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Saturday, 20 November 2021

This week, off world: Holy smokes is Russia trying to endanger the ISS on purpose? Sierra Space raises $1.4 billion for Orbital Reef, lunar CO2 use and loads more...

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Astra reaches orbit for 1st time on test flight for US military | Space


The moment the ISS crew evacuated into docked spacecraft

 

Vega launches 3 military satellites:

 




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Earth from Space - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - SpaceRef



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Space debris from Russian anti-satellite missile test spotted in telescope images and video | Space



















Saturday, 13 November 2021

This week, off world: An experimental rocket launcher throws them over the atmosphere, satellite images with the power to save lives, a new era of planetary defence and loads more...

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A tour of the Endeavour Dragon-class capsule:



Why Commercial Space Stations Are The Future NASA Wants





SpaceX conducts Saturday Starlink launch from Cape Canaveral - NASASpaceFlight.com



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NASA reveals new images taken during satellite mission that has 'power to save lives' (msn.com)


Virgin Galactic sells 100 new tickets for space tourist launches | Space














Friday, 5 November 2021

This week, off world: The head of U.S Space Force urges co-operation, a cannibal radiation storm from the Sun, Virgin Orbit teams up with a Japanese airline and loads more...

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Watch the Sun go RaaaarrrRRgggGGHHHhhhh!!! :



How Astra is Building Lower-Cost Rockets | Factory Tour


Earth from Space - Shetland Islands, Scotland - SpaceRef




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Sun outburst goes 'cannibal' as fast new blob overtakes a slower one | Space


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


Head of US Space Force calls for cooperation to avoid extraterrestrial conflict with China (msn.com)


Space Force launches ‘Orbital Prime’ program to spur market for on-orbit services - SpaceNews



Astra files FCC application for 13,600-satellite constellation - SpaceNews




An object is now orbiting alongside China’s Shijian-21 debris mitigation satellite - SpaceNews







Friday, 29 October 2021

This week in space: 360 degree float-thru of the ISS, China launches (potentially dual-use) space debris mitigation tech, and Blue Origin plans a space station...

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188: Failing is the most important part of science with Tyler Linder — Spacepod (listentospacepod.com)




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Ariane 5 launches 2 satellites:


360 degree space station float-through:


Defending Earth against steroid strikes:


China launches classified space debris mitigation tech:


Blue Origin unveils plans to build a private space station called Orbital Reef by 2030 | Space


'Perfect launch' of Soyuz rocket sends Russian Progress 79 cargo ship to space station | Space




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Huge solar flare could supercharge northern lights on Halloween | Space


Chinese missile launch very concerning, says top US general - BBC News


Revised budget reconciliation package reduces NASA infrastructure funds - SpaceNews


Signs of first planet found outside our galaxy - BBC News


BepiColombo completes first Mercury flyby, science provides insight into planet's unique environment - NASASpaceFlight.com


For All Mankind Season 2: Could Astronauts Use Guns on the Moon? (popularmechanics.com)




Sunday, 17 October 2021

This week in space: William Shatner in space, launches to begin from Scotland next year, and the first in-space manufacturing satellite...

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NASA, ULA launch historic Lucy mission - NASASpaceFlight.com


Shenzhou 13 launches first long-duration Chinese Space Station crew - NASASpaceFlight.com


Earth from Space - New Delhi, India - SpaceRef


OneWeb deployment reaches halfway point with Soyuz 2.1b launch - NASASpaceFlight.com


An interview with Virgin Orbit



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You Can Blow Up an Asteroid Just a few Months Before it Hits Earth and Prevent 99% of the Damage - Universe Today


Space launches from Scotland to begin in 2022


Starliner valve investigation continues to focus on moisture interaction with propellant - SpaceNews


Varda Space selects SpaceX for launch of first space manufacturing satellite - SpaceNews


Soyuz returns cosmonauts and film crew to Earth - SpaceNews


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Update 15 October, 2021 - Soyuz Thruster Firing Problem - SpaceRef