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Doing up to thousands of spaceflights with just one aircraft: that is the goal for the Mk-II Aurora of Dawn Aerospace, a start-up company located both in Delft, the Netherlands, and in Christchurch, New Zealand. “That means we don’t need expensive factories to launch satellites,” says Jeroen Wink, co-founder, and CEO of Dawn Aerospace. “With just a small fleet of spacecraft, we are able to launch satellites daily and worldwide without disrupting the airspace or polluting the oceans.”

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