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#201 2022-06-14 19:19:17

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Aussie rockets and satellites poised to be sent into orbit

https://cosmosmagazine.com/space/aus-ro … tes-orbit/

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#202 2022-06-17 12:23:36

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South Korea announces plan to launch space rocket on June 21 after replacing defective part

https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20220617007253320

'Robert Zubrin'
https://twitter.com/robert_zubrin/statu … 4534516736

'I’m in Korea, speaking at the Seoul 2022 conference. My talk: How Korea can become a leader of the space revolution.
I made the front page of the Seoul Economic Journal June 15. The president of Korea also spoke. '

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#203 2022-06-25 17:37:35

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Belarus Space Agency was renamed, May 2015 the agency remained as part of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus but changed its name to National Agency for Space Researches. The two Belarusians who have travelled to space are Pyotr Klimuk and Vladimir Kovalyonok. Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union they have worked in Russia. Pyotr Klimuk went on a mission to the Salyut 4 space station, Vladimir Kovalyonok was on Salyut 6 a Soviet orbital space station.
Although there was an attempt for Russia to form a Union of sorts with Belarus, Ukraine and Kazakhstan are making joint efforts to adapt their systems, no formal agreements on cooperation in the development of common Geographic information system are in place
https://web.archive.org/web/20150210085 … /07274.pdf
Russia has totally destroyed some of Ukraine's Commercial Aerospace industry since its aggressive expansionist invasion.
The Russians used to launch unmanned Soyuz rockets from the French launch site in S.America. Due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Soyuz launches from the Guiana Space Centre are suspended.


Putin now said he will supply Belarus with missile tech

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#204 2022-06-25 17:46:29

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Mars_B4_Moon, your last three posts are truly not part of this topics core which is those that build rockets are using them to get men into space.

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#205 2022-06-26 10:29:36

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Iran launches rocket into space as nuclear talks to resume

https://apnews.com/b197265d72809ef97c7cd12cd3c33f07

Iranian state tv said it had launched a solid-fueled rocket into space,

SpaceNut wrote:

those that build rockets are using them to get men into space.

not sure if Iran plans on putting people in space but perhaps this thread is the best place for the news topic, or maybe the 'Mosques on Mars' thread

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#206 2022-06-27 04:35:54

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NASA successfully launches first rocket from Australian soil in more than 25 years
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-06-27/ … /101183776

there is also an ongoing thread over the years about the possibility of a homegrown project in Tennant Creek, Australia

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#207 2022-06-27 17:58:46

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The Australian nation has had Mars society active for quite some time now.
It's a good first step for sure.

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#208 2022-06-28 05:42:54

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Indian Sats launched and future homegrown Indian launches coming . India is a parliamentary democratic secular republic in which the president of India is the head of state & first citizen of India and the prime minister of India is the head of government. Elected officials have sucessfully rode a political wave of Populism, Conservatism and also Nationalism identity or Hindutva or Hinduness is the predominant form of Hindu nationalism in India, there are also minor parties of Sikhs, Marxists and Jihad islamists inside India and the Coalition of National Democratic Alliance (NDA)  an Indian big tent political alliance led by the overall conservative rightwing Nationalist, the Coalition party was founded in 1998 and currently controls the government of India. The Indian Human Spaceflight Programme  was initiated in 2007 by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to develop the technology needed to launch crewed orbital spacecraft into low Earth orbit. https://indianexpress.com/article/expla … n-5308964/ In December 2018, the government approved further 100 billion Indian Rupee or US$1.5 billion for a 7-days crewed flight of 2–3 astronauts.Corona virus had an impact and  Gaganyaan launches had been postponed due to impact of COVID-19 pandemic in India,  due to the COVID-19 pandemic training was put on hold in 2020. It has also been reported the French might be involved or invested and CNES is supplying the flight system, and training flight physicians and technical teams for the Indian Human Spaceflight Programme.

