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Astra jumps 25% upon update on US Space Force launch

A rocket boost for the stock: The launch startup Astra Space announced its first commercial orbital launch for the United States Space Force for the end of August and the stock of the Nasdaq-listed company rose by nearly 25% yesterday. Space Force contracted the launch through the Defense Innovation Unit’s Other Transaction Agreement with Astra

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Space Café WebTalk with Lynette Tan Recap: Meet the trailblazer who is putting Singapore on the space map

After a much-deserved summer break, during this week’s Space Café, SpaceWatch.Global publisher, Torsten Kriening caught up with Chief Executive of Singapore Space & Technology and “this century’s role model for space”, Lynette Tan to talk about Singapore’s role in space and her company’s commercial vision.

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Ispace raises €39 million to invest in lunar missions 2 and 3

Ispace raised nearly €39 million in a Series C funding round, with Incubate Fund as the lead investor, the Japanese startup said. The new round brings ispace’s cumulative total funding to approximately €84.5 million, ispace said, including past Series B, Series A and seed investment, as well as its existing and new bank loan financing announced in June 2021.

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The Space Cafe Podcast #033: Val Munsami – why affordable space tech for anyone comes at a price

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 33rd episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast: Val Munsami - why affordable space tech for anyone comes at a price. Valanathan Munsami is the CEO of the South African Space Agency SANSA with whom he is currently experiencing the renaissance of space travel first hand

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: E2MC Update On Space-Financing Rounds in July 2021

SPAC mergers with space companies made a comeback, with Planet’s and Satellogic’s announced transactions raising almost US$900 million*. Purely private rounds added another US$366 million. Also noteworthy were two public listings in the sector: (1) Seraphim Space Investment Trust raising GBP178.4 million for acquiring stakes held by Seraphim Capital in 15 space companies;

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Meldet Euch heute für unser special Space Café “33 Minuten mit Sabine von der Recke” am 24 August 2021 an

In dieser deutschsprachigen Ausgabe des Space Café WebTalk begrüssen wir Sabine von der Recke, Sprecherin der German Offshore Spaceport Alliance (GOSA), im Gespräch mit Andreas Schepers, Freund von SpaceWatch.Global und Host des Space Café Germany. Deutschland's Raketenstartplatz in der Nordsee. Die German Offshore Spaceport Alliance (GOSA) wurde im Dezember 2020 gegründet

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 26 July – 1 August 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 July – 1 August 2021”. Hello and welcome to another episode of the Dongfang Hour China Aero/Space News Roundup! A special shout-out to our friends at SpaceWatch.Global,

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Register Today For Our Space Café “Moriba’s Vox Populi” On 12 August 2021

In honour of this sacred experience and all of you who know me and have enrolled in this global vision, I, Moriba Jah have partnered with SpaceWatch.Global to run an exciting Space Café series: Moriba’s Vox Populi (Latin for “the people’s voice”) where I intend to choose topics of relevance to space safety, security, and sustainability and have an hour-long“chill in a lounge chair”

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