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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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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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EU wants more synergies between industry, defense and space

Paris, 23 February 2021. – The European Commission wants more synergies between civil, defense and space industries and presented a related action plan yesterday. The plan’s aim is to enhance Europe’s technological edge and support its industrial base, the Commission said. For “the first time, EU funding presents opportunities to …

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Québec to invest $300m in Telesat’s Lightspeed

Paris, 22 February 2021. – Québec invests $317 million in Telesat’s new LEO constellation Lightspeed, the satellite operator announced. The Government of Québec invests $158 million in preferred equity and grant a loan of the amount, Telesat said. “This collaboration comes on the heels of Telesat’s selection of Thales Alenia …

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Raytheon to contest Lockheed Martin’s takeover of Aerojet

Luxembourg, 19 February 2021. – Raytheon plans to contest Lockheed Martin’s $ 4.4 billion takeover of Aerojet Rocketdyne, the rocket engine manufacturer, Bloomberg reported. “They are a huge supplier to us, and if that merger actually happens, you don’t have an independent supplier on the solid-rocket-motor side. And also, I …

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ESA and Portugal support Rocket Factory’s RFA ONE

Paris, 15 February 2021. – Boost by ESA: The German micro-launch startup Rocket Factory Augsburg gained the support from the European Space Agency (ESA) and Portugal Space, the Portuguese space agency, the company announced. Rocket Factory Augsburg (RFA) signed a second contract in the frame of Boost, ESA’s Commercial Space …

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NASA to launch its Jupiter Europa Clipper not on SLS

Paris, 12 February 2021. – Shift to commercial: the U.S. space agency NASA decided to launch its Europa Clipper spacecraft to the Jupiter moon not on its own, government-funded Space Launch System (SLS) but on a commercial vehicle, the project team told the press and the public at a NASA …

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Turkey wants to go to the Moon in 2023 and 2028

Paris, 11 February 2021. – Turkey wants to go to the Moon in 2023. “The national space program will carry our country to an upper league in the global space race,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said according to a report of the Anadolu news agency. Erdogan presented a program that …

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OQ works with Dubai’s MBRSC on 5G and IoT

Paris, 8 February 2021. – OQ Technology, a satellite start-up working on 5G and IoT, partners with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) in Dubai, the start-up based in Dubai and Luxembourg said. OQ Technology is building a global constellation of nanosatellites to extend the cellular 5G Internet-of-things (IoT) …

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