew Ball and Ewan Lawrenson, friends of SpaceWatch.Global.Ian Jones, Chairman at Satellite Applications Catapult and CEO of Goonhilly Earth Station,

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