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Geminid meteor shower 2020: When, where & how to see it

December 10th, 2020 by

The Geminid meteor shower peaks the night of Dec. 13-14. This guide tells you the best times and places to see these shooting stars (no equipment necessary).

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China launches science satellite duo

December 10th, 2020 by

Rocket: Chang Zheng 11; Payload: two GECAM astronomy satellites; Date: 9 December 2020, 2014 UTC; Launch site: Xichang Satellite Launch Center, China. The satellites were deployed into 587 km x 605 km x 29.00 degrees orbits.

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First RD-0124MS engine manufactured in Voronezh

December 10th, 2020 by

The first mockup of the RD-0124MS rocket engine, developed for use in the Soyuz-5 perspective rocket was built at Voronezh Rocket Engine Building Center (part of Roskosmos).

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NASA, Boeing target new launch date for next Starliner flight test

December 10th, 2020 by

NASA and Boeing are targeting 29 March for the launch of Starliner’s second uncrewed flight test to the International Space Station as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) is a critical developmental milestone on the company’s path toward flying crew missions for NASA.

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TriSept selects Relativity Space for full launch mission aboard Terran 1

December 10th, 2020 by

Supporting a rideshare manifest with a mix of small and large satellites, TriSept Corporation has selected Relativity Space for a full mission aboard Relativity’s Terran 1, the world’s first entirely 3D printed rocket.

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Airbus qualifies Europe’s first 5-m deployable reflector for radar satellites

December 10th, 2020 by

Airbus has successfully qualified Europe’s first five metre deployable antenna reflector. The 70 kilogram deployable reflector will help enable higher resolution from a radar instrument for Earth observation.

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