Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Space

In Science category, we are here to bring you the most up-to-date space news and analysis, whether it’s about the latest findings from NASA or comprehensive coverage of the next SpaceX rocket launch to the International Space Station. We’ll take you inside the discoveries of new exoplanets, space weather, space policy, and the booming commercial space industry.

SpaceX’s internet-from-space Starlink system helping first responders fight fires in Washington

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Responders fighting wildfires in Washington are getting some extra help from SpaceX and the company’s internet-from-space Starlink initiative. SpaceX loaned the Washington Emerge...

NASA is about to launch an upgraded microgravity toilet to the International Space Station

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Late Thursday evening, a Northrop Grumman rocket is set to take off from the Virginia coast, carrying an advanced space toilet for the astronauts on the International Space Station...

SpaceX receives contract to build missile tracking satellites for the Defense Department

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Yesterday, SpaceX received a contract worth more than $149 million from the Space Development Agency (SDA), tasking the company with building a new satellite for the US military ca...

Boeing astronaut withdraws himself from first crewed test flight of passenger spacecraft

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Boeing employee and former NASA astronaut Christopher Ferguson will no longer command the first crewed test flight of Boeing’s new passenger spacecraft, the CST-100 Starliner, sl...

Launch of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission delayed until November

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NASA has delayed the launch of the SpaceX Crew-1 mission until early- to mid-November, the agency announced Saturday. The mission eventually will bring three NASA astronauts and an...

Space Notes: Spaceflight makes launch deal, RBC Signals to host Swarm, and a new...

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— Seattle-based Spaceflight Inc. says it’s signed an agreement with HawkEye 360 to support multiple launches of the Virginia-based company’s radio-frequency mapping satellit...

BlackSky will add sharper focus and night vision to future Earth-watching satellites

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BlackSky’s satellites are already producing frequently updated, high-resolution views of planet Earth — but now the company says its next-generation spacecraft will kick thing...

The first commercial airlock is heading to the International Space Station later this year

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Later this year, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will take off from central Florida, carrying a large metal cup destined to be attached to the outside of the International Space Station...

What the future of Venus exploration could look like following major discovery

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With the recent discovery of a possible sign of life on Venus, it’s possible we could see a new surge of missions headed to the cloudy world in the future. Those next-generation ...

Production company aims to film space reality TV show, with the winner flying to...

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A US production company is planning to produce a reality TV show competition, where the winner will receive a trip to the International Space Station as the ultimate prize, Deadlin...
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Facebook adds official music videos in new challenge to YouTube

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Facebook is adding official music videos to its service in the US after partnering with major music companies including Sony Music, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group, t...

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