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Archive for January 14th, 2016

Russia working on methane rocket engine

January 14th, 2016 by

Roskosmos plans to develop a natural-gas-powered rocket engine. The federal space exploration programme for 2016-2025 guarantees funding for the project.

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NASA awards International Space Station cargo transport contracts

January 14th, 2016 by

NASA has awarded three cargo contracts to ensure the critical science, research and technology demonstrations are delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) from 2019 through 2024. The agency unveiled its selection of Orbital ATK of Dulles, Virginia; Sierra Nevada Corporation of Sparks, Nevada; and SpaceX of Hawthorne, California.

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Air Force awards two rocket propulsion system prototype OTAs

January 14th, 2016 by

The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center awarded the first two Other Transaction Agreements (OTAs) for shared public-private investments in Rocket Propulsion System (RPS) prototypes.

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ASTRO-H satellite ready for launch

January 14th, 2016 by

JAXA’s ASTRO-H satellite, developed with institutions in Japan, the US, Canada and Europe, is ready to be mounted on an H-IIA rocket for launch on 12 February.

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NASA’s Juno spacecraft breaks solar power distance record

January 14th, 2016 by

NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter has broken the record to become humanity’s most distant solar-powered emissary. The milestone occurred on 13 January when Juno was about 793 million kilometers from the Sun.

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New platform from ISS-Reshetnev for small LEO satellites

January 14th, 2016 by

Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems said it has begun working on a new LEO satellite platform.

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