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Astrobotic and Dymon Announce Agreement to Bring the First Japanese Lunar Rover to the Moon

Dymon and Astrobotic proudly announced at the CEATEC 2019 their signing of a joint agreement to send the first Japanese lunar rover onboard the Peregrine lunar lander to the Moon in 2021. This agreement comes after Dymon surveyed the field of commercial lunar delivery providers around the world and determined …

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Japan’s Astroscale On Path To Commercial Space Debris Removal Operations With ELSA-D Mission

Astroscale Holdings Inc., the market-leader in developing a service to remove space debris and secure long-term orbital sustainability, has announced it has entered the assembly, integration and test (AIT) phase of its End-of-Life Services by Astroscale-demonstration (ELSA-d) mission, following completion of rigorous design reviews and subsystem testing. “We are excited …

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UAE’s Hazza Al Mansorri Receives Hero’s Welcome In Abu Dhabi After Historic Space Mission

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Saturday, 12 October 2019, welcomed Hazza Al Mansoori, the UAE’s first astronaut, as he returned to the UAE after eight days in space. Al Mansoori, accompanied by …

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Virgin Orbit Partners With SatRevolution And Polish Universities For Mars Consortium

Scientists and engineers from nearly a dozen Polish universities have teamed up with Poland-based satellite company SatRevolution and Sir Richard Branson’s small satellite launch company Virgin Orbit to establish a new consortium to design and carry out the world’s first dedicated commercial small satellite mission to Mars. The parties established …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: Tumours in Space studies tumours, cancer risk of cosmic radiation

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Norwegian SciTech News, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “Tumours in Space studies tumours, cancer risk of cosmic radiation”, originally published by Nancy Bazilchuk and Hanne Strypet on October 3, 2019. Can weightlessness stop cancer from growing? One …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’ed: The LEO Economy – An Emerging Opportunity

By the end of the next decade, the International Space Station (ISS) will be reaching the limits of its operational life. This beacon in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) has been a constant source of learning and knowledge since its first component was launched in 1998 and its first residents arrived …

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Voyager Space Holdings Names President and COO and Board Members

Voyager Space Holdings has confirmed that Matthew Kuta will join the team as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) and add three world-class leaders to its Board of Directors. As the market’s first vertically integrated NewSpace holding company, Voyager will help enable engineer founded and run subsidiaries to focus on …

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Italian Air Force To Use Virgin Galactic For Suborbital Research Flight

Virgin Galactic has announced a new contract with the Italian Air Force for a research flight on the company’s SpaceShipTwo system during which Italian researchers will actively conduct experiments while they are in space. The contract marks the first time a government department has funded a human-tended research flight on …

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Astroscale And The University Of Southampton To Cooperate On Space Debris Removal Business Case

Astroscale, the market-leader in developing a service to remove space debris and secure long-term orbital sustainability, has announced that it will collaborate with the University of Southampton on a project to investigate collision risks between satellites, highlighting the necessity for financial incentives for satellite operators to engage with active debris …

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