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#226 2023-02-10 12:15:00

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India’s SSLV rocket succeeds in second try
https://spacenews.com/indias-new-sslv-r … econd-try/

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#227 2023-02-18 11:43:44

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Thales Alenia Space to provide TETRA electric propulsion for Korea’s GEO-KOMPSAT-3 Satellite
https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/worldwid … koreas-geo

South Korea's 'strategic command' to oversee space, cyber units, F-35s, submarines: official
https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20230209010100325

Smile! South Korea's moon orbiter sends back first snaps of Earth
https://www.theregister.com/2023/02/14/ … st_images/

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#228 2023-02-19 11:43:17

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Chinese rocket firm Space Pioneer set for first launch

https://twitter.com/SpaceNews_Inc/statu … 7026355200

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#229 2023-02-19 17:55:23

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Small launch industry warns of “bloodletting”
https://spacenews.com/small-launch-indu … odletting/
While demand for smallsat launches is higher than ever, industry officials warned that issues may cause companies to go out of business in the near future.


old discussion

'Commercial Viability of Space, Restored - Semi-reconstructured thread'

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#230 2023-02-20 13:47:16

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N Korea fires missile after threatening retaliation
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-64688514

South Korea Joins Space Race in Tech Drive as Russia’s Isolation Deepens Over War in Ukraine
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles … on-deepens

The moon's 'Ocean of Storms' and phase change of the earth were photographed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDtqsekNiBo

South Korea, Thailand sign deal to cooperate for feasibility study for space launch site
https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20230213008000320
The Ministry of Science and ICT signed an implementation agreement with the Geo-Information and Space Technology Development Agency of Thailand to cooperate in carrying out a feasibility study for the spaceport, using South Korea's experience in its space projects.

The move came after South Korean Science Minister Lee Jong-ho and his Thai counterpart, Anek Laothamatas, discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation in the space sector in November last year.

South Korea has participated in some of Thailand's space projects, including THEOS-2, the Earth observation optical satellite.



After Cyclone Gabrielle, New Zealand wonders how – and if – to rebuild
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/ … to-rebuild

UPDATE: Thousands missing after cyclone Gabriella as PM Hipkins calls it ‘New Zealand´s biggest natural disaster this century
https://euroweeklynews.com/2023/02/19/t … -and-food/


Rocket Lab Twitter

https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/16 … 7274417154
Our team members at Launch Complex 1 are safe and well and the launch site hasn’t sustained damage, so we are very fortunate. This puts us in a good position to deploy our resources, infrastructure and people to support relief efforts for those impacted by the storm.

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#231 2023-03-02 09:46:51

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UK now seen as ‘toxic’ for satellite launches, MPs told

https://www.theguardian.com/science/202 … ed-mission

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#232 2023-03-04 14:29:52

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Armenia to host Austrian Space Forum’s next Mars analog simulation

https://twitter.com/armradio/status/1631647940186980353



Austria works with the ESA. Austrian Space Agency, Agentur für Luft- und Raumfahrt is an organization whose purpose is to coordinate Austrian space exploration-related activities, its Official languages are German and English.

ArmCosmos, commonly known as the Armenian Space Agency and Armenia is a former USSR nation. Armenia is a member of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization, the European Telecommunications Satellite Organization, and has ratified the Convention Relating to the Distribution of Programme-Carrying Signals Transmitted by Satellite. In 2017, India announced its intentions to build an Earth observation satellite for Armenia, as well as train Armenian scientists in the use of the system and handling and interpreting its data. On 25 May 2022, Armenia launched an observation satellite in cooperation with Elon Musk's SpaceX.

A Twin of the Red Planet: Armenia to Host Austrian Space Forum’s Next Mars Analog Simulation

https://massispost.com/2023/03/a-twin-o … ation/amp/

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#233 2023-03-12 08:15:17

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Private firm to launch maiden rocket flight in Spain

https://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Priv … n_999.html

Besides Spain, Britain, Portugal, Germany and Iceland are all running projects to put satellites into orbit.

