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Lunapolitics: NASA Releases More Details About Its Proposed Artemis Accords

By John B. Sheldon Following the announcement on 5 May 2020 by NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine of the proposed Artemis Accords, NASA revealed further details on 14 May 2020 that provide some granularity of what is likely being discussed in private channels with like-minded countries. The new details about the …

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Thales Alenia Space Wins Two Contracts From ESA To Study Future Upgrades Of EGNOS

The European Space Agency (ESA) has awarded two contracts to Thales Alenia Space, the joint company between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), concerning EGNOS (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service). These contracts, fully financed under the European Commission H2020 programme concern study phases on the system evolution. They will call on …

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Momentus Space And Alba Orbital Sign Contract For Up To 10 PocketQubes

Momentus Space, provider of in-space transportation services for satellites, and  Alba Orbital, builder and designer of the world’s smallest commercial satellite platforms, announced a contract for three Alba Albapods to ride on plaza deck of the Falcon 9 vehicle, which will launch in December 2020 from Kennedy Space Center in Cape …

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Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Shooting Star Transport Vehicle Readies For Integration

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), a global aerospace and national security leader owned by Eren and Fatih Ozmen, received its Shooting Star transport vehicle at the company’s Colorado production facility, marking the beginning of a key integration phase. This phase includes installation of the SNC-built Passive Common Berthing Mechanism that will …

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