PSLV-C53 is scheduled to launch DS-EO & 2 other co-passenger satellites on June 30, 2022, at 18:00 hrs IST from the 2nd Launch Pad, SDSC-SHAR, Sriharikota. It accompanies PSLV Orbital Experimental Module (POEM) orbiting the earth as a stabilized platform
https://twitter.com/isro/status/1539579845029441541

GSAT-24 is successfully placed in the intended orbit
https://twitter.com/NSIL_India/status/1 … 3805445120

older discussion
'India, France agree to cooperate'
https://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=9897

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#209 2022-06-29 09:19:53

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Argentina
https://twitter.com/AgenciaTelam/status … 9465361409
Avanza el desarrollo del lanzador Tronador, que permitirá poner en órbita satélites desde suelo argentino

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#210 2022-07-26 02:44:26

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OneWeb and Hanwha partner to tap Australia’s military broadband market
https://spacenews.com/oneweb-and-hanwha … nd-market/

South Korea to join U.S.-led space security exercise later this month
https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20220712009900325

Opinion: South Korea’s Space Program Is a Big Deal
https://thediplomat.com/2022/07/south-k … -big-deal/

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#211 2022-07-28 03:25:21

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Ukraine Accuses 3 Indians, Including Former NSAB Head, of ‘Promoting Russian Propaganda’
https://thewire.in/world/ukraine-accuse … propaganda

ISRO earns $279 million in foreign exchange through satellite launches
https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/ … 689098.ece

India news
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/ind … 729868.cms
Army now wants a small satellite to train its Signals officers
The Army on Thursday issued a request for information (RFI) to Indian companies for designing, developing and fabricating the communication satellite, which will be launched by the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) of Isro.

Ukraine had huge potential as a growing Spacepower, it might now be destroyed, the National Space Program of Ukraine for 2003-2007  outlined the main goals of maintaining space activity in Ukraine.  State Space Agency of Ukraine government agency is responsible for space policy and programs working with the Ukrainian Defense Industry and the Antonov Aeronautical Scientific-Technical Complex, with the Russian invasion and cities destroyed and people killed, many minds will be working on Drones or Bombs to counter attack Russia with more destruction. Sea Launch was a multinational—Norway, Russia, Ukraine, United States—spacecraft launch company founded in 1995 that provided orbital launch services from 1999–2014, after moving the two former Sea Launch ships from California to Vladivostok, the S7 Group chairman stated that the program was indefinitely suspended. Sea Launch was awarded the Space Foundation's Space Achievement Award in 2000. As of year 2020, a replacement for the Zenit launch vehicle, with its Ukrainian first stage, was expected to be years away.

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#212 2022-07-29 13:38:24

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South Korea is about to launch a Moon mission called KPLO (Korean Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter) on a Falcon 9 from Cape Canaveral on August 1st, 23:37UTC. Summary of the Ballistic Lunar Trajectory (BLT) it will be following to the Moon to enter 100km, polar orbit

https://twitter.com/coastal8049/status/ … 5637425154

KPLO will study the Moon’s surface and help us plan future missions to the lunar poles.

https://www.planetary.org/space-missions/kplo

Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) from Cape Canaveral.

https://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/kplo.htm

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#213 2022-07-31 11:09:08

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South Korean spacecraft fueled for ride from Cape Canaveral to the moon

https://spaceflightnow.com/2022/07/30/s … -the-moon/

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#214 2022-08-05 09:47:42

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S. Korea's 1st lunar orbiter makes successful communication with ground station

http://yna.kr/AEN20220804008753320

Danuri 'responding to commands and sending us healthy telemetry'
https://twitter.com/dirkpitt2050/status … 8770849792

vid
https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1555330158776659970

Mission - Overview updated

https://www.planetary.org/space-missions/kplo

South Korea launched Danuri — also known as the Korean Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO) — to the Moon on August 5, 2022. With Danuri, South Korea forays into planetary exploration, begins its ambitious lunar exploration program, and finds a collaborator in NASA. Equipped with four indigenously built instruments and a NASA-provided camera, Danuri will show us new views of the Moon’s surface and help us plan future missions there, including landing humans on its poles.