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#234 2023-03-14 04:35:55

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Danish satellite manufacturer to send the world’s first nanosatellite into geostationary orbit

https://ing.dk/artikel/danish-satellite … stationary

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#235 2023-03-15 09:11:14

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More private space

'We added the heat shield'
https://twitter.com/stoke_space/status/ … 3093827585

An American space company based in the Seattle suburb of Kent, Washington. Andy Lapsa, Tom Feldman a guy like Bill Gates has criticized Musk but then Breakthrough Energy is the umbrella name of several organizations, also invested in air conditioning, Methanol fuel cells, conversion of methanol to electricity and now Stoke investments from the company founded by Bill Gates, new invest inside Stoke Space.

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#236 2023-03-15 12:15:41

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South Korea joins space race in tech drive as Russia’s isolation deepens over war in Ukraine
https://pressofatlanticcity.com/news/na … 7c275.html

Another day in South Korea and another religious cult.

Such scandals have brought down governments before

'Defense ministry raided over fortune teller's alleged involvement in presidential residence'
https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20230315007800315?input=tw


    Yoon, 61, has been forced to deny that he and his wife had decided to live elsewhere on the advice of shamanistic healers, whose shady role in South Korean politics became an issue during the election campaign.

    Yoon said the theory had been cooked up by his political opponents to discredit him. “The Democratic party seems to be more interested in shamans than I am,” he told reporters after his election victory on 9 March, adding that he had considered several locations for his new office and residence.

    He had come under scrutiny over claims that spiritual advisers introduced by his wife, Kim Kun-hee, had exerted influenced over his campaign. Kim, 49, had told a YouTube channel that she was a “spiritual person” who preferred meaningful discussions with gurus to visiting nightclubs, according to the Yonhap news agency. Yoon also denied that he had frequented an anal acupuncturist.

    There was speculation that Yoon was determined to avoid the Blue House “curse” that had befallen several of his predecessors, including the dictator Park Chung-hee, who was assassinated in the building’s grounds in 1979, and his daughter, Park Geun-hye, who was impeached and imprisoned for corruption in 2017.

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#237 2023-03-17 09:31:55

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Thai space port, how much more mass to orbit?

Rumors of a Thai Lunar probe or Thailand Moon mission by Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency  offices in Chaeng Watthana Government Complex, Bangkok. Anek Laothamatas, minister of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation of the Royal Thai Government announced to Thai citizens its planned moon mission, the Thai Space Consortium project and National Astronomical Research Institute are also named in projects, 'TSC-Pathfinder' was said would be made by Thais, the Thailand public seem to have criticized the project costs on twitter.

There are a number of conflicting rumors on this, one said they would be trained in China and another said South Korea would help their space program.

this article says

'South Korea to work on building Thailand’s first spaceport'
https://www.globalconstructionreview.co … spaceport/

The Yonhap news agency reports that Korea’s Ministry of Science has signed a deal with Thailand’s Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency to carry out a feasibility study for the spaceport.

According to the agency, the study will be conducted “with intense focus on geographical suitability, the site for construction, avoidance of natural disasters, environmental impacts, infrastructure, facilities, rocket types, regulations and a business model”.

Thailand’s space agency will also collaborate with the Korea Aerospace Research Institute to help develop space technology in Thailand.

The move came after Lee Jong-ho, Korea’s science minister, and his Thai counterpart Anek Laothamatas discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation in the space sector in November.

The Republic of Korea has spent the past 30 years developing its space industry. This passed a milestone in July last year when its first domestically produced rocket, the Nuri (“World”), successfully lifted off from Naro Space Centre in the southern county of Goheung.

For its part, Thailand plans to launch the first of five domestically designed and built satellites in 2023.

The first satellite, named TSC-Pathfinder (pictured), will survey the Earth’s natural resources. It is being developed by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation as part of its 2021-27 space technology programme.

Forgotten space ports too dangerous because of civil unrest or war?

