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Archive for September 15th, 2020

China sea-launches nine imaging smallsats

September 15th, 2020 by

Rocket: Chang Zheng 11H (Y2); Payload: nine Jilin-1 Gaofen 03-1 smallsats; Date: 15 September 2020, 0123 UTC; Launch site: De Bo 3 launch platform, Yellow Sea, China.

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Industry starts work on Europe’s Hera planetary defence mission

September 15th, 2020 by

ESA has awarded a EUR129.4 million contract covering the detailed design, manufacturing and testing of Hera, the Agency’s first mission for planetary defence. This ambitious mission will be Europe’s contribution to an international asteroid deflection effort, set to perform sustained exploration of a double asteroid system. The contract has been awarded to a consortium led by prime contractor OHB System AG in Bremen.

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NovelSat, Spacecom exhibit world’s highest spectral efficiency

September 15th, 2020 by

NovelSat and Spacecom, operator of the Amos satellite fleet, announced the successful demonstration of high capacity satellite transmission with spectral efficiency of 10.5 bit/Hz over Amos-17 high performance HTS utilising NovelSat Duet CEC (carrier-echo-cancellation) band reuse technology.

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Venus, once billed as Earth’s twin, is a hothouse (and a tantalizing target in the search for life)

September 15th, 2020 by

As Earth’s twin, Venus offers much in the search for life and habitable worlds.

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The sun has begun a new solar weather cycle. It should be pretty quiet, scientists say.

September 15th, 2020 by

We’re officially nine months into solar cycle 25, scientists have confirmed, and it will likely look much like its predecessor, which ran from 2008 to 2019.

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Behold! Watch the 1st trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Mandalorian’ Season 2

September 15th, 2020 by

The second season of the live-action “Star Wars” spin off is set to arrive on Oct. 30.

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