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On Jun 29, 2020
@spacecom shared
RT @howellspace: Arianespace Vega rocket launch is postponed, and planning a new launch date is underway. The European booster plans to carry 53 satellite payloads from 13 nations into orbit. Stay tuned, updates forthcoming! https://t.co/oqnFY97sFM (my story in @SPACEdotcom)
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On Jun 24, 2020
@NASA_Technology shared
RT @NASAJPL: SPARROW, a steam-powered robotic concept, may take giant leaps over hazardous terrain on icy worlds. Many SPARROWs could hop across Jupiter's moon Europa & Saturn's moon Enceladus, both thought to host subsurface oceans—intriguing spots to search for life. https://t.co/stj3NO8C56 https://t.co/Hn8kM1JIEQ
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This Hopping Robot Could Explore the Solar System's Icy Moons

This Hopping Robot Could Explore the Solar System's Icy Moons

SPARROW, a steam-powered robotic concept, could one day take giant leaps over some of the most hazardous terrains known (and unknown) in the solar system.

On Jun 29, 2020
@ISUnet shared
Gary Martin @ISUnet VP for North American operations explains the significance of the recent SpaceX launch, what private space travel can do that governments can’t, and why we need sci-fi to inspire our engineers. Read on! https://t.co/hAWQHnpuq8
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How will private space travel change the way we explore the Solar System?

How will private space travel change the way we explore the Solar System?

We ask Gary Martin, Vice President for North American operations for the International Space University, about how private enterprise is changing space exploration.

On Jun 24, 2020
@NASAJPL shared
The Deep Space Atomic Clock mission has been extended. It's testing hardware that could be used in future navigation technology by both human and robotic explorers making their way around Mars and other deep-space destinations. https://t.co/wkaLJ7SSNX https://t.co/8LG4HbaV1S
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NASA Extends Deep Space Atomic Clock Mission

NASA Extends Deep Space Atomic Clock Mission

Smart phone apps provide nearly instantaneous navigation on Earth; the Deep Space Atomic Clock could do the same for future robotic and human explorers.

On Jun 27, 2020
@pbdes shared
RT @leaf_space: We are proud to announce that despite the challenging times, Leaf Space has successfully raised 3M € for the scale-up of the company, focused on consolidating and expanding presence and market reach worldwide. https://t.co/dUiEsFokOb https://t.co/h93Ox2YcNL
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Successful Closing of Scale-Up Investment Round

Successful Closing of Scale-Up Investment Round

JUNE 2020 – Leaf Space, an Italian company specialized in providing ground segment services for microsatellites, has recently closed a Series A investment round to finance the …

On Jun 25, 2020
@spacecom shared
Japan Demonstrates 7 Technologies on Satellite Built by Startup Company https://t.co/ZDh8KAolP9 via @spacecom
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Japan Demonstrates 7 Technologies on Satellite Built by Startup Company

Japan Demonstrates 7 Technologies on Satellite Built by Startup Company

Launched aboard an Epsilon rocket on Jan. 18, 2019 , the RAPIS-1 satellite demonstrated a X-band communications system, lightweight solar paddles, green propellant reaction …

On Jun 23, 2020
@spacecom shared
RT @MadeInSpace: Today marks an exciting new chapter for MIS as we join Redwire--a unique space company combining proven flight heritage and innovative approaches to reliably deliver next-gen space capabilities. Read full press release. https://t.co/7OcBHHPdBQ
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Redwire Acquires Made In Space, the Leader in On-orbit Space Manufacturing Technologies

Redwire Acquires Made In Space, the Leader in On-orbit Space Manufacturing Technologies

Jacksonville, FL– June 23, 2020 – Redwire, a new leader in mission critical space solutions and high reliability components for the next generation space economy, announced today that it ...

On Jun 24, 2020
@esa shared
European and Russian specialists recently worked together to catch signals from an astrophysical observatory mission, now mapping X-ray sources in our galaxy and beyond, discovering previously unknown supermassive black holes 👉 https://t.co/duYcHKlmIg https://t.co/RlBTmtSJLC
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ESA listens in on black hole mission

ESA listens in on black hole mission

European and Russian specialists recently worked together to catch signals from an astrophysical observatory mission, now mapping X-ray sources in our galaxy and beyond, discovering ...