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CYSEC launches ARCA Space in December on D-Orbit’s ION

The Swiss cybersecurity startup CYSEC has chosen D-Orbit, the orbital transport company, to test its ARCA Space product line on its ION satellite carrier, the company said. CYSEC has selected D-Orbit, a leader in the orbital transportation industry, to test ARCA Space during their upcoming December mission onboard the ION Satellite Carrier, CYSEC said.

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 28 June – 4 July 2021

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 28 June – 4 July”. Hello and welcome to another episode of the Dongfang Hour China Aero/Space News Roundup! A special shout-out to our friends

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Space Race I: Branson to reach space nine days before Bezos

Space Race number one: The founder of Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, will be his own first passenger and fly into space aboard his Virgin’s SpaceShipTwo (VSS) this week, on 11 July. Branson thus seems to be ready to beat Jeff Bezos who announced that he would get on board his Blue Origin’s New Shepard spacecraft, together with his brother Mark, for a flight on 20 July.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The Future of Synthetic Aperture Radar

The global synthetic aperture radar (SAR) market size was valued at USD 2.21 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.7% from 2020 to 2027, according to Grand View Research. SAR is capable of high-resolution remote sensing, independent of flight altitude, and independent of the weather. SAR has day and night imaging capability.

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Commission kickstarts €1.2bn European Defence Fund

The European Commission kick-started the €1.2 billion European Defence Fund and awarded €158 million to 26 projects and another €137 million to the Eurodrone and the ESSOR software project. The adoption of the first European Defence Fund (EDF) annual work programme paves the way to the immediate launch of 23 calls for proposals, the Commission said.

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Exolaunch, ESA, and OneWeb add new nanosatellites

Update from the launch front: 29 out of the 88 satellites that SpaceX launched in its Transponder-2 mission were sharing the ride through Exolaunch, another 3 are from the European Space Agency (ESA), Exolaunch and ESA said, while OneWeb launched 36 more satellite for its internet constellation on a Soyuz rocket commercialized by Arianespace from Vostochny in Siberia.

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: The Role of Space Domain Awareness

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 Role of Space Domain Awareness” by Captain Alessio Di Mare, originally published on the Joint Air Power Competence Centre website.

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Virgin Orbit launches “Tubular Bells”, its first commercial mission

Only five months after it reached space in a test flight, Virgin Orbit successfully launched its first commercial mission, the company said. The mission called “Tubular Bells: Part One” was launched from Virgin Orbit’s modified Boeing 747, the “Cosmic Girl”, and with a two-stage rocket called LauncherOne

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