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ExoMars 2020 parachute testing unsuccessful

August 13th, 2019 by

As the second ExoMars mission, comprising a rover and surface science platform, progresses towards launch next year, teams continue to troubleshoot the parachute design following an unsuccessful high-altitude drop test last week, ESA said.

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Kleos moves satellites to PSLV

August 13th, 2019 by

Kleos space S.A. has changed launch provider for its Scouting Mission satellites which will now launch into a 37-degree inclination. Following the recent postponement of the launch of Kleos’ Scouting Mission satellites, the company investigated other available launch options with launch and mission management provider Spaceflight Inc. that would meet immediate market demand and potentially increase the value of the data collected.

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Critical deployment of NASA Webb’s secondary mirror a success

August 13th, 2019 by

Technicians and engineers recently successfully commanded the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to deploy the support structure that holds its secondary mirror in place.

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