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Archive for July 2nd, 2019

NASA demos Orion launch abort system

July 2nd, 2019 by

NASA successfully demonstrated the Orion spacecraft’s launch abort system can outrun a speeding rocket and pull astronauts to safety during an emergency during launch.

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Slow electric orbit-raising may harm satellites: study

July 2nd, 2019 by

The use of electric propulsion for raising satellites into geostationary orbit can result in significant solar cell degradation according to a new study. The extended journey time results in greater exposure to the damaging effects of space weather. Understanding the size of this risk is essential for commercial operators to take steps to mitigate the effects and protect their assets.

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