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ESA and Orbit Fab test and use green propellant

Paris, 26 February 2021. – Greener space: The European Space Agency (ESA) tests a ‘green’ satellite thruster as an alternative to today’s hydrazine-based engines, the agency said. Hydrazine is the most common propellant employed by thrusters aboard satellites today and is typically used to manoeuvre satellites into their final geostationary …

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Register Today For Our Space Cafe “Black Ops by Ralph Thiele #03” On 11 March 2021

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative new format: Space Café “Black Ops by Ralph Thiele #03” On 11 March 2021 at 5:00 pm CET. Colonel (Ret`d) Ralph Thiele, Chairman of the Berlin-based Political-Military Society, President of EuroDéfense-Germany, and Managing Director of StratByrd Consulting, Germany will discuss with his guest in …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Nikolai Khlystov on Multi-stakeholder collaboration

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Nikolai Khlystov, Lead, Shaping the Future of Mobility and Space at World Economic Forum, Geneva, Switzerland talked about ways and initiatives that support sustainable peace in space. Konstantin Tsiolkovsky “Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot live in a cradle forever” Space is becoming critical for …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 15 – 21 Feb 2012

by Blaine Curcio and Jean Deville 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 15 – 21 Feb 2012”. Hello and welcome to another episode …

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NATO installs space excellence centre in Toulouse

Paris, 25 February 2021. – NATO has selected Toulouse for its new centre of excellence dedicated to space, the French government said. The centre will be “at the heart of Europe’s largest space ecosystem”, surrounded by the French Space Command and Space Academy, the Space Lab, leading international space industries, …

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Europe takes next step towards STM conference

Paris, 25 February 2021. – European States and institutions set the roadmap for their European Conference on Space Traffic Management (STM) to be held in July. The preparation of the conference, which was requested by the EU-ESA Space Council in November last year, is moderated by Germany, which had initiated …

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OHB invests in food security start-up ConstellR

Paris, 25 February 2021. – OHB invests in the human food security start-up ConstellR, the German space company said. Venture Capital, the strategic investment arm of space and technology group OHB, has invested in ConstellR, whose mission aims at supporting human food security, OHB said. The Freiburg-based start-up, a spin-off …

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Orbex wants to 3D-print its rocket engines

Paris, 25 February 2021. – Printing rockets: The spaceflight specialist Orbex has ordered “the largest industrial 3D printer in Europe”, to “rapidly print complex rocket engines in-house”, the UK-based space launch company said. The custom-made, large volume 3D printer will allow Orbex to print more than 35 large-scale rocket engine …

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UK and Australia create Space Bridge to cooperate

Paris, 24 February 2021. – Bridge to down under: The UK and Australia want to cooperate in space and signed an agreement called Space Bridge, UKspace said yesterday. The UK-Australia Space Bridge framework agreement that UKspace and the Space Industry Association of Australia (SIAA) signed could provide “significant new opportunities for space …

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