There was once an Italian Oil Platform in Kenya, Luigi Broglio Space Center (BSC) located near Malindi, Kenya, an Italian port, Suborbital launches from Wallops Island and the equatorial platform.  Maldives, Several Australiarockets of the Kookaburra type at Gan Island. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) conducted Phase I of a High Speed Flight Demonstration (HSFD) at Aeon Field on Christmas Island in 2002. The Hindu news reports on Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) is a current major space research centre of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).


The Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 aka Mahia Launch Complex or NZ Spaceport a commercial spaceport located close to Ahuriri Point on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island.


more private flight, an American space launch company based in the Seattle suburb of Kent, Washington with Founders Andy Lapsa, Tom Feldman

Stoke Space granted use of 'historic' launch pad at Cape Canaveral
https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/new … ex-14.html

Launcher

We are aiming at the lowest temperature pre-burner due to our highest efficiency turbo-pump, providing ample margin for thrust boost and reducing oxygen flammability risk without the need for exotic coatings/materials (as typically needed in less efficient and higher temperature ORSC engines turbine and pre-burner).
https://twitter.com/launcher/status/1635412505504911360

An American aerospace company based in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in New York in 2017 by Max Haot, its rocket engine was bought by the Airforce, it was then acquired by Vast, a startup company developing artificial gravity space stations they have launches planned in 2023-2024 maybe using Space-X.

Naro Space Center is a South Korean spaceport in South Jeolla's Goheung County

South Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter KPLO mission or Danuri Phase 2 will include a lunar orbiter, a lunar lander, and a 20 kg rover, to be launched together on a KSLV-2 South Korean launch vehicle from the Naro Space Center, in 2025.
https://www.kari.re.kr/eng/sub03_04_01.do
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https://www.reuters.com/article/science … 6320071120

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#238 2023-03-17 10:02:21

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'Arianespace fully agrees with this statement from AschbacherJosef. Launch is not risk free. We have only respect for the Ukrainian space sector. We stand with Ukraine.'

https://twitter.com/arianespaceceo/stat … 8622898201

Israel and Dutch

ION SCV008 Fierce Franciscus successfully released Tausat-2, a 2U sat by TelAvivUni, onboard ION via a contract with isis_space

https://twitter.com/D_Orbit/status/1614976770293235713

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#239 2023-03-17 12:23:12

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Some people ask where are the Oneweb satellites now?

'Kazakhstan seized the property of Roscosmos of Russia'

https://twitter.com/revishvilig/status/ … 8344972288

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#240 2023-03-19 13:35:18

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Kwangmyongsong-1 or Gwangmyeongseong-1  was a satellite allegedly launched by North Korea in 1998. While the North Korean government claimed that the launch was successful, no objects were ever tracked in orbit from the launch. They seem to use N2O4/UDMH for their ICBMs or Space-Rockets and their Exploration Broadcast Satellites are basically ICBM tests, the rockets are thought to be a scale-up of the old Soviet Scud missile.

North Korea's dumb propaganda news sites, has been blocked by South Korea since 2004

Quoted an image from Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) is the state news agency of North Korea.

Here I have georeferenced the NorthKorean missile image (source KCNA) at left, to a geographic map at right.  This image does NOT show the "Earth globe" as you initially migth think, but only a small part of the earth surface through a circular camera port.

https://twitter.com/Marco_Langbroek/sta … 2842967043

more military less 'Space'

North Korea test-fires strategic cruise missiles from submarine
https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/north-sou … -1.6776708

North Korea announces successful test of Hwaseong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile
https://euroweeklynews.com/2023/03/17/n … r-weapons/

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#241 2023-03-20 11:13:22

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Spirit AeroSystems, Astraius join forces to boost UK launch ambitions

https://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Spir … s_999.html

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#242 2023-03-21 12:20:37

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South Korea’s Innospace succeeds in test launch

https://spacenews.com/south-koreas-inno … st-launch/

“We concluded that the launch was successful after taking into account all the data collected during the flight,” Innospace CEO and founder Kim Soo-jong said during a March 21 news conference. While he didn’t reveal the maximum altitude the rocket reached, citing a nondisclosure agreement signed between Innospace and Brazil’s DCTA, the company previously said it aimed at 80 kilometers in the test launch. 

