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Archive for March 3rd, 2020

3D-printed thrust chamber passes first tests for Vega evolutions

March 3rd, 2020 by

The 3D-printed thrust chamber assembly of the methane-fuelled M10 rocket engine has passed its first series of hot firing tests. The M10 engine will power the upper stage of future Vega evolutions from 2025.

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Russia completes firing tests of propulsion unit for ExoMars lander

March 3rd, 2020 by

The propulsion unit of the ExoMars lander module has passed firing tests, the Lavochkin Research and Production Association said in a statement.

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Space weather model gives earlier warning of radiation storms

March 3rd, 2020 by

A new machine-learning computer model accurately predicts damaging radiation storms caused by the Van Allen belts two days prior to the storm, the most advanced notice to date, according to a new paper in the journal Space Weather.

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