ShadowCam’s camera is at least 200 times more sensitive than the one on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. This will allow it to see a shadowed region on the Moon as if it was sunlit! ShadowCam will map the terrain inside permanently shadowed regions with a very high resolution of up to 1.7 meters per pixel, and help locate their water ice deposits and other such volatile resources based on how they reflect light. This will tell us how abundant and accessible these resources are — a crucial step towards safely and affordably planning future missions to the lunar poles and building sustainable habitats.

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#215 2022-08-06 13:15:16

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Astra stock down 18% today after halting launches until at least 2023, after an unexpected early pivot away from its Rocket 3.3 series to focus on developing Rocket 4.0.
https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/sta … 7437545475

Astra is developing a satellite bus for customer payloads. The first prototypes are planned for launch in 2022 on Rocket 3 launch vehicles, with customer services commencing in 2023
https://web.archive.org/web/20211001103 … hris-kemp/

Astra was founded in October 2016 by Chris Kemp and Adam London
https://web.archive.org/web/20211001103 … E%3Ft%3D78

Branson or 'Virgin' is in the business and Jeff Bezos unveiled Blue Origin's vision for space and also plans for a moon lander known as "Blue Moon", set to be ready by 2024
http://social.techcrunch.com/2019/05/09 … -the-moon/

Sweden back in February 2013, a government audit was released by the Swedish National Audit Office; amongst its conclusions, it observed that "Swedish space investment is distributed among multiple organizations that operate as stovepipes with no real communication between them and no common ambition." While approximately 1 billion Swedish krona (US$158 million) was being spent each year on Swedish space initiatives by this time, the audit report calls for additional oversight by the Swedish government of the European Space Agency (ESA), along with a review of the Swedish Space Corporation's operations and purpose.
http://www.spacenews.com/article/report … e-spending

Sweden pays almost 3 times that of Brazil's Annual space budget

In July 2019, Space Norway contracted with American companies Northrop Grumman and SpaceX to build and launch respectively its two-satellite Arctic Satellite Broadband Mission (ASBM) system, which is scheduled for launch in 2023
https://news.northropgrumman.com/news/r … ace-norway

if you are rich like Swiss maybe you don't care, Norway, Singapore perhaps you can just shop around and get your own satellite, however for some nations have their own home grown access to space is vital, the independent access can also be an issue of security.

Soyuz is gone from Kourou Guiana, I wonder if Musk was launching from equatorial site in French Guiana South America perhaps he would dominate the market.

South Korea is very interesting because watching the discussion here on newmars it was as if they would be left behind by Chinese and Japanese but suddenly its almost like they came from nowhere and within a year had a launch vehicle and a mission to the Moon, although Korean their Moon mission got help from the biggest Private Sector name 'Space-X'.  There is also news Taiwan will launch a satellite and news Vietnam might develop their space program.

I think Britain either using home grown tech or contracts with the Private Sector will try and secure its access to space, the relationship between Roscosmos of Russia and the West has been in decline due to political fallout from the Ukraine invasion.

Firefly Aerospace

Progress on Alpha Flight 3, our NASA VCLS-2 mission.  Stage 2 being lifted onto our test stand in Briggs, TX,  in preparation for acceptance testing. This mission includes NASA's first demonstration of autonomous swam technologies
https://twitter.com/Firefly_Space/statu … 5122500610

Argentina website, Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales - CONAE
https://www.argentina.gob.ar/ciencia/conae
Also in South America, Brazil?

