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Space News Mon, 05.12.2022 - 17:19 (Europe/Berlin)
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At least €7 million for Reflex Aerospace

Das in Berlin und München ansässige Raumfahrt-Start-up Reflex Aerospace schließt das Jahr 2022 erfolgreich ab: Bereits in der ersten Runde (First Closing) der zweiteiligen Seed-Finanzierung sammelte der Satellitenhersteller ein Investitionsvolumen von rund 7 Millionen Euro […]

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Space News Wed, 30.11.2022 - 12:00 (Europe/Berlin)
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OroraTech expands Series A round by €15m

Seit Januar 2022 befindet sich der Satellit FOREST-1 im Orbit. Dort soll der Cubesat Daten zur Früherkennung von Waldbränden erheben. Wie sich zeigt, funktioniert die von OroraTech entwickelte Technik zuverlässig. Nun gaben Investoren grünes Licht […]

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Space News Mon, 28.11.2022 - 21:23 (Europe/Berlin)
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Mynaric delivers HAWK terminals to new commercial U.S.-based energy customer

Mynaric, ein führender Anbieter von industrialisierten, kosteneffizienten und skalierbaren Laserkommunikationsprodukten, gab am Montag, den 28.11.2022, die Auslieferung mehrerer optischer HAWK-Kommunikationsterminals für eine erste Testkampagne an einen kommerziellen US-Energiekunden bekannt. Die Terminals sind für den Einsatz […]

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Space News Mon, 21.11.2022 - 16:22 (Europe/Berlin)
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IRIS2 – EU to set up its own satellite constellation

EU-Binnenmarktkommissar Thierry Breton kündigte die Entscheidung der Europäischen Kommission an, eine eigene Satellitenkonstellation zur Kommunikation aufbauen zu wollen. IRIS2 (Infrastructure for Resilience, Interconnection and Security by Satellites) soll 2027 einsatzbereit sein. Die geplanten Kosten belaufen […]

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Space News Sun, 20.11.2022 - 08:05 (Europe/Berlin)
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Spaceping to send interstellar probe into space

Der Kölner Tim Ruster ist Buchautor, Stimme des Planetariums Köln und Influencer. Gemeinsam mit einem Geschäftspartner hat er nun das NewSpace-Startup Spaceping gegründet. Dessen Ziel ist es, mit einer eigens entwickelten Sonde 1 Million Botschaften […]

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Space News Thu, 10.11.2022 - 06:53 (Europe/Berlin)
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LEVITY becomes ASTRAIT

Wie das Bremer NewSpace-Unternehmen im Business-Netzwerk LinkedIn mitteilte, firmiert es ab sofort unter der Bezeichnung ASTRAIT. Damit werde dem “ehemaligen Universitätsprojekt eine neue Identität” gegeben. Am Ziel des Unternehmens, Space-as-a-Service für Missionen bis zum Mond […]

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Space News Wed, 09.11.2022 - 14:28 (Europe/Berlin)
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Neutron Star Systems awarded SpaceWERX Orbital Prime contract

Bereits im August 2022 schaffte das deutsche NewSpace-Startup einen wichtigen Schritt in Richtung Vereinigte Staaten. Dass das Kölner Unternehmen in der amerikanischen Raumfahrtindustrie eine entscheidende Rolle spielen könnte, ist jedoch nicht selbstverständlich. Denn die nationale […]

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Space News Fri, 21.10.2022 - 10:03 (Europe/Berlin)
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EU Space Week 2022 in Prague - Recap

Vom 3. bis zum 6. Oktober 2022 fand in Prag die EU Space Week statt. Vor Ort in der tschechischen Hauptstadt waren mehr als 1.100 Teilnehmende, nochmal rund doppelt so viele verfolgten das Event online. […]

The 7 key take aways
Space News Fri, 14.10.2022 - 08:10 (Europe/Berlin)
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Slovakia becomes an associate member of ESA

