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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: SPACE IS COOL by Robert Feierbach

by Robert Feierbach, CEO of 0-G Launch I have recently heard comments from a few colleagues that our Space industry is stagnating, that the general public does not care about Space, and that the persistent COVID-19 pandemic will put many of our companies out of business. I COULDN’T DISAGREE MORE! …

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Spacebit sends Moon robot with Intuitive Machines in 2021

Paris, 5 October 2020. – Spacebit, a space robotics and rover specialist, secured a second Moon mission for 2021, in support of NASA’s Artemis program, the UK-based company said. Spacebit will do its second ride to the Moon with Houston-based Intuitive Machines on the Nova-C lander in 2021, the company announced. …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews – Peter Beck of Rocket Lab: “I don’t have 50 or 60 years to wait”

Rocket Lab belongs to the top private launcher companies globally. With 14 launches and 55 deployed satellites, the company is one of the most vibrant actors in the space launcher market. SpaceWatch.Global Editor-in-Chief Markus Payer got the chance to talk to Peter Beck, Founder and CEO of Rocket Lab, to …

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Astrobotic’s CubeRover for Moon missions delivered to NASA

Luxembourg, 1 October 2020. – Astrobotic’s CubeRover for NASA’s Moon missions is on its way to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the Pittsburgh-based company announced. The CubeRover is designed to provide an affordable mobile outlet for scientific instruments and other payloads to operate on the surface of the Moon, …

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Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla new chief of German space agency DLR

Berlin, 1 October 2020. – Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla took up her position as Chair of the Executive Board of the German space agency today, DLR said today. She succeeds Pascale Ehrenfreund, who led DLR for five years and took the helm of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF). The DLR Senate unanimously selected …

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U.S. DARPA tasks Gryphon with supporting nuclear thermal propulsion system

Berlin, 30 September 2020. – The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) tasked DC-based Gryphon Technologies to support the development of a nuclear thermal propulsion system, the firm announced yesterday. Gryphon provides digital engineering, analytics, cyber and cloud solutions to U.S. security organizations. It was awarded a $14million DARPA task …

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NASA and SpaceX target Halloween for their Crew-1 mission to ISS

Berlin, 29 September 2020. – NASA and SpaceX will send four astronauts from the U.S. and Japan to the International Space Station (ISS) on 31 October. This is the first NASA-certified commercial flight of an international crew from American soil, the agency said. The astronauts will fly from Cape Canaveral …

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Emirates want to land on Moon in first Arab lunar mission

Berlin, 29 September 2020. – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) want to become the first Arab country on the Moon and have announced the launch of the Emirates Lunar Mission, the Emirates newswire WAM reported today. “His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler …

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Space Café Podcast Episode 012 Featuring Chris Lee Is Now Available

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 12th episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast: Chris Lee – How will Hubble die? Is this the golden era of space travel? Why ESA has a bright future. Episode 012 features special guest Chris Lee.  Chris Lee has just retired from …

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