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Tue, Apr 07, 2020

Another Setback For The SpaceX Starship

Most Recent Prototype 'Failed Spectacularly' During Cryogenic Proof Testing

SpaceX suffered another setback in the development of its Starship reusable spacecraft when a third prototype suffered what was described as a "catastrophic" failure during cryogenic proof testing last week.

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Mon, Apr 06, 2020

Airborne 04.06.20: First FlightDesign F2, Stratolaunch Tests, Pipistrel

Also: ERAU Free Online Courses, Orion Passes Tests, Boeing Shuts Philly, A320 Production

After rerouting from the cancelled Sun N’ Fun airshow, the very first F2-LSA has arrived at Flight Design USA headquarters in Connecticut. The F2 has completed ASTM and US LSA compliance testing, and serial production has started. The next F2’s are expected to arrive in the US by June 2020. F2 CS-23 and the F2 UL for Europe are expected to be certified by October 2020. The F2 series represents a next-generation effort for Flight Design as it expands its light aircraft offerings. F2 is an EASA CS-23 certified aircraft with an MTOW of 650 kg, or if flown as an SLSA or Ultralight -- 600 kg MTOW. Stratolaunch, a company that was founded by the late Paul Allen, is shifting its focus to hypersonic test beds carried aloft by its purpose-built aircraft. The Stratolaunch aircraft had originally been built for horizontal-launch satellite missions, carrying a rocket to altitude which wo

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Mon, Apr 06, 2020

ESA To Conduct BepiColombo Flyby Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Will Be The Last Time The Spacecraft Is Seen From Earth

Controllers at ESA’s mission control center are preparing for a gravity-assist flyby of the European-Japanese Mercury explorer BepiColombo. The maneuver, which will see the mission adjust its trajectory by harnessing Earth’s gravitational pull as it swings past the planet, will be performed amid restrictions ESA has implemented in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Mon, Apr 06, 2020

NASA Selects Mission To Study Causes Of Giant Solar Particle Storms

SunRISE Is An Array Of Six CubeSats Operating As One Very Large Radio Telescope

NASA has selected a new mission to study how the Sun generates and releases giant space weather storms – known as solar particle storms – into planetary space. Not only will such information improve understanding of how our solar system works, but it ultimately can help protect astronauts traveling to the Moon and Mars by providing better information on how the Sun’s radiation affects the space environment they must travel through.

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Mon, Apr 06, 2020

Warped Space-Time To Help WFIRST Find Exoplanets

Will Use A Technique Called 'Microlensing' To Find Potentially Habitable Worlds

NASA’s Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) will search for planets outside our solar system toward the center of our Milky Way galaxy, where most stars are. Studying the properties of exoplanet worlds will help us understand what planetary systems throughout the galaxy are like and how planets form and evolve.

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Sun, Apr 05, 2020

NASA Adds Shannon Walker To First Operational Crewed SpaceX Mission

Will Spend Six Months Aboard The Station After Launch From U.S. Soil

NASA has assigned astronaut Shannon Walker to the first operational crewed flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft on a mission to the International Space Station.

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Sun, Apr 05, 2020

Thousands Apply To Join NASA’s Artemis Generation

Newest Class Of Astronauts Will Be Announced In The Summer Of 2021

More than 12,000 people have applied to join NASA’s next clasas of astronauts, demonstrating strong national interest to take part in America’s plans to explore the Moon and take humanity’s next giant leap – human missions to Mars.

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