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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Let your dreams take flight!

by Aaron Popich I am a student ambassador for One Giant Leap Australia and an Australian Air Force Cadet. I recently had the opportunity to attend Space Camp in the U.S.A. It was an incredible opportunity in itself, and I learnt a lot from being there. However, the greatest spinoff …

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Rolls-Royce and UK develop nuclear power in space

Paris, 15 January 2021. – Rolls-Royce works with the UK Space Agency to study nuclear power options for space exploration, the company said this week. Innovative power and thermal management alongside novel nuclear technologies, digital capabilities and engineering know-how have considerable application in space, Rolls-Royce said, “from the manufacturing and …

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Blue Origin close to human space flight with 14th New Shepard test

Paris, 15 January 2021. – Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin has successfully launched and landed back its 14th New Shepard test vehicle and also brought back the capsule intended to offer human trips to the edge of space. The New Shepard lifted off from Blue Origin’s West Texas test site yesterday, …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 4 Jan – 10 Jan 2021

by Blaine Curcio and Jean Deville 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 4 Jan – 10 Jan 2021”. Hello and welcome to another …

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Exotrail demonstrated mini-thruster for smallsats in space

Paris, 13 January 2021. – The French new space start-up Exotrail used the 13th European Space Conference to announce the successful in-orbit demonstration of its innovative electric mini-propulsion system. “Exotrail reports full success of first-ever cubesat mission equipped with Hall-effect electric propulsion technology,” the company said yesterday. “Through an In-Orbit …

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Register Today For Our Space Café “Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland” On 28 January 2021

Join SpaceWatch.Global’s new Space Café “Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland” series where global space law experts discuss the legal issues from everyday space activities. This event will take place on 28 January 2021 at 9:30 am CET. Space Café “Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland” will analyse current space developments with …

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FCC allows SpaceX to put ten Starlink satellites in lower orbit

Paris, 12 January 2021. – Ten is okay: The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted SpaceX to launch ten Starlink satellites into polar orbit. SpaceX had requested to operate nearly 350 satellites in lower orbit and modify its licenses accordingly; the FCC deferred that part of the application. “(W) …

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Boeing to power ISS with six more solar arrays

Paris, 12 January 2021. – More power: Boeing provides six more solar arrays to the International Space Station (ISS) to increase the orbiting laboratory’s power supply, the company said. The modification to Boeing’s ISS sustainment contract with NASA calls for Boeing to deliver six additional solar arrays to NASA for …

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Register Today For Our Space Café WebTalk “33 minutes with Dr. Peter Martinez” On 26 January 2021

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative Space Café WebTalk featuring Dr. Peter Martinez, Executive Director of the Secure World Foundation, USA. This event will take place on 26 January 2021 at 4:00 pm CET. Growth and Sustainability in Space – ensuring the long-term usability of Earth’s orbits and beyond: …

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Intelsat orders two OneSat satellites from Airbus

Paris, 11 January 2021. – One and One is two: Airbus will build two OneSat satellites for Intelsat, the company announced last Friday. Airbus signed a contract with Intelsat to build two OneSat satellites operating in multiple frequency bands for Intelsat’s next-generation software-defined network, Airbus said. The contract was signed …

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