Top news of the week: 22.09.2020.

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On Sep 17, 2020
@SpaceNews_Inc shared
China has initiated preparations to launch Chang’e-5, a mission seeking to collect and return the first lunar samples since the 1970s. https://t.co/D5acTmpNYU https://t.co/6jZpWt8dJv
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China is quietly preparing for November launch of the Chang’e-5 lunar sample return mission

China is quietly preparing for November launch of the Chang’e-5 lunar sample return mission

Specialized cargo ships Yuanwang-21 and -22 are understood to have collected Long March 5 components from the northern port city of Tianjin, the point of manufacture, and are …

On Sep 17, 2020
@spacecom shared
RT @jeff_foust: Eric Stallmer, president of @csf_spaceflight since 2014, will be stepping down next month to become an executive vice president at @VoyagerSH. https://t.co/qzi36N8r1U
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CSF president to join Voyager Space Holdings

CSF president to join Voyager Space Holdings

The longtime president of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation is stepping down next month to become an executive at Voyager Space Holdings.

On Sep 18, 2020
@jeff_foust shared
RT @SpaceNews_Inc: As @Nanoracks puts the finishing touches on an airlock that will be installed on the International Space Station later this year, the company is finalizing a new funding round. https://t.co/q90pWIxvnb https://t.co/yzdCkDLJrA
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Nanoracks finalizing space station airlock and new funding round

Nanoracks finalizing space station airlock and new funding round

As Nanoracks puts the finishing touches on an airlock that will be installed on the ISS later this year, it's finalizing a new funding round.

On Sep 17, 2020
@spacecom shared
RT @meharris: Scoop: @NASA astronauts will soon film their first commercial in space - an ad for an @EsteeLauder beauty product on the ISS. https://t.co/07VhzGYmpe https://t.co/UZKaSfCkLC
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NASA to film an Estée Lauder ad in space as the ISS opens for business

NASA to film an Estée Lauder ad in space as the ISS opens for business

NASA is trying to turn the ageing International Space Station into a hub for commerce and has partnered with the likes of Estée Lauder and Adidas

On Sep 18, 2020
@b0yle shared
RT @CHenry_SN: For those craving more megaconstellation news, T-Mobile is working with a new startup founded by the former CEO of OneWeb Satellites. https://t.co/pniTIDPO85
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Megaconstellation startup Mangata Networks joins T-Mobile-backed 5G incubator

Megaconstellation startup Mangata Networks joins T-Mobile-backed 5G incubator

WASHINGTON — Mangata Networks, a broadband megaconstellation venture created by former OneWeb Satellites CEO Brian Holz, is one of 16 startups newly added the 5G Open Innovation …

On Sep 16, 2020
@SpaceRef shared
RT @NASAWatch: OIG: NASA Planetary Science Is Doing Fine But Problems Lie Ahead https://t.co/jzABLqcID4 https://t.co/3vx5S8cbIT
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OIG: NASA Planetary Science Is Doing Fine But Problems Lie Ahead

OIG: NASA Planetary Science Is Doing Fine But Problems Lie Ahead

"While PSD and the Centers are focused on meeting current mission needs, they are at risk of neglecting investments that would help ensure long-term maintenance of NASA's unique …

On Sep 16, 2020
@NASAWatch shared
RT @SpaceRef: NASA OIG: NASA's Planetary Science Portfolio https://t.co/zOxurQcYR0 #NASA
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NASA OIG: NASA's Planetary Science Portfolio

NASA OIG: NASA's Planetary Science Portfolio

NASA OIG: NASA's Planetary Science Portfolio - SpaceRef

On Sep 17, 2020
@SPACEdotcom shared
Is Earth-moon space the US military's new high ground? https://t.co/21seBF0Qz1 https://t.co/RnxLN1n26l
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Is Earth-moon space the US military's new high ground?

Is Earth-moon space the US military's new high ground?

The competition arena now extends beyond Earth orbit.