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ICT Spring - 2022

Satellite Launch Business

Isar Aerospace to provide launch services to European institutions

The European Space Agency (ESA) and the German Space Agency at DLR support Isar Aerospace with €11 million to provide launch services for institutional payloads, the Munich-based startup said. The contract includes the provision of launch services for institutional European payloads of up to 150 kg on the first two flights

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The ramifications of Russia’s reckless anti-satellite test

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and The Strategist, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles. This is “The ramifications of Russia’s reckless anti-satellite test” by Malcolm Davis, originally published on 18 Nov 2021.

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: Russia’s attack on its own satellite is reckless and endangers us all

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Prof. Ram Jakhu, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “Russia’s attack on its own satellite is reckless and endangers us all”, originally published 18 November 2021 at The Conversation.

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OneWeb loses a satellite

OneWeb reported that one of their broadband satellites launched early last year suffered a software failure. The failed aircraft, orbiting at 1200 km, will be de-orbited. Other satellites in the fleet were successfully updated from the ground. OneWeb carried out 11 launches over the past year and currently has market access rights in 38 countries.

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Space Café Radio: On Tour in Bremen – Dr. Ibrahim Ata, Rocket Factory Augsburg

In this Space Café Radio – on tour in Bremen, SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Dr. Ibrahim Ata, Head of Sales and Business Development at Rocket Factory Augsburg. Together, they talked about the Space Tech Expo in Bremen, the status of their launcher development and the feeling of meeting people face to face. 

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 15 – 21 November

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 15-21 November 2021”. Hello and welcome to another episode of the Dongfang Hour China Aero/Space News Roundup! A special shout-out to our friends at SpaceWatch.Global,

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 15 – 21 November

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 15-21 November 2021”. Hello and welcome to another episode of the Dongfang Hour China Aero/Space News Roundup! A special shout-out to our friends at SpaceWatch.Global,

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Sierra raises $1.4 billion, valuing it at $4.5 billion

The launch company Sierra Space raised $1.4 billion in a Series A capital round, bringing its valuation to $4.5 billion, the Colorado-based builder of the winged and reusable Dream Chaser launcher said. The round is led by General Atlantic, Coatue and Moore Strategic Ventures, with participation from funds and accounts managed by BlackRock Private Equity Partners, AE Industrial Partners,

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Astra reaches orbit with U.S. Space Force test payload

Thumbs up: Astra Space launched its 13.1 meter rocket LV0007 with a test payload from the U.S. Space Force from the Pacific Spaceport Complex in Kodiak, Alaska successfully into orbit on Saturday. LV0007 was Astra´s fourth attempt to reach its 500 kilometers low Earth orbit (LEO), after it failed in December 2020 and in August 2021.

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RFA and Morpheus to jointly push new propulsion technologies

The propulsion systems supplier Morpheus Space and the launch service provider Rocket Factory Augsburg (RFA) want to cooperate in the field of future propulsion technologies, the companies said. RFA intends to integrate Morpheus propulsion systems into the orbital stage of its RFA One launch vehicle system to improve its overall performance and sustainability, the Augsburg-based company said.

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