Bereits im März 2022 wurde das Assoziierungsabkommen durch den ESA-Rat einstimmig gebilligt. Der Unterzeichnung am 14. Juni folgten noch einige interne Verfahren; am 13. Oktober trat das Abkommen für zunächst sieben Jahre in Kraft. Mit […]

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Space News Sun, 09.10.2022 - 09:39 (Europe/Berlin)
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POLARIS Raumflugzeuge successfully completes test flights

With a total of three demonstrators, the POLARIS Raumflugzeuge team set off for the Rotenburg/Wümme airfield (EDXQ) in Lower Saxony. During a two-day test campaign, ATHENA, ALEDA and STELLA were to prove their flight capability.

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Space News Sat, 01.10.2022 - 14:31 (Europe/Berlin)
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ESA Director General appoints New Space Advisory Board

Mit ihrer Agenda 2025 hat sich die Europäische Raumfahrtagentur ESA zum Ziel gesetzt, aus der Raumfahrt ebenso viel Nutzen zu ziehen, wie zum Beispiel China oder die USA. Zu den Top-5-Prioritäten zählt auch die “Förderung […]

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Space News Fri, 30.09.2022 - 11:11 (Europe/Berlin)
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LiveEO and UP42 sign contract worth millions

Betreiber Kritischer Infrastrukturen sind mehr denn je darauf angewiesen, ihre Einrichtungen mit Hightech zu überwachen. Zum Beispiel mit hoch aufgelösten Satellitenbildern und softwarebasierter Bilderkennung. Eine Kombination, die die Kooperation von LiveEO und UP42 ermöglicht. Auf […]

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Space News Sun, 25.09.2022 - 11:26 (Europe/Berlin)
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IAC 2022 - Conclusion

Vom 18. – 22. September 2022 fand in Paris der 73. International Astronautical Congress (IAC) statt. Die diesjährige Ausgabe stand unter dem Titel Space for @ll! In dieser Zusammenfassung berichten wir über die wichtigsten Meldungen […]

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Space News Thu, 15.09.2022 - 10:03 (Europe/Berlin)
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US$ 28 million investment for Morpheus Space

Morpheus Space revolutioniert vor allem mit seinen Antriebssystemen die Raumfahrtbranche. Wie das Dresdner Unternehmen am Mittwoch bekannt gab, sicherte es sich in einer Series A-Finanzierungsrunde 28 Millionen US-Dollar. Investiert werden soll in das Wachstum des […]

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Space News Tue, 13.09.2022 - 10:21 (Europe/Berlin)
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Berlin Space Technologies opens satellite factory in Berlin

In unmittelbarer Nähe zum Berliner Hauptsitz des Unternehmens sollen ab Mitte 2024 mehr als 200 Satelliten jährlich gebaut werden. Dabei ermöglichen sowohl Standort und Große der Satelliten-Fabrik eine Skalierung auf Tausende von Einheiten pro Jahr. […]

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Space News Fri, 05.08.2022 - 10:44 (Europe/Berlin)
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LiveEO raises 19 million euro investments

Das Berliner Start-up LiveEO sichert sich in einer Investitionsrunde 19 Millionen Euro. Laut Unternehmensangaben ist dies eines der größten Investments in Europa im Bereich der Erdbeobachtung. Was gut für LiveEO ist, ist für den Umgang […]

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Space News Wed, 03.08.2022 - 10:45 (Europe/Berlin)
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Operating license granted for ATHENA

POLARIS Spacecraft is developing a spacecraft under the project name "Rapid Deployable Reconnaissance System." The demonstrator, which has been named Athena, has now been granted an operating license.

