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NASA hopes New Zealand launch will pave way for moon landing
Rocket Lab's Electron rocket sits on the launch pad on the Mahia peninsula in New Zealand, in this May 17, 2022 photo. NASA plans to send up a satellite to track a new orbit around the moon which it hopes to use in the coming years to once again land astronauts on the lunar surface.Credit: Rocket Lab va AP

NASA wants to experiment with a new orbit around the moon that it hopes to use in the coming years to once again land astronauts on the lunar surface.

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Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 28, 2022
The Tibetan Plateau, known as the "Third Pole" of the world, is not only the highest plateau on the Earth, but it is also considered the "Asian Water Tower". Its watershed nourishes more than ten major rivers in Asia. Like the North and South Poles, the Tibetan Plateau is also extremely vulnerable to climate change. Glaciers on it have been retreating extensively in recent decades. Atmosph
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Riverside CA (SPX) Jun 28, 2022
Using light-capturing proteins in living microbes, scientists have reconstructed what life was like for some of Earth's earliest organisms. These efforts could help us recognize signs of life on other planets, whose atmospheres may more closely resemble our pre-oxygen planet. The earliest living things, including bacteria and single-celled organisms called archaea, inhabited a primarily oc
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Chandler AZ (SPX) Jun 24, 2022
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) was awarded a firm fixed price Other Transaction (OT) Agreement modification to exercise options by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to continue the development of the Glide Phase Interceptor (GPI) supporting the MDA's regional hypersonic missile defense program to deter and defeat hypersonic missile threats. This modification is a follow-on to the
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Tehran, Iran (IRNA) Jun 26, 2022
Spokesman of the Space Department of the Iranian Defense Ministry Ahmad Hosseini said on Sunday that Iran launched a second homemade "Zoljanah" satellite carrier. Hosseini said that the performance of the three-stage carrier, which uses compound fuel, can be evaluated in each launch. The second homemade 'Zoljanah' satellite carrier is a sub-orbital satellite carrier that was conducte
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London, UK (SPX) Jun 28, 2022
The UK's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has announced, during the 4th Summit on Space Sustainability, that it will begin to develop a number of initiatives to help protect our orbital environment. The UK government Plan for Space Sustainability includes a review of secondary legislation and associated regulations focussed on orbital constellations with a view to the upda
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London, UK (SPX) Jun 28, 2022
Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has issued a far-reaching report on sustainability in space calling on industry operators, national governments and regulators to take coordinated action to reduce space debris, enhance safety and better manage the expansion of mega constellations in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). The report, produced in partnership with resear
Tuesday, 28 June 2022 09:54

SES-22 set to launch on Falcon 9 June 29

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Luxembourg (SPX) Jun 28, 2022
SES reports that SES-22 is currently being prepared for launch from SpaceX's Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on June 29, 2022 at 5:04 pm / 23:04 pm. Built by Thales Alenia Space, SES-22 will operate in the 135 degrees West orbital slot and will deliver TV and radio to millions of American homes and provide other critical data transmission services. SES-22 is e
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Baltimore MD (SPX) Jun 28, 2022
In the American Wild West, high noon was a time for duels and showdowns. When it comes to the history of the universe, cosmic noon featured fireworks of a different sort. Some 2 to 3 billion years after the big bang most galaxies went through a growth spurt, forming stars at a rate hundreds of times higher than we see in our own galaxy, the Milky Way, today. When it launches by May 2027, NASA's
Tuesday, 28 June 2022 09:54

BepiColombo's second Mercury flyby

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Paris (ESA) Jun 28, 2022
A beautiful sequence of 56 images taken by the monitoring cameras on board the ESA/JAXA BepiColombo mission as the spacecraft made its second close flyby of its destination planet Mercury on 23 June 2022. The compilation includes images from two monitoring cameras (MCAM) onboard the Mercury Transfer Module, which provides black-and-white snapshots at 1024 x 1024 pixel resolution. The MCAMs
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