Top news of the week: 08.09.2020.

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On Sep 4, 2020
@SpaceNews_Inc shared
China launched an experimental reusable spacecraft Friday following months of low-key preparations at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. https://t.co/G9JAHu8Rbd https://t.co/QE7X0WJVGD
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China carries out secretive launch of ‘reusable experimental spacecraft’

China carries out secretive launch of ‘reusable experimental spacecraft’

China launched an experimental reusable spacecraft Friday following months of low-key preparations at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.

On Sep 5, 2020
@SpaceNews_Inc shared
The White House released a new space policy directive Friday intended to improve cybersecurity of space systems. Space Policy Directive 5 is billed as the first comprehensive government policy related to cybersecurity for satellites and related systems. https://t.co/jf5PYu09Ci https://t.co/IGYEYCNwE2
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White House issues cybersecurity space policy

White House issues cybersecurity space policy

The White House released a new space policy directive Sept. 4 intended to improve cybersecurity of space systems.

On Sep 3, 2020
@spacecom shared
RT @howellspace: Participants in the "Building the LEO Economy" panel at the #ISS R&D conference explored how the space station is benefitting business here on Earth and what could be done to make space even more appealing. https://t.co/3itQQypwwF (my story in @SPACEdotcom) @Space_Station
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Future of space station commercialization needs fresh ideas and support, panel finds

Future of space station commercialization needs fresh ideas and support, panel finds

Pushing commercialization on the International Space Station to the next level will take a combination of government will, tax incentives and regulatory clarity, said panelists at an online ...

On Sep 7, 2020
@SpaceNews_Inc shared
Commercial and government activities in space keep growing and yet nations are making little progress in establishing rules and norms of behavior, says the Center for Strategic and International Studies in a new report. https://t.co/Dh85epqGDQ https://t.co/K2ODN6rBfH
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Study raises new concerns about lack of governing norms in space

Study raises new concerns about lack of governing norms in space

New CSIS report looks at three key governance issues: orbital debris mitigation, rendezvous and proximity operations, and insurance requirements

On Sep 4, 2020
@Forbes shared
Space startup Rocket Lab has successfully deployed its first Photon satellite, a spacecraft designed and built in-house https://t.co/bzcRWZHYuN by @TheAlexKnapp https://t.co/PMQjzSsdWp
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Space Startup Rocket Lab Enters New Business Frontier With Deployment Of Its First Satellite

Space Startup Rocket Lab Enters New Business Frontier With Deployment Of Its First Satellite

The California-based rocket company has developed a configurable satellite platform that can be used to make spacecraft for both Earth orbit and beyond.

On Sep 5, 2020
@SpaceNews_Inc shared
NASA’s Artemis program of human lunar exploration can help pave the way for human Mars missions, according to a new report, although some tweaks to those plans may be required. https://t.co/3tG5VmGpyW https://t.co/qkXBLmeLxb
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Report sees ways Artemis supports sustainable human Mars exploration

Report sees ways Artemis supports sustainable human Mars exploration

NASA’s Artemis program of human lunar exploration can help pave the way for human Mars missions, according to a new report.

On Sep 3, 2020
@SpaceFoundation shared
Each step gets us closer to the next crewed lunar mission — yesterday @NASA and @northropgrumman test-fired the SLS megarocket booster. See details and video! https://t.co/mYf6kYtvXL
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NASA test-fires its SLS megarocket booster for future moon missions (video)

NASA test-fires its SLS megarocket booster for future moon missions (video)

NASA's new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket finished a full-scale flight support booster test Wednesday (Sept. 2) as the agency gets ready to fly astronauts to the moon one day.

On Sep 4, 2020
@Via_Satellite shared
Rocket Lab launched its first Photon satellite, called First Light, on the recent mission "I Can't Believe It's Not Optical." The company said this milestone marks its evolution from a launch provider to an end-to-end space solutions company. https://t.co/rBVtDj5DM9
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Rocket Lab Confirms Launch of Photon Demonstration Satellite

Rocket Lab Confirms Launch of Photon Demonstration Satellite

Rocket Lab revealed Thursday that it launched its first satellite in its family of configurable Photon satellites on the recent “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Optical” launch on Aug. 30. The ...