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Space News Tue, 02.08.2022 - 10:50 (Europe/Berlin)
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RFA One as LEGO® version

Unter Raumfahrtfans hat sich LEGO® längst einen festen Platz gesichert. Nun lässt sich auch der Microlauncher RFA One der Rocket Factory Augsburg in den Maßstäben 1:42 und 1:110 nachbauen. Für die Modelle verantwortlich zeichnet Emil […]

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Space News Wed, 27.07.2022 - 10:47 (Europe/Berlin)
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Payload for HyImpulse SL1's maiden flight fixed

Bereits im März 2022 unterzeichneten HyImpulse und In Orbit Aerospace ein Launch Service Agreement. Darin wurde vereinbart, dass der Mikrolauncher SL1 des Unternehmens aus Neuenstadt am Kocher (Baden-Württemberg) das Full-Scale-Modell von In Orbit Aerospace ins […]

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Space News Thu, 21.07.2022 - 16:12 (Europe/Berlin)
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Isar Aerospace to launch from Kourou in 2024

Up to now, the Ariane launches have primarily taken place from Kourou (French Guiana). From 2024, the Spektrum microlauncher from the Munich-based company Isar Aerospace is now also to fly into space from there.

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Space News Fri, 15.07.2022 - 19:24 (Europe/Berlin)
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Putin fires Roscosmos chief Rogozin

Wladimir Putin hat den Chef der russischen Raumfahrtagentur Roskosmos entlassen. Veröffentlicht wurde ein entsprechendes Dekret auf der Website des Kremls, ein Grund für die Entlassung wurde nicht genannt. Rogosins Nachfolger soll Vize-Ministerpräsident Juri Borisow werden, […]

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Space News Wed, 13.07.2022 - 13:07 (Europe/Berlin)
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Saxony establishes aerospace coordinator

Wie schon zuvor unter anderem Bayern und Hessen hat seit dem 12. Juli 2022 auch Sachsen einen Koordinator für Luft- und Raumfahrt. Ins Amt berufen wurde Prof. Dr. Hartmut Fricke, der seit 2001 Inhaber der […]

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Space News Sun, 10.07.2022 - 10:49 (Europe/Berlin)
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Orbit Recycling named winner of PromoMoon initiative

Die Moon Village Association (MVA) rief in Zusammenarbeit mit dem führenden ukrainischen Raumfahrtunternehmen – dem Staatlichen Konstruktionsbüro Yuzhnoye – die PromoMoon-Initiative ins Leben. Ziel war es, die Entwicklung von Ideen für künftige, nachhaltige Mondaktivitäten zu […]

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Space News Tue, 14.06.2022 - 11:34 (Europe/Berlin)
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OKAPI:Orbits secures 5.5 million euros with seed financing round

The Braunschweig-based start-up led by Kristina Nikolaus, Christopher Kebschull, Jonas Radtke and Sven Müller wants to prevent satellites from colliding with space debris and other satellites. The core product is software that can automatically detect potential hazards.

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Space News Mon, 13.06.2022 - 08:01 (Europe/Berlin)
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Space Brewery founded as an association

Mit Gründung des Vereins hat das in den letzten beiden Jahren organisch gewachsene Netzwerk der SpaceBrewery nun auch eine formale Grundlage. Ziel des Vereins ist es, Bayern als weltweit anerkannten Standort für Raumfahrtaktivitäten weiter zu […]

What SpaceBrewery plans to do
Space News Thu, 12.05.2022 - 20:18 (Europe/Berlin)
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Mynaric to send CONDOR laser terminal to ISS

Wie das Gilchinger Unternehmen Mynaric am Donnerstag, 12. Mai 2022, bekannt gab, soll dessen optisches Kommunikationsterminal CONDOR bereits im Herbst 2022 zur Internationalen Raumstation ISS starten. In den Betrieb gehen wird es auf der “Bartolomeo […]

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Space News Mon, 11.04.2022 - 07:17 (Europe/Berlin)
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ConstellR acquires ScanWorld

ConstellR hat das belgische Hyperspektralunternehmen ScanWorld übernommen – eine Premiere für den aufstrebenden europäischen Sektor der landwirtschaftlichen Erdbeobachtung (EO). Die Transaktion wird eine handlungsorientierte Überwachung des gesamten Spektrums von Wasser, Kohlenstoff, Energie und Pflanzengesundheit ermöglichen […]

