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The Lunar VIPER rover and the space economy

NASA lunar VIPER rover

NASA’s Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover, known as the VIPER rover, is a precursor science mission for the Artemis program. It is scheduled to be delivered to the surface of the Moon in December 2022. It’s also important to the space economy.

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Food security and space farming

Nanoracks StarLab Space Farming Center initiative for food security

Even before the current COVID-19 pandemic food, security was an issue that many nations were contending with. Research and development on-orbit to address this issue has happened, but it’s been limited. Now, a new commercial effort is looking to bring meaningful solutions to agricultural issues on Earth.

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An introduction to China’s space economy

China Long March 5 rocket

In 2014 China didn’t have any private space companies. Today there are over a 100 and growing. SpaceQ will now begin to cover China’s emerging space economy on a more regular basis. That coverage will include what the export opportunities are for western nations.

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Marcia Smith on U.S. space policy after the election

SpaceX Crew Dragon

The U.S. election has left the public with many questions, including when or if President Trump will concede. The Democrats won the House of Representatives as expected, but lost seats. The fate of the Senate rests upon two run-off elections in Georgia scheduled for January 5th. Some members of House and Senate committee’s on space lost their elections. So what does this mean for space …

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