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issue 21

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Hi folks 🤙;

You haven't heard from me in several weeks. There have been a lot of changes recently in my personal and professional life. I would like to apologize to our wonderful community but it was difficult for me to make time for this newsletter. There has been a lot of news in the space industry in the meantime, but don't worry, the newsletter is back and we will catch the train 😉.

As far as the newsletter format is concerned, there will be very slight changes. There will now be only two main sections:

  • “Toward orbit” where I sum up the satellite launches of the week.

  • The "Cookie of the week" that will be now more generic and personal. Now, I will share content that I have come across during the week, not necessarily always related to space but just content I appreciated and would like to share with you.

  • and the classical "Here is what you missed".

  • As far as the editorial is concerned, this section will now be published less frequently and will not be included in the email. I always found it too long for here. To solve this, I'm currently setting up a website where I'll share my extended articles, where I'll enjoy more flexibility (include image, curves, diagrams, LaTeX...) and above all where we'll be able to interact more easily. I will keep you updated. I stop here, this introduction is already too long for SatRdv 2.0!

Have a great week!

🍪 Cookie of the week

Have a look at this GitHub repo. You can find the Original Apollo 11 Guidance Computer (AGC) source code for both the command and the lunar modules… All in the good old and very well commented Assembly language…Pretty awesome to reflect on the fact that with such basic codes and “rudimentary” hardware, we've managed to put men on the moon!

🚀 Toward orbit

(name, mission, rocket, launching site, owner)

  • 🇨🇳Haiyang 2C, observation, Long March 4, Taiyuan, CASC.

  • 🇨🇳Huanjing 2A and 2B, observation, Long March 4, Taiyuan, CASC.

🛰 Here is what you missed

👉 Microsoft unveils Azure Orbital connecting satellites to its cloud solution Microsoft Azur to enable satellite operators to communicate to and control their satellites, process data, and scale operations directly with Microsoft Azure…[+]

👉 SES first to connects its O3B satellites to Microsoft Cloud Azure…[+]

👉 ISS manoeuvres to avoid space debris…[+]

👉 The French antenna equipment manufacturer Anywaves has been selected by Thales Alenia Space to help develop its satellite-based 5G Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure…[+]

👉 Six months after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the operator OneWeb finalised its restructuring and resumes its launches in December with 36 satellites on Soyuz…[+]

👉 The Indian startup Skyroot Aerospace unveiled its 100% 3D printed satellite named Dhawan-1, aimed for smallest launch market…[+]

👉 SpaceX fire up its new Raptor Vacuum engine. A powerful engine supposed to be used for starship when travelling in the vacuum of space…[+]

Here you are debriefed 👌. Rendezvous next week!