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A communications satellite that died in orbit. Now it's potentially dangerous space debris

Intelsat, based in Luxembourg, reports that its Intelsat 29E (IS-29E) satellite is now a total loss after reporting previously on a spacecraft anomaly. Late on April 7, the Intelsat 29e propulsion system suffered damage that caused a leaking of the propellant aboard the satellite resulting in a disruption of services to customers. This event caused a failure of the service …

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Intelsat 29e saw the fuel leak in geostationary orbit drifting – space travel now

<img src = "data: image / gif; base64, R0lGODlhAQABAIAAAAAAP /// yH5BAEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIBRAA7" class = "Lazy Lazy-hidden" data-lazy-aaaaaaa " " alt = "" /> An Intelsat communications satellite built three years ago by Boeing drifts in a geostationary orbit after suffering a fuel leak last week and releasing debris fragments. ExoAnalytic-driven Bodenteleskope Solutions, a trading company that tracks space objects with a …

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The new Super Earth Proxima c can orbit the star next door

Not one but two planets may orbit the nearest star around our Sun, a small red dwarf called Proxima Centauri, about 4.24 light-years away. "We are pleased to be able to show you for the first time" What is a new candidate planet around Proxima for us called Proxima c? "Mario Damasso from the Italian Observatory of Turin announced on …

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Israel's Beresheet Lander brakes into lunar orbit – space travel now

The six-minute brake fire of the Beresheet probe brought the probe into orbit around the moon. Credit: SpaceIL Six weeks after the launch of Cape Canaveral, an Israel-built probe, funded by private donations, hit the moon in orbit on Thursday, preparing for the lunar surface mission's last descent on April 11 , Engineers At the Beresheet Control Center in Israel, …

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Israel's Beresheet Lander sets off to orbit the Moon – Spaceflight Now

Artistic representation of the Beresheet lander in orbit around the moon. Credit: SpaceIL An Israeli spacecraft fired a shot into orbit on Thursday with a six-minute engine, a critical maneuver set up for the historically attempted landing of the privately funded probe on April 11. The hydrazine-powered main engine, mounted on the base of the Israeli Beresheet Lunar Module, is …

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India destroyed a satellite with a rocket last week and pieces were thrown into orbit threatening the International Space Station

Last week, the Indian nation destroyed its own satellite in a move that astounded many. According to a statement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, this operation ("Mission Shakti") was conducted on a new type of satellite rocket. With this one act, Modi claimed that India had "established itself as a space craft" and effectively joined the United States, Russia and …

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Scientists have just revealed that they have found hundreds of stars that could orbit Earth-like planets

Before 1995, the year when the first exoplanet was discovered, we only knew that there were planets in our solar system. Nearly two decades later, 4,000 exoplanets were discovered. There are nearly 3,000 more potential candidates. NASA estimates since the first discovery of the exoplanet, the number of known exoplanets has since doubled every 27 months. As the number of …

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The ExoMars space orbit looks like "Dust Devil Frenzy" on Mars

This "Dust Devil Frenzy" left a mark on Mars. ESA / Roscosmos / CaSSIS Sometimes Mars looks like a familiar desert landscape. At other times, it reminds us that it is an alien planet. New images of the ESA Roscosmos trace gas orbiter ExoMars show the red planet in all its exotic splendor. In particular, a picture looks like a …

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