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China charts course for lunar and deep space exploration - SpaceNews

China charts course for lunar and deep space exploration – SpaceNews

HELSINKI — China has charted its course for robotic and crewed lunar and space exploration, with a number of missions to a permanent lunar base. Three upcoming robotic missions will set up landers, orbiters, relay satellites and test key technologies needed to begin construction of China’s International Lunar Research Station (ILRS) in the 2030s. While …

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NASA confirms decision to keep JWST name after landmark report - SpaceNews

NASA confirms decision to keep JWST name after landmark report – SpaceNews

WASHINGTON — NASA says a historical review of former administrator James Webb’s actions confirmed his decision to keep the agency’s flagship space telescope bearing his name. NASA released an 89-page report by the agency’s chief historian Brian Odom on Nov. 18 examining allegations that Webb, first at the State Department and later at NASA, was …

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Atlas 5 launches weather satellite and re-entry technology demonstration mission - SpaceNews

Atlas 5 launches weather satellite and re-entry technology demonstration mission – SpaceNews

Updated 7:50 a.m. EST with LOFTID splashdown, JPSS-2 board issue. WASHINGTON — An Atlas 5 successfully launched a polar-orbiting weather satellite and re-entry technology demonstrator during the vehicle’s final flight from California. The United Launch Alliance Atlas 5,401 lifted off from Space Launch Complex 3 at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California at 4:49 a.m. …

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Psyche Review Reveals Institutional Problems at JPL - SpaceNews

Psyche Review Reveals Institutional Problems at JPL – SpaceNews

WASHINGTON — An independent review of the issues that delayed the launch of NASA’s asteroid Psyche mission has revealed institutional issues at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory that led the agency to delay the launch of another mission under development. the low. NASA released the report of a NASA-commissioned independent review panel Nov. 4 after the …

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Starliner's first crewed flight still delayed - SpaceNews

Starliner’s first crewed flight still delayed – SpaceNews

WASHINGTON — NASA has delayed the first flight of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner commercial crew vehicle with astronauts on board, a shift that will push the spacecraft’s first operational mission to 2024. NASA said Nov. 3 that the Crew Flight Test (CFT) mission, with agency astronauts Barry “Butch” Wilmore and Suni Williams on board, was now …

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