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“Statistically significant evidence” for water emissions from Europa


NASA has confirmed “statistically significant evidence” from the Hubble Space Telescope indicating the presence of salty watery ejecta plumes from the Jovian moon Europa.  The announcement lends further…

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ISRO PSLV conducts SCATSAT-1 launch


ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) has successfully deployed the SCATSAT-1 ocean research satellite as part of an eight-satellite payload due to launch from the Satish Dhawan Space…

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SpaceX continuing to press toward Amos-6 failure root cause


SpaceX is still working towards a root cause into the failure of its Falcon 9 during a Static Fire test. The failure, which resulted in the destruction of…

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China prepares for Shenzhou-11 crew announcement for launch to Tiangong-2


Following the successful launch of Tiangong-2 space module earlier this month, China is now gearing up for the launch of its next crewed space mission, Shenzhou-11. The next…

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Educating the SLS engines – Brains for the RS-25s undergoing certification


The effort to certify the Space Launch System RS-25 engines for the first launch will soon reach a critical milestone with the delivery of the first flight model…

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Aerobee-19: 65 years after animal flight that paved the way for Project Mercury


Sixty-five years ago, the United States Air Force conducted a pivotal – and what turned out to be groundbreaking – flight of their Aerobee sounding rocket at Holloman…

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IRIS mission gains extension and Chilean cooperation


NASA’s Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) satellite has been provided with a mission extension via a $19 million award from the Agency. The extension will also provide additional…

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SLS Block 1B Universal Stage Adapter set for boosting payload options


As part of its transition to the powerful Block 1B variant of the Space Launch System (SLS) with the Exploration Upper Stage (EUS), NASA is working on a…

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Atlas V delays WorldView-4 launch from Vandenberg


The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket scrubbed an attempt to conduct a rare commercial launch on Friday, tasked with orbiting the WorldView-4 Earth-imaging satellite in a…

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Vega launches with Peru Sat-1 & SkySat 4, 5, 6, 7 payload


Arianespace were in action on Thursday, with the launch of a Vega rocket from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, carrying the Peru Sat-1 and SkySats…

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