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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Jean-Jacques Dordain on European Space Innovation

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Jean-Jacques Dordain, Former Director General of the European Space Agency talked about space innovation in Europe. Jean-Jacques Dordain is to date the longest serving Director General at ESA . Jean-Jacques Dordain has a great experience in the functioning of Europe’s space sector and is now working …

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: Talking With Renesas About Rad-Hard Devices

Lately there has been a lot of attention paid to the heavens. Specifically, near-Earth space, between Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and Geosynchronous. We recently pointed out in “Money! In! Space!” that there is a business renaissance in space businesses and the related infrastructures. Startups in the space (pun intended) have …

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Register Today For Our Space Café WebTalk “33 minutes With Dr. Natalia Archinard” On 22 September 2020

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative Space Café WebTalk featuring Dr. Natália Archinard, Deputy Head of the Science, Education, Transport and Space Section at the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland, and Chair of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS). …

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Astrobotic awarded over $1 million to advance CubeRover payloads

Astrobotic has been awarded two contracts by NASA to support the development of payloads for future delivery on its 4U and 6U CubeRovers— presented as the world’s first line of commercial lunar rovers. CubeRovers are standardized and scalable, providing planetary surface mobility services that support a variety of scientific and …

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Space Café Podcast Episode 010 Featuring Nicole Stott Now Available

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 10th episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast: Nicole Stott – Space Shuttle Astronaut Extraordinaire Episode 010 features special guest Nicole Stott. NASA astronaut Nicole Stott spent 104 days in space and remembers her two space flights aboard the legendary space shuttle …

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Glavkosmos ends research into using Russian equipment on Indian spacecraft

Russia’s company Glavkosmos (an affiliate of Roscosmos corporation) has handed over to Indian customers the results of its research into the possibility of using Russian flight equipment on India’s crewed spacecraft Gaganyan, Glavkosmos CEO Dmitry Loskutov told TASS on the sidelines of the forum Army-2020. “The Russian side has honored …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Business as Usual in the Middle Kingdom

by Blaine Curcio As we near the 2/3 point for the year 2020, it is starting to feel like a “lost year” for some. With many people working from home for the majority of the year, with borders largely closed, and with governments in turmoil, many are starting to ask …

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SpaceX to Launch Masten Lunar Mission in 2022

Masten Space Systems announced that it has selected SpaceX to launch Masten Mission One (MM1). As part of MM1, Masten’s lunar lander will deliver nine NASA-sponsored science and technology demonstration experiments and several commercial payloads to the lunar south pole. “Having SpaceX’s proven launch success behind us is not only …

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#SpaceWatchGL Perspectives: Next Gen ESA: What’s the vision?

by Markus Payer, Editor-in-Chief of SpaceWatch.Global When ESA’s Director General Jan Woerner started his last 12 months at the helm of the European Space Agency end of June, he wrote a blog that witnessed a certain impatience and urgency about the future and direction of the organization. “We are at …

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