The HANBIT-TLV suborbital rocket is a precursor to the company’s planned commercial satellite launcher, Hanbit-Nano, a two-stage small satellite launcher designed to carry up to a 50-kilogram payload to a 500-kilometer sun-synchronous orbit. Hanbit-Nano’s first stage will be powered by a 15-ton-thrust hybrid engine tested in the launch, while a 3-ton engine under development will power its upper stage. Innospace eyes Hanbit-Nano’s commercial debut in 2024.

“We are working to develop a ground test version of the 3-ton engine by the third quarter of this year,” Kim said. “In parallel, we are also working to develop technologies for stage separation and fairing, in collaboration with Korea Aerospace Research Institute, Agency for Defense Development and relevant companies.”

Kim said the “primary customers” for the Hanbit-Nano include cubesat-focused startups and research institutes in Asia, Europe and Latin America.

Innospace signed a deal last year to use Brazil’s Alcântara Space Center for five years, and negotiations are underway with Norway’s Andøya Spaceport. It is also looking for another launch site in Asia to cater to regional customers. “We are working to sign a deal with the Norwegian spaceport within this year,” Kim said. 

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German launch startup Isar secures €155M in Series C funding. The company has now raised more than €300M

https://europeanspaceflight.com/isar-se … c-funding/

Isar Aerospace raises $165 million as it gears up for first launch

https://spacenews.com/isar-aerospace-ra … st-launch/

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#244 2023-03-30 13:27:14

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Spain establishes its own space agency
https://www.space.com/spain-starts-nati … agency-aee
The country's Council of Ministers voted to allow the Spanish Space Agency, or Agencia Espacial Española (AEE), to commence operations

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#245 2023-04-02 11:46:50

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South Korea sets record space budget to bolster industry, develop new rocket

https://spacenews.com/south-korea-sets- … ew-rocket/

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#246 2023-04-29 11:40:54

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South Korea to Launch $39 Million Fund for Space Startups

https://spacewatch.global/2023/03/south … -startups/



    The Korean Government is set to establish a fund to support private space startups, according to local sources. According to the South Korean Ministry of Science and ICT, the Government will create a 50 billion won fund ($38.5 million) by 2027 to invest in the private space sector. The Korea Venture Investment Corp will operate this fund.

    As a result, the ministry will accept applications from potential asset operators for the fund from April 3 to 7, 2023. The goal is to build a 50-billion-won fund by 2027, with an initial investment of 5 billion won to raise a 10-billion-won fund of funds this year.

    According to the Ministry, “While many private space startups are leading the new space era overseas, the local space industry is still in its infancy, and therefore the majority of local space companies are small or in their early stage.” Therefore, the program aims to foster the private space sector in the private-led new space era.

    Furthermore, Cho Sun-hak, director general of the space and big science policy division at the Ministry of Science and ICT, said, “In order to put the Korean space economy on track, vitalizing the private space startup ecosystem is essential. We expect the fund will be at the forefront of pioneering the space economy.”

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#247 2023-05-08 09:48:44

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See the moon in epic detail in stunning images taken by South Korea's lunar orbiter

https://www.space.com/moon-images-korea … ar-orbiter

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Mars_B4_Moon wrote:

German launch startup Isar secures €155M in Series C funding. The company has now raised more than €300M

https://europeanspaceflight.com/isar-se … c-funding/

Isar Aerospace raises $165 million as it gears up for first launch

https://spacenews.com/isar-aerospace-ra … st-launch/

  Thanks for that. Great news. SpaceX proved by the commercial space approach you can get an orbital rocket for development cost in the few hundred million dollars range, not the multi-billions thought by the usual government financing approach.

This means any industrialized country can become a fairing nation by following the commercial space approach.

   Robert Clark


Old Space rule of acquisition (with a nod to Star Trek - the Next Generation):

      “Anything worth doing is worth doing for a billion dollars.”

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Ground Broken at First UK Vertical Launch Spaceport

https://spaceref.com/space-commerce/gro … spaceport/

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S. Korea to launch space rocket Nuri following delay

https://twitter.com/YonhapNews/status/1 … 5071659009

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