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Rocket Lab Successfully Launches Three Satellites For U.S. Air Force From New Zealand

A Rocket Lab Electron launch vehicle successfully lifted off from Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula at 06:00 UTC, Sunday 5 May 2019 (18:00 NZST). The STP-27RD mission launched three research and development satellites for the DoD Space Test Program that will demonstrate advanced space technologies, including a satellite to evaluate new ways of tracking space debris.

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: China’s Challenges—A Space Industry In Ascent Still Faces Turbulence

By Blaine Curcio and Tianyi Lan When reading about the Chinese space industry in English-language media, or when speaking with Western companies about the Chinese space industry, we oftentimes hear two types of opinions: China is catching up in space so fast! By Wednesday next week, they will have overtaken …

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UAE New Space: Abu Dhabi’s Hub71 Announces Partnerships With Techstars And Starburst Startup Accelerators

Hub71, a global tech hub driven by Mubadala in collaboration with Microsoft, SoftBank Vision Fund and Abu Dhabi Global Market, announced that two new partners, Techstars and Starburst, will join Hub71 in Q4 of this year. Hub71 is a key initiative of the Abu Dhabi Government’s Ghadan 21 economic acceleration programme.

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UK’s Skyrora In Hunt For British Launch Sites For Upcoming Rocket Tests

Skyrora, the Edinburgh-based New Space launch company that is aiming to become the first UK private company to launch payloads into Earth orbit, is searching for launch sites in the British Isles from where it can conduct a series of launcher tests over the coming year, according to UK press reports.

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Germany To Draft New Space Laws And Regulations To Spur Lagging New Space Sector

Germany's Ministry of Economy is drafting new space laws and regulations - that could be submitted to the Bundestag for ratification as soon as the end of this year – in order to incentivize the German private sector to invest in the rapidly growing global space sector, according to a 28 April 2019 report by Reuters.

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#SpaceWatchGL Interview: Aria Stirling Colton, Founder And CEO of National Space Innovation Hub

So much of the coverage of what happens in national, regional, and international space activities focuses on the technical aspects of space or on high-level policy making. A growing number of individuals and organisations, however, are bridging these two very different aspects of the space sector. In Australia, Aria Stirling Colton is doing just this with her Adelaide-based National Space Innovation Hub (NSIH). Helen Jameson, the Editor-in-Chief of SpaceWatch.Global, spoke with Aria to find out more.

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European New Space: Scotland’s Clyde Space Bags Polish Intuition-1 Hyperspectral CubeSat Contract

Clyde Space, the Scottish subsidiary of Swedish company ÅAC Microtec AB, has been tapped by Polish New Space company KP Labs to build the 6U CubeSat platform and arrange the launch of Intuition-1, the world's first hyperspectral imaging CubeSat, according to a 23 April 2019 report in U.S. trade publication Space News.

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Thailand’s Mu Space Taps Relativity Space To Launch First Satellite In 2022

Relativity, the world’s first autonomous rocket factory and launch services leader for satellite constellations, announced on 23 April 2019 a partnership with mu Space, the innovative Thai satellite and space technology company, to launch a satellite to Low Earth Orbit (LEO) on Relativity’s Terran 1 rocket, the world’s first and only 3D printed rocket.

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Sweden’s ÅAC Microtec To Deliver Enhanced AIS Data Exclusively To ORBCOMM

ÅAC Microtec AB's subsidiary, Clyde Space, announced on 9 April 2019 that it has partnered with ORBCOMM Inc., a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, to provide two next-generation Automatic Identification System (AIS) microsatellites that will enhance ORBCOMM's industry-leading satellite AIS service offering.

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