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 »