Arianespace launches ESA’s Sentinel-2B satellite into space

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Arianespace has launched its new Sentinel-2B earth observation satellite into space from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA).   An Arianespace Vega rocket deployed the Sentinel-2B satellite into a Sun-synchronous orbit during the launch operation, which lasted approximately 58 minutes. The newly launched satellite is part of the European Union’s… Read more »

The Future of Building and 3D Printing in Space

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The first 3D printer from Made In Space was installed aboard the International Space Station (ISS) in November 2014. The idea sounds cool, but many ordinary earthlings have yet to feel its impact.   The start-up, based at NASA Ames Research Center in California, has since installed a second 3D printer on the ISS. The… Read more »

Experts from China and South Korea join the Luxembourg Government’s SpaceResources.lu initiative as high-level advisors

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Luxembourg, March 8, 2017 – The Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy today announced that leading experts from China and South Korea join the international Advisory Board, which guides the Luxembourg Government in shaping and developing its SpaceResources.lu initiative which aims to promote commercial use of resources gathered from celestial bodies such as asteroids or from… Read more »

Luxembourg and ispace sign MoU to co-operate within the SpaceResources.lu initiative

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The Luxembourg Government and the Tokyo-based space robotics company ispace Inc. announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the context of the SpaceResources.lu initiative with focus on developing miniaturized technology to discover, map, and utilize resources on the Moon. The governmental SpaceResources.lu initiative aims to promote and support the commercial… Read more »

Deep Space Industries Appoints New Chief Executive Veteran Start-Up Strategist Bill Miller to Lead DSI as CEO

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Deep Space Industries is excited to announce that Bill Miller will be joining the company as chief executive officer to position DSI for rapid growth in the coming years. With an impeccable track record of growing technology companies, Bill brings game-changing approaches, solutions, and perspectives to DSI through his experience in defining, developing, and delivering… Read more »

Luxembourg’s bid to become the Silicon Valley of Space Mining

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In the 1980s, during the nascent days of the satellite communications industry, Luxembourg foresaw the fat cat it could become. The tiny European nation, known for steel manufacturing and tax breaks, provided financial support and passed regulations that allowed its homegrown satellite company, SES, to thrive. And because it provided that early support, one of… Read more »

Le Luxembourg réaffirme son engagement aux programmes de l’ESA

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Destinée à développer la coopération entre États européens dans les domaines de la recherche, des technologies ainsi que des applications spatiales, l’Agence spatiale européenne (ESA) a réuni le 1er et 2 décembre 2016 à Lucerne en Suisse les ministres en charge de l’espace dans chacun de ses 22 États membres. Organisé tous les 3 ans,… Read more »

Luxembourg-made technology makes its way to the stars

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As of 1 October 2016 and for a period of two years, LIST researchers will join forces with specialists from NASA’s Ames Research Center as part of a large-scale project supported by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR): the MS-SPACE project, ‘Development and benchmarking of a compact mass spectrometer for space applications’. At the heart of… Read more »

Luxembourg Drafts New Space Law: Private Companies Now Have Right Over Resources Harvested in Space

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The Luxembourg government has a new law that ensures that private operators working in space will have the right to the resources that they extract. This is part of an overall strategy within its SpaceResources.lu initiative to use and extract resources from Near-Earth Objects (NEO) such as asteroids. According to Luxembourg’s government website, the draft law… Read more »