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"That's not cool!" – Astronomers despair as the SpaceX Starlink train ruins the observation of nearby galaxies

<div _ngcontent-c17 = "" innerhtml = " Traces of SpaceX Starlink satellites seen from the Blanco telescope last night. Cliff Johnson / Clarae Martínez-Vázquez / DELVE In the early hours of today's Monday, November 18th, two astronomers in Chile checked their remote-controlled telescope and expected images of distant stars and galaxies, instead seeing a train of SpaceX satellites Driving across …

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NASA works with SpaceX, Blue Origin and others to send large payloads to the Moon

In its constant quest to send cargo and ultimately people to the lunar surface, NASA announced five new partnerships with commercial space companies that have developed robotic landers that can carry large payloads to the moon. New additions include a number of well-known industry heavyweights such as SpaceX, Blue Origin and Sierra Nevada Corporation, who have previously worked with NASA …

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Boeing only received a "limited" security clearance from NASA while SpaceX received a full audit

Such an in-depth study of corporate cultures would be time-consuming and costly, requiring changes to orders placed with companies. Ultimately, NASA agreed to pay $ 5 million to SpaceX for its review, and continued. However, according to a person familiar with the negotiations, Boeing would require an additional payment of approximately $ 25 million. NASA fought back and decided that …

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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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Delays, cost overruns by Boeing and SpaceX could deter NASA from the ISS, officials warn

The report, released Thursday by the NASA Inspectorate General, also states that the space agency Boeing unnecessarily allocated $ 187 million. As a result, the OIG estimates that NASA will pay approximately $ 90 million per seat for its astronauts' flight with Boeing's Starliner spacecraft. That's more than the space agency has paid Russia to use its Soyuz capsule, which …

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The world record-breaking SpaceX Falcon 9-Booster returns to Port Canaveral

A SpaceX Falcon 9 booster returned to Port Canaveral on Friday morning after its fourth successful launch earlier this week and is moving with a new mobile crane. The booster has arrived on the drone ship. – where it landed after the start – against sunrise on Friday. With the now most experienced booster from SpaceX 60 Starlink satellites were …

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NASA Watchdog Report Tightens Debate on Cost of SpaceX Vs. Boeing spaceships

SpaceX's Crew Dragon and Boeing's CST-100 Starliner are being developed to transport astronauts to and from NASA's International Space Station. (SpaceX / Boeing Illustrations) Boeing is expected to pay significantly more per seat than SpaceX for spacecraft astronaut rides to the International Space Station, partly because an increase in the fixed cost contract was negotiated. The NASA Office of the …

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Boeing space flights are much more expensive than SpaceX

Budget Ticket According to a recent NASA Inspector General's report, the predicted seat price for sending an astronaut to the International Space Station aboard the Boeing Starliner is 60 percent higher than SpaceX's Crew Dragon Crew Dragon – about US $ 90 million Dollars 55 million dollars. Surprisingly, Boeing's price is actually higher than what Russian space corporation Roscosmos currently …

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