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Space News Fri, 08.04.2022 - 08:51 (Europe/Berlin)
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Vyoma and Atos sign partnership

Zu den bereits rund 5.000 Satelliten in der Erdumlaufbahn werden in den kommenden Jahren weitere Tausend hinzukommen. Mit dem Aufbau von Satellitenkonstellationen wird es vor allem im erdnahen Orbit zunehmend enger. Damit steigt auch die […]

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Space News Thu, 07.04.2022 - 14:57 (Europe/Berlin)
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LisR delivers first images from orbit

Im Februar 2022 brachte eine Antares 230+ von der Wallops Flight Facility (Virginia, USA) den Raumfrachter Cygnus zur Internationalen Raumstation ISS. An Bord war auch LisR – eine Infrarotkamera des Freiburger Unternehmens ConstellR. Nun erreichten […]

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Space News Sat, 02.04.2022 - 14:02 (Europe/Berlin)
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POLARIS Raumflugzeuge receives pre-series A investment

Das DLR-Spinoff POLARIS Raumflugzeuge arbeitet an einem Konzept für ein wiederverwendbares Raumflugzeug. Nachdem das Bremer Unternehmen im Juli 2021 von den Bundeswehr den Auftrag erhalten hat, den Einsatz zu untersuchen, erfolgte im März der Rollout […]

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Space News Tue, 15.03.2022 - 06:58 (Europe/Berlin)
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Rollout of Aurora test platform ALEDA

Das DLR-Spinoff Polaris Raumflugzeuge arbeitet an einem Konzept für ein wiederverwendbares Raumflugzeug. Nachdem das Bremer Unternehmen im Juli 2021 von den Bundeswehr den Auftrag erhalten hat, den Einsatz zu untersuchen, erfolgte nun der Rollout der […]

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Space News Sat, 19.02.2022 - 18:05 (Europe/Berlin)
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ConstellR launches LisR

Laut der Welternährungsorganisation FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) leiden weltweit 683,9 Millionen Menschen an Unterernährung. Das heißt, dass jeder elfte Mensch seinen Energiebedarf von etwa 1.800 kcal für ein normales und […]

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Space News Sat, 12.02.2022 - 11:09 (Europe/Berlin)
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InCubed co-funding from ESA for OroraTech

Im Kampf gegen den Klimawandel ist Weltraumtechnik unverzichtbar. Denn mit Satelliten lassen sich Wald- und Buschbrände in selbst abgelegenen Gebieten erkennen. Voraussetzung für präzise Analysen sind jedoch Beobachtungen in einem festen Zeitfenster, das derzeit kaum […]

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Space News Fri, 14.01.2022 - 16:14 (Europe/Berlin)
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DcubeD launches actuators and space selfie stick with SpaceX

Die Transporter-3 Mission von SpaceX war für DcubeD ein ganz besonderes Highlight zum Jahresauftakt. Denn das Germeringer Unternehmen lieferte für den spanischen Satellitenhersteller Fossa die Aktuatoren, mit denen die Satelliten im Orbit freigesetzt werden. Und […]

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Space News Fri, 10.12.2021 - 07:10 (Europe/Berlin)
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Reflex Aerospace in the fast lane

Vor rund einem halben Jahr wurde das Berliner Unternehmen gegründet, nun ist es laut eigenen Angaben das am schnellsten wachsende NewSpace-Startup Europas. Wir sprachen mit Strategy & Business Architect Christian Williges über die Hintergründe dieses […]

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Space News Wed, 24.11.2021 - 23:45 (Europe/Berlin)
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NASA launches DART mission

Chicxulub, Tunguska, Chelyabinsk - When asteroids hit the Earth, the consequences can be devastating. To be able to prevent impacts in the future, NASA has now launched a mission to change the trajectory of an asteroid.

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Space News Fri, 12.11.2021 - 09:01 (Europe/Berlin)
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OroraTech wins German digital award "The Spark"

The Munich-based company entered the race as one of 10 finalists for the award offered by Handelsblatt and McKinsey. The award ceremony took place on November 11, 2021 - and OroraTech was chosen as the winner.

