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Quality Control Issues Delay Russian Proton-M Launches

Three Proton-M launch vehicles have been returned from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to their manufacturer in Moscow after newly introduced Roscosmos quality control measures found defective components and parts in them. The three launch vehicles were found to have defective components and parts that were believed to have been …

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Virgin Orbit’s VOX Space Wins US$35M US Space Force Launch Contract

VOX Space, the Virgin Orbit subsidiary which provides responsive and affordable launch services for the U.S. national security community, has been selected to launch three dedicated missions for the U.S. Space Force (USSF), delivering multiple spacecraft to orbit for the Department of Defense (DoD) Space Test Program-S28 (STP-S28). This launch …

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Rocket Lab Successfully Completes Electron Mid-Air Recovery Test

Rocket Lab, a space systems company and the global leader in dedicated small satellite launch, has successfully completed a mid-air recovery test – a maneuver that involves snagging an Electron test stage from the sky with a helicopter. The successful test is a major step forward in Rocket Lab’s plans …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: “33 minutes with Raphael Roettgen”

This Space Café WebTalk happened on 7 April 2020, featuring Raphael Roettgen, Managing Director and Founder of E2MC, in conversation with Torsten Kriening, co-publisher of SpaceWatch.Global and COO of ThorGroup GmbH. Raphael explained and analysed the space investments in the first quarter 2020. A focussed was put on the impact …

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Oita Partners With Virgin Orbit To Establish First Horizontal Spaceport In Asia

Virgin Orbit, the California-based small satellite launch company, announced on 2 April 2020 that it has formed a new partnership with Oita Prefecture in Japan to bring horizontal launch to Japan. With the support of regional partners ANA Holdings Inc. and the Space Port Japan Association, Virgin Orbit has identified …

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Momentus Space To Launch IRIS-A Mission For Taiwan-Based ODYSSEUS And NCKU Space Laboratory

On 1 April 2020, Momentus Space announced they had signed a launch service agreement with ODYSSEUS Space. ODYSSEUS is a startup based in Taiwan created by French professionals coming from the European space sector. They have experience and expertise both in Asia and in Europe to uniquely address the booming …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op-Ed: Global Space Situational Awareness Needed To Reduce Security Dilemmas In Space

By Sonay Sarac Rendezvous operations and orbital maneuvers are not new, but the political circumstances and technical possibilities are. Geopolitical tensions are increasingly replacing a relatively calm phase in space and the rhetoric relating to this domain is becoming correspondingly radicalized. As a result, the use of space is being …

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E2MC Update On Space Financing Rounds in March 2020

By Raphael Roettgen US$158 million of announced space-related financing rounds in March 2020 bring the total for the first quarter of 2020 to approximately US$550 million. The March number is the lowest monthly number so far, but it is worth noting that it does not include SpaceX’s ongoing funding round, …

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Protected Globally: AEHF-6 Satellite Actively Communicating With U.S. Space Force

The first national security launch for the US Space Force and the final satellite to build out the protected communications constellation is now connected. The sixth Lockheed Martin-built Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-6) satellite launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida at 4:18 pm EST on 26 March 2020. AEHF-6 successfully separated from …

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Launch Of Argentinian Satellite By SpaceX Postponed Due To Coronavirus Travel Restrictions

Elon Musk’s claim that the governmental and societal response to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic is an overreaction and “dumb” has caught up with him (again) as it was revealed that the 30 March 2020 scheduled launch of Argentina’s SAOCOM-1B remote sensing satellite by a SpaceX Falcon 9 satellite launch vehicle …

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