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SpaceX launches 60 more satellites during 15th Starlink mission

SpaceX has launched another batch of 60 Starlink satellites, the primary ingredient for its forthcoming global broadband internet service. The launch took place at 11:31 AM EDT, with a liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. This is the fifteenth Starlink launch thus far, and SpaceX has now launched nearly 900 of the small, low Earth orbit satellites to date. This launch used a Falcon 9 first stage booster that twice previously, both times earlier this year, including just i...
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NASA just picked a winner in its space-toilet competition. The $20,000 prize awards the best 'lunar loo' for moon-bound astronauts.

Left: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Aki Hoshide performs maintenance on the toilet in the Tranquility node of the International Space Station. Right: A space shuttle toilet simulator. NASA/Dave Mosher Before NASA can fly astronauts to the moon, it must design a toilet for the crew.  The agency's "Lunar Loo" contest offered $20,000 for a space toilet design that would work both in microgravity and on the lunar surface. The space agency announced the contest winner this week, ...
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Asteroid samples escaping from overstuffed NASA probe Osiris-Rex that grabbed lots of Bennu rubble

NASA's asteroid sampler spacecraft Osiris-Rex managed to stuff itself so full of so much asteroid dust during this week's grab-and-dash maneuver, it's now jammed open, and precious asteroid dust particles are just drifting off into space, said NASA scientists on Friday. — Read the rest
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Overstuffed Nasa spacecraft Osiris-Rex losing particles after bingeing on Bennu

After an asteroid encounter, scientists scrambled to minimize the loss of space rocks as the craft belched rubbleA Nasa spacecraft is stuffed with so much asteroid rubble from this week’s grab that it’s jammed open and precious particles are drifting away in space, scientists said on Friday. Related: Nasa Osiris-Rex spacecraft lands on asteroid Bennu in mission to collect dust Continue reading...
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Nokia and Nasa to install 4G on the Moon

Installing a wireless network on the Moon is just one step toward establishing a long-term human presence there The post Nokia and Nasa to install 4G on the Moon appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Space, Nokia, Nasa, Earth, Moon, 4G, Mars, Astronauts, Openaccess, Sci-tech, Cellular Networks, Artemis Programme


NASA astronaut Kate Rubins just cast her vote — from space

With no waiting in line, and a voting booth just a short distance away, NASA astronaut Kate Rubins on Thursday cast her presidential election ballot from space.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Election, Iss, Space Station, Election 2020, Kate Rubins, Breaking Twitter


NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy lands safely after six-month space trip

NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, along with Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner, have returned safely to Earth after a six-month stay on the ISS.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Chris Cassidy, Anatoly Ivanishin, Ivan Vagner, Breakingtwitter, Expedition 63


Check out these amazing Bennu asteroid images taken by NASA spacecraft

NASA has released a set of stunning images captured during its spacecraft's touch-and-go maneuver on the Bennu asteroid more than 200M miles from Earth.
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How to watch NASA astronaut’s trip home from the space station

After six months aboard the space station, NASA's Chris Cassidy and two Russian cosmonauts will return to Earth on Wednesday. Here's how to watch.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Iss, Soyuz, Space Station, Chris Cassidy, Breaking Twitter


A British supermarket launched a chicken nugget into space for the first time in history and filmed its journey

Iceland Foods sent a chicken nugget into space and filmed its journey. Iceland British frozen foods grocer Iceland Foods sent a chicken nugget 20.7 miles into space to celebrate the grocer's 50th birthday. The nugget took nearly two hours to reach its peak in the region known as near space, where temperatures can reach as low as -85 degrees Fahrenheit. It spent around an hour "floating" at its destination, before returning to Earth in a gas-filled weather balloon. Its parachute opened arou...
Tags: Food, Space, UK, Groceries, Advertising, Marketing, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Piers Morgan, Fast Food, Retail, Grocery, Iceland, North Wales


How to watch NASA astronaut’s trip home from the space station today

After six months aboard the space station, NASA's Chris Cassidy and two Russian cosmonauts will return to Earth on Wednesday. Here's how to watch.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Iss, Soyuz, Space Station, Chris Cassidy


NASA probe successfully touches Bennu asteroid for sample collection

NASA is celebrating tonight after its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successfully touched the Bennu asteroid in a bid to collect rock and dust samples from its surface.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, Asteroid, Bennu, Osiris-Rex, Breaking Twitter


