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SpaceX aborts Starship SN8 prototype test launch at last second

December 8th, 2020 by

SpaceX’s first attempt to launch a Starship prototype on a high-altitude test flight ended with a last-second abort in Texas on Tuesday (Dec. 8).

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Chang’e 5 ascender crashes back to moon (intentionally)

December 8th, 2020 by

Chang’e 5’s ascender crashed back on the moon at about 2330 UTC on 7 December 2020 after successfully transferring lunar samples to the probe’s returner at the designated lunar orbit, according to the China Nation Space Administration (CNSA).

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MDA announces contract for Canadarm3 on NASA-led Gateway

December 8th, 2020 by

MDA announced that it has been awarded a contract from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to develop Canadarm3, the third generation Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based robotic system destined for “Gateway,” a lunar-orbiting international space station. The contract involves the award of Phase A of the Canadarm3 programme, with options for the follow-on phases.

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Teledyne e2v receives UK Space Agency grant to develop AI

December 8th, 2020 by

Teledyne e2v’s Space Imaging team, a part of the Teledyne Imaging Group, has secured funding from the UK Space Agency’s National Space Innovation Programme (NSIP) that will demonstrate and help support intelligent image processing platforms.

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Germany blocks Chinese takeover of satellite firm on security concerns

December 8th, 2020 by

Germany has blocked the takeover of satellite and radar technology firm IMST by a subsidiary of state-controlled missile maker China Aerospace and Industry Group (CASIC) due to national security concerns.

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Watch live! SpaceX aborts 1st Starship high-altitude launch test flight

December 8th, 2020 by

SpaceX will attempt to launch its Starship SN8 prototype rocket on its first high-altitude flight Tuesday, Dec. 8. Here’s how to watch.

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