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CORI Innovation Fund Makes Opportunity Zone Investment In Agile Space Industries

The CORI Innovation Fund (CIF) has announced an investment in Agile Space Industries (Agile), a designer and manufacturer of integrated aerospace propulsion systems and provider of related testing services. CIF is a Qualified Opportunity Fund that invests in high-growth technology companies supporting job creation and revenue generation in small towns across …

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Travel Africa Network Selects Eutelsat’s HOTBIRD Position To Launch First HD African Travel Channel

Eutelsat Communications’ HOTBIRD video hotspot has been selected by Travel Africa Network for the broadcast of its first High Definition African travel channel, with 100% African content dedicated to promoting tourism and hospitality in Africa. The multi-year contract will enable Travel Africa Network to broadcast high-quality content throughout Europe and …

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Brazilian Space Agency Issues Public Call For Alcantara Space Center Launch Operations

The Brazilian Space Agency issued the following public call on 25 May 2020: This edict aims to identify companies, national or foreign, that are interested in carrying out suborbital and orbital launch operations using the Alcantara Space Center (CEA), as well as providing information on the contractual process, including licensing …

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E2MC Update On Space Financing Rounds In May 2020

By Raphael Roettgen With almost US$550 million of announced space-related financing rounds, May has turned out to be the top space fundraising month so far in 2020. SpaceX, besides launching astronauts to the ISS on Crew Dragon, came in with over US$346 million by itself. The total amount does not …

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Finnish Space Data Company Terramonitor Launches A Web Store

Terramonitor, a leader in space data solutions, announced on 28 May 2020 the opening of a Web Store which offers Analysis Ready satellite image mosaics and Up-to-date Maps. The catalog contains off-the-shelf products from all European countries and an option for user-defined areas of interest from anywhere in the world. …

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Rocket Lab Sets Launch Window For 12th Electron Mission

Rocket Lab, a space technology company and the global leader in dedicated small satellite launch, has resumed launch operations for its next Electron launch following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions. Rocket Lab’s 12th Electron launch was postponed from its original date of March 27th following the implementation of the New …

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U.S. Back In The Crewed Space Launch Business, Thanks To SpaceX

SpaceX has become the first private company to launch a crewed mission into low-Earth orbit. At 3:22pm Eastern Standard Time (EST), 30 May 2020, a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle launched two NASA astronauts – Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley – on board the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule. The launch …

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Space Tech Companies Compete In HADR Challenge To Decrease Regional Flood Risks

Singapore Space and Technology Limited (SSTL) announced on 27 May 2020 its collaboration with the World Bank Group for the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Challenge. This challenge supports the Southeast Asia Disaster Risk Insurance Facility (SEADRIF), which has developed a regional catastrophe risk pool for flood risks developed …

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