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On Dec 12, 2020
@NASAWatch shared
RT @NASA_Technology: Don't miss the latest @NASA_APPEL podcast episode "Futuristic Space Technologies" featuring our very own NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts' Program Executive Jason Derleth talking about the visionary ideas that could transform future space missions. 🔗🎧https://t.co/TMUmto1LpI https://t.co/APIe8AbLN8
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EPISODE 50: FUTURISTIC SPACE TECHNOLOGIES

EPISODE 50: FUTURISTIC SPACE TECHNOLOGIES

NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Program Executive Jason Derleth discusses visionary concepts that could transform future space missions. In our podcast, Small Steps, Giant …

On Dec 14, 2020
@SpaceRef shared
RT @ISS_CASIS: Space can be a dangerous place for astronauts & spacecraft, with harsh conditions & orbital debris that travels at incredibly high speeds. Researchers at @MIT are using the #ISSNL to create a "warning system" to help astronauts in space! Details here: https://t.co/hfER5Os43Z https://t.co/fHgn9LrVnP
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MIT to Use the ISS to Test Smart, Electronic Textiles for Use in Spacesuits and Spacecraft

MIT to Use the ISS to Test Smart, Electronic Textiles for Use in Spacesuits and Spacecraft

Space can be a dangerous place for astronauts and spacecraft, with harsh conditions and orbital debris that travels at incredibly high speeds. However, imagine a warning system that could ...

On Dec 12, 2020
@spacecom shared
Presidential Memorandum on the National Space Policy https://t.co/J3oFaodYxt via @spacecom
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Presidential Memorandum on the National Space Policy

Presidential Memorandum on the National Space Policy

This directive supersedes Presidential Policy Directive – 4 (June 29, 2010) and references, promotes, and reemphasizes the following policy directives and memoranda: a) …

On Dec 8, 2020
@SpaceNews_Inc shared
FIRST UP | @SpaceX wins big share of $9.2B rural broadband subsidy • Starship suborbital attempt on tap today • Raytheon files another SDA protest - https://t.co/Gu0hU55HI7 https://t.co/m60MqEnXY4
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Top Stories

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SpaceX secured $885 million in FCC rural broadband funding Monday. The only other satellite company to win RDOF funding was Hughes Network Systems, which received $1.27 million to …

On Dec 10, 2020
@WIRED shared
For servicing satellites, the goal is to get the gameplay in place before the game really gets started. https://t.co/gAmZZCiG8w
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There Are No Real Rules for Repairing Satellites in Space—Yet

There Are No Real Rules for Repairing Satellites in Space—Yet

Fixing, refueling, and upgrading satellites in orbit is about to become more common. A group is pushing for international standards to keep these missions safe.

On Dec 11, 2020
@SpaceNews_Inc shared
SpaceNews This Week | Space Rider contract funds construction of Europe’s first spaceplane • Next Starliner test flight scheduled for late March - https://t.co/UptZnH3fRc https://t.co/KO1QxkOk0n
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Next Starliner test flight scheduled for late March

Next Starliner test flight scheduled for late March

A Delta 4 Heavy rocket launched a long-delayed mission for the National Reconnaissance Office on Dec. 10. The latest in a series of delays in a test campaign for the core stage of …

On Dec 14, 2020
@spacecom shared
ESA Astronaut Matthias Mauer Assigned to SpaceX Crew-3 Mission https://t.co/gcq2UA1KCH via @spacecom
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ESA Astronaut Matthias Mauer Assigned to SpaceX Crew-3 Mission

ESA Astronaut Matthias Mauer Assigned to SpaceX Crew-3 Mission

PARIS (ESA PR) — ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer has been assigned to his first flight to the International Space Station during a meeting of representatives from the US, Russian, …

On Dec 10, 2020
@spacecom shared
Agnikul Cosmos Becomes the First Company to Sign an Agreement With ISRO Under the Newly Proposed IN-SPACe Entity https://t.co/wkqu4Sv8GM via @spacecom
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Agnikul Cosmos Becomes the First Company to Sign an Agreement With ISRO Under the Newly Proposed IN-SPACe Entity

Agnikul Cosmos Becomes the First Company to Sign an Agreement With ISRO Under the Newly Proposed IN-SPACe Entity

CHENNAI, India, December 8, 2020 (Agnikul Cosmos PR) — The Department of Space (DoS) and Agnikul Cosmos Private Limited, an IIT Madras based launch vehicle startup, are pleased to …