#Space Technology

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China's Space Station Is Now Manned As Concerns About Its Space Ambitions Grow

The Shenzhou-12 mission put three astronauts aboard the new Tianhe space station module in a display of just how far China's space program has come. China successfully placed its first crew members aboard its Tiangong space station, which is still under construction. Three taikonauts (astronauts) boarded the Tianhe core space station module in orbit, marking a new milestone in the Middle Kingdom’s rise as a global leader in space. While the launch of the Shenzhou-12 mission is significant on its own right as a demonstration of China’s space program, it also highlights growing concerns about Chinese ambitions in space.
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Rocket Report: China launches crew mission, SpaceX runs into road troubles

Welcome to Edition 4.03 of the Rocket Report! This week saw two significant launches back-to-back. On Wednesday evening, US time, China launched its first crewed mission to its new space station, which was also the country's first human spaceflight in nearly five years. And then, less than a day later, the US Space Force joined the ranks of reusable launch customers.
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Space sustainability rating to shine light on debris problem

There's a problem brewing overhead. Invisible to the naked eye and relatively unheard of, it threatens our future in space—space debris. A new "Space Sustainability Rating' is currently in development that will shed light on the problem, scoring space operators on the sustainability of their missions, increasing the transparency of their contributions to protecting the space environment and encouraging and recognizing responsible behavior.
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Tyvak and Lawrence Livermore National Lab release Earth and space images

SAN FRANCISCO – Tyvak released the first images of objects in orbit and on the ground captured by telescopes the satellite manufacturer developed with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The technology demonstration satellite, Tyvak-0130, launched May 15 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rideshare flight. The two telescopes that make...
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China launches 3 astronauts to new space station

Editor's note: China's Shenzhou 12 spacecraft successfully docked at the Tiangong space station core module Tianhe about seven hours after liftoff. Read our docking story here. China's new space station is about to get its first human visitors. The Shenzhou 12 mission launched Wednesday (June 16) from Jiuquan Satellite Launch...

Hydrosat Raises $5M to Take on Climate Change from Space

WASHINGTON (Hydrosat PR) — Hydrosat, a company creating an infrared satellite constellation, announced that it raised a $5 million seed round led by Cultivation Capital, bringing its total raised to date to over $10 million. The round was led by Cultivation Capital with participation by Freeflow Ventures, the Yield Lab, Expon Capital, Techstars, Industrious Ventures, and Synovia Capital.
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SMC’s Space Safari Office To Focus On ‘Urgent’ Launch Needs

WASHINGTON: Space Force’s newest acquisition program office, called Space Safari, will concentrate on meeting military commander’s urgent launch needs, with its first demonstration last Sunday successfully putting up small satellite using Northrop Grumman’s air-launched Pegasus XL space vehicle. “The Space Safari office was established to directly respond to urgent USSPACECOM...
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NASA says Hubble Space Telescope has been down for days

The Hubble Space Telescope, which has scanned the universe for more than 30 years, has been down for a few days, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced on Friday. The problem is a payload computer that stopped working last Sunday, the U.S. space agency said. He insisted that...
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China Launches 3 Astronauts on Shenzhou-12 and Docks at New Space Station on 1st Human Spaceflight Since 2016

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – In a major advance demonstrating the growing prowess of China’s technological and scientific progress China successfully launched a trio of astronauts on the country’s first human spaceflight mission since 2016 on the Shenzhou-12 capsule, Thursday, June 17- who soon rendezvoused and docked about six and a half hours later at the Tianhe core module of the new fledgling Chinese Space Station (CSS) on a flight that also doubles as the first crewed mission to the orbiting outpost circling in low Earth orbit since liftoff in late April.

Theoretical “Lentz Drive” Could Make Star Trek-Style Warp Technology a Reality

Ever since Captain James T. Kirk first ordered Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott to jump the Starship Enterprise to warp speed, real world scientists and engineers have looked for ways to bring the concept of faster than light travel into reality. A number of solutions have been proposed, but nearly all require a highly theoretical substance called ‘exotic matter’ to operate, or are otherwise limited to sub-luminal travel to avoid having to use exotic matter altogether.
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China launches first crew to new space station

China has launched three astronauts into orbit to begin occupation of the country’s new space station. The three men – Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo – are to spend three months aboard the Tianhe module some 380km (236 miles) above the Earth. It will be China’s longest crewed...
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Shenzhou-12 docks with Tianhe space station module

HELSINKI — The Shenzhou-12 spacecraft docked with China’s space station module hours after launch from Jiuquan late Wednesday, marking the first crewed visit to the facility. Shenzhou-12 and its crew of three launched on a Long March 2F from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 9:22 p.m. Eastern Wednesday. The...

Daily briefing: Why humans are so thirsty

Why humans need to drink more water than most mammals, why dust clouds follow the Mars helicopter and disappointing news from trials of the CureVac COVID-19 vaccine. You have full access to this article via your institution. Hello Nature readers, would you like to get this Briefing in your inbox...