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Did you know that the Earth's atmosphere extends beyond the Moon's orbit?

Strictly speaking, there are no strict boundaries between earth and space. Our atmosphere does not end only at a certain height. it is gradually sinking. A new study by the Russian Space Research Institute (SRI) shows that our atmosphere covers 630,000 kilometers in space. The lead author of this study is Igor Baliukin. Researchers at the SRI in Russia, Department …

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British satellite tests test harpoon in orbit – Spaceflight Now

A British satellite released last year by International Space Station has successfully demonstrated a harpoon that could be used in future space debris missions, officials said Friday. The harpoon shot out of the RemoveDebris probe on February 8 and hit a target plate extending from the satellite on a 1.5 meter boom. The experiment was one of the primary goals …

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NASA will try to knock an asteroid out of orbit in 2022

In terms of size, Didymoon is about the size of the Great Pyramid in Giza, making it the smallest asteroid a probe has ever visited. However, if such a large asteroid were fired into the earth at a typical speed of nearly 19 miles per second, ESA could potentially destroy an entire region of the Earth. To get rid of …

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Astronomers are astounded by a mysterious "empty garbage bag" object that makes a strange orbit around the earth … up to a distance of 370 miles from our planet

ASTRONOMERS are stunned by a mysterious piece of space debris that orbits the earth in an unusual way. The debris removed up to 370 miles from the surface of the earth is considered an "empty garbage bag object". piece of large, light debris is thought to be from a rocket launch – but experts can not figure out which [19659005] …

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The solar probe begins its second orbit of the sun

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. NASA's Parker solar surveyor became a record holder at the start of his mission when he received the title of the fastest spacecraft in history from the hugely successful New Horizons probe. A few weeks later, he rewrote history by flying through the corona of …

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NASA will try to eject an asteroid from orbit in 2022

If an asteroid were heading for Earth, we would be pretty defenseless because we did not develop a method that could reduce or completely prevent the effects of a devastating collision. That could change. NASA has approved a project called the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), the goal of which is to drop a "small" asteroid in October 2022. The …

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American spy satellite launched into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, California – A strong Delta 4 heavy rocket carrying a US spy satellite took off from California on Saturday. The rocket carried the National Reconnaissance Office satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 11:10 am Pacific time, over the Pacific Ocean west of Los Angeles on its way to space. The rocket's outer boosters separated in …

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US spy satellite from California launched into orbit

A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 Heavy, one of the most powerful missiles in the US inventory, shot away from fiery exhaust systems on Saturday before a California flood and delivered a spectacular show as it propelled a classified spy at the National Reconnaissance Office satellite Orbit. The hydrogen-powered engines at the base of the three adjacent core boosters of …

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Japan launches meteor spawning minisatellite, 6 other spacecraft into orbit

Japan today (January 17) launched seven orbital spacecraft, including a small satellite capable of producing dazzling artificial meteor showers. The payloads rode aboard an Epsilon rocket that departed from the Uchinoura Space Center on the Japanese island of Kyushu at 19:50 EST (0050 GMT and 21:50 local time in Japan, on January 18). If everything goes according to plan, the …

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