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Space News Tue, 26.10.2021 - 14:41 (Europe/Berlin)
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IAC 2021 – Newsticker

From October 25 - 29, 2021, the 72nd International Astronautical Congress (IAC) took place in Dubai. In this regularly updated news ticker we reported on the most important news related to the German and European NewSpace.

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Space News Fri, 15.10.2021 - 22:52 (Europe/Berlin)
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Study on recycling of space debris

Am 4. Oktober 1957 startete mit Sputnik I das erste von Menschen geschaffene Objekt ins Weltall. Dem Satelliten folgten unzählige Missionen ins All, die bis heute rund 9.000 Tonnen an Weltraumschrott hinterlassen haben. Ein Rohstoff, […]

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Space News Thu, 14.10.2021 - 14:09 (Europe/Berlin)
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LiveEO wins at Planet Purpose Award

At the beginning of the year, the U.S. company Planet Labs announced that it would be awarding prizes to companies that, in its view, play a pioneering role. The Berlin-based startup LiveEO has now won the "Be Collaborative" category.

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Space News Sat, 09.10.2021 - 12:30 (Europe/Berlin)
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Women in space: We need to talk!

Die von den Vereinten Nationen initiierte WorldSpaceWeek stand im Jahr 2021 unter dem Fokus “Woman in Space”. Wir nahmen dies zum Anlass, in einem Gespräch über den Stand in Deutschland zu sprechen. Unsere Gäste waren […]

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Space News Fri, 08.10.2021 - 10:14 (Europe/Berlin)
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Green light for Andøya Space

A spaceport is to be built in Andøya, Norway, from which the German microlauncher manufacturers Isar Aerospace and Rocket Factory Augsburg also want to launch. The Norwegian government has now given the go-ahead for the project.

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Space News Thu, 07.10.2021 - 18:06 (Europe/Berlin)
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DLR supports exhibition in Oberhausen Gasometer

Seit dem 1. Oktober 2021 zeigt das Gasometer Oberhausen die Ausstellung “Das zerbrechliche Paradies”. Besuchende haben so die Möglichkeit, einen beeindruckenden Blick auf die Klimageschichte der Erde zu werfen. Unterstützt wird die Ausstellung durch das […]

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Space News Mon, 04.10.2021 - 15:50 (Europe/Berlin)
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Ariane 5 sound installation at Expo 2020 in Dubai

The launch of an Ariane 5 in Kourou (French Guiana) is an impressive experience. Thanks to the cooperation between ArianeGroup and Devialet, this can now be experienced without having to travel to South America.

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Space News Thu, 30.09.2021 - 20:23 (Europe/Berlin)
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DcubeD wins Global Space Markets Challenge

On September 30, 2021, ESA Director General Josef Aschbacher awarded the six winners of the Global Space Markets Challenge. In the Upstream category, the German company DcubeD won the prize of 15,000 euros.

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Space News Wed, 29.09.2021 - 13:47 (Europe/Berlin)
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Levity joining the Space Hubs Network

As part of the ESA Global Space Markets Challenge, the Aachen-based startup made it onto the longlist. Now Levity is part of the Space Hubs Network (SUN).

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Space News Thu, 23.09.2021 - 17:50 (Europe/Berlin)
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Establishment of Launch Coordination Center by DLR

There are currently 4,084 satellites in orbit, with tens of thousands more to follow. To this end, rocket launches will take place more frequently in the future. To coordinate the interaction between space, air and sea travel, DLR is planning to set up a control center.

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Space News Sun, 19.09.2021 - 07:55 (Europe/Berlin)
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NewSpace startups launch YEESS initiative

The awarding of public contracts to young companies often fails due to bureaucratic hurdles. To change this and further accelerate developments in the European NewSpace, six European startups have now founded the YEESS initiative.

