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Virgin Orbit to go public through SPAC at $3.2 billion valuation

Virgin Orbit is to become publicly traded on Nasdaq through a merger with SPAC NextGen Acquisition Corp. II valuing the company at US $3.2 billion. The SPAC trades on the Nasdaq under ticker “NGCA” until the end of the year. The shares will then convert to “VORB”, as the combined company will keep the Virgin Orbit name. The agreement is to raise US $483 million for the combined company.

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HEO Robotics raises capital to scale in-orbit inspection product

HEO Robotics has raised a seed financing round to launch HEO Inspect. This marks the first major investment in the already profitable company. The round was led by David Harding, the founder and CEO of Winton Group. As part of the investment, he has nominated the experienced investor and advisor Joshua Kennedy-White to the company board.

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 16 – 22 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 16 - 22 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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Arianespace´s Soyuz deploys 34 new OneWeb satellites

British operator OneWeb’s 34 new satellites launched into space on a Russian Soyuz rocket operated by Arianespace. The take-off was at 22.13 GMT Saturday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Roscosmos space agency and Arianespace said. It was the fifth launch of OneWeb satellites this year, with the last one being in July.

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Space Café Brazil by Ian Grosner Recap: Clezio Marcos De Nardin of INPE

In this week’s Space Café Brazil, Ian Grosner talked with Dr. Clezio Marcos De Nardin, director of the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE), about the 60 Years of the institute. Dr. Nardin started by talking about the very beginning of the Brazilian space program in the 1960s when the Organizing Group of the National Commission on Space Activities (GOCNAE) was created.

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Register Today For Our Space Café Russia by Elina Morozova On 3 September 2021

This Space Café Russia will be hosted by Elina Morozova, Executive Director of the Intersputnik International Organization of Space Communications and a friend of SpaceWatch.Global , in conversation with Igor Porokhin, a Russian attorney-at-law and partner of legal firm InSpace Consulting known for having provided legal support for contracts for flights to the International Space Station

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