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Rocket Lab confirms plan to catch booster with helicopter later this month

A modified Sikorsky S-92 helicopter will attempt to catch a descending Rocket Lab booster in mid-air during the company’s next mission. Credit: Rocket Lab Rocket Lab plans the first attempt to catch one of its returning small satellite boosters by helicopter after a launch later this month, nearly three years after the company announced its mid-air recovery and reuse concept. ...

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Blue Origin flies fourth suborbital crew mission

Recovery teams meet Blue Origin’s crew capsule after landing in West Texas on Thursday. The New Shepard booster is visible on its landing pad in the background. Credit: Blue Origin Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital launcher lofted six passengers, including the rocket’s chief designer, on an up-and-down flight to the edge of space Thursday. After a series of countdown holds, ...

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SpaceX’s new Dragon spaceship named ‘Freedom’

NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins, pilot Bob Hines, commander Kjell Lindgren, and European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti pose with SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Freedom spacecraft. Credit: SpaceX SpaceX’s fourth human-rated Crew Dragon spacecraft has been named “Freedom” by the first team of astronauts who will ride it into orbit next month. “FREEDOM!! Crew-4 will fly to the International Space Station in ...

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Promin Aerospace. Innovations for space industry

The space industry has been freshened with several promising Ukrainian companies in recent years. Promin Aerospace is one of them. The company created by Misha Rudominski and Vitaly Yemets offers a completely new technology for creating launch vehicles. This technology will make private launches available for any company, reducing their cost and preparation time. We decided to learn more about ...

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Long March rocket deploys six Chinese internet satellites

A Long March 2C rocket lifts off with seven satellites on March 5. Credit: Galaxy Space Six demonstration satellites for a future Chinese broadband internet mega-constellation launched March 5 on a Long March 2C rocket. The six satellites, manufactured and owned by a Beijing-based company named Galaxy Space, will test broadband data relays, in-space networking, and integrated remote sensing and ...

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Northrop Grumman delivers cargo and new reboost capability to space station

A Cygnus supply ship is grappled by the space station’s robotic arm Monday. Credit: NASA TV / Spaceflight Now A commercial Cygnus cargo freighter from Northrop Grumman arrived at the International Space Station Monday, delivering more than 8,000 pounds of supplies and a new U.S. capability to reboost the altitude of the complex independent of Russian rocket thrusters. The automated ...

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SpaceX adds 46 more satellites to Starlink fleet

A Falcon 9 rocket takes off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Monday. Credit: Michael Cain / Spaceflight Now / Coldlife Photography SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket Monday from Cape Canaveral with 46 more satellites for the company’s Starlink broadband network, deploying the payloads in a higher orbit than recent flights after atmospheric drag brought down nearly 40 ...

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Imaging the Galaxy’s Centre in Unprecedented Detail Reveals More Mysterious Filaments

The inner 600 light years of our galaxy is a maelstrom of cosmic radiation, turbulent swirling gas clouds, intense star formation, supernovae, huge bubbles of radio energy, and of course a giant supermassive black hole. This bustling downtown of the Milky Way is a potential treasure trove of discovery but has been difficult to study as the galaxy’s central regions ...

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