Nasa Osiris-Rex spacecraft lands on asteroid Bennu in mission to collect dust

Spacecraft ‘kissed the surface’ in brief landing on asteroid 200m miles away from Earth in US-first missionA Nasa spacecraft has successfully landed on an asteroid, dodging boulders the size of buildings, in order to collect a handful of cosmic rubble for analysis back on Earth.The space agency team behind the Osiris-Rex project said preliminary data showed the sample collection went as planned and that the spacecraft had lifted off the surface of asteroid Bennu. Continue reading...
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After historic OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample collection, Lockheed Martin VP Lisa Callahan will join us at TC Sessions: Space

This December 16 and 17, we’re hosting our very first TC Sessions: Space event. It’ll be a virtual, live-streamed two-day show, including conversations with some of the best and brightest in the space industry. We’re thrilled to be hosting Lisa Callahan, vice president and general manager of Commercial Civil Space at Lockheed Martin. She’ll join us to discuss her company’s history-making work in robotic space exploration — including the asteroid mining sample collection at asteroid Bennu that...
Tags: TC, Space, Science, Events, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Orion, Manufacturing, Lockheed Martin, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Lockheed, Asteroid Mining, Callahan, Outer Space


NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is about to suck up asteroid rubble for the first time. Watch the risky maneuver live.

An artist's rendering shows the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft descending towards asteroid Bennu to collect a sample of the surface. NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is set to land on asteroid Bennu and collect samples of rock on Tuesday evening. The van-sized probe will have to maneuver past a rock field to land on a small, smooth stretch of the asteroid's surface. Live coverage of the maneuver begins at 5 p.m. ET on NASA TV, embedded below.  Visit Business Insid...
Tags: Utah, Space, Japan, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Asteroids, Planetary Science, Near-earth Objects, Lauretta, Hayabusa, Bennu, Tech Insider, Dante Lauretta


How to ‘watch’ NASA’s OSIRIS-REx snatch a sample from near-Earth asteroid Bennu

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx probe is about to touch down on an asteroid for a smash-and-grab mission, and you can follow its progress live — kind of. The craft is scheduled to perform its collection operation this afternoon, and we’ll know within minutes if all went according to plan. OSIRIS-REx, which stands for Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security – Regolith Explorer, was launched in September of 2016 and since arriving at its destination, the asteroid Bennu, has performed...
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Microsoft will work with SpaceX to build a satellite network that can detect the launch of nuclear weapons

A test launch of a North Korean ballistic missile. KCNA (North Korea) SpaceX has asked Microsoft's Azure cloud computing business to help the rocket company fulfill a $149 million Pentagon project. For the contract, SpaceX will build four experimental satellites that detect missile launches as part of the Department of Defense's Space Tracking Layer network. The contract follows the partial rollout of SpaceX's ever-growing "megaconstellation" of Starlink internet satellites. "Microsoft wil...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, News, Microsoft, North Korea, Azure, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Satellites, Nuclear Weapons, Pentagon, US Air Force, Falcon, Reuters


SpaceX is working with Microsoft to build a satellite network that can detect the launch of nuclear weapons

A test launch of a North Korean ballistic missile. KCNA (North Korea) SpaceX has asked Microsoft's Azure cloud computing business to help the rocket company fulfill a $149 million Pentagon project. For the contract, SpaceX will build four experimental satellites that detect missile launches as part of the Department of Defense's Space Tracking Layer network. The contract follows the partial rollout of SpaceX's ever-growing "megaconstellation" of Starlink internet satellites. "Microsoft wil...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, News, Microsoft, North Korea, Azure, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Satellites, Nuclear Weapons, Pentagon, US Air Force, Falcon, Reuters


Microsoft debuts Azure Space to cater to the space industry, partners with SpaceX for Starlink datacenter broadband

Microsoft is taking its Azure cloud computing platform to the final frontier – space. It now has a dedicated business unit called Azure Space for that purpose, made up of industry heavyweights and engineers who are focused on space-sector services including simulation of space missions, gathering and interpreting satellite data to provide insights, and providing global satellite networking capabilities through new and expanded partnerships. One of Microsoft’s new partners for Azure Space i...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Enterprise, Microsoft, Azure, Tech, Earth, Artificial Intelligence, Telecommunications, Satellite, Simulation, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Space Debris, Outer Space


Talking on the moon: Nasa and Nokia to install 4G on lunar surface

Move is part of US space agency’s plan to establish a long-term human presence on the moon by 2030With competition among Earth’s telecoms providers as fierce as ever, equipment maker Nokia has announced its expansion into a new market, winning a deal to install the first cellular network on the moon.The Finnish equipment manufacturer said it was selected by Nasa to deploy an “ultra-compact, low-power, space-hardened” wireless 4G network on the lunar surface, as part of the US space agency’s plan...
Tags: Space, Science, Nokia, US, Nasa, Earth, The moon


