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What goes up, must come down: Falcon 9 and TRMM

The old truism, “what goes up must come down”, is still true today, unless you launch high enough, but almost everything launches low enough that it is ultimately doomed.   139 more words


Don't Miss Out!

Don’t miss out on the Perseids meteor shower! The Perseids meteor shower is set to peak tonight as 100 shooting stars an hour are expected to streak across the night sky, and continue for several days. 79 more words

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Japan to launch military space force

Tokyo (AFP) —Japan is planning to launch a military space force by 2019 that would initially be tasked with protecting satellites from dangerous debris orbiting the Earth, a report said. 144 more words

Habitat for Humanity's Future - Habitat Quick Look

About a week ago a friend gifted me a copy of Habitat, a game on Steam Early Access. It’s a Unity-powered physics-based strategy game where you have to constuct habitats out of the tons of space junk in Earth’s orbit, as well as fend off hostiles while securing humanity’s future. 29 more words


Gaia Space Telescope hit by micrometeoroids

(Artist’s impression of the Gaia satellite – Photo Credit: ESA/C. Carreau)

Scientists working with the European Space Agency’s Gaia Space Telescope have found that the spacecraft is being hit by micrometeoroids. 365 more words


China tested a missile designed to destroy satellites, U.S. says

The U.S. says China has tested a missile designed to destroy satellites and is urging Beijing to refrain from destabilizing actions.

That report is coming from Associated Press. 110 more words

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