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The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Cook Strait, which separates New Zealand's North and South Islands. Image: The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Cook Strait, which separates New Zealand's North and South Islands.
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Beijing (XNA) Jun 09, 2023
China is working on a rocket for its moon landing mission, which will send a manned spaceship and a lander to lunar orbit in two separate flights, chief designer of the country's manned space program Zhou Jianping revealed. The spaceship will send the taikonauts to lunar orbit and dock with the lunar lander. The lander will subsequently carry the taikonauts to the moon's surface. After the
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Gainesville FL (SPX) Jun 09, 2023
As we enter a new era in space travel, a study looking at how the human brain reacts to traveling outside Earth's gravity suggests frequent flyers should wait three years after longer missions to allow the physiological changes in their brains to reset. Researchers studied brain scans of 30 astronauts from before and after space travel. Their findings, reported in Scientific Reports, revea
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San Francisco CA (SPX) Jun 09, 2023
Capella Space, an American space tech company and the world's leading provider of commercial Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery for a wide range of government, commercial and scientific applications, has been awarded a five year blanket purchase agreement (BPA) by NASA's Earth Science Division for the purchase of its high resolution SAR imagery and data for evaluation to determine their suit
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Toulouse, France (SPX) Jun 09, 2023
E-Space has completed a five-month feasibility study, commissioned by the French Space Agency, Centre National D'Etudes Spatiales (CNES). The study aimed at assessing and validating the technical capabilities of the E-Space satellite system (space platform, communication payload, guidance, navigation and control (GNC) and user terminal) as well as the long-term viability of the Company's underly
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Salt Lake City UT (SPX) Jun 09, 2023
Spirent will demonstrate the first fully-certified Xona satellite constellation simulator, SimXona, at the 2023 Joint Navigation Conference (JNC), June 12-15, 2023, in San Diego, CA. Organized by the Institute of Navigation, JNC is the largest U.S. military positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) conference, with government, defense, and industry participation. Spirent, the leading globa
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Herndon VA (SPX) Jun 09, 2023
HawkEye 360 Inc., the world's leading defense technology company for space-based radio frequency (RF) data and analytics, reports that its Cluster 7 satellites have begun operation. This latest satellite trio achieved initial operating capability in record time after successfully launching into orbit on April 15, 2023. A new 300MHz whip antenna provides better coverage in the 270MHz - 330M
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Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jun 09, 2023
The movement of cosmic ray particles across space, such as electrons and protons, is influenced by the Sun's magnetic field, causing fluctuations in the intensity of galactic cosmic rays (GCRs) reaching Earth in response to the solar cycle. During periods of low solar activity, such as the solar minimum, more GCRs have been observed to reach Earth compared to that for periods of high solar activ
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Beijing (XNA) Jun 09, 2023
A new study led by Chinese scientists has confirmed the existence of first-generation stars with 260 solar masses for the first time by finding evidence of the existence of pair-instability supernovae (PISNe) which evolved from such massive first stars in the early universe. Previously, studies had only confirmed the existence of first-generation stars of under 100 solar masses, and thus t
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Paris (ESA) Jun 09, 2023
ESA's exoplanet mission Cheops confirmed the existence of four warm exoplanets orbiting four stars in our Milky Way. These exoplanets have sizes between Earth and Neptune and orbit their stars closer than Mercury our Sun. These so-called mini-Neptunes are unlike any planet in our Solar System and provide a 'missing link' between Earth-like and Neptune-like planets that is not yet understoo
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Austin TX (SPX) Jun 09, 2023
A team of astronomers has used observations from the Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET) at The University of Texas at Austin's McDonald Observatory to discover some of the longest tails of gas yet observed escaping a planet. The planet, HAT-P-32b, is nearly twice the size of Jupiter and losing its atmosphere through dramatic jets of helium unfurling before and behind it as it travels through spa
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Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 09, 2023
NASA's Perseverance rover is currently investigating rock outcrops alongside the rim of Mars' Belva Crater. Some 2,300 miles (3,700 kilometers) away, NASA's Curiosity rover recently drilled a sample at a location called "Ubajara." The crater bears an official name; the drill location is identified by a nickname, hence the quotation marks. Both names are among thousands applied by NASA miss

Rocket launches with record payload

Friday, 09 June 2023 06:47
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Beijing (XNA) Jun 09, 2023
China launched a ZK 1A carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China, transporting 26 satellites into space and setting a new record for the most spacecraft launched by a single Chinese rocket. The 30-meter, solid-propellant rocket blasted off at 12:10 pm and soon placed the satellites into preset orbits, including the Shiyan 24A and 24B experimental satelli
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Beijing (XNA) Jun 09, 2023
China on Wednesday launched a Lijian-1 Y2 carrier rocket with 26 satellites onboard. The rocket blasted off at 12:10 p.m. (Beijing Time) from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China, and sent a group of experiment satellites into the planned orbits. The satellites will be mainly used for technology verification and commercial remote sensing information services.
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Washington DC (UPI) Jun 09, 2023
A British Columbia man said he is trying to determine whether an object that splashed down in his backyard pool was a meteorite. Justin Broad said he was outside his home in Delta earlier this week when something fell from above and splashed into his pool. He said the object, which he suspects may have been a meteorite, was slightly disintegrating in the water. "It didn't cloud
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