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Space News Sat, 18.09.2021 - 10:48 (Europe/Berlin)
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Review SpaceBrewery #12

Already for the 12th time the SpaceBrewery took place on September 16. This time as a joint networking event of Spacefounders and SpaceBrewery in downtown Munich. We take a look back at the event.

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Space News Thu, 16.09.2021 - 13:33 (Europe/Berlin)
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Vyoma awarded in Weconomy competition

Vyoma was awarded as one of 10 companies in the Weconomy competition. This year, too, the focus was on companies where at least one woman is part of the founding team.

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Space News Wed, 15.09.2021 - 16:46 (Europe/Berlin)
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Yuri awarded German Founder's Prize

Yuri offers low-cost experiments in weightlessness or microgravity. For this, the Meckenbeuren-based company has now been awarded the German Founder's Prize in the Startup category.

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Space News Tue, 14.09.2021 - 14:05 (Europe/Berlin)
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Check: Space industry in the election program

Developments in NewSpace are not only fascinating for technology enthusiasts, but also have a strong economic component. With this in mind, we took a look at the election programs of the major parties running in the 2021 federal elections.

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Space News Wed, 08.09.2021 - 14:58 (Europe/Berlin)
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GAIA Aerospace and GEPARD Aerospace win innovation award

This year, the Innovation Award of the State of Lower Saxony was presented for the fourth time. In the "Vision" category, the reusable AirLaunch system Valkyrie from GAIA Aerospace and GEPARD Aerospace was nominated - and won.

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Space News Wed, 08.09.2021 - 10:51 (Europe/Berlin)
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Launch platform for microlauncher in North Sea

On Monday, four launch service providers signed letters of intent for a German rocket launch site in the North Sea at the Haus der Deutschen Wirtschaft in the presence of German Economics Minister Peter Altmaier.

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Space News Tue, 31.08.2021 - 14:56 (Europe/Berlin)
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Free flight opportunity at Isar Aerospace

For the demonstration flights of the microlauncher Spectrum, Isar Aerospace is looking for payloads together with ESA and the German Space Agency. Liftoff is scheduled for as early as the end of 2022.

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Space News Sat, 28.08.2021 - 11:36 (Europe/Berlin)
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OroraTech nominated for German Digital Award

Munich-based OroraTech is the only NewSpace company nominated as one of 10 finalists for the German digital prize "The Spark". The focus is on startups with Net Zero Tech concepts.

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Space News Fri, 27.08.2021 - 19:46 (Europe/Berlin)
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Vyoma successfully completes seed round

Just ten months after the official launch, Vyoma successfully completed a seed round. This allows the development of the cameras for debris tracking in space to proceed.

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Space News Wed, 25.08.2021 - 15:21 (Europe/Berlin)
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Mynaric introduces CONDOR Mk3

The Gilching-based company presented the next generation of optical communication terminals for satellite applications (OISL) at the 36th Space Symposium. According to Mynaric, data rates of up to 100 Gbit/s can be realized with the CONDOR Mk3.

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Space News Thu, 19.08.2021 - 09:13 (Europe/Berlin)
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SpaceBrewery #11 – #BackToTheRoots

The eleventh edition of SpaceBrewery went back to the roots. Titled #BackToTheRoots, the topics discussed included Earth observation and project management.

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Space News Fri, 06.08.2021 - 15:05 (Europe/Berlin)
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Valkyrie nominated for innovation award

This year, the Innovation Award of the State of Lower Saxony will be presented for the fourth time. GAIA Aerospace's reusable AirLaunch System Valkyrie is nominated in the "Vision" category.

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Space News Thu, 29.07.2021 - 14:51 (Europe/Berlin)
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INNOspace Masters Award Ceremony

After the hybrid event in Berlin, which had already been planned for June 24, had to be cancelled, the winners of the challenges were announced today purely virtually. We were there live and present the rankings of the finalists.

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Space News Wed, 28.07.2021 - 10:14 (Europe/Berlin)
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Isar Aerospace raises Series-B to US$165+ million

With a total financing volume of over 180 million US dollars (150 million euros), Isar Aerospace is the best-funded space start-up in the EU. Now Porsche, among others, has also joined as an investor.

