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Planet Labs to Launch 28 Earth Observation Cubesats

Planet Labs to Launch 28 Earth Observation Cubesats | Space Business | Scoop.it
Planet Labs to Launch 28 Earth Observation Cubesats #technology http://t.co/qEtg3ZqglA
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Sierra Nevada Corporation Completes the Finance Investment Milestone for the Dream Chaser

Sierra Nevada Corporation Completes the Finance Investment Milestone for the Dream Chaser | Space Business | Scoop.it
Sparks NV (SPX) Jun 27, 2013
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has successfully completed another Dream Chaser milestone under NASA's Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) agreement.

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Sierra Nevada is ahead of schedule in development of its Dream Chaser spacecraft for NASAs commercial crew program.

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Hot-Fire Test Includes First Ever NASA 3-D Printed Part

Hot-Fire Test Includes First Ever NASA 3-D Printed Part | Space Business | Scoop.it

Engineers developing NASA's next-generation rocket closed one chapter of testing with the completion of a J-2X engine test series on the A-2 test stand at the agency's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi and will begin a new chapter of full motion testing on test stand A-1.

 

... The March 7 test, which set the short-lived duration record, was remarkable for another reason in that it marked the first time a 3-D printed part was hot-fire tested on a NASA engine system...

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SpaceX wins contract for Cape satellite launch

SpaceX wins contract for Cape satellite launch | Space Business | Scoop.it

SpaceX has won a contract to launch a communications satellite from Cape Canaveral in late 2014 or early 2015.

 

A Falcon 9 rocket will boost Turkmenistan’s first satellite, built by Thales Alenia Space, to geostationary orbit.

 

“We appreciate Thales’ confidence in our ability to safely deliver Turkmenistan’s first satellite to orbit,” said Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX President and COO, in a statement today. “We are pleased to see the market expand with new entrants, and SpaceX looks forward to leveraging the world’s most reliable and advanced rockets for customers across the globe.”

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#ARKYD Telescopes for Schools!

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I just supported Telescope Time for Schools! on @ThunderclapIt

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China to host international seminar on manned spaceflight

China to host international seminar on manned spaceflight | Space Business | Scoop.it
Jiuquan (XNA) Jun 11, 2013
China and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) will co-host an international seminar on manned spaceflight in Beijing in September, spokeswoman for China's manned space program Wu Ping revealed Monday.
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Study: Asteroids Provide Sustainable Resource

Study: Asteroids Provide Sustainable Resource | Space Business | Scoop.it
The asteroid Eros was studied by NASA’s NEAR mission in the early 2000s. Researchers want to find out whether asteroids such as this contain minerals and other resources that can be mined and used on Earth or for space-based industries.

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The rationale for asteroid capture and mining--bootstrapping human civilization to mastery of the solar system.

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Planetary Resources infographic about high value...

Planetary Resources infographic about high value... | Space Business | Scoop.it
“Planetary Resources infographic about high value materials in asteroids that they wish to exploit to bring the dreams of the 1950’s and 1960’s into being. Want to be involved? Donate to the...
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Ocean Science, Laser Communications Highlight New Space Station Research

Ocean Science, Laser Communications Highlight New Space Station Research | Space Business | Scoop.it
Two years after the retirement of the space shuttle fleet, the role of the International Space Station has long since begun the transitional process from a work-in-progress to a fully-fledged research facility in low-Earth orbit. In few other areas is this reality better exemplified than through two exciting scientific experiments—one already aboard the vast, multi-national outpost, the other scheduled to ride SpaceX’s CRS-3 Dragon in December—which seek to open our eyes in new ways to the coastal oceans and demonstrate novel technologies to enable faster space communications.

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Planet Labs Reveals First Images from Space - SpaceRef Business

Planet Labs Reveals First Images from Space - SpaceRef Business | Space Business | Scoop.it

Planet Labs, a space and analytics company, announced plans to launch the world's largest fleet of Earth imaging satellites to image the changing planet and provide open access to that information. Today, they revealed the first images from their first two satellites.

 

 

Planet Labs' goal is to provide universal access to information about the changing planet. The company plans to achieve this by launching a fleet of Earth imaging satellites, called 'Doves', that when acting together can provide a new image of the planet at an unprecedented combination of resolution and frequency. To best enable this mission, the company has selected a low orbit for its constellation and an optical resolution of three to five meters - a scale that allows measurement of a tree canopy, but does not compromise individual privacy. This will enable monitoring of deforestation, help improve agricultural yields, track natural disasters and many other applications.


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Space Development: Going Everywhere and Nowhere

Space Development: Going Everywhere and Nowhere | Space Business | Scoop.it
Moon, Mars, or Asteroids, Which is the Best Destination for Solar System Development?, Dennis Wingo
"The Moon!, no Mars!, no Asteroids!

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Dennis Wingo presents a convincing rationale for aggressively developing our capabilities in space and a roadmap on how to do it. Taking the long view, he exposes the flaws in the thinking of the various groups that say we should choose a destination, such as the Moon, Mars, or the asteroids, and build a program that will take us to that one destination.

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Space Development: Going Everywhere and Nowhere

Space Development: Going Everywhere and Nowhere | Space Business | Scoop.it
Moon, Mars, or Asteroids, Which is the Best Destination for Solar System Development?, Dennis Wingo
"The Moon!, no Mars!, no Asteroids!

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Allen Taylor's curator insight, June 20, 2013 5:05 PM

Dennis Wingo presents a convincing rationale for aggressively developing our capabilities in space and a roadmap on how to do it. Taking the long view, he exposes the flaws in the thinking of the various groups that say we should choose a destination, such as the Moon, Mars, or the asteroids, and build a program that will take us to that one destination.

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Makers in Space

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Planetary Resources is Kickstarting a project to send a satellite into orbit that backers will be able to direct themselves.

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China launches its longest-ever manned space mission

China launches its longest-ever manned space mission | Space Business | Scoop.it
Beijing (AFP) June 11, 2013
China began its longest manned space mission yet Tuesday with the launch of the Shenzhou-10, state television showed, as the country steps up an ambitious exploration programme symbolising its growing power.
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JPL Small-Body Database Browser

RT @GCACalc: This is one of the best apps on the internet: http://t.co/2fzOjPbL Watch near-earth asteroids and planetary movements in 3-D. Incredible!
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