July 18, 2024
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This week, out of the world: another private space mission to the ISS, Japan lands robots on the Moon (with a snag), and much more…

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From the video store:


Japan lands a robotic probe on the Moon… although there may be a problem…


SpaceX launches a private Ax-3 astronaut mission to the space station | Space

Tianzhou-7 launch

Tianzhou-6 undocking


Geosynchronous orbits are STRANGE:


Satellite orbit level list:



Reading material:


Satellites observe how the Icelandic volcano spews lava towards a fishing village (photo) | Space

Plasma environment, radiation, structure and evolution of the Uranian system (PERSEUS): a proposal for a mission to Uranus | Rocket Science Reviews (springer.com)

9 out-of-this-world images of Earth taken by Landsat satellites (msn.com)

The moon once had much more water than we ever imagined, lunar meteorite reveals | Space

Space Development Agency awards $2.5 billion contracts for missile tracking satellites – SpaceNews



Reflectors in space could make solar energy more effective – Universe Today

Viasat shows the navigation capacity the UK lost after Brexit – SpaceNews


Water ice buried at Mars' equator is more than 2 miles thick | Space

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