MSC 2024

Satellite Launch Business

Andoya – Strategic Framework 2023 – Interview with Linda Helen Haukland

On the 4th Oct 2023 the Strategic Framework Andoya, Norway, was presented to the audience and handed over to Nordland County Municipality and Andøy Municipality. One of the receivers of the framework Linda Helen Haukland, Executive for Planning and Business at Nordland County Council, was interviewed shortly after the presentation.

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Andoya – Strategic Framework 2023 – Interview with Ben Martin

On the 4th Oct 2023 the Strategic Framework Andoya, Norway, was presented to the audience and handed over to Nordland County Municipality and Andøy Municipality. One of the contributors to the framework Ben Martin of HKS was interviewed shortly before the presentation.

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Andoya – Strategic Framework 2023 – Introduction with Torsten Kriening

On the 4th Oct 2023 the Strategic Framework Andoya, Norway, gave an update on the opportunities of the spaceport development. The Place for Space showed the current development and the development plans for the spaceport Andoya, the region, Norway, and Europe. SpaceWatch.Global's Torsten Kriening was invited to Andoya and gives an outlook to the event.

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Rocket Lab Launch Update

Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab USA, Inc. announced that the company experienced an issue during the launch of its 41st mission. Following lift-off from Launch Complex 1, the rocket successfully completed a first-stage burn and stage separation as planned before it experienced an issue at around T+ 2 minutes and 30 seconds into flight, resulting in the end of the mission. In addition, Rocket Lab's telemetry data, which the company provided during the livestream of Tuesday's launch, showed the velocity of the rocket's upper stage decreasing shortly after its single Rutherford engine was supposed to kick on. 

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Space Café Radio – with Simon Flack and Chris Choa

In this episode of Space Café Radio, SpaceWatch.Global’s publisher Torsten Kriening, has an insightful conversation with Simon Flack, Special Advisor and Space Industry Coordinator at Innovation Norway, and Chris Choa, founder of OUTCOMIST, an urban strategy planner and architect.

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Andøya Spaceport Expands to the US

Andøya Spaceport has hired Vincent Ciccarelli as its Commercial Director of North America and Asia as it aims to expand to the US. His main task will be to make sure that launch operators outside of Europe recognize the opportunities Andøya has to offer. Until now, Andøya Spaceport had mainly focused on the European market for the spaceport that is currently under construction in Northern Norway. However, this has changed with Ciccarelli joining as the first US-based employee of Andøya Spaceport.

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Space in Africa Publishes Annual African Space Report

Space in Africa, a media, consulting, and analytics company, has published the 2023 edition of its African Space Industry Report. The report projects the African space economy to grow by 16.16% to USD 22.64 billion by 2026, and with the remarkable spurt in the economy in 2022, the industry is on track to reach this target.

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Rocket Lab Launches 40th Electron Mission

Rocket Lab electron vehicle. Credit Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab USA, Inc. has launched a dedicated Electron mission for Capella Space.. The mission demonstrated several significant milestones for Rocket Lab’s reusability program, including an ocean splashdown of the Electron rocket’s first stage and the successful flight of a previously flown Rutherford engine. The mission was also Rocket Lab’s 40th Electron launch since the Company began launches in 2017, further cementing Electron’s position as a competitive commercial small launch vehicle globally.

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Space Cafe Radio – with Maxime Puteaux

In this  Space Café Radio - SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Maxime Puteaux, Principal Advisor at Euroconsult in Paris, about 40 years of Euroconsult, current market trends, and the forthcoming World Satellite Business Week in September 2023. Space Café Radio brings you talks, interviews, and reports from the team of SpaceWatchers while out on the road. Each episode has a specific topic, unique content, and a personal touch. Enjoy the show,

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