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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



Sunday, 10 October 2021

This week in space: The ISS becomes a movie set for 'The Challenge', a probe to interstellar space, and the smallsat market is project to hit $360 billion by 2030...

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William Shatner on his upcoming spaceflight:


Film crew arrives on the ISS:




Food on the ISS


Europe and Africa from space...


This Week at NASA - Space Station Change of Command and More - SpaceRef


Earth from Space - Budapest, Hungary - SpaceRef



Reading material:


Interstellar Probe: Pushing Beyond Voyager (centauri-dreams.org)


Global Small Satellites Market is projected to reach at a market value of US$360.5 Billion by 2030: Visiongain Research Inc (spaceref.com)



Small Spacecraft Hitching A Ride With LandSat 9 - SpaceRef Business


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 7 October, 2021 - Eye Checks, Science, and and Soyuz Crew Departure Preparations - SpaceRef













Sunday, 3 October 2021

This week in space: Rain of 'mush-balls' on Neptune, an on-orbit petrol station, and Landsat 9 launches...

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Bombing around the ISS in a Soyuz:




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Landsat 9 launches:



SpaceX Dragon cargo ship heads for Earth packed with gravity-sensitive experiments | Space



Reading material:


Orbit Fab to launch propellant tanker to fuel satellites in geostationary orbit - SpaceNews



Focusing On Soyuz While Earth Zooms By - SpaceRef


Starlink can be Used as a Navigation System too - Universe Today



FAA clears Virgin Galactic to start flying again | Space


Satellite servicing companies see different demand in LEO versus GEO - SpaceNews



Op-ed | Can we backhaul our way to space? - SpaceNews



Blue Origin, Rocket Lab, SpaceX, ULA win Space Force contracts for rocket technology projects - SpaceNew



La Palma eruption: Satellite image captures path of lava to sea as new crack opens after eight earthquakes (msn.com)