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Archive for November 16th, 2020

Take a video tour of SpaceX’s Crew-1 Dragon spaceship with Baby Yoda (and astronauts, too)

November 16th, 2020 by

While en route to the International Space Station, the four astronauts of NASA’s Crew-1 mission — along with special passenger Baby Yoda — showed viewers around their SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft.

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First official commercial crew mission to ISS lifts off

November 16th, 2020 by

Rocket: Falcon 9; Payload: Crew Dragon; Date: 16 November 2020, 0027 UTC; Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA. The Crew-1 mission is the first of six crewed missions NASA and SpaceX will fly as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program.

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Eutelsat KONNECT satellite now in operation

November 16th, 2020 by

The Eutelsat KONNECT telecommunication satellite is now operational in orbit. Built by Thales Alenia Space and launched by Arianespace on 17 January, this high throughput satellite reached its geostationary orbit on 22 July, seven months after lift-off. The satellite then underwent a battery of tests in orbit, to be now fully operational.

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Viasat, Infostellar sign global real-time Earth agreement

November 16th, 2020 by

Viasat Inc. and Infostellar Inc., a Japanese Ground Segment as a Service (GSaaS) start-up, announced it signed a Real-Time Earth (RTE) agreement.

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Watch live tonight: Vega rocket launching 2 satellites at 8:52 pm ET

November 16th, 2020 by

An Arianespace Vega rocket will launch two satellites from French Guiana today (Nov. 16) at 8:52 p.m. EST (0152 GMT on Nov. 17). Watch it live here!

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The Leonid meteor shower of 2020 peaks tonight! Here’s what to expect.

November 16th, 2020 by

One of the most famous annual meteor showers is reaching its peak — the Leonids. These ultrafast meteors are due to crest overnight tonight and into early Tuesday morning (Nov. 16-17).

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