'Alya Nanosatellites Constellation E.O., a pioneer company in the Brazilian space sector, and Vaya Space, Inc., the vortex-hybrid engine rocket launcher and emerging leader in sustainable space access, today jointly announced that they have signed a long-term launch services agreement for the placement of a nanosatellite constellation into orbit.'
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/vaya-spa … 00882.html

In April 2021, the Brazilian Space Agency disclosed the Virgin company among those selected to operate orbital launches from the Alcantara Launch Center in Brazil
https://virginorbit.com/the-latest/virg … to-brazil/
Virgin Orbit announced a Brazil-based subsidiary, Virgin Orbit Brasil Ltda, which will facilitate launches from the Alcantara Launch Center. The Brazil based launch center is just 2 degrees south of the Equator, allowing launches to almost every orbital inclination.
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https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/ … C3%A2ntara

its hard to predict what nation will stay ahead or fall behind, Peru has a space agency and rocket program but Argentina was thought to be ahead as it had a good relationship with Italy, NASA and Brazil, it could Recover Biological payloads from its Rockets, however South Korea skipped all that Biological testing, started building its own rockets and went straight to the Moon with help from the US private sector.

Southern Hemisphere

'NRO and Australia DoD complete second New Zealand Launch this year with NROL-199'
https://spaceref.com/space-commerce/nro … -nrol-199/

Desi culture of the Indian Sub Continent

Army conducts pan-India drill much ahead of owning a multi-band satellite by 2025
https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/ne … 731060.ece

Argentine satellite, SABIA-Mar 1, is supposed to fly in 2023, seems Brazil will launch this but Argentina seems to have also worked with the Italian Space Agency and NASA.
https://www.argentina.gob.ar/noticias/l … o-de-vuelo

however politically Brazil is 'BRICS' and India is buying oil and gas from Russians exchanging rupee and ruble, Argentina will they always be loved? it is to resume nuclear program in cooperation with Russia

The Brazil Space Agency had its ups and downs but AEB the largest home grown and most prominent space agency in Latin America, at one time Brazil had a human spaceflight program with a guy Marcos Pontes on the ISS, he became Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation during the Bolsonaro Presidency.

Back in Europe the Spanish Capricornio program was cancelled in 2000.
http://www.sat-net.com/serra/capri_e.htm
Agencia Espacial Española or the Spanish Space Agency is a planned space agency of the Government of Spain that will be in charge of the Spanish space program. The agency was officially announced on 27 May 2021 and is expected to be operational in 2023
https://www.europapress.es/ciencia/noti … 34634.html
The government also announced in June 2022 that the Spanish Air Force, the Army of the Air, would be renamed as Army of the Air and Space
https://www.elespanol.com/espana/202206 … 859_0.html

and Latin America?
older article

Argentina, new satellite new technologies?

https://portaldenoticias.com.ar/2020/02 … ecnologia/

Lifting too small payloads?

'Pretty amazing how many companies are still developing <500 kg to LEO smallsat launchers. Every commercial company that has reached the pad with one has now pivoted away. There is no market.'
https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/sta … 7084291072

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Launch startup SpaceRyde fortifies advisory board
https://spacenews.com/launch-startup-sp … ory-board/
Canadian launch startup SpaceRyde said Aug. 8 it has added a second member to its advisory board with the appointment of Mina Mitry, the CEO of small satellite operator Kepler Communications.

Mitry joins Jeff Thornburg, SpaceRyde’s inaugural advisory board member and a former vice president of propulsion engineering at SpaceX.

Kepler, also based in Canada, operates 19 cubesats that provide low-data-rate connectivity to devices out of range of terrestrial networks. The operator also plans a data-relay constellation of larger satellites that it expects to start deploying in 2023.

SpaceRyde said Mitry’s expertise will help the startup scale up operations as it plans to perform its first commercial mission in 2024.

Founded in 2018, SpaceRyde is developing a small, three-stage rocket that would fire engines after a balloon takes it above most of the Earth’s atmosphere.

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Northrop Grumman invests in new solid rocket motor manufacturing facilities in Magna, Utah

https://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Nort … h_999.html

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