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NASA's SLS launch was a resounding success, except for its secondary payloads

NASA’s SLS launch was a resounding success, except for its secondary payloads

The Near-Earth Asteroid Scout (NEA Scout) mission is designed to use a solar sail to fly over an asteroid and collect images. Drawing: Nasa The tiny Japanese lunar lander never landed on the Moon because it failed to communicate with ground controllers shortly after launching aboard NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. The spacecraft was …

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What's next for the Orion spacecraft as it heads for the Moon

What’s next for the Orion spacecraft as it heads for the Moon

Artist’s rendering of Orion passing in front of the Moon, with an Earthrise in the background. Drawing: Nasa from NASA The Space Launch System lifted off on Wednesday, sending the uncrewed Orion spacecraft on a 25-day journey to the Moon and back. Orion is expected to reach its destination early next week, when it will …

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After deploying its massive network, the commercial satellite becomes as bright as the stars of Orion

After deploying its massive network, the commercial satellite becomes as bright as the stars of Orion

The BlueWalker 3 satellite deployed the largest commercial communications network in low Earth orbit.GIF: AST SpaceMobile/Gizmodo Since his launch in september, the BlueWalker 3 satellite had anxious observers watching the skies ahead of its full deployment. Now the prototype satellite has completely stretched its massive antenna array, greatly increasing its brightness and posing a threat …

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Tesla investors were the biggest losers in Elon Musk's Twitter deal, and those losses continue

Tesla investors were the biggest losers in Elon Musk’s Twitter deal, and those losses continue

Twitter users have complained a lot about Elon Musk’s early moves after taking over the social network, but their complaints seem small compared to what Tesla Inc. investors had to endure. As the United States focused on election returns on Tuesday night, Tesla TSLA, -7.17% Chief Executive Musk tried to push through the disclosure of …

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Tesla investors were the biggest losers in Elon Musk's Twitter deal, and those losses continue

Tesla investors were the biggest losers in Elon Musk’s Twitter deal, and those losses continue

Twitter users have complained a lot about Elon Musk’s early moves after taking over the social network, but their complaints seem small compared to what Tesla Inc. investors had to endure. As the United States focused on election returns on Tuesday night, Tesla TSLA, -7.17% Chief Executive Musk tried to push through the disclosure of …

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NASA delays first operational Boeing Starliner mission until 2024

NASA delays first operational Boeing Starliner mission until 2024

The Boeing Starliner approaches the ISS on May 20, 2022. Photo: Nasa The first operational mission of Boeing’s Starliner CST-100 spacecraft to the International Space Station will not take place until 2024 at the earliest, according to NASA’s updated flight manifest. The capsule, designed to carry crew into low Earth orbit, was originally scheduled to …

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