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Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center board meets on strategic plans

The Board of Directors of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center, MBRSC, held a meeting chaired by Talal Humaid Belhoul, Vice President, MBRSC to discuss developments related to future projects at the Center, aligned with the strategic plan of the UAE’s National Space Program. The meeting was attended by Hamad Obaid …

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Blue Origin-led team delivers Lunar Lander engineering mockup To NASA

The Blue Origin-led Human Landing System (HLS) National Team, comprised of Blue Origin, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Draper, delivered an engineering mockup of a crew lander vehicle that could take American astronauts to the Moon. The lander is set up in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility (SVMF), NASA Johnson …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: German space policy: the need for a strategy and a corresponding legislation

by K.-P. Ludwig, Sonay Sarac, Dr. Christian Langenbach – DGLR-Space Science & Application In view of Germany’s specific role in the international markets for space products and services, in which national organisations have long been active as well-positioned providers and diverse users -, consideration has been given for years to …

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: Africa is investing more money in space and satellite industry

Highlights Over USD 4 billion have been spent on satellite development in Africa up till date. For 2020, African governments budgeted an estimated USD 490 million towards their space programme compared to USD 250 million in 2019. African would have launched at least 110 Satellites by 2024 compared to the …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Renato Krpoun on Swiss Space Innovation

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Renato Krpoun, Head of the Swiss Space Office at the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI, Switzerland talked about Swiss innovation in space. Renato Krpoun shared his thoughts about the Space ecosystem in Switzerland, and the potential of small space-faring nations. He talked about …

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Space Café Podcast Episode 9 with Moriba Jah Is Now Available

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 9th episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast: Moriba Jah on space debris, and why it may be too late Episode 009 features special guest Moriba Jah. Astrodynamicist Moriba Jah is one of the most dazzling figures on the international space scene, …

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Emirates Mars Mission Hope Probe completes ‘Perfect’ Trajectory Correction

The Emirates Mars Mission, EMM, the first interplanetary mission undertaken by an Arab nation,  announced the successful completion of TCM1 – its first trajectory correction maneuver and a major milestone for the mission, as the Mars Hope probe continues its 7-month journey to Mars. The maneuver marks the first firing of …

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Where Startup Innovation Begins: Vernadsky Challenge

The Vernadsky Challenge, a competition for hardware startups, is accepting applications for engineering startups in the fields of space technologies & active bioelectronics. The winner will receive a grant of $60,000. The Vernadsky Challenge is an engineering startup competition organized by Noosphere, and provides opportunities for the development of promising projects …

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Altius Space Machines to support Dynetics’ Human Landing System

Voyager Space Holdings, a leader in integrated space services, announced that its subsidiary, Altius Space Machines was selected as a subcontractor to Dynetics, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leidos, to support the development of a human landing system for NASA’s Artemis program. With Altius support, Dynetics aims to enable the Artemis …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Europe’s Space Electric Propulsion Budget

by Manuel La Rosa Betancourt The recent decision of the EPIC Consortium to give priority to national agency programs for incremental technologies by cutting funding for much-needed disruptive technologies in half demands an open discussion on the budget for electric propulsion (EP) proposed by the Consortium. The budget redistributes 8 …

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