Virgin Orbit to demonstrate air-launch flexibility on upcoming mission – SpaceNews

Virgin Orbit to demonstrate air launch flexibility on upcoming mission

ORLANDO, Fla. — Virgin Orbit is preparing to launch a set of smallsats as both a demonstration of the flexibility of its air-launch system and its ability to increase its cadence of launches. Virgin Orbit’s next LauncherOne mission, called “Above the Clouds” by the company, is now scheduled for Jan. 13 after a one-day delay … Read more

Virgin Orbit adds Spire satellite to next launch – SpaceNews

Virgin Orbit adds Spire satellite to next launch SpaceNews

WASHINGTON — Virgin Orbit will fly a Spire cubesat in addition to several other payloads on its next LauncherOne launch, scheduled for no earlier than Dec. 22. Virgin Orbit announced Dec. 9 that Spire’s ADLER-1 three-unit cubesat had been added to the manifest for that upcoming launch, called “Above the Clouds” by Virgin Orbit. The … Read more

SpaceX puts another 48 “Starlink” satellites into orbit

SpaceX puts another 48 Starlink satellites into orbit

Registration completed successfully!Please click the link from the email that was sent to was sent Send again https://snanews.de/20211203/spacex-48-starlink-satelliten-4559853.html SpaceX puts another 48 “Starlink” satellites into orbit SpaceX puts another 48 “Starlink” satellites into orbit A “Falcon 9” launcher from the US space company SpaceX took off on Thursday evening to bring another 48 “Starlink” satellites … Read more

When variations in Earth’s orbit drive biological evolution

Journal Reference: Luc Beaufort, Clara T. Bolton, Anta-Clarisse Sarr, Baptiste Suchéras-Marx, Yair Rosenthal, Yannick Donnadieu, Nicolas Barbarin, Samantha Bova, Pauline Cornuault, Yves Gally, Emmeline Gray, Jean-Charles Mazur, Martin Tetard. Cyclic evolution of phytoplankton forced by changes in tropical seasonality. Nature, 2021; DOI: 10.1038/s41586-021-04195-7 A team of scientists led by CNRS researchers1 show, in an article … Read more

NASA’s Management of the International Space Station and Efforts to Commercialize Low Earth Orbit

NASA’s Management of the International Space Station and Efforts to Commercialize Low Earth Orbit Status Report From: NASA Office of Inspector General Posted: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Full report WHY WE PERFORMED THIS AUDIT Astronauts have lived and worked onboard the International Space Station (ISS or Station) orbiting roughly 250 miles above the Earth’s surface … Read more

Virgin Orbit bullish on national security launch – SpaceNews

Virgin Orbit bullish on national security launch SpaceNews

CEO Dan Hart: ‘We’ve had quite a extensive dialogue at all levels of the executive branch and with the Space Force, and the intelligence community’ WASHINGTON — Virgin Orbit projects that more than 40% of the company’s business by 2026 will be in national security and defense. Virgin Orbit launches small satellites from rockets that … Read more

New Chinese demonstrator in orbit. The goal of “neutralization of space debris”

The Chang Zheng 3B carrier system was launched on October 24 at 21:27 (15:27 Polish time) from the Xichang spaceflight center in Sichuan province, in the southern part of the country. The aforementioned rocket has a lifting capacity of over 11 tons for a low Earth orbit (on GEO the lifting capacity is 5 tons). … Read more

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