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Plans for German Satellite Launch Operation in North Sea Move Forward

The German government and a group of companies are moving forward with plans to launch satellites from a ship in the North Sea. Market Research Telecast reports that Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier announced government backing for the “New Space Small Satellite Initiative” promoted by the Federation of German Industries (BDI): The BDI event “From the North Sea into space: the dawn of a new era in European space travel” […]

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  • September 6, 2021
German Government Considering Sea-based Launch Platform

BBC News reports the German government is considering whether to develop a sea-based launch platform that would allow the launch of small satellites from the North Sea. The Federation of German Industries (BDI) is lobbying for the project, German media report. It would be a public-private partnership. German media quote the BDI proposal as saying “a German launchpad is technically feasible and makes strategic and economic sense”…. The German proposal […]

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  • September 9, 2020