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Archive for October 28th, 2020

SpaceX is replacing 2 rocket engines for its next astronaut launch for NASA

October 28th, 2020 by

SpaceX is replacing two engines on the Falcon 9 rocket that will launch its next NASA astronaut mission after spotting a problem on an earlier launch.

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Investment in Baiterek launch pad totals around $1 billion

October 28th, 2020 by

Investment in the Russian-Kazakh rocket launch pad Baiterek [aka Baitarek] project totals around US$1 billion, Russia’s State Space Corporation Roskosmos Chief Dmitry Rogozin was quoted as saying.

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NASA refuelling mission completes robotic tool operations in space

October 28th, 2020 by

NASA’s Robotic Refuelling Mission 3 (RRM3) has successfully completed its second set of robotic tool operations on the International Space Station, demonstrating key techniques for transferring cryogenic fluids, used as coolants, propellants, or for life support systems in orbit.

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Europe launches design work for space junk removal project

October 28th, 2020 by

Design work on systems of Clearspace-1, a mission to remove space debris from the orbit, began in Europe this summer, the head of the European Space Agency (ESA)’s Moscow office, Rene Pischel, was quoted as saying.

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NASA, ESA formalise Artemis gateway partnership

October 28th, 2020 by

NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) have finalised an agreement to collaborate on the Artemis Gateway. The agreement marks NASA’s first formal commitment to launch international crew members to the lunar vicinity as part of NASA’s Artemis missions.

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Russia to start deploying Sfera satellites from 2021

October 28th, 2020 by

Russia’s State Space Corporation Roskosmos will start establishing a new cluster of over 600 satellites under the Sfera (Sphere) programme from 2021, Roskosmos Chief Dmitry Rogozin announced.

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