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Welsh Aerospace Company Smallspark Aims To Reignite The UK Space Sector

Cardiff-based Smallspark Space Systems announced on 26 May 2020 that it has received three major grants to develop its low-cost, environmentally-friendly rocket engines. Smallspark are redefining the UK space sector by bringing to market a new generation of low-cost, eco-friendly engines and propulsion systems, making cost-effective and environmentally friendly access …

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Equatorial Space Systems Signs MoU With Southern Launch Australia

Equatorial Space Systems announced on 25 May 2020 that it has signed a memorandum of understanding to use the facilities of Southern Launch Australia for its upcoming suborbital mission programme. The Singapore-based launcher company, notable for its innovative hybrid propulsion systems, revealed the Dorado sounding rocket, capable of delivering up …

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Space BD Successfully Launches Its Payload To The ISS

Space BD Inc. has announced that the H-II Transfer Vehicle No.9 (HTV9) successfully launched from Tanegashima Space Station to the International Space Station via H-IIB launch vehicle. HTV9 is carrying a payload of Space BD’s customer, SATLANTIS MICROSAT S.L.’s Integrated Standard Imager for Microsatellites (iSIM). The launch occurred on 21 …

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Virgin Orbit’s Maiden Launch Attempt Fails

Virgin Orbit, the California-based satellite launch company, conducted a launch demonstration of its innovative air-launched rocket on 25 May 2020 in the skies over the Pacific Ocean just off the California coast. The company successfully completed all of its pre-launch procedures, the captive carry flight out to the drop site, …

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Space Café Podcast Episode 003 Featuring Daniel Porras is Available Now

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the third episode in our new podcast series, The Space Cafe Podcast. Episode 003 features special guest Daniel Porras, Space Security Fellow at UNIDIR – the United Nations Institute of Disarmament Research in Geneva talking about indicators of an arms race in space, Columbus, space …

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York Expands With New Production Facility; Hires New Executive To Lead Engineering

York Space Systems, an aerospace company specializing in complete space segment customer solutions and the manufacturer of standardized spacecraft platforms, announced on 19 May 2020 the opening of its new production facility in Denver. With the new space, York is tripling the footprint of its existing production facility to expedite …

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SatRevolution And Momentus Announce Orbital Deployment Contract

Momentus Space, provider of in-space transportation services for satellites, and SatRevolution, a forerunner of the space industry in Poland, announced on 20 May 2020 an orbital deployment contract for SatRevolution’s LabSat 3U Cubesat. Momentus will launch the 3U cubesat, called LabSat, on-board the Vigoride Orbit transfer vehicle in December of 2020 …

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Emirates Mars Mission’s Hope Probe Due To Launch On 15 July

The Emirates Mars Mission, the first interplanetary exploration undertaken by an Arab nation, announced the scheduled launch of its Mars Hope Probe in a 495,000,000km journey to reach and orbit the Red Planet. The countdown to the launch begins after the probe’s successful transfer from the UAE to Japan, in …

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Skyrora Completes The UK’s First Complete Ground Rocket Test in 50 Years, In Scotland

The UK’s Space race heats up as Skyrora effectively made the UK ready for launching rockets into space after a team successfully built a mobile launch complex and completed a full static fire test with the Skylark L rocket on it – in only five days. Skyrora’s combined achievement also …

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