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ESA calls for Europe to join forces and foster its space sector

Europe cannot afford to stay out of human spaceflight if it wants to rank as a global political and economic power, the head of the European Space Agency (ESA) said. “It’s not possible that a political and economic power like Europe cannot fly its own astronauts to space,” Josef Aschbacher, Director General of ESA, said at the Paris Air Forum at Le Bourget yesterday.

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Register Today For Our Space Café Germany by Andreas Schepers On 8 July 2021

Isar Aerospace: the Bavarian SpaceX? In this edition of Space Café Germany, we talk to Daniel Metzler, one of the founders and managing directors of Isar Aerospace. Isar Aerospace is considered the German NewSpace startup of the moment. The young company from Munich is building the two-stage Spectrum, a launch vehicle capable of carrying up to one ton of payload into low-Earth orbit.

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 14 June – 20 June 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 14 June – 20 June”. 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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WEF and ESA launch new space sustainability rating

The World Economic Forum (WEF) and the European Space Agency (ESA) launched a new Space Sustainable Rating (SSR). The Swiss EPFL Space Center (eSpace) has been chosen to lead and operationalize the SSR, WEF said, it will begin issuing sustainability certifications to mission operators in early 2022.

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Space Café WebTalk with Prof Kazuto Suzuki Recap: Japan in space – their past, present and our future

During this week’s Space Café, SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening sat down with Professor of Science and Technology Policy at the Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Tokyo, Japan, Kazuto Suzuki. Having received his PhD at the University of Sussex,

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Register Today For Our Space Café Scotland by Angela Mathis On 1 July 2021

This Space Café Scotland will feature movers and shakers from the Scottish Space Ecosystem in conversation with Angela Mathis, CEO of ThinkTank Maths and a friend of SpaceWatch.Global. ‘Scotland’s Sustainable Space Challenges’ – a bold and brave approach to growing the Space Economy in Scotland.

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Rovial consortium to launch European satcom network

The satcom startup Rovial wants to form a consortium with Mynaric, Reflex Aerospace and Isar Aerospace to develop, build and operate “an independent European satellite-based communications network”, the company based in Paris announced. Rovial unveiled its plan to “develop, build and operate an European-centric, secure, end-to-end, high-capacity, and scalable satellite constellation”

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 7 June – 13 June 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 31 May – 6 June 2021”.

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