June 21, 2024
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Rocket Lab successfully launches its 50th electron rocket – Spaceflight Now

A close-up of the nine Rutherford engines at the base of Rocket Lab's Electron rocket. The flight marked the 50th Electron launch since its debut in 2017. Image: Rocket Lab Rocket Lab successfully reached a milestone that few commercial rockets have achieved, and at a pace that surpassed its competition. The company launched its 50th

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Ursa Space partners with Japan's NEC to provide SAR data insights

WASHINGTON – Ursa Space Systems, a provider of satellite-derived intelligence, announced a new partnership with NEC Corporation, a Japanese multinational information technology and electronics company, to offer data services in Japan using synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging. ). The collaboration announced on June 20 combines NEC's existing monitoring service, which leverages SAR imagery, with Ursa

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Space Foundation Now Accepting Applications for International Faculty Liaison Program

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team Application deadline: September 30, 2024 The program's community currently has more than 375 educators from 25 countries. Those selected will participate in the Space Symposium in April 2025 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – June 18, 2024 – Space Foundationa nonprofit organization founded in 1983, providing education, collaboration and information for

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'ESA Space Bricks' landing in Lego stores could help build a real Artemis moon base

June 18, 2024 — Scientists may have found the “building bricks” for future lunar bases in the toy store, and the public will soon be able to see them there too. Researchers at the European Space Agency (ESA) discovered more than inspiration when they looked at Lego sets as they worked on possible designs

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SpaceX resumes Falcon 9 flights as launch cadence increases in June

B1082 takes off into the gathering darkness of Vandenberg at 8:40 pm PDT on Tuesday. Photo credit: SpaceX SpaceX successfully resumed Falcon 9 operations at 8:40 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, flying a batch of 20 Starlink Internet communications satellites from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, although the launch of the powerful geostationary communications satellite Astra

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Earth's atmosphere is our best defense against nearby supernovae

Earth's protective atmosphere has protected life for billions of years, creating a refuge where evolution produced complex life forms like us. The ozone layer plays a critical role in protecting the biosphere from deadly ultraviolet radiation. Blocks 99% of the sun's powerful UV ray emission. Earth's magnetosphere also protects us. But the Sun is relatively

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Neptune-like planet 'Phoenix' baffles astronomers with its atmosphere

Return to article list The discovery challenges conventional theories about how planets age in extreme radiation-filled environments. TIC365102760 b, shown in this artist's concept, is nicknamed Phoenix due to its ability to be very close to a red giant star and still survive the intense radiation. Credit: Roberto Molar Candanosa/Johns Hopkins University. Astronomers have discovered

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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch SES's Astra 1P television satellite from Cape Canaveral – Spaceflight Now

SES's Astra 1P satellite is encapsulated in a pair of payload fairings ahead of its planned launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on June 18, 2024. Image: SpaceX SpaceX is preparing to launch a satellite into geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) on behalf of one of its oldest customers: Luxembourg-based SES. The prolific launch company

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Senate Armed Services Committee Advances 2025 Defense Policy Bill

WASHINGTON – The Senate Armed Services Committee approved its version of the Fiscal Year 2025 National Defense Authorization Act on June 14. The bill now heads to the Senate floor. The legislation, which has not yet been released in its entirety, includes compromise language on a long-running dispute over the transfer of space units from

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Challenges for India's emerging commercial launch industry

Agnikul launched a small suborbital rocket on May 30 to test technologies for a future orbital launcher. (credit: Agnikul) by Jatan Mehta Monday, June 10, 2024 After persevering through four failed launch attempts over a month, Chennai-based space startup Agnikul launched its first rocket demonstration mission called “Suborbital Tech Demonstrator” (SOrTeD) on May 30. However,

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