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JAXA lands hopping robots on asteroid Ryugu

September 23rd, 2018 by

A pair of robot rovers have landed on an asteroid and begun a survey, Japan’s space agency JAXA said, as it conducts a mission aiming to shed light on the origins of the solar system. The rover mission marks the world’s first moving, robotic observation of an asteroid surface.

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Airbus wins ESA studies for future human base in lunar orbit

September 20th, 2018 by

The European Space Agency (ESA) has commissioned Airbus for two studies for possible European involvement in the future human base in lunar orbit. The Gateway, previously known as the Deep Space Gateway (DSG) or Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway (LOP-G), is a project involving the US, Russian, Canadian, Japanese and European space agencies (NASA, Roskosmos, CSA, JAXA and ESA).

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GLONASS constellation now has 23 operational satellites

September 20th, 2018 by

Russia’s navigation satellite GLONASS-M number 754 has been withdrawn from the orbital group, which now consists of 23 operational satellites.

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RemoveDEBRIS space junk net capture success

September 19th, 2018 by

RemoveDEBRIS began its experimental phase of its mission on 16 September with the deployment of the net to capture a deployed target cubesat.

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Horizons 3e and Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38 pre-launch details

September 18th, 2018 by

For its sixth launch of the year, Arianespace will orbit two telecommunications satellites using an Ariane 5 from the Guiana Space Center (CSG): Horizons 3e, installed as the upper passenger, for Intelsat and its partner Sky Perfect JSAT Corporation; along with Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38, as the lower passenger, for Azercosmos and Intelsat.

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ISRO to launch three more satellites

September 18th, 2018 by

ISRO will launch three more satellites to provide high-speed bandwidth connectivity to rural areas as part of the government’s Digital India programme, an official was quoted as saying.

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