SpaceX wheeled a Falcon 9 rocket and 47 internet satellites to a launch pad Wednesday at Kennedy Space Center, ready to blast off Thursday to reinforce the Starlink constellation days after expanding the network into Ukraine amid Russia’s invasion of the country.
The head of Roscosmos has renewed threats to terminate Russian participation in the International Space Station even as NASA says operations on the station remain normal.
China’s Tiangong space station is scheduled to be completed before the end of this year and will become a massive spacecraft stack with a combined weight of nearly 100 metric tons, according to a program leader.
Russia’s space agency said Wednesday it will not launch a batch of 36 OneWeb satellites this week unless the UK government gives up its stake in the satellite internet company, a prospect the UK business secretary later confirmed won’t happen.
Russia will stop supplying the United States with rocket engines, in particular the RD-180 engines used on US Atlas launch vehicles and RD-181 used in the first stage of the Antares launch system.122 RD-180 engines for Atlas missiles have been delivered to the United States, 98 of them have been used. On Wednesday, Rogozin also refuted claims of Russia’s satellites and Roscosmos’ control centre being “hacked”, warning that any cyberattacks against the country’s satellites are a “casus belli” (a reason for war). His remarks followed allegations on social media accounts that a hacker group affiliated with the Anonymous collective had “shut down” Roscosmos’ control centre.
SkyLabs has signed a new Collaboration Agreement with Deimos Elecnor to provide On-Board Computer (OBC) and Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) equipment for DEIMOS’ standalone AOCS (Attitude and Orbit Control System) product for smallsats.
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He initially thought what he was seeing was a SpaceX rocket, but later changed his mind and said it was a third-stage booster of Chang’e 5-T1, launched in 2014 as part of the Chinese space agency’s lunar exploration program.
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Artificial gravity remains the stuff of science fiction. But dealing with no gravity causes significant problems in many astronauts, ranging from bone deterioration to loss of sight. An alternative method that might eliminate some of these problems is “simulated gravity,” which uses a spinning structure to create centrifugal force that would have the same effect … Continue reading “A Huge Rotating Kilometer-Scale Space Station Could be Launched From a Single Rocket” The post A Huge Rotating Kilometer-Scale Space Station Could be Launched From a Single Rocket appeared first on Universe Today.