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SPACE PERSPECTIVE TO FLY PEOPLE AND PAYLOADS TO THE EDGE OF SPACE

Space Perspective announced its plans to fly passengers and research payloads to the edge of space with its Spaceship Neptune, a high-performance balloon and pressurized capsule. The human space flight company plans to launch from the iconic Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida, with the …

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Space Café Special Recap: “Race in Space” A Conversation about Equality and Civil Rights

In this Space Cafe Special, Michelle Hanlon, co-founder of For All Moonkind and Co-Director of the Center for Air and Space Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law, discusses “Race in Space” A Conversation about Equality and Civil Rights. The panel talked about race with diverse perspectives from within …

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Leading UK space industry consortium calls for greater SME engagement for future satcom services

The UK’s space industry leader Airbus, has teamed with KBR, Leidos UK, Northrop Grumman, and QinetiQ to bring new thinking to future space solutions and to launch the Open Innovation – Space initiative. The aim of Open Innovation – Space is to further increase SME involvement in UK future satellite communications services and space activities creating high value …

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CarboNIX Separation Systems Deploy Planet SkySats into Orbit on Falcon 9

Exolaunch, a German rideshare launch and deployment solutions provider, confirmed that CarboNIX, its newly developed separation system, successfully deployed three Planet SkySats microsatellites into low Earth orbit on SpaceX’s ninth Starlink mission. Each 110 kilogram SkySat was mounted on top of the Starlink stack using the CarboNIX systems, and was …

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ALCAN announces electronic beam steering ground antenna for LEO and MEO satellite service use at a low price of EUR 1,500

ALCAN Systems, a smart antenna startup from Germany, announced the start of its product development program to produce a fixed ground terminal with an electronically steerable flat-panel antenna for Low Earth orbit (LEO) and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite constellations that operate on Ka-Band frequencies. The program is aiming to …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Resurrecting OneWeb – What impact for the global space industry?

by Steven Freeland and Francois Lambert Later this month, on 26 June, a flurry of companies will make their final bids to acquire OneWeb, Greg Wyler’s prised space start-up. The winning bidder could be a private company, perhaps backed by a major space power. Whoever is successful will have the opportunity …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Dr. Regina Peldszus and Marc Becker on dual use for the future

In this week’s Space Cafe Web Talk, Dr. Regina Peldszus and Marc Becker, of DLR Space Administration discussed the concept of ‘dual-use’: how space technologies enable both civilian and military applications.  The discussion highlighted key issues at this complex intersection for both domains and addressed policy discourse on the future …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: ESPI Brief 41 – Questions raised by the Covid-19 crisis for the European space sector

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and the European Space Policy Institute, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and briefs. This is ESPI Briefs No. 41: ‘Questions raised by the Covid-19 crisis for the European space sector’, originally published in May 2020. 1. Space put to use for crisis …

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