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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: A Forgotten Disc. A Path to Peace. by Michelle Hanlon

Nestled inside a protective aluminum shell is a silicon disc about the size of a United States half dollar.  Inscribed on this disc are microscopic messages from leaders of 73 nations solicited by Thomas Paine, then head of NASA.  The messages, intended to be left on the Moon for posterity, …

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Singapore’s Astroscale To Open Satellite Control Facility In United Kingdom

Singaporean New Space company Astroscale has announced that it will open a National In-Orbit Servicing Control Facility in Harwell, UK. Astroscale is among the most high-profile company looking to remove space debris from orbit. This UK facility, which will open at the Satellite Applications Catapult in Harwell, Oxfordshire, will support …

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Australia’s Gilmour Space Appoints Top U.S. Space Experts To Advisory Board

Gilmour Space, the Australian and Singaporean New Space launch company, has announced the appointment of two space veterans, Pamela Melroy, a former NASA astronaut, and Dava Newman, former Deputy Administrator of NASA, to its advisory board, as it prepares to enter the global small launch market in 2020. “We are …

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Thailand’s mu Space Lofts Payload On Blue Origin’s New Shepard Test Launch

Thailand’s mu Space contributed part of the payload lofted by Blue Origin’s New Shepard Reusable Launch Vehicle in a successful test of the launch vehicle last week in the U.S. The six-kilogram payload, sent by mu Space, included experiments and technologies provided by mu Space as well as by Thai …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Andrea Jaime of Space Generation Advisory Council

The Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) is carrying out critical work in terms of inspiring and guiding young people that wish to forge careers in the space industry. This support is provided by a dedicated team working at SGAC that are constantly focused on the delivery of the organisation’s vision. …

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GK Launch Services And Lavochkin Research and Production Association Sign Agreement On Fregat Upper Stage Production

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GK Launch Services and Lavochkin Research and Production Association have signed an agreement on the Fregat upper stage production, its adaptation to the launch vehicle and its delivery to the Baikonur cosmodrome. The upper stage will be used in the first commercial mission of GK Launch Services to launch the …

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UK’s Goonhilly Looks To Expand Business In Australia And Asia-Pacific

Industry veteran Bob Gough has joined the team at Goonhilly Earth Station as the company bids to expand its operations and develop new business opportunities across Australia and the Asia-Pacific. Gough will oversee commercial expansion across the region and will grow Goonhilly’s customer base in this new market, one that …

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Future Of Finland In Space Discussed At Arctic15

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On May 30-31, 2018 the annual Arctic15 event dedicated to establishing links between startups, corporations and investors was held in Helsinki, Finland. Every summer the capital of Finland welcomes attendees of Arctic15, the largest matchmaking event for young startups. This time, 1500-2000 people and 15 startups in various fields, from …

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Australia’s Sky and Space Global Demonstrates Diamonds Testbed in Caribbean

Sky and Space Global (SAS), the New Space satellite communications company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, successfully demonstrated the capabilities of its Diamonds test-bed Cubesats to the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) in Guyana, opening up the possibility of offering its narrowband communications service to the Caribbean. Prior to the …

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NPO Avtomatiki to Develop Control System for Suborbital Tourist Launches

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The Russian commercial space company CosmoCours has selected NPO Avtomatiki to develop the control system for its suborbital complex currently under development. The Yekaterinburg-based NPO Avtomatiki (the State Enterprise Scientific Production Association Of Automation) is a Roscosmos subsidiary. It is a leader in the development and production of electronic control …

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