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Space News Sat, 24.07.2021 - 12:42 (Europe/Berlin)
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Next engine test by RFA successful

It was only at the end of June that the Rocket Factory Augsburg (RFA) announced that the specially developed engine with staged combustion had been successfully tested. Now, in Kiruna, Sweden, the next test over eight seconds was also successful.

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Space News Sat, 24.07.2021 - 12:10 (Europe/Berlin)
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Space coordinator for Hesse

Following Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria and Bremen, Hesse is now also increasing its focus on space activities. As of August 1, 2021, Prof. Dr. Johann-Dietrich Wörner will assume the role of Hesse's space coordinator.

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Space News Fri, 23.07.2021 - 08:21 (Europe/Berlin)
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Finalists of the EO Dashboard Hackathon announced

From June 23 to 29, ESA, NASA and JAXA hosted a joint hackathon. The occasion was the one-year anniversary of the cooperation between the three space agencies, which jointly launched the Earth Observation Dashboard last year.

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Space News Thu, 15.07.2021 - 15:28 (Europe/Berlin)
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NewSpace HR Slam at SpaceBrewery #10

The Meetups of the SpaceBrewery are an integral part of many who are employed in the NewSpace or are interested in its developments. In issue 10, there was an HR slam between 7 startups to attract new employees.

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Space News Wed, 14.07.2021 - 21:09 (Europe/Berlin)
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Air and Space Operations Centre takes up service

Last Tuesday, German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer put the 80-strong command into service. In the future, it will protect satellite systems, observe space debris and conduct military reconnaissance.

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Space News Fri, 09.07.2021 - 17:30 (Europe/Berlin)
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Weather forecast for Starbase from Lower Saxony

Weather forecasts for planned rocket launches are standard procedure. For the test flights of SpaceX's Starship, 18-year-old Hauke Wessels from Lower Saxony is taking on this exciting job. A service that has the #teamspace in pure excitement.

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Space News Wed, 07.07.2021 - 20:17 (Europe/Berlin)
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More venture capital for Bavarian startups

Bavarian companies play a decisive role in the commercialization of space travel. Numerous startups in European NewSpace have their headquarters in Bavaria. Not without reason: Bavaria promotes innovative developments - also in space technology.

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Space News Wed, 30.06.2021 - 13:38 (Europe/Berlin)
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RFA opens office in Matosinhos, Portugal

RFA secures access to the Portuguese talent pool with a newly established subsidiary and signs a €9 million investment agreement with the Portuguese trade and investment agency AICEP.

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Space News Thu, 24.06.2021 - 10:53 (Europe/Berlin)
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RFA successfully tests staged engine

RFA fires a full-scale staged combustion engine for the first time in Europe (Kiruna, Sweden), securing its position as a technology leader in new launch vehicles.

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Space News Wed, 23.06.2021 - 11:16 (Europe/Berlin)
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EU invests 9 billion euros in ESA programs

The EU and ESA signed a new Financial Framework Agreement (FFPA) on June 22. Over the period 2021 to 2027, ESA will now receive investments of almost nine billion euros from the EU.

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Space News Tue, 15.06.2021 - 17:47 (Europe/Berlin)
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Consortium for European satellite network

Rovial SAS is leading a consortium to build and operate its own European satellite network. The founding members include Mynaric, Reflex Aerospace and Isar Aerospace.

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Space News Mon, 31.05.2021 - 19:32 (Europe/Berlin)
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Hackathon by NASA, ESA and JAXA

From June 23 to 29, 2021, NASA, ESA and JAXA will host a hackathon. The occasion is the one-year anniversary of the cooperation between the three space agencies, which jointly launched the Earth Observation Dashboard last year.

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Space News Sun, 30.05.2021 - 12:42 (Europe/Berlin)
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Asteroid Day 2021 - live from June 1

June 30 is Asteroid Day - a global day of education to promote public awareness and knowledge about asteroids. This year, it also takes place digitally with Asteroid Day LIVE.

