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Miami FL (UPI) Apr 18, 2024
SpaceX launched a cluster of 23 satellites into low-Earth orbit Thursday, the 334th launch of the company's Starlink Internet satellites and the 268th time a reusable booster rocket has been used. The launch from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida occurred at 6:40 p.m. EDT. The booster used in Thursday's launch settled on the drone A Shortfall of Gravitas in the Atlantic Ocean
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Los Angeles CA (SPX) Apr 18, 2024
Momentus and Ascent Solar have unveiled their partnership aimed at jointly marketing innovative solar arrays that integrate Momentus's low-cost Tape Spring Solar Array tech and Ascent's advanced, flexible photovoltaic modules. The surge in satellite production and deployment underscores a critical demand for affordable and efficient solar arrays.
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Berlin, Germany (SPX) Apr 17, 2024
The PriFUSIO project, led by the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT) and supported by an 18 million euro grant from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, is setting a new course for the development of climate-neutral fusion power plants. The project brings together a diverse consortium including startups, mid-sized enterprises, and large corporations along with specialized
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Los Angeles CA (SPX) Apr 18, 2024
NASA's Near Space Network has successfully enabled the PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem) mission to transmit its inaugural set of operational data to Earth, utilizing innovative data-storing technology and recent enhancements. These upgrades are designed to improve communication for PACE and other forthcoming science missions. The PACE satellite, which travels approximately
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Two NASA sounding rockets launch from alaska during solar flare
Credit: NASA/Lee Wingfield

Two Black Brant IX sounding rockets launched from Poker Flat Research Range in Fairbanks, Alaska, April 17, 2024, during an M-class solar flare for NASA's sounding rocket solar flare campaign.

The first rocket launched at 2:13 p.m. local Alaska time for the Focusing Optics X-ray Solar Imager (FOXSI) mission that used X-ray vision to observe the sun during the solar flare event by focusing directly on high-energy X-rays.

The second rocket launched at 2:14 p.m. for the High Resolution Coronal Imager, or Hi-C, mission designed to observe a large, active region in the sun's corona. The rockets reached altitudes up to 168 miles (271 km) and were able to successfully observe the .

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Week in images: 15-19 April 2024

Friday, 19 April 2024 12:10
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Week in images: 15-19 April 2024

Discover our week through the lens

Destination Earth goes live

Friday, 19 April 2024 11:00
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Destination Earth (DestinE), is an initiative of the European Union, that aims to develop a digital twin, or replica, of our planet.

Destination Earth goes live

Watch the event broadcast live from Finland on 10 June

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Josef Aschbacher and Timo Pesonen sign an agreement to accelerate the use of space

ESA will work closely with the EU to use space to improve life on Earth, following an agreement signed today by ESA Director General Josef Aschbacher (left) and the European Commission’s Director-General for Defence Industry and Space, Timo Pesonen.

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