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Chinese missile Kuaizhou-1A launches two more satellites in orbit

China has successfully launched two more satellites into orbit on Sunday (November 17), just days after an epic launch with twin rockets from various launch sites ExPace (a China Aerospace Science company and Industry Corporation) launched the multimedia satellites KL-aA and KL-aB – collectively known as KL-Alpha – at 5:00 am EST (1000 GMT or 6:00 pm local time in …

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Neptune's moons dance in a strange orbit around each other

Voyager 2 Captures Planet Portraits Voyager 2 was launched on August 20, 1977. Follow the steps of his journey through our solar system through some of his most famous images. Voyager 2 captures planet portraits Voyager 2s view of Jupiter during the approach of the spacecraft. Voyager 2 Captures Planet Portraits Voyager 2 provided this image of Jupiter's red spot. …

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Anomaly-free SpaceX launches SuperDracos, ISS Astros fly into orbit with iFixit, and Buran turns 31. • The Register

Roundup Last week SpaceX proved that its crew can operate Dragon-demolition engines, ISS-Nauts have launched an EVA to repair their particle physics detector, and looking for Skylab was done an Art Director's Cut. SpaceX detonates Crew Dragon's demolition engines, nothing explodes SpaceX has successfully completed a static fire test over the entire duration of the engines to rescue the Crew …

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Why SpaceX wants to put 25,000 satellites into orbit is bad news for astronomers

It is a truism that the commercialization of science is often detrimental. The Internet, once a commercial-free academic and intellectual space, has been turned into a digital billboard. Similarly, the commercialization of radio waves has made terrestrial radio astronomy more difficult due to interference from WLAN, AM / FM and TV signals. Now, as the capitalists prepare for the commercialization …

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The company's goal is to build a hotel in orbit by 2025 / Boing Boing

The Gateway Foundation is a private company that claims it could build the first Orbital Space Hotel by 2025. Von Braun's Rotating Space Station, according to its location, is designed to accommodate both national space agencies that conduct low-gravity research and space tourists who want to experience life on a large space station with the convenience of low gravity and …

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Asteroid News: Extremely close approach of the colossal rock globe on the Earth-traversing orbit | Science | news

According to NASA, the newly discovered asteroid will pass extremely close to the surface of the planet. The celestial element is currently cruising at a breakneck speed of 42 km / h, and its narrow approach will only be 107,828 miles away. By comparison, the average distance between Earth and Moon is about 238,900 miles. As such, this asteroid is …

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The Luftwaffe robot spacecraft returns in orbit after nearly 800 days

The US Air Force X-37B returned to Earth this week after more than two years in orbit. Unmanned spacecraft continues to break records and orbiting the planet for 780 days before stopping at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The spacecraft is an important part of the Pentagon's space plans at a time when NATO wants to declare space a …

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X-37B lands in orbit after 780 days

The US Air Force's experimental Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) X-37B returned to Earth in 780 days. He landed at 3:51 am on October 27, 2019 at Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility after breaking his own space record. The X-37B has now spent a total of 2,865 days in orbit. The question is, what is she doing up there? In …

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The US Air Force's mysterious spacecraft lands in orbit after 780 days

The exact details of these experiments are a closely guarded secret. In a statement, the Air Force only announced that the program "carries out risk mitigation, experimentation and concept development for reusable spacecraft technologies". This is the fifth X-37B spacecraft that has been orbited in the past decade, with each flight longer than its predecessor. "Our team has prepared for …

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