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WSBW 2023 – Interview with Dr. David Krejci of Enpulsion

We're excited to share our exclusive new interview with Dr. David Krejci, Chief Science Officer at ENPULSION, from the World Satellite Business Week 2023 in Paris. ENPULSION is pioneering advanced electric propulsion solutions for the space industry. In our wide-ranging conversation, Dr. Krejci discussed ENPULSION's recent milestones, next generation products, and how their technology has evolved over the past 6 years. He also provided an inside look at upcoming missions that will utilize ENPULSION systems.

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WSBW 2023 – Interview with Omar Qaise of OQ Technology

We're thrilled to share an exclusive interview with Omar Qaise, Founder and CEO of OQ Technology, from World Satellite Business Week 2023 in Paris. Our wide-ranging discussion provides key insights into OQ Tech's upcoming launch of the MACSAT satellite in late September - Omar Qaise outlines the significance of this milestone.

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WSBW 2023 – Interview with Kier Fortier of Exolaunch

As World Satellite Business Week 2023 kicks off in Paris, we at SpaceWatch.Global are thrilled to present an exclusive interview with Exolaunch's Managing Director US, Kier Fortier. Exolaunch has a full team attending #WSBW this year, with an action-packed agenda. A highlight is their collaboration with Torsten Hoffmann on his highly-anticipated new space documentary.

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Chris Emerson Appointed as Chairman of ALL.SPACE

ALL.SPACE has announced the appointment of Chris Emerson, a former airspace executive, as Chairman of its Board of directors. Emerson's leadership experience, which he has proven in his previous senior executive roles at Airbus, as well as his current engagement in the space industry, will be key in guiding ALL.SPACE as it moves its fifth generation 'smart terminal' into initial production, set for release in Q4 2023.

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GHGSat Completes Funding to Accelerate Commercialization

GHGSat-C3, GHGSat-C4, GHGSat-C5 after completing testing. Credit Space Flight Laboratory

GHGSat has completed its Series C1 funding round for a total of US$44 million in equity and debt, which consequently puts the Company's total raised funds to more than US$126 million since its inception in 2011. Equity participants in the funding round included Fonds de solidarité FTQ, BDC Capital, the investment arm of the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), the Government of Québec through Investissement Québec, Climate Investment, and the Japan Energy Fund.

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Space Flight Laboratory announces GHG microsatellite milestone

GHGSat constellation graphic. Credit GHGSat

Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) announced on the 7th of September that the SFL-built GHGSat greenhouse gas monitoring microsatellites have achieved sustained detection and measurement of methane emissions at double the design capacity of the satellite. SFL developed all nine operational 15 kg GHGSat spacecraft on its NEMO microsatellite bus. 

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ESA’s Ariane 6 engine completes firing test

Artists view of the configuration of Ariane 6 using four boosters. Credit ESA.

ESA’s new Ariane 6 launch vehicle, consisting of its upper and core stage, has been fuelled up and its core stage engine fired. The Vulcain 2.1 engine was ignited on the launch page, and fired for four seconds before switching off and its liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen fuels were drained to their separate underground tanks. These tests are the continuation of an earlier test on the 18th of July.

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