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DLR terminates bi­lat­er­al co­op­er­a­tion with Rus­sia

One of the largest research organisations in Europe, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) condemned Russia's hostile actions towards Ukraine and announced ceasing all collaboration activities with Russian institutions.  DLR employs staff from 96 different countries and is committed to engaging in international cooperation to benefit the industry.

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Soyuz launches operated by Arianespace and Starsem suspended

Arianespace is strictly abiding by the sanctions decided by the international community (EU, USA and UK) following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the company said. The operation of the Soyuz launcher from Europe’s Spaceport, French Guiana and from Baikonur, Kazakhstan through Starsem have been governed by the France-Russia inter-governmental, and the ESA–Roscosmos agreement. 

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Satellite images show Iran’s possible failed space launch

Iran likely had a failed satellite-carrying rocket launch while attempting to jumpstart the country’s space program criticized by the West. The Associated Press saw Maxar Technologies’ satellite images showing scorch marks at Imam Khomeini Spaceport’s launch pad. The rocket stand seems to be damaged, with an object and vehicles surrounding it.

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Australian Government grants US $20 million for space manufacturing hub

Fleet Space Technologies announced that the Australian Government has committed US $20 million to the development of the Space Manufacturing Hub in Adelaide, South Australia. The funding is in addition to the US $14.6 million the Government of South Australia and a consortium of space, aerospace and advanced air mobility companies have already committed.

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ADISCA to become Australia’s sovereign space defence solution

ADISCA (Australian Defence Industry Space Capability Alliance), a collaboration of eight Australian-owned space and defence companies will debut at the 13th Australian Space Forum in Adelaide, South Australia. ADISCA members include DEWC Systems, Gilmour Space Technologies, Inovor Technologies,

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Privateer launches its knowledge graph technology

Privateer, co-founded by Steve Wozniak (Apple), Alex Fielding (Ripcord, Apple), and Dr. Moriba Jah (University of Texas at Austin), has formally come out of stealth mode to launch its proprietary knowledge graph technology to map and track space debris and satellites in Earth orbit, the company said. The firm’s aim is to create a vital data infrastructure for sustainable new space economy. 

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Kleos Patrol mission to launch with D-Orbit’s ION Satellite Carrier

Space logistics and orbital transportation company D-orbit signed a contract with US launch provider Spaceflight to deploy the Kleos Patrol Mission (KSF2) satellites aboard D-orbit’s next ION Satellite Carrier mission, the company said. The four satellites of Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data-as-a-service company, Kleos Space, will launch with SpaceX’s Transporter 4 mission.

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The Space Cafe Podcast #049: Urs Ganse, refreshing nerd talk about all things space you may never have heard about 

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 49th episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast #049: Urs Ganse, refreshing nerd talk about all things space you may never have heard about. Deep in a forest in Finland, miles from the nearest settlement, Urs Ganse lives in a cabin by a lake. Urs is a plasma physicist. He doesn't need much.

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Rocket Lab successfully deploys second satellite for Synspective

Rocket Lab has successfully deployed a second Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite to orbit for data and solutions provider Synspective, bringing the total number of satellites deployed by the company to 110, Rocket Lab said. Electron successfully deployed the StriX-β spacecraft, adding a second satellite to Synspective’s SAR constellation.

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 21 – 28 February 2022

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 21 – 28 February 2022. Welcome to another episode of the Dongfang Hour China Space Updates! I’m Jean Deville, joined as always by my co-host Blaine Curcio.

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