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GMV grows its footprint with Nottingham Scientific merger in the UK

Harwell (Oxfordshire)/Nottingham, 7 September 2020. – GMV Innovating Solutions Limited, the UK aerospace company belonging to GMV is growing its footprint with the signature of a merger agreement with Nottingham Scientific Limited (NSL). GMV, headquartered in Madrid, trades in the aerospace, defense, ICT and intelligent-transportation-systems markets while NSL is UK …

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FT: Munich start-up Isar Aerospace starts production of Spectrum rocket

Munich/London/Paris, 8 September 2020. – The Munich-based start-up Isar Aerospace started production of its Spectrum rocket as the “first privately built rocket” developed in Germany, the Financial Times (FT) reported on Monday. “Germany will join the commercial space race”, FT said, “in an attempt to gain a foothold in the …

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Made In Space Europe and Momentus to develop robotic spaceflight mission for 2022

Luxembourg, 1 September, 2020. – Made In Space Europe (MIS EU), a subsidiary of Redwire, and Momentus, provider of in-space transportation services for satellites, have recently finalized a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop a cooperative robotic spaceflight mission planned for 2022, the companies said. The agreement covers “mission development …

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Arianespace’s Vega first European mission to launch multiple small satellites

Arianespace has realised the first European “rideshare” mission for small satellites, with 53 satellites onboard the Vega launcher for 21 customers. With this new SSMS (Small Spacecraft Mission Service) shared launch concept, Arianespace demonstrates its ability to respond – in an innovative and competitive manner – to institutional and commercial requirements …

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Level up your space idea with #MyGalileoSolution competition

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) launches the #MyGalileoSolution competition, targeting European innovators and entrepreneurs ready to develop location-based solutions. These include mobile applications, wearable-based solutions, asset management and tracking solutions, or robotics, leveraging Galileo as a source of positioning, navigation and/or timing. A wide participation from all Member States is …

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: Talking With Renesas About Rad-Hard Devices

Lately there has been a lot of attention paid to the heavens. Specifically, near-Earth space, between Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and Geosynchronous. We recently pointed out in “Money! In! Space!” that there is a business renaissance in space businesses and the related infrastructures. Startups in the space (pun intended) have …

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Space BD to provide SmallSatellite deployment service

Space BD, a Japanese space startup that provides access to space using the International Space Station (ISS) Japanese Experiment Module “Kibo” ,and rideshares on Japan’s flagship launch vehicle “H3”, announced that it will provide cubesat deployment service from the ISS for HMU-SAT1. HMU-SAT1 is a nanosatellite developed by Space Development …

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E2MC Update On Space-Financing Rounds in August 2020

By Raphael Roettgen August 2020 sure proved that a lot of private capital can flow into the space sector, with a total of US$2.2 billion. Sure, SpaceX represented over 80% of this total – the company’s latest filing shows $1.9 billion raised of a potential total of $2.066 billion – …

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Ignacio Chechile Joins ReOrbit as CTO

Ignacio Chechile joined ReOrbit as Chief Technology Officer (CTO), to lead the technology development of the company’s modular and reusable microsatellite platforms, targeting in-orbit assembly and servicing. ReOrbit is a startup established in 2019 headquartered in Helsinki, Finland. ReOrbit’s vision is to make space sustainable and reliable leading to a …

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Astrobotic awarded over $1 million to advance CubeRover payloads

Astrobotic has been awarded two contracts by NASA to support the development of payloads for future delivery on its 4U and 6U CubeRovers— presented as the world’s first line of commercial lunar rovers. CubeRovers are standardized and scalable, providing planetary surface mobility services that support a variety of scientific and …

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