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Copernicus Sentinel-6 launched to observe our oceans

Paris, 23 November 2020. – A new family member: Copernicus Sentinel-6 was launched successfully on a SpaceX Falcon 9 on Saturday. The 1.2 tons satellite lifted off from SpaceX’s Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and entered its orbit one hour after lift-off, the European Space Agency (ESA) said. Sentinel-6 …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The Case of PEGASUS

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Joint Air Power Competence Centre, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “The Case of PEGASUS”, originally published in the Joint Air Power Competence Centre Journal 30. The Development of Competences for Space …

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Rocket Lab “returns to sender” with Electron’s 1st first stage recovery

Paris, 20 November 2020. – Successful return to sender: Rocket Lab has, for the first time, brought a first stage of its Electron back to Earth in tonight’s “Return to Sender” mission. “Splashdown of Electron’s first stage confirmed,” Rocket Lab tweeted this morning, “recovery ops are underway”. Approximately two and …

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Viasat buys Eutelsat’s KA-SAT and European broadband platform

Paris, 20 November 2020. – Divorce completed: Viasat buys Eutelsat’s 51% share in their former European broadband partnership and its KA-SAT satellite platform, the Californian company announced. Viasat acquires Eutelsat’s 51% share of Euro Broadband Infrastructure (EBI), the wholesale broadband services business that both companies jointly created in Europe. It will …

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San Francisco start-up to launch first Gas Station in Space

Paris, 19 November 2020. – Refueling instead of graveyard: The Californian company Orbit Fab opens the first gas station in space, the company said. The San Francisco-based start-up agreed with Spaceflight, the rideshare and mission provider, to launch its first operational fuel depot, dubbed Tanker 001 Tenzing, into space next …

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Switzerland to kick off Space4Impact platform

Paris, 19 November 2020. – The Swiss Space Center and the European Space Agency (ESA)’s Business Incubation Center in Switzerland are launching Space4Impact, an online event “to raise awareness about space technologies and launch a digital marketplace platform to connect corporates, investors, organizations, and startups”, Space4Impact said. The event is …

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Luxembourg creates European space resources centre ESRIC

Paris, 19 November 2020. – Luxembourg partners with the European Space Agency (ESA) to create the European Space Resources Innovation Centre (ESCRIC), the Luxembourgish Government announced. ESRIC wants to partner with public and private international players “to create a hub of excellence for space resources in Europe”, the Government and …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Mari Eldholm on Norway’s space ambitions

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk,  Mari Eldholm, the Director of NIFRO, Oslo, Norway, talked about Norway’s space ambitions from oil to orbit.  Norway may not be as famous for its space efforts as its oil and gas sector, but that might be about to change. The Nordic nation has in …

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Register Today For Our Space Cafe Summit “Anarchy in Space?” On 10 December 2020

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative new format: Space Cafe Summit “Anarchy in Space?” on 10 December 2020 at 4:00 pm CET. Never before has security in space been more challenged. Never before has space been more elaborately used for military and security purposes on Earth. And never before was …

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