Morgan Stanley Research / Defense: $17.4bn U.S. Space Force Budget Request

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Defense: $17.4bn U.S. Space Force Budget Request
The DoD budget for Space systems continues to grow at a healthy clip. The $2bn boost in funding requested for the U.S. Space Force in FY22 also proves the newest branch of the U.S. military is here to stay. NOC and LMT are well-positioned to benefit from increased DoD spending on Space programs.

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NASA Selects New Science Investigations for Future Moon Deliveries

NASA Selects New Science Investigations for Future Moon Deliveries

A waxing gibbous moon.
Credits: NASA

As NASA continues plans for multiple commercial deliveries to the Moon’s surface per year, the agency has selected three new scientific investigation payload suites to advance understanding of Earth’s nearest neighbor. Two of the payload suites will land on the far side of the Moon, a first for NASA. All three investigations will receive rides to the lunar surface as part of NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services, or CLPS, initiative, part of the agency’s Artemis approach.

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Avolon and vertical aerospace announce WORLD’S largest eVtol aircraft order


  • Order for up to 500 electric aircraft valued at US$2 billion


  • Avolon-e becomes a launch customer for Vertical’s VA-X4 eVTOL


  • The VA-X4 eVTOL will revolutionise air travel with zero emissions


  • Order underscores Avolon’s commitment to combat climate change and the electrification of air transport


Dublin | 10 June, 2021: Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, and Vertical Aerospace (‘Vertical’), the most advanced electric vertical take-off and landing (‘eVTOL’) company in the world, announce a ground-breaking US$2 billion order for up to 500 electric eVTOL aircraft. This agreement, which is subject to certain closing conditions, will introduce the ultra-short-haul aircraft category to commercial aviation, a game changing development that will revolutionise air travel with zero emissions aircraft.

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World’s No.1 SpaceTech investor announces Intention to Float in London

[L-R] James Bruegger, Mark Boggett, Rob Desborough, Seraphim, taken at the Science Museum, London

(“The Company”)

Intention to Float, Prospectus expected to be published in coming weeks

Seraphim Space Investment Trust PLC (“The Company”) today announces its intention to launch an initial public offering (“IPO“) on the Premium Segment of the Official List of the FCA and to begin trading on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. The Company expects to publish a prospectus in the coming weeks.

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Earth from Space: Chongqing, China

Covering an area of over 80 000 sq km, around the size of Austria, Chongqing is located in southwest-central China. Chongqing covers a large area crisscrossed by rivers and mountains. These are the Daba Mountains in the north, the Wu Mountains in the east, the Wuling Mountains in the southeast and the Dalou Mountains in the south.

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