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Saturday, 27 February 2021

This week in space: GPS satellites to be upgraded for in-space refuelling, ESA to the moon, vast solar filament collapses, and loads more...

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Pick o' the podcasts:


Spacepod: Radar Polarisation with Dr Hickson





From the video store:


Texas, disasters, and the case for beamed energy from space


ESA to the Moon


Vast Solar filament collapses, releasing a raging solar storm:

The filament collapse, above.

The resulting Solar storm, above.



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NASA releases video of Mars landing


Earth from Space: Vancouver, Canada - SpaceRef


NASA Weekly ISS Space to Ground Report for 26 February, 2021 - SpaceRef



Reading material:

Did Ancient Martian Life Eat Rocks For Food? - Universe Today


Lockheed Martin to upgrade GPS satellites for in-orbit servicing - SpaceNews


MARSBOX | EurekAlert! Science News


Some Earth Life Could Already Survive on Mars - Universe Today


Mysterious stripes spotted over Russia in satellite images — and NASA is perplexed (msn.com)


Nasa's pioneering black women - BBC News


Nicole Robinson named president of Ursa Space Systems - SpaceNews


Long March 4C launches latest batch of Yaogan- 31 satellites - NASASpaceFlight.com



Automaker Geely gains approval for satellites for self-driving constellation - SpaceNews


Report: Space weapons are a fact of life, but there are many ways to counter them - SpaceNews

Give it time...


Meteorites remember conditions of stellar explosions (spacedaily.com)


Blue Origin delays first launch of New Glenn to late 2022 - SpaceNews


Canada to join US mission to moon (moondaily.com)


NASA Study Finds Reduced African Grassland Fires Contribute to Short-lived Air Quality Improvements - SpaceRef


Virgin Galactic posts revenue loss of $238m in Q4 (spacedaily.com)


Astra, Rocket Lab win launch contracts - SpaceNews


ExoMars Images The Mars Perseverance Landing Site - SpaceRef



NASA spacewalk Sunday will prepare for new solar power (spacedaily.com)


Stoke raises seed round to work on fully reusable rockets - SpaceNews



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