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China Offers Joint Development Of New Rocket Engines To Russia

China has offered Russia to work together on promising methane and hydrogen rocket engines, Igor Arbuzov, General Director of NPO Energomash, told RIA Novosti. ‘Our Chinese colleagues are very interested in the joint development of a methane rocket engine. We are considering this as an opportunity for attracting additional investments …

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Japan’s Interstellar Technologies Developing Engine For Zero Launch Vehicle

Japanese New Space satellite launch company Interstellar Technologies Inc. is developing the main engine for its Zero launch vehicle and expects to complete that development this year, with the aim of conducting the first engine test in early 2019. This engine will power an orbital rocket designed to carry 100 …

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China’s OneSpace Technology Raises $44 Million In Series B Investment Round

Chinese New Space satellite launch company OneSpace Technology, China’s first private rocket producer, has raised a RMB300 million (U.S.$44 million) series B investment round that was led by CICC Jiatai Equity Funds, according to an official announcement made by the company. FinTrek Capital and existing investors in OneSpace Technology, including …

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Spire Global To Use Arianespace’s Vega SLV For Lemur-2 Cubesat Launches

Spire Global, the New Space company that provides meteorological, maritime, and aviation awareness data from low-Earth orbit, has selected Arianespace’s Vega launch vehicle to loft its LEMUR-2 Cubesats. The multi-launch contract will cover a significant number of CubeSats to be launched on Vega as part of the Small Spacecraft Mission …

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UAE Space Agency Completes Space Investment Strategy For Emirati New Space Economy

The UAE Space Agency is wrapping its Space Investment Strategy that should provide the regulatory environment necessary to attract local and foreign investments into the Emirati commercial space sector, making the UAE a regional and hemispheric hub for New Space activity. Speaking in an interview with UAE newspaper, The Khaleej …

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Soyuz Launch Dates From Guiana Space Centre Revealed

Russian Soyuz rockets will be launched from the European Guiana Space Centre in French Guiana on November 6 and December 14, 2018, a source in the rocket and space industry outed to RIA Novosti. The Soyuz-ST-B and Soyuz-ST-A launch vehicles built by the Progress Rocket Space Centre in Samara with …

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UAE’s Circle Aerospace Gives Rocket Lab Ten Satellite Launches Deal

Rocket Lab, the U.S.-headquartered New Space satellite launch company that puts small satellites into orbit from New Zealand, has announced that it has signed an agreement with Dubai-based Circle Aerospace for ten Electron SLV launches starting at the end of 2019. Headquartered in Dubai, Circle Aerospace is a new turnkey …

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Iranian Missile Restrictions In Return For Space Programme, IISS Report Proposes

A new report from the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) argues that despite the U.S. withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA – also known as the Iran nuclear deal) an opportunity exists to constrain Iranian ballistic missile capabilities through arms control in return for allowing Iran …

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Euroconsult Predicts 7,000 Small Satellites In Orbit In Next Ten Years

Euroconsult, a leading satellite advisory and consulting firm, has released its latest Small Satellite report and predicts that over the next ten years up to 7,000 small satellites will be built and launched globally. The report, titled “Prospects for the Small Satellite Market,” predicts that a significant expansion is underway …

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