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Moon to Mars: opportunities for Australian businesses

The Australian Space Agency is partnering with NASA on its inspiring plan to go back to the Moon and on to Mars. As part of this, the Australian Government is investing $150 million to fuel the growth of Australian businesses so they can succeed in national and international space supply chains, …

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Angara heavy rocket delivered to Russia’s Plesetsk launch center

Russia’s Angara-A5 heavy carrier rocket was recently delivered to the Plesetsk space center in northwestern Russia for pre-launch preparations, a rocket and space industry source told TASS. “A train with the heavy Angara-A5 rocket arrived to the space center recently,” the source said. Earlier, a source in the rocket and …

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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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Australia’s First Launch from Australia’s First People

Southern Launch, DEWC Systems, T-Minus Engineering and the Koonibba Community will be entering the history books when Australia’s first space capable rocket will be launched to the edge of space. “This event is more than just Australia’s first launch, but a testament to Australian companies coming together with our international …

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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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UK global-sustainability space projects receive £3.4 million cash boost

On World Humanitarian Day, the UK Space Agency announced £3.4 million of new funding for 10 leading-edge projects, backing UK academics using space to tackle global development problems – from the spread of malaria to human trafficking and forced labor. In 2018, there were an estimated 228 million cases and 405,000 …

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Space4Impact opens call for NewSpace companies to join

Space4Impact (www.space4impact.org) believes that space can do more for the Earth. Space4Impact will create an international ecosystem of governmental and non-governmental organisations, investors, entrepreneurs & corporates. The goal is to maximize the positive impact that space technologies, infrastructures and data can bring to the planet for a sustainable future. Through the …

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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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