Daily Archives: 16.03.2021

European pathway to space, companies, perspectives and future.

© CNES/ESA/Arianespace/Optique Vidéo CSG/P Baudon, 2019 The last four months were marked by several important events in the European aerospace sector. The first one was that the European Space Agency awarded three German launch startups €500k each under its Boost! Program in November 2020. The lucky ones are HyImpulse Technologies, Rocket Factory Augsburg, and Isar Aerospace. The second one was ...

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Cowbell Cyber Rings Up $20M For Cyber Insurance

Pleasanton, California-based Cowbell Cyber raised a $20 million Series A as more small and medium-sized enterprises look for insurance against the growing number of cyberattacks. The new round was led by Brewer Lane Ventures, with participation from Pivot Investment Partners, Avanta Ventures, Markel Corp. and existing investors ManchesterStory, Tri-Valley Ventures and Holmes Murphy. Founded in 2019, the company has raised ...

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Lockdown dealt €2bn hit to construction output in 2020

Construction is only allowed in limited exceptional circumstances, including for essential health and school building work, key infrastructural projects and social housing The initial shutdown of the construction sector for seven weeks during the initial stages of the Covid-19 pandemic knocked €2bn off construction output last year. That is according to a report carried out by EY DKM on behalf ...

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Ethereum 2.0: What it is, why it is here, and what is on the horizon

Feature Ethereum successfully launched its beacon chain at the end of 2020, the first step in the transition from its current system to the highly anticipated Ethereum 2.0. (ETH2). Despite this initial progress, the remaining upgrades required to realise ETH2 are far more complex, with seemingly everyone in the blockchain sphere having a different opinion on whether the benefits outweigh ...

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Russia looks to China as new space exploration partner

The moon as seen from the International Space Station. Credit: Roscosmos Russia’s decision to partner with China on a planned lunar research station, and not join the U.S.-led Artemis moon program, was disappointing after more than two decades of cooperation on the International Space Station, says NASA’s top human spaceflight official. Russian and Chinese space officials signed a memorandum of ...

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