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Archive for December 9th, 2020

SpaceX’s Starship SN8 prototype soars on epic test launch, with explosive landing

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The Starship prototype flew smoothly for 6 minutes and 42 seconds before missing its landing.

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One of these NASA astronauts will be the first woman on the moon

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For as long as NASA has been aiming for a 2024 moon landing, it has touted that this time, unlike during the Apollo program, a woman will step on the lunar surface.

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Space Rider contracts signed, part I: Thales Alenia Space

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Thales Alenia Space and AVIO as co-contractor have signed a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) for the development of the automated reusable Space Rider transportation system, designed for deployment by the new Vega C light launcher into low Earth orbit (LEO). The total worth of the contract is EUR167 million.

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Space Rider contracts signed, part II: ALTEC/Telespazio

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ALTEC and Telespazio have signed a contract with ESA to manage the ground segment and operations for the Space Rider system. ALTEC and Telespazio will be responsible for managing the entire ground segment and subsequent mission operations and act as Co-Prime, in an integrated manner.

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Isar Aerospace raises EUR95 million for first launch vehicle

December 9th, 2020 by

Isar Aerospace has raised EUR75 million (US$91 million) from investors in the biggest funding round by a European space technology startup, which it said would be enough to fund the maiden flight of its launch vehicle.

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United Launch Alliance: Combining the forces of two aerospace giants

December 9th, 2020 by

An overview of the history and accomplishments of the private space venture United Launch Alliance.

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