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South Korea to develop nano constellation by 2031

South Korea wants to develop a fleet of over 100 nanosatellites, the South Korean press reported. The country will develop the constellation over the next decade, with the aim of establishing a national security monitoring system and testing next generation network communications in its latest push to strengthen its space industry, the Korea Times reported.

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Mynaric opens new facility for laser equipment near Munich

Paris, 21 June 2021. – The laser communication startup Mynaric has opened a new facility for the serial production of laser communication equipment for the aerospace sector, the company said. The new production facility is located in the immediate vicinity of Mynaric’s headquarters at the special research airport Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich, Germany.

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Rocket Lab to design Blue and Gold spacecraft for Mars

Rocket Lab has been awarded by the University of California Berkeley to design two Photon spacecraft named Blue and Gold for a scientific ESCAPADE mission to Mars, the launch company said. ESCAPADE is a mission that will orbit two spacecraft around Mars to understand the structure, composition, variability, and dynamics of Mars' unique hybrid magnetosphere, Rocket Lab said.

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Interstellar Lab teams up with 3D-printing company Soliquid to build BioPod on Earth and in space

Interstellar Lab, the French-American company building controlled-environment habitat and crop cultivation modules, has established a partnership with the 3D printing company Soliquid. Founded in 2018 by Jim Rhoné, Impulse Group and Amaury Thomas, Soliquid is backed by Leonard, VINCI’s future of construction acceleration program,

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Second Time is the Charm? CAS’s EO Plans

China’s commercial space sector has rightly received significant attention over the past 6-7 years, as more than 100 commercial space companies have been established with big plans to do things as diverse as rocket manufacturing, satellite IoT services, or indeed, earth observation

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