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Space News Sat, 15.05.2021 - 15:15 (Europe/Berlin)
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China lands rover on Mars

On May 15, 2021 at 01:18 CEST, the Chinese rover Zhu Rong successfully landed on the surface of Mars. This makes China the third nation after the USA and the former Soviet Union to achieve this milestone.

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Space News Fri, 14.05.2021 - 10:26 (Europe/Berlin)
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SpaceX plans first orbital flight of the Starship

Following the successful landing of SN15, SpaceX is moving forward with plans to fly the Starship to the moon and Mars. A document published at the Federal Communications Commission shows how the test flight will proceed.

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Space News Mon, 10.05.2021 - 14:51 (Europe/Berlin)
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AirLaunch system Valkyrie in new design

Into space with shimmering armor: GAIA Aerospace's Valkyrie rocket is built from stainless steel. But the switch was not a question of looks, but of material properties, price and performance.

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Space News Thu, 06.05.2021 - 14:56 (Europe/Berlin)
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Nominal Landing - Milestone for SpaceX' Starship

In its fifth attempt, SpaceX not only succeeded in launching a Starship, but also in landing it vertically. After a flight of about 6 minutes, SN15 touched down again in Boca Chica (Texas, USA) at 5:30 p.m. local time.

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Space News Wed, 05.05.2021 - 16:52 (Europe/Berlin)
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Blue Origin auctions seat for New Shepard

Alan Shepard became the first American to fly into space on May 5, 1961. The anniversary of his flight is the starting point of an auction for a seat on board the New Shepard, which is scheduled to take off on July 20, 2021.

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Space News Tue, 04.05.2021 - 10:54 (Europe/Berlin)
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1st BrandNewSpace

SpaceX is polarizing. Reason enough for us to take a closer look at the brand. What we found out about the NewSpace veteran fills the 120 pages of this issue. However, copies are only available on order.

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Space News Sat, 01.05.2021 - 19:30 (Europe/Berlin)
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NASA halts SpaceX's work on HLS

Blue Origin and Dynetics filed a complaint with the U.S. General Accounting Office against the award of the contract to develop a lunar lander (Human Landing System) to SpaceX. Now the work on it has to be stopped.

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Space News Tue, 13.04.2021 - 11:16 (Europe/Berlin)
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Vyoma wins German NewSpace Award

To avoid collisions, Vyoma relies on fully automated satellite operation. This is based on data combined using machine learning technology.

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Space News Wed, 07.04.2021 - 12:27 (Europe/Berlin)
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Mynaric presents annual report for 2020

Mynaric has developed laser communication technology that allows satellites to exchange large amounts of data. Today the company presented the annual report for 2020.

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Space News Wed, 31.03.2021 - 11:50 (Europe/Berlin)
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ESA is looking for new astronauts

For the first time in over a decade, ESA (European Space Agency) is looking for new astronauts. As a world first, people with disabilities are explicitly sought in this selection round.

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Space News Mon, 22.03.2021 - 17:58 (Europe/Berlin)
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RFA opens new headquarters

On March 30, 2021, Rocket Factory Augsburg (RFA) invites to a digital opening ceremony of its new headquarters. The startup wants to become the most affordable provider worldwide with its specially developed microlaunchers.

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Space News Tue, 16.03.2021 - 13:02 (Europe/Berlin)
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RFA gets research contract from ESA

As part of the New European Space Transportation Solutions (NESTS) initiative, ESA has awarded three research contracts worth €500,000 each. The German start-up Rocket Factory Augsburg (RFA) is playing a leading role.

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Space News Wed, 10.03.2021 - 11:00 (Europe/Berlin)
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SpaceX Crew-2 mission postponed

The second astronautical flight of a SpaceX Dragon space capsule has been postponed again. Actually, the launch was already scheduled for March 2021, but was initially postponed to April 20, 2021. As NASA announced, the launch has now been postponed again.

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