Top news of the week: 14.07.2020.

#ForwardToTheMoon #Moonlight #Mars #Mars2020 #CountdownToMars

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On Jul 13, 2020
@nss shared
RT @SciGuySpace: A combination of small satellites, new rockets, and tolerance of failure may open a new era of planetary science. https://t.co/TWBZnS7r1v
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How small satellites are radically remaking space exploration

How small satellites are radically remaking space exploration

"There’s so much of the Solar System that we have not explored."

On Jul 14, 2020
@pbdes shared
RT @esa: 🛰️🌒 🛰️ We're working with industrial partners to explore the lunar market, and there's demand for a communication/navigation network for future lunar missions. Project #Moonlight is our Call for Expression of Interest 👉 https://t.co/17FHMQuNOK #ForwardToTheMoon https://t.co/cQbRaRnfDy
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Who’s ready to serve the lunar missions?

Who’s ready to serve the lunar missions?

ESA has long-established plans to create a commercial lunar satellite network and now seeks expressions of interest from companies prepared to build and operate it.

On Jul 10, 2020
@SETIInstitute shared
[email protected] has been attached to the top of the rocket that will send it toward #Mars this summer. Encased in the nose cone, the rover and the rest of the #Mars2020 spacecraft were affixed to a @ulalaunch Atlas V booster on Tuesday, 7 July. https://t.co/DDOd2Zie3J @NASAJPL https://t.co/1BVwIQkAxV
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NASA's Perseverance Rover Attached to Atlas V Rocket

NASA's Perseverance Rover Attached to Atlas V Rocket

Ready for its launch later in the month, the Mars-bound rover will touch terra firma no more.

On Jul 10, 2020
@nss shared
RT @astrosociology: "NASA unveils new rules to protect the moon and Mars from Earth germs" by @chelsea_gohd: https://t.co/JgFoBFt4aC ▪️ "We're trying to balance the interests of the science community, the interest of the human exploration community and the interest of the commercial community." https://t.co/qDGtaZLD5m
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NASA unveils new rules to protect the moon and Mars from Earth germs

NASA unveils new rules to protect the moon and Mars from Earth germs

"We're trying to balance the interests of the science community, the interest of the human exploration community and the interest of the commercial community."

On Jul 9, 2020
@NASAJPL shared
NASA’s interplanetary switchboard – the Deep Space Network – is upgrading one of its biggest antennas in Australia. The 48-year-old dish is getting a state-of-the-art transmitter system to boost communications with spacecraft throughout the solar system. https://t.co/6Yd7ETOv7J https://t.co/OKmAEnr0mG
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NASA's Deep Space Station in Australia Is Getting an Upgrade

NASA's Deep Space Station in Australia Is Getting an Upgrade

Used for communicating with distant spacecraft, a massive radio antenna is being retrofitted to prepare it for a busy future of solar system exploration.

On Jul 10, 2020
@SpaceRef shared
NASA's Deep Space Station In Australia Is Getting An Upgrade https://t.co/FAw9fQEnLy https://t.co/ppuFGPepPT
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NASA's Deep Space Station In Australia Is Getting An Upgrade

NASA's Deep Space Station In Australia Is Getting An Upgrade

In March, one of the network's largest antennas - Deep Space Station 43 (DSS-43) in Canberra, Australia - began undergoing much-needed upgrades. Inside the cone is a powerful …

On Jul 13, 2020
@SpaceNews_Inc shared
FIRST UP | LeoLabs nabs $15M Defense Production Act contract for SSA services • OneWeb sale approved • Amazon's Kuiper Project gets thumbs up from FCC chairman - https://t.co/EM2OVHLZHa https://t.co/J9N9pJPXks
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LeoLabs received a contract under the Defense Production Act Friday for space surveillance data services.

LeoLabs received a contract under the Defense Production Act Friday for space surveillance data services.

[Florida Today / Spaceflight Now] A federal court approved Friday the sale of OneWeb to the British government and Bharti Global. The British government and Bharti Global, an …

On Jul 10, 2020
@TheEconomist shared
If Elon Musk is to make it to Mars—and if his investors are to see big returns—he needs another plan. That's where Starlink comes in https://t.co/GWJUCtE0nX
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