Top news of the week: 11.08.2020.

#HumansToMars #SpaceX #Starship #Rover #NASA #Viper

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On Aug 10, 2020
@joe_landon shared
RT @AJ_FI: China is moving ahead with lunar south pole landing and near-Earth asteroid sample-return missions https://t.co/ElB1R78375
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China is moving ahead with lunar south pole and near-Earth asteroid missions

China is moving ahead with lunar south pole and near-Earth asteroid missions

China is advancing the development of the Chang'e-7 lunar south pole mission and a complex campaign to study comets and return samples from a near-Earth asteroid with a single orbiter.

On Aug 6, 2020
@NASAJPL shared
RT @NASA_Technology: Andrew Johnson is a @NASAJPL guidance, navigation, & control engineer who has worked on technology that will help @NASAPersevere "see" and avoid hazards during landing on the Red Planet in February 2021. More on Mars 2020 entry, descent, and landing tech: https://t.co/BVxabqcCcZ https://t.co/dj6DYzanm4
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Entry, Descent, and Landing Technologies

Entry, Descent, and Landing Technologies

The Mars 2020 rover mission has new entry, descent, and landing (EDL) technologies: Range Trigger, Terrain-Relative-Navigation, MEDLI2, and its EDL cameras and microphone.

On Aug 6, 2020
@SpaceFoundation shared
August has been an excellent month for #SpaceX! Congratulations on the first successful hop for the #Starship SN5 prototype, the spacecraft that will eventually take #HumansToMars! https://t.co/aCZP8Sd8o7
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On Aug 7, 2020
@joe_landon shared
RT @SPACEdotcom: On its way to Mars, Chinese spacecraft spots Earth and moon, aces steering maneuver https://t.co/JHk5YBgBbd https://t.co/oFYsHHxPwG
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On its way to Mars, Chinese spacecraft spots Earth and moon, aces steering maneuver

On its way to Mars, Chinese spacecraft spots Earth and moon, aces steering maneuver

China's Tianwen-1 spacecraft captured a stunning view of the Earth and moon before making its first trajectory maneuver on the long journey to Mars.

On Aug 7, 2020
@SpaceNews_Inc shared
Col. Russell Teehan, portfolio architect of the U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center in Los Angeles, said during a @SpaceNews_Inc online event that commercially developed technologies will be part of the future capabilities of @SpaceForceDoD https://t.co/0ZJmJ201Nw https://t.co/yS9PsJw2zT
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U.S. military space architecture to bring in commercial systems, small satellites

U.S. military space architecture to bring in commercial systems, small satellites

Col. Russell Teehan said commercially developed technologies will be part of the future capabilities of the U.S. Space Force.

On Aug 6, 2020
@SPACEdotcom shared
Demo-2 success keeps SpaceX on track for tourist flights in late 2021 https://t.co/2BBKBFjxPN https://t.co/yaRL2iELwc
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Demo-2 success keeps SpaceX on track for tourist flights in late 2021

Demo-2 success keeps SpaceX on track for tourist flights in late 2021

Demo-2 could help pave the way for some very exciting things.

On Aug 8, 2020
@spacecom shared
Aerospace Prairie: A Platform for Next-Gen Space Operators https://t.co/VZGVTTqtbR via @spacecom
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Aerospace Prairie: A Platform for Next-Gen Space Operators

Aerospace Prairie: A Platform for Next-Gen Space Operators

Prairie combines Aerospace’s unrivaled technical and historical space operation data with the most innovative gaming engines available in the commercial market, and is presented …

On Aug 5, 2020
@spacecom shared
RT @SpaceWatchGL: Joint venture @Thales_Alenia_S signed a contract with @NASA_Johnson for the delivery of the X-Band Transceiver and X-Band Diplexer. These critical systems will ensure communications for the VIPER Rover. #NASA #Rover #Viper @leonardo_live @thalesgroup https://t.co/rFJGWVgaoA https://t.co/cRH46DihTd
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VIPER Rover to use Thales Alenia Space tech for Earth comms

VIPER Rover to use Thales Alenia Space tech for Earth comms

Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), signed a contract with