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Equatorial Space Systems partners with UK-based Commercial Space Technologies Ltd

Singapore, September 11th 2020.- Singapore’s own rocket company, Equatorial Space Systems (ESS) announces a new partnership with UK-based Commercial Space Technologies Ltd (CST) for launch services to CST’s clients using the company’s Volans small launcher, slated for its first flight in late 2022. “With our first suborbital test flights right …

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Board-Level Qualification Testing for Rad-Hard MOSFET Packaging

For Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) QPL qualification, high-reliability rad hard MOSFETs undergo extensive screening and quality-conformance testing to ensure that devices perform to specification in the harshest environments, sometimes for 15 years and longer. Both the US and European communities have developed specifications detailing quality conformance testing sequence. In the …

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ArianeGroup and ENGIE develop renewable liquid hydrogen

Paris, 10 September 2020. – ArianeGroup and ENGIE cooperate to develop renewable liquid hydrogen to speed up the decarbonisation of heavy-duty and long-distance transportation, the companies announced today. Renewable liquid hydrogen is a zero-emissions alternative to fossil fuels and an answer to the specific storage and endurance requirements of sectors …

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NASA invites companies to collect Moon “dirt” or rocks and sell it to the U.S. space agency

Washington, DC, 10 September 2020. – NASA invites commercial companies to collect small amounts of Moon “dirt” or rocks and hand it out to the U.S. space agency, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said on Thursday in a blog. “The requirements we’ve outlined are that a company will collect a small …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Maruska Strah about World Space Week 2020

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Maruska Strah, Executive Director of the World Space Week Association talked about the World Space Week and its importance for bringing understanding of space related activities to a wider general public. In 2019, the World Space Week Association reported over 8,000 events in 96 countries. …

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Register Today For Our Space Café WebTalk “33 minutes with Dr. Bhavya Lal” On 29 September 2020

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative Space Café WebTalk featuring Dr. Bhavya Lal, Researcher at IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute.  This event will take place on 29 September 2020 at 4:00 pm CEST. Dr. Bhavya Lal will discuss key findings from a recent report she led on the emergence of the commercial space …

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Northrop Grumman wins $13.3bn nuclear missile contract from U.S. Air Force

Falls Church, Virginia/ Washington, DC, 8 September 2020. – Northrop Grumman Corporation was selected by the U.S. Air Force to modernize the nation’s aging intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) system under a $13.3 billion contract, the company announced. It was awarded for the engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase of the …

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Gilmour Space contracts Space Machines Company for first Australian Eris launch

Queensland, 9 September 2020. —  Gilmour Space Technologies has secured the first Australian customer for its maiden Eris rocket launch in 2022, the company announced. Space Machines Company has contracted to launch a 35 kg spacecraft to orbit, the largest payload announced to date by an Australian space company, it …

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IEC Telecom sees connectivity boom on leisure vessels despite crisis

Dubai, 8 September 2020. – Demand for data traffic in the maritime leisure sector is increasing during the Covid-19 pandemic as crews, operators and passengers are asking for remote high-speed connectivity onboard vessels, the satcom specialist and satellite communication service provider IEC Telecom said. “(Y)achts are becoming increasingly attractive remote offices for …

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