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NASA is interested in SpaceX's ambition to refuel the spacecraft in orbit

CLOSE Autoplay Show thumbnails Show captions Last slideNext slide When SpaceX wants its massive next generation spacecraft to reach the moon and planets, CEO Elon Musk says, that there must be refueling in orbit around the Earth – and NASA wants to know more. In the prototype and early test flight phase, Starship is a ship with a stainless steel …

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A Japanese Space Junk Company is building a spacecraft to practice removing satellites from orbit

<div _ngcontent-c16 = "" innerhtml = " The mission deals with the growing space debris problem Astroscale / YouTube Astroscale, a Japan-based company seeking to eliminate space debris The company announced yesterday, Thursday, October 10, that it has begun building a prototype spacecraft to test some of its innovative space depletion technologies in orbit (AIT) phase of its ELSA spacecraft. …

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Missile Report: Virgin Orbit targets Mars and SpaceX for timely rides

Enlarge / The mighty Delta IV rocket flies into the sky. Welcome to issue 2.18 of the Rocket Report! This week has brought a lot of news on medium-weight missiles, especially on the question of commercial occupation – is the hardware finally ready for action? – as well as carpooling. There is also some nice news about the Falcon 9, …

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Virgin Orbit plans to send Cubesats to Mars as early as 2022

Virgin Orbit is a spin-off of Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic dedicated to cost-effective small-scale projects. This new venture in the Virgin Orbit was reportedly inspired by NASA's recent InSight mission, in which two Cubesats were successfully sent to Mars. Now the company believes it can send its own similar spacecraft (weighing 110 pounds) into space with its LauncherOne rocket. The …

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The small satellite starter Virgin Orbit plans to send tiny vehicles to Mars

Virgin Orbit has big plans to send small spaceships to Mars by 2022. The company – an offshoot of Richard Branson's space tourism company Virgin Galactic – announced today that it is partnering with nearly a dozen Polish universities and a Polish satellite. Manufacturers called SatRevolution to design up to three robotic missions to the Red Planet over the next …

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The high-resolution photos that were ever taken out of orbit by the Moon were released by the Indian Space Agency

The highest resolution photographs ever captured by the Indian Space Agency after being captured by the Chandrayaan 2 probe . 19659003] The high-resolution photos show boulders and small impact craters on the lunar surface. The probe shot 100 kilometers in orbit with a resolution of 30 centimeters. ] The success is due to the crash of the Lander of the …

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Astronaut Christina Koch's incredible photo of her best friend's space station set off to meet her in orbit / boing-boing

Astronaut Christina Koch's incredible photo of her best friend's space station on her way to orbit into her space / Boing Boing spaceway to ISS. "What @Space_Station looks like when your best friend dreams of flying into space," tweeted Koch. From Space.com: NASA astronaut Jessica Meir, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka and United Arab Emirates space flight participant Hazzaa Ali Almansoori …

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NASA flies with CubeSat Pathfinder for Gateway in a unique lunar orbit – Spaceflight Now

A highly elliptical, near-linear halo orbit around the Moon uses a precise equilibrium point in the Earth's and Moon's gravities, creating stability that is ideal for long-range missions such as Gateway. Credit: Advanced Space As early as next year, NASA plans to bring a microwave-sized CubeSat around the moon in a unique elliptical orbit to search for the future lunar …

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NASA CubeSat tests the orbit of the lunar space station

"CAPSTONE offers a lot in a small package," Bradley Cheetham, CEO of Advance Space, said in a press release future missions to find their location without relying on Earth detection. CAPSTONE also helps the team answer the question of how small, dedicated launches to the Moon work when astronauts are on the Gateway. CAPSTONE is only about the size of …

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