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Space Café Greater Bay Area China Recap by Blaine Curcio: Gregg Daffner, CEO of Gapsat

The end of April saw the beginning of a new Space Café series, the Space Café Greater Bay Area, hosted by me, Blaine Curcio. Having spent around 10 years in Greater China, and with most of that time spent in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, I have seen firsthand the rapid evolution of China’s space sector, and also the innovation and resources in the Greater Bay Area.

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Space Café Scotland Recap by Angela Mathis: Movers and Shakers from the Scottish Space Leadership Council

The inaugural Space Café Scotland featured five key members of Scotland’s collaborative space ecosystem, in conversation with Angela Mathis. With the country manufacturing more small satellites than anywhere outside of California, spaceports and orbital launch vehicles under development, a strong space research community,

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 26 April – 2 May 2021

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Orbital Gateway Consulting we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 26 April - 2 May 2021” .

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NASA puts SpaceX’s Moon landing award on hold

Following complaints by competitors, the U.S. space agency NASA suspended SpaceX’s work on the Human Landing System (HLS). Pursuant to protests of Blue Origin and Dynetics to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), NASA “instructed SpaceX that progress on the HLS contract has been suspended”, NASA said.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The best fundraising moment in history

This is without a doubt the best fundraising moment in history for space startups. Many experts believe that all companies will become space companies, the same way all companies are now tech companies. In 2019, a company called PitchBook published an article entitled

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The Space Cafe Podcast #26: Torsten Kriening – Mastermind behind one of the fastest growing space industry news outlets

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 26th episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast: Torsten Kriening - Mastermind behind one of the fastest growing space industry news outlets. Episode 026 features a special guest Torsten Kriening. Torsten Kriening is your point of contact when you need information about whoever you want in the space industry.

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China launches Tianhe core module of its new space station

China has successfully launched the core element of its new space station, officials and media reported. The 16.6 meters long core called Tianhe (which means “harmony of the heavens”) was successfully deployed in low Earth orbit. It is the core element of China's T-shaped new space station.

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NASA sees strong support from Biden in first 100 days

A 100 day track record: “In just the first 100 days of their administration, President Biden and Vice President Harris have expressed strong support for NASA’s goals and missions – and have laid out a vision that will guide the agency for the years to come,” said acting NASA Chief of Staff Bhavya Lal.

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Unseenlabs raises €20 million for its geolocation nano fleet

The maritime geolocation startup Unseenlabs raised €20 million to build its maritime geolocation fleet, the French company said. The series B funding round is "cementing its status as a European leader in the interception of radiofrequency signals from space”, the company said.

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Polyakov adds Dragonfly to his Noosphere portfolio

The entrepreneur and investor Max Polyakov acquired a majority stake in the South African startup Dragonfly Aerospace, Polyakov announced. Dragonfly Aerospace was founded in Stellenbosch, South Africa, by a team of five satellite engineers led by Bryan Dean, a global specialist in microsatellites and high-resolution cameras.

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