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Planet signs multi-year rideshare agreement with SpaceX

Planet announced having signed a multi-year, multi-launch agreement with SpaceX. This means that SpaceX’s Falcon 9 will be launching Planet’s satellites through the end of 2025. The news comes after Planet entered into a definitive merger agreement with dMY Technology Group, Inc. IV last month to become a publicly-traded company.

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Astra jumps 25% upon update on US Space Force launch

A rocket boost for the stock: The launch startup Astra Space announced its first commercial orbital launch for the United States Space Force for the end of August and the stock of the Nasdaq-listed company rose by nearly 25% yesterday. Space Force contracted the launch through the Defense Innovation Unit’s Other Transaction Agreement with Astra

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UARX Space choses Dawn Aerospace to propulse its OSSIE space tug

UARX Space has selected Dawn Aerospace to be its satellite propulsion supplier for the first OSSIE Mission of the company. OSSIE (Orbit Solutions to Simplify Injection and Exploration) is a space tug able to transport up to 400 kg of small satellites to custom orbits. The orbital transport vehicle has the capacity to carry a series of mission injector (RAMI) deployers for CubeSats.

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Meldet Euch heute für unser special Space Café “33 Minuten mit Sabine von der Recke” am 24 August 2021 an

In dieser deutschsprachigen Ausgabe des Space Café WebTalk begrüssen wir Sabine von der Recke, Sprecherin der German Offshore Spaceport Alliance (GOSA), im Gespräch mit Andreas Schepers, Freund von SpaceWatch.Global und Host des Space Café Germany. Deutschland's Raketenstartplatz in der Nordsee. Die German Offshore Spaceport Alliance (GOSA) wurde im Dezember 2020 gegründet

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 26 July – 1 August 2021

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 26 July – 1 August 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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Ariane 5 back to flight with launch of Eutelsat´s Quantum

Eutelsat Quantum, the first sophisticated telecommunication satellite was launched on board of an Ariane 5 on 30th July at 23:00 CEST from French Guiana Space Centre. The launch marks Arianespace’s 6th successful mission of the year. The commercial, fully flexible satellite can be repurposed completely during its time in space thanks to its configurable software-defined design.

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Software failure caused misfiring and tilted ISS during Nauka docking

A software failure caused a thruster misfiring and tilted the International Space Station (ISS) during the docking of the Russian science module Nauka, space agencies and media reports said on Friday. Nauka inadvertently started to fire its thrusters after its successful docking to the ISS and tilted the station, causing a loss of attitude control for around 45 minutes, the reports said.

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Isar Aerospace extends series B funding to over €140 million

Isar Aerospace extended its series B funding by €63 million to over €140 million, the company founded in 2018 and specialising in small and medium satellites said. With a total financing volume of more than €150 million, Isar Aerospace now sees itself as "the most well-funded space start-up in the European Union".

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