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Archive for October 15th, 2020

All engines for Ariane 6 complete qualification tests

October 15th, 2020 by

With the successful final qualification of the P120C at the European Spaceport (CSG) in Kourou on 7 October, the qualification models of three engines for Ariane 6 have now all been tested successfully.

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BepiColombo flies by Venus en route to Mercury

October 15th, 2020 by

The ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission has completed the first of two Venus flybys needed to set it on course with the Solar System’s innermost planet, Mercury. The closest approach of the flyby took place at 0358 UTC on 15 October at a distance of about 10,720 km from the planet’s surface.

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Aurora Propulsion contracts RBC Signals for ground services

October 15th, 2020 by

RBC Signals announced Aurora Propulsion Technologies has contracted the company for satellite communication services.

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SpaceX Could Save Economies Billions

October 15th, 2020 by

“Elon musk’s [sic!] new Sentinel-6 satellite will play a pivotal role in measuring sea level increases, potentially helping save billions for policy makers around the world” – MSN [i.e. Microsoft Network] about the ESA/NASA/EUMETSAT/NOAA Sentinel-6A satellite built by Airbus/TAS… which just happens to be launched aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. So it must be Elon Musk’s satellite! Phew. (In case MSN has changed the article, you can still have a look at it using the archive.today link below.)

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FAA cuts the red tape for commercial rocket launches (and landings, too)

October 15th, 2020 by

Commercial space is about to become more accessible than ever before.

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China’s moon mission robots wake up for a 23rd lunar day as team snags major award

October 15th, 2020 by

China’s Chang’e 4 spacecraft have awoken for another lunar day on the far side of the moon, while on Earth the mission received a prestigious international award for its accomplishments.

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