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NASA ICON Spacecraft launches space exploration mission

Northrop Grumman's L-1011 aircraft Stargazer prepares to launch the Pegasus XL on the skid strip of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on October 10, 2019 Company's rocket with NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON). Credits: NASA Following Thursday's successful launch, NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) is orbiting for a unique mission to investigate a region of space where …

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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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Soyuz spacecraft lands in Kazakhstan with three-man crew – Spaceflight Now

HISTORY OF CBS NEWS AND USED WITH AUTHORIZATION The landing capsule of the Soyuz spacecraft MS-12 lands on Thursday in Kazakhstan under a main orange-and-white parachute. Credit: NASA / Bill Ingalls After a Russian commander, his NASA copilot, and a first-ever Emirati airliner uncoupled from the International Space Station on Thursday stopped six crew members in orbit, they started one …

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Gigantic black spot spotted on Jupiter by NASA spacecraft

NASA's Juno spacecraft has spotted a giant black spot on Jupiter that stretched 2,200 miles across the surface of the gas planet. On its website, NASA explains that there is a straightforward explanation for the somewhat sinister-looking spot. The mark is simply the shadow of Jupiter's moon, Io. "Such events frequently occur on Jupiter because of it's a large planet …

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Cargo spacecraft docking at the space station

An unmanned Japanese cargo ship has docked at the International Space Station. Kounotori 8 was launched on September 25 from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture. After approaching the space station in orbit at an altitude of approximately 400 kilometers, the cargo spacecraft was hit by a robotic arm operated by an astronaut. The docking took place on Sunday, …

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SpaceX's Next Spacecraft Prototype Taking Shape (Photos)

SpaceX's next Starship prototype will no longer be just a concept car. Construction of the test vehicle is progressing rapidly, with two new company founder and CEO photos released today (September 17) on Twitter. Revealing Elon Musk . One of the pictures shows the vehicle – apparently Starship Mk1 assembled at the SpaceX plant in South Texas near the village …

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