Space-station crew members just found an elusive air leak by watching tea leaves float in microgravity

NASA The International Space Station has been leaking an unusual amount of air for more than a year.  A cosmonaut finally found the leak by releasing tea leaves to float freely in the station's Russian side. He saw them cluster near a crack on the wall.  The crew has temporarily patched the leak with tape, but it may not hold for long.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The International Space Station has been leaking an unusual amount of air since September 2019.At firs...
Tags: Tea, Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Iss, Roscosmos, Crew, TASS, RIA Novosti, Kapton, Gennady Padalka, Daniel Huot


Lockheed picks Relativity’s 3D-printed rocket for experimental NASA mission

Relativity Space has bagged its first public government contract, and with a major defense contractor at that. The launch startup’s 3D-printed rockets are a great match for a particularly complex mission Lockheed is undertaking for . The mission is a test of a dozen different cryogenic fluid management systems, including liquid hydrogen, which is a very difficult substance to work with indeed. The tests will take place on a single craft in orbit, which means it will be a particularly complic...
Tags: Space, Government, Tech, Nasa, Lockheed Martin, Aerospace, Tipping Point, Vandenberg, Lockheed, Ellis, Tim Ellis, Relativity Space


NASA gave Nokia $14.1 million to build a 4G network on the moon

Westend61/Getty Images Telecom equipment supplier Nokia is building a 4G network on the moon to help astronauts control lunar rovers, navigate lunar geography in real time, and stream videos. NASA gave Nokia-owned Bell Labs a $14.1 million grant for the project as part of its plans to establish a human presence on the moon by 2030. Bell Labs will upgrade the network to 5G in the future, though it didn't give a timescale for the project. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. ...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Nokia, US, Trends, Nasa, Moon, Sam Altman, Mars, Bell Labs, Artemis, Lunar, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Intuitive Machines, Tech Insider, Jim Bridenstine


SpaceX successfully launches 60 more Starlink satellites, bringing total delivered to orbit to more than 800

SpaceX on Sunday launched another batch of 60 of its internet-beaming Starlink satellites, growing its constellation even further. That makes 835 Starlink satellites launched thus far, though not all of those are operational (some were test satellites that were intentionally decommissioned). The launch, from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center, also included a successful controlled landing and recovery of the first stage booster, as well as a semi-successful dual catch of the fairing halves used t...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Tech, Satellite, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Hyperloop, Falcon, Atlantic Ocean, Outer Space, Kennedy Space Center, StarLink


Toyota is creating a Lunar Cruiser for Japan's space exploration agency — take a look

Lunar Cruiser. Toyota The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Toyota are working together to design a pressurized space rover. The vehicle will be called the Lunar Cruiser, a reference to Toyota's Land Cruiser.  They signed an agreement in 2019, with plans to launch in the late 2020s. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The future of space exploration might be in the form of public-private partnerships, like the one between the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Japan, Trends, Tech, Features, Space Exploration, Toyota, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency JAXA, JAXA, Mary Meisenzahl, Lunar Cruiser, Hiroshi Yamakawa


Watch the highlights from SpaceX’s latest Starlink launch

Rocket launch — success! Rocket landing — success! Satellite deployment — success! Fairing catch — ah, there was a small a problem with that.
Tags: Space, Spacex, News, Trends, StarLink


Browse hundreds of images of Mars captured by ESA’s Mars Express webcam

If you've ever wanted to get a close-up look at Mars, the European Space Agency (ESA) has just released a treasure trove of images.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Esa, Mars, European Space Agency ESA, Breaking Twitter


Take a peek at a stellar nursery with this Hubble image

A new image from the Hubble Space Telescope released this week shows a special area of star formation; a nursery where stars are born from swirling gas.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Hubble, Hubble Space Telescope, Star Formation, Breaking Twitter


How to watch SpaceX launch its fourteenth batch of Starlink satellites today

Today SpaceX will launch its fourteenth batch of Starlink satellites into orbit, and you can watch the event live as it happens.
Tags: Space, Spacex, News, Trends, StarLink, How To Watch, Breaking Twitter


About 3% of SpaceX's Starlink satellites may have failed. That's not too bad, but across a 42,000-spacecraft constellation it could spark a crisis.

SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, plans to surround Earth with Starlink satellites and provide global high-speed, low-latency internet service from orbit. SpaceX; Kevork Djansezian/Getty; Business Insider SpaceX has launched nearly 800 Starlink internet satellites, with plans for a constellation of 42,000 spacecraft this decade. The company says its satellites can avoid collisions using an ion drive, but about 3% have seemingly failed because they are no longer maneuvering i...
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