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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Juan De Dalmau about Space Careers

In this week’s Space Café WebTalk, Juan de Dalmau, President of the International Space University (ISU), Strasbourg, France, talked about education programs and network opportunities to be prepared for a career in the global space industry. “We adopted to I S(ee) U!”  He talked about how the International Space University develops the future …

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Rocket Factory Augsburg inaugurates Swedish test site

Luxembourg, 15 October 2020. – One step closer to its maiden flight in 2022: Rocket Factory Augsburg (RFA) inaugurated a test site in Sweden, the German micro-launcher start-up said. The company wants to conduct the first hot fire engine tests of its RFA ONE vehicle later this year in Esrange …

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Isar Aerospace will launch small sats from French Guiana

Luxembourg, 15 October 2020. – Isar Aerospace goes to Kourou. The company has signed an agreement with the French Space Agency CNES to prepare the launch of its orbital launch vehicles from the Centre Spatial Guyanais (CSG) in French Guiana, the company said. “This spaceport of CNES is the only …

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Spaceflight to serve Canon, Kleos and Spire on two launches

Luxembourg, 14 October 2020. – Rideshare provider Spaceflight will execute three customer missions on two upcoming launches in the next weeks, the Seattle-based company announced today. Spaceflight will execute two launches on two different continents, the company said, one aboard a Rocket Lab Electron and the other on NewSpace India …

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Airbus wins ambitious ESA mission to bring first Mars samples back to Earth

Luxembourg, 14 October 2020. – Airbus has been selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) for its ambitious five-year mission to go to Mars and bring the first samples from the Red Planet back to Earth, the company announced in Toulouse. Airbus acts as ESA’s prime contractor for the Earth …

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NASA calculates nearly $65 billion impact on U.S. economy in 2019

Luxembourg, 14 October 2020. – NASA has calculated the economic impact of its activities on the U.S. economy in 2019 at a stunning $64.3 billion, the U.S. space agency said in a recently published report. The first-ever agency-wide economic impact report shows that, through all NASA activities, the agency generated …

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Virgin Orbit looking to raise up to $200 million of funding

Luxembourg, 13 October 2020. – Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit is looking to raise up to $200 million of funding, valuing the company at around $1 billion, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported. “The fundraising comes as the British billionaire’s sprawling travel-to-finance empire and the wider commercial space industry have been …

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