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Space Café Germany by Andreas Schepers Recap: Daniel Metzler, Co-Founder and CEO of ISAR Aerospace

In this Space Cafe German edition, Andreas Schepers talked with Daniel Metzler,, co-founder and CEO of Isar Aerospace , provided insights into the development and future of the launcher start-up. As of today, IsarAerospace has 170 employees. According to Metzler, these are mainly young professionals who are often hired directly from university. A locational advantage as a German company

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Smart Space Firms Should Tackle Downlinking Constraints

An underrecognized yet critical segment of the space sector is downlinking. Launch vehicles and satellites capture most of the headlines, but in and of themselves they have little value. They are a means to an end: they enable the flow of data that benefits people back here on Earth. Put differently, downstream applications justify investing in and developing new launch vehicles and satellites.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Orbofleet’s Take on Mega-constellations and LEO Satellite Market

As Orbofleet’s market research report on Non-Geostationary Orbit (NGSO) satellite operators will be soon available for purchase, here we present key pointers that provide a brief outlook on the current status of the major global NGSO satellite operators.

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: Insight – 3rd Summit for Space Sustainability

Secure World Foundation (SWF) successfully concluded its third annual Summit for Space Sustainability this past month (June 22-24, 2021), marking yet another milestone in what is becoming a marquee tradition for the space community. Even though this year’s event had to be virtual, SWF once again managed to create an engaging and interactive platform

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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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