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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 9 – 15 August 2021 – part 2

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 9 - 15 August 2021”, Part 2. There was just so much news this week that we decided to have a second episode for your listening and watching pleasure!

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Blue Origin files law suit against NASA over SpaceX contract

Blue Origin filed suit on 13th August against NASA in federal court, disputing the agency’s selection of SpaceX to build a Human Landing System (HLS). The law suit comes after both Blue Origin and Dynetics filed protests with the GAO (Government Accountability Office) in April, which were soundly rejected.

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Register Today For Our Space Café “33 minutes with Ronald van der Breggen” On 31 August 2021

This Space Café WebTalk will feature Ronald van der Breggen, owner of Route206 and former Chief Commercial Officer at LeoSat, in conversation with Torsten Kriening, publisher of SpaceWatch.Global. "NGSO systems – Imminent success or a Hype after all..." Ronald van der Breggen has more than 20 years of experience in the telecom and satellite sectors.

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Space Café Recap “Moriba’s Vox Populi 06” on Environmental Protection and Climate Change

In this session of Space Cafè “Moriba’s Vox Populi 06” Dr. Moriba Jah talked about Environmental Protection, Climate Change, and their Correlation Pleiades with Orbital Space with Prof. Joellen Russell, Dr. Danielle Wood, Dr. Imogen Napper, Dr. Michael Webber.

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Rocket Lab launching Finnish satellite to test space junk removal technologies

Rocket Lab announced the launch of AuroraSat-1 on board of their Electron rocket to test space junk removal technologies for Aurora Propulsion Technologies. The satellite will be deployed to LEO to demonstrate the company’s propulsion devices and plasma brakes. The Finnish CubeSat will validate the water-based propellant, and mobility control of its Resistojets.

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 9 – 15 August 2021 – part 1

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 9 - 15 August 2021”. Hello and welcome to another episode of the Dongfang Hour China Aero/Space News Roundup! A special shout-out to our friends SpaceWatch.Global

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NASA invests $18 million into research at Minority Serving Institutions

NASA and Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) across the United States have joined forces to bring “historically underrepresented and underserved communities onboard,” said Mike Kincaid, NASA’s associate administrator of STEM Engagement. The news comes after NASA introduced Mission Equity in June to assess the agency's programs, grants, and procurements

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The European Commercial Ecosystem

In June 2021, ESA and the EU signed a new Financial Framework Partnership Agreement for a new EU space programme. This agreement represents an EU investment of almost €9 billion in the period of 2021 to 2027, adding to ESA's current budget of $6.49 billion to continue the programmes defined by ESA’s Member States. According to the European Space Agency,

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