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#SpaceWatchGL share: Capitol Momentum provides NewSpace Business Update for the first half of 2021 for Germany

by Maria Jahnke In the ongoing effort to increase market transparency by providing valuable, reliable and up to date insights of the fast-paced and emerging German NewSpace ecosystem, Capitol Momentum has compiled an interim Business Review Report for the first Half Year of 2021. For this Industry Update,

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Devialet and ArianeGroup play out the real sound of Ariane 5

ArianeGroup and Devialet announced a new partnership that will allow experiencing the power of an Ariane 5 rocket taking off. The sound was recorded by a Devialet engineer over three days at Kourou in French Guiana in 2019. Both firms work on similar problems as rockets and speakers have a number of things in common.

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OrbAstro to share a ride for Aistech´s imaging payload

Aistech Space SL has signed a contract with Orbital Astronautics Ltd (OrbAstro) to fly its first Guardian mission, OrbAstro said. Their 6U-class, ORB-6 satellite platform will host an Aistech multi-spectral imaging payload to enable commercial services. The aim of the mission is to address environmental sustainability.

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Terran Orbital invests $300 million in mega facility in Florida

Small satellites at large: The nanosat provider Terran Orbital is planning to build “the world’s largest” spacecraft facility in Florida, the company´s CEO Marc Bell and Florida`s Governor Ron DeSantis announced. Terran Orbital will invest $300 million into a 660,000 square foot facility which will create 2,100 new jobs.

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 20 – 26 September 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 20 - 26 September 2021”. A special shout-out to our friends at SpaceWatch.Global

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NASA awards $600 million Orion contract to Aerojet Rocketdyne

NASA has awarded a contract the development of the Orion Main Engine (OME), which will be used on the Orion spacecraft as part of the Artemis program, to Aerojet Rocketdyne, the U.S. space agency and the company said. Aerojet Rocketdyne will deliver up to 20 OME engines for use on Artemis missions beginning with Artemis VII.

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RBC Signals and Spaceflight Inc. to collaborate during Sherpa OTV missions

RBC Signals and Spaceflight Inc. announced having signed a ground station services agreement to test Sherpa-LTE1. There have already been successful communication tests conducted between Spaceflight’s Sherpa-LTE1 orbital transfer vehicle (OTV) and RBC’s global ground station network.  

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ArianeGroup streamlines workforce in France and Germany

ArianeGroup is streamlining its workforce at its production sites in France and Germany, the manufacturer of Ariane rockets said. The company plans to adapt the workforce of a maximum of 600 people, Florence Gallois, told the French news agency AFP. Another plan, unrelated to the workforce reduction, is to bundle the production of the Vinci engine in Germany.

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SpaceX to launch Turksat 6A and Astranis satellite

The Turkish government announced launching its first domestically built communications satellite on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The launch of Turksat 6A is scheduled for Q1 of 2023. The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure did not disclose further details of the contract. Turksat 6A is being built by the TÜBİTAK Space Technologies Research Institute.

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