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Porsche enters 'space race', invests in satellites and rocket technology

Porsche, with the help of the Munich-based company Isar Aerospace, intends to make headway in the growing market for rocket technology for launching small satellites into Earth's orbit.
Isar Aerospace plans its initial launch of the first-generation
Isar Aerospace plans its initial launch of the first-generation "Spectrum" rocket next year. (Artist's impression / Isar Aerospace)
Published on Jul 29, 2021 07:58 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

As 'billionaire space race' begins, here's what Jeff Bezos told Richard Branson

Richard Branson had earlier said that he was not interested in participating in some "space race", shortly after Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced his plans to make a similar trip on July 20 through his own space company, Blue Origin.
This combination of file pictures created on July 1, 2021, shows Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos (L) and Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson. (AFP)
This combination of file pictures created on July 1, 2021, shows Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos (L) and Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson. (AFP)
Published on Jul 11, 2021 12:44 PM IST
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China to send 3 male astronauts for 3-month stay in its new space station

  • The Chinese space station was expected to be a competitor to the aging International Space Station (ISS) which is a modular space station in low Earth orbit.
China in the past has launched several scavenger satellites fitted with robotic arms to gather and steer space debris so it burns up in the Earth’s atmosphere. (REUTERS)(HT_PRINT)
China in the past has launched several scavenger satellites fitted with robotic arms to gather and steer space debris so it burns up in the Earth’s atmosphere. (REUTERS)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on May 31, 2021 12:15 PM IST
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EU seeks space alliance to defend against US and Chinese ambitions

The recent emergence of US competitor SpaceX as well as China's rapid advances, is giving new urgency to Europe's ambitions. Over the past decades, Europe has sought to build independent access to space from US and Russian pioneers to help its industry.
After investing 12 billion euros in space activities between 2014 to 2020, EU aims to spend almost 15 billion euros for the 2021-2027 period,(REUTERS)
After investing 12 billion euros in space activities between 2014 to 2020, EU aims to spend almost 15 billion euros for the 2021-2027 period,(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 12, 2021 06:47 PM IST
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