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Monday, 31 January 2022

This week, off world: Full satellite image sequence of Tonga exploding, China shows satellite interception and towing ability, will space based solar power take off? And loads more...

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Pick o' the podcasts:


193: Orbital parking spots with Larissa Markwardt — Spacepod (listentospacepod.com)







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From the video store:


Tom Cruise in Conversation with NASA Astronaut Victor Glover - SpaceRef


Tonga explodes:


China’s Shijian-21 towed dead satellite to a high graveyard orbit - SpaceNews


Earth from Space - Lesotho - SpaceRef



Reading material:


NASA emergency beacons save 330 lives in 2021 (phys.org)


China lays out ambitious space plans for next 5 years | Space


Isar Aerospace wins 10 million euro European Commission launch competition - SpaceNews


On National Security | Solar power from space: Will it ever get off the ground? - SpaceNews


AFWERX to fund development of laser terminal that connects military aircraft with satellites - SpaceNews


Op-ed | LEO broadband: Will this time be different? - SpaceNews


After 7 years, a spent Falcon 9 rocket stage is on course to hit the Moon | Ars Technica


A Private Mission to Scan the Cloud Tops of Venus for Evidence of Life - Universe Today


Astronomers Might Have Detected the Background Gravitational Waves of the Universe - Universe Today



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