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Security in space – analysis

The year 2020 was a period of increased global turmoil – also in terms of the intensity of competition and international competition with space in the background. From there, tendencies bearing the signs of taming the international community with more offensive activities undertaken in extraterrestrial space by major powers competing… Read More »Security in space – analysis

Ukraine one step closer to space launches from Australia

The State Space Agency of Ukraine (Державне космічне агентство України) has signed an agreement with the Australian private company CosmoVision Global Corporation, which is to open a way for Western Australia to operate regular rocket launches for Ukraine. The conclusion of the bilateral declaration of will was announced in more… Read More »Ukraine one step closer to space launches from Australia

Iran tests rocket capable of bringing satellites into the orbit

Iranian government television broadcasted on Monday, February 1st recording of the launch of the previously untested Zoljanah three-stage launch rocket. The test flight was successful. The reports were authenticated by the Iranian defense ministry, indicating that it was an attempt to lift light satellites. Demonstrated on February 1st this year… Read More »Iran tests rocket capable of bringing satellites into the orbit

On development of European spaceports

In October 2020, the Swedish government pledged to invest nearly 90 million kronor (over EUR 8.6 million) over the next two years to finalize a significant reconstruction of the Esrange Space Center near Kiruna. As a result, this long-standing center for European probe and suborbital rocket launches is to be… Read More »On development of European spaceports

Exquisite observational capabilities offered by Belgian spy satellite.

Belgian media boasted that the local military intelligence, i.e. the Main Intelligence and Security Service (GISS / ADIV / SGRS – abbreviations depending on the language), which was subordinate to the Ministry of Defense, gained access to “one of the best” IMINT tools (image recognition) in Europe. It happened in… Read More »Exquisite observational capabilities offered by Belgian spy satellite.

Leonardo and Solvay to work on composites for space industry

Faced with the expected wider demand for new materials and manufacturing processes in the aerospace industry (in primary structure construction), Leonardo and Solvay joined forces to launch a joint thermoplastic composites research laboratory. Most of the activities are to be carried out at Leonardo’s plants in Grottaglie (Taranto, Italy) and… Read More »Leonardo and Solvay to work on composites for space industry

Starship SN9 lauch

Originally planned for January 28 this year. The deployment of the second large prototype of the Starship spacecraft finally took place on February 2 – after several days of downtime due to an investigation into a possible breach by SpaceX of the federal launch license. The controversy concerned the memorable… Read More »Starship SN9 lauch

EU to invest 1.5 billion euro for the second generation of Galileo satellites. Suppliers were selected.

The European Commission has awarded contracts totaling EUR 1.47 billion in the program to build the EU’s second-generation global satellite navigation system Galileo. Their implementation involves the construction of the first 12 satellites of this strategically important orbital constellation for the EU. The selected contractors are two of the main… Read More »EU to invest 1.5 billion euro for the second generation of Galileo satellites. Suppliers were selected.