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Mining Asteroids for a Better Earth

By Philip Metzger

Aeon

Mining asteroids might seem like the stuff of science fiction, but there are companies and a few governments already working hard to make it real. 260 more words

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PSLV-C40/Cartosat-2 Series Satellite Mission

PSLV-C40

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its forty second flight (PSLV-C40), successfully launched the 710 kg Cartosat-2 Series Satellite for earth observation and 30 co-passenger satellites together weighing about 613 kg at lift-off. 109 more words

Space

SpaceX Is Ready To Test Falcon Heavy's Twenty Seven Merlin Engines [Updated]

Update 16/01/2018:

The Falcon Heavy engine test has been rescheduled to no earlier than Friday 19th January. No details have been given as of yet to the reason why the hold down fire test was canceled. 346 more words

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BFR shifting large and heavy cargo

Image credit: follow chain through atomic rockets infrastructure page. http://www.projectrho.com/public_html/rocket/infrastructure.php Perhaps it is from Takuto Ishimatsu’s Ph.D. It’s useful anyway.

So… looking at the SpaceX BFR DeltaV graph: 453 more words

SpaceX pushes back Falcon Heavy rocket engine test to Tuesday

Tomorrow afternoon, SpaceX — Elon Musk’s other ambitious venture — will test out the engines on the Falcon Heavy, a beast of a rocket that the company boasts is easily be the most powerful rocket on the planet. 337 more words

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