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darpaSpaceX would support space weapons race

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SpaceX and other commercial companies have talked about launching thousands of satellites for massive global internet networks. The US military will not be left behind in the shift from a few big satellites to thousands of more effective smaller satellites. …

dronesRobotic bumble bee sized drones will explore Mars by flying with flapping insect like wings

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Marsbees are robotic flapping wing flyers of a bumblebee size with cicada sized wings. The Marsbees are integrated with sensors and wireless communication devices. The mobile base can act as a recharging station and main communication center. The swarm of …

asteroidsSwarm of probes could measure the mass of asteroids and comets

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Swarm Flyby Gravimetry is a concept to determine the mass of asteroid or comets during flyby using a collection of small, disposable tracking targets called probes. The probes are deployed from a spacecraft and tracked as they pass near to …

nasaNASA Exoplanet Update

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Dr. John Callas, NASA/JPL provides an update on NASA Exoplanet work. This was at the 21st Annual International Mars Society Convention, held at the Pasadena Convention Center in Southern California from Aug 23-26, 2018. There is work on improving internal …

astronomyIn first month of data the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite has likely found 100-200 exoplanets

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Dr. Jeff Volosin, NASA Goddard describes the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). The first month of orbiting space telescope data has just been dumped. 1500 transit events have been detected. 115 gigabytes of data was downloaded. The expectations is that …

nasaPictures and Video of the SpaceX Crew Dragon

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SpaceX revealed the SpaceX crew dragon which four NASA astronauts will ride into orbit in 2019. Two test flights must go well and then the SpaceX crew dragon will be certified for manned flights for NASA. SpaceX Crew Dragon ship …

asteroidsAsteroids have caused 26 nuclear bomb sized explosions since 2000 – SU Global Summit 2018

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Since the year 2000, the array of microphones for detecting nuclear bomb detonation has detected 26 nuclear-sized explosions in the Earth’s atmosphere which have been caused by asteroid impacts. Those impacts have ranged from 1 kiloton to 600 kilotons. Danica …

nasaSpaceX on track for an April 2019 manned crewed dragon space mission

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SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell has said unmanned flight to the International Space Station in November will certify a manned mission in April 2019.

astronomyNASA Solar probe will begin transmitting close up analysis of the Sun starting in December

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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launched from Florida Sunday to begin its journey to the Sun, where it will undertake a landmark mission. The spacecraft will transmit its first science observations in December. The Solar probe is the size of a …

launchNASA funding cryogenic rockets for Blue Origin and ULA which could help with advanced lunar lander in 2023

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NASA has provided $44 million to boost promising space technologies from the lab demonstration stages to being usable for space missions. The technologies must be at least technology readiness level 4. Blue Origin wants to put a “Blue Moon” lander …