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Unseenlabs to launch two nano-sats on Rocket Lab

Paris, 6 November 2020. – The geolocation start-up Unseenlabs will launch two nano-satellites with Rocket Lab mid-November, the French firm announced. Unseenlabs launched BRO-1 in August 2019; it now plans to launch BRO-2 and BRO-3. The launch “marks the beginning of the deployment of the Unseenlabs constellation, which will comprise …

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Rocket Lab to attempt first Electron stage recovery

Paris, 6 November 2020. – Rocket Lab will attempt, for the first time, to bring the first stage of an Electron launch vehicle back to Earth after launch, the company said. Rocket Lab will attempt to recover the first stage during its ‘Return to Sender’ launch, scheduled for lift-off in …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Chris Stott in a conversation about permissions and more

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Chris Stott, Executive Chair, ManSat LLC, Isle of Man ,UK, talked about a wide range of permission and regulation related topics. He also talked about the importance of education in the commercial space market, highlighting the foundation of the Institute for Space Commerce in U.S. . “What’s …

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E2MC Update On Space-Financing Rounds in October 2020

by Raphael Roettgen Despite the absence of any triple-digit million rounds, we still saw over $100 million of financing activity in the space sector in October 2020. This sum is excluding public sector awards, principally the roughly $370 million to 14 companies that were announced under NASA’s Tipping Point program. …

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ESA gives first Boost to three German space start-ups

Paris, 3 November 2020. – The European Space Agency (ESA) signed up to support three German space start-ups through its Boost program, ESA said. The three first Boost support contracts have been signed with HyImpulse Technologies, Isar Aerospace Technologies, and Rocket Factory Augsburg, all Southern German start-up launchers. The Boost …

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Rocket Lab prepares for its 16th and most diverse Electron mission

Paris, 3 November 2020. – Rocket Lab prepares to launch and deploy 30 small satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) with its next, upcoming Electron mission, the Long-Beach/California-based space systems company announced. The mission will feature payloads from the United States, France and New Zealand and is scheduled to lift …

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ESA boosts Rocket Factory Augsburg’s launch vehicle

Paris, 2 November 2020. – A boost from ESA: The German launch service provider Rocket Factory Augsburg (RFA) receives support from the European Space Agency (ESA) to further develop its launch vehicle, the company announced. RFA is the first company to sign a contract for Boost, ESA’s Commercial Space Transportation …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang China Aerospace News Roundup 26 Oct – 1 Nov 2020

by Blaine Curcio and Jean Deville 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 China Aerospace News Roundup 26 Oct – 1 Nov 2020”. A small note on the timing …

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