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ESA astronaut selection in final stages

ESA’s astronaut selection has been progressing as planned, with the cognitive, technical, motor coordination and personality testing (Phase 2) ending in March, while psychometric testing, group and individual exercises and practical tests (Phase 3) ended in June this year. Over 400 applicants took part in the psychological assessments of Phase 3, carried out by an international team of experts.

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Relativity Space and OneWeb sign multi-launch agreement

The first company to 3D print entire rockets, Relativity Space, has signed a multi-year, multi-launch Launch Services Agreement (LSA) with global communications network company, OneWeb, the companies said. According to the LSA, Relativity will launch OneWeb’s low Earth orbit satellites on its Terran R rocket from 2025.

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L3Harris becomes strategic investor in Mynaric to intensify collaboration

Mynaric and L3Harris signed an agreement according to which L3Harris will invest in Mynaric to gain 7.2% of Mynaric’s total shares and as a result widen the scope of their current collaboration to cover all domains including space, air, maritime and ground, Mynaric said. L3Harris will invest approximately €11.2 million by means of a capital increase

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Airbus to provide 42 satellite platforms to Northrop Grumman

Airbus U.S. Space & Defense has been contracted to assemble, integrate, test, and launch 42 satellite platforms as well as provide space vehicle commissioning support services to Northrop Grumman to satisfy the U.S. Space Development Agency’s (SDA) Tranche 1 Transport Layer prototype constellation (T1TL) award, Airbus said.

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The Space Café Podcast #058 – Erik Wernquist, the man behind the space video hit “Wanderers” on YouTube

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present: The Space Café Podcast #058 - Erik Wernquist, the man behind the space video hit "Wanderers" on YouTube. Episode 058 features a special guest: Erik Wernquist. When he uploaded his 3:51 minute vision of humanity in space to Youtube, Erik didn't realize the way it would change his life and, according to the comments, the lives of many others. In the latest edition of the Space Cafe Podcast,

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ThrustMe expands its propulsion manufacturing with new production line

In-orbit mobility solutions provider, ThrustMe, is renovating a 900-square-meter building in an industrial zone in the southern outskirt of Paris to turn it into a smart manufacturing site supporting high volume production of its propulsion systems, the company said.  The premises will accommodate a new production line and an increased number of employees

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ReOrbit welcomes John Auburn as Chief Strategy Officer

John Auburn, former Managing Director and CCO of Astroscale, joins ReOrbit as Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) and as a Member of the Board, said Sethu Saveda Suvanam, Founder and CEO or ReOrbit. The company welcomes Mr Auburn’s expertise in building solutions and upscaling start-ups. He will help to identify the necessary steps and lead the way in making ReOrbit a market leader in its field.

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