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NASA offers industry $45 million to solve Moon landing risks

NASA awarded fixed-price, milestone-based contracts of up to $45 million for commercial-led work on Moon landing services, the agency said. NASA is seeking to mature designs and conduct technology and engineering risk-reduction tasks for the human landing system (HLS), which will ferry Artemis astronauts from lunar orbit to the surface and back, the agency said.

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ArianeGroup takes part in European space surveillance

The European Commission has selected ArianeGroup to participate in three space surveillance and early warning projects under the European Defense Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP), ArianeGroup announced. The projects are part of the “Space Situational Awareness and Early Warning” category of the defense program.

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: Outer Space, a Challenging Domain for Ambitious Defence Strategy

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Joint Air Power Competence Centre, we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Outer Space, a Challenging Domain for Ambitious Defence Strategy” by Dr Anne-Sophie Martin, originally published on the Joint Air Power Competence Centre website.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: A Meeting of Minds? How the Incorporation of AI into Space Activities Will Alter the Applicable Regulatory Framework

On the International Space Station (ISS), astronauts have increasingly relied on the support of CIMON, the astronaut robotic assistant, which was developed and built by Airbus for the German Aerospace Center Space Administration (DLR). The system, which has recently been updated with CIMON-2,

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 21 June – 27 June 2021

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 21 June – 27 June”. 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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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: China’s Super Ambitious Plans for Super Heavy Lunar Rockets

Earlier this week, we saw a couple of significant space industry-related events in Hong Kong, namely talks by a variety of leaders from CASC, the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and others. The events took place at the University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and covered topics as diverse as the Tianwen-1 Mars mission, the BeiDou satellite navigation,...

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: China is using mythology and sci-fi to sell its space programme to the world

by Molly Silk,  PhD Candidate, Chinese Space Policy, University of Manchester SpaceWatch.Global has been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “China is using mythology and sci-fi to sell its space programme to the world”, originally published 25 June 2021 at The Conversation by Molly Silk.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: COVID-19 no barrier for Australian student rocketry team’s success

The team from Down Under won silver and bronze at Spaceport America Cup. The University of Sydney Rocketry Team brought home silver and bronze this week after competing virtually in Spaceport America Cup, an annual international student rocketry competition that tests the very best of budding rocket scientists.  The Aussie team’s good news comes at a troubling time for the harbour city

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