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Archive for October 21st, 2020

OSIRIS-REx briefly touches asteroid Bennu

October 21st, 2020 by

NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft unfurled its robotic arm on 20 October 2020 and briefly touched an asteroid to collect dust and pebbles from the surface for delivery to Earth in 2023.

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Mynaric to provide optical inter-satellite link terminals to Telesat

October 21st, 2020 by

Mynaric has been selected by Telesat to supply multiple units of its CONDOR optical inter-satellite link terminals to DARPA’s Blackjack Track B programme.

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Watch live tonight: Soyuz capsule to return ISS crew to Earth

October 21st, 2020 by

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft will return to Earth tonight (Oct. 21) to bring home a NASA astronaut and two cosmonauts from the International Space Station and you can watch it live here.

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Watch live at 5 p.m. ET: NASA OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample results update

October 21st, 2020 by

NASA will hold a press conference at 5 p.m. EDT (2100 GMT) to provide an update on the agency’s historic first OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample attempt. You can watch it live here.

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Severe burn damage from California wildfires seen from space

October 21st, 2020 by

New satellite imagery of California reveals not just the extent of its wildfire damage, but the depth of the loss.

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Former space shuttle commander Pam Melroy to space station and diversity in ‘Virtual Astronaut’ webinar

October 21st, 2020 by

One of the greatest legacies of the International Space Station is the diversity it brought to the astronaut corps, former space shuttle commander Pam Melroy will discuss with a virtual audience Saturday (Oct. 24).

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