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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 22 – 28 November

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Orbital Gateway Consulting we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 22-28 November 2021”. Hello and welcome to another episode of the Dongfang Hour China Aero/Space News Roundup! A special shout-out to our friends at SpaceWatch.Global,

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Maritime Launch Services to launch first Canadian spaceport

Maritime Launch Services is preparing to launch the country’s first commercial spaceport to provide satellite launch services to Canada’s growing commercial space sector. Their first payload services provider will be Nanoracks, Maritime announced. Nova Scotia-based aerospace company, Maritime, unveiled the preliminary designs for the spaceport’s Launch Control Centre (LCC).

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Astroscale raises $109 million, bringing total to $300 million

The in-orbit servicer Astroscale raised another $109 million from different investors, bringing the total capital raised to date to $300 million, the Japanese space company said. The Series F round was the “largest funding round in the company’s history”, as Astroscale says.

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Space Café WebTalk with Dr. Mathias Link: Luxembourg and the space resources of the future

During this week’s Space Café, SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening caught up with the Director of European Space Resources Innovation Centre (ESRIC)  and Director for International Affairs & SpaceResources.lu at the Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) Dr. Mathias Link.

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Nanoracks to deploy 0.3U CubeSat from the ISS

Nanoracks Europe announced preparations to deploy FEES2, the first-ever 0.3U CubeSat from the ISS. The trackable satellite, the thickness of a cherry, was developed by GP Advanced Projects (GPAP). Production and space projects management company GPAP called the mission a “major milestone towards building the first Italian nanosatellite constellation for IoT.”

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