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UN space mission already in 2021 !

First mission will serve as opportunity for developing to send to space their own scientific or research experiments. Payload will be delivered to Low Earth Orbit inside cargo section of Sierra Nevada Dream Chaser; is it beginning of new truly international space agency? Sierra Nevada Corporation management can be satisfied. Their Dream Chaser spaceplane, which…
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Date of launch of InSight lander set for May, 2018

Mission of the InSight, targeting Mars surface with lander equipped with special instruments for gathering data on seismic activity of Mars surface, has now official launch date. On September 2, 2016, NASA announced about final approval for extending InSight program until launch in 2018 by Science Mission Directorate. Launch of the rocket with InSight is planned…
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Sierra Nevada Corporation with Dream Chaser enters to international market !

According to previous information about possible offering Dream Chaser spaceplane on international markets, Sierra Nevada announced on June 28, 2016, about starting cooperation with United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA). It seems that 2016 is lucky for Sierra Nevada Corporation. First, on January 2016, Company was chosen along with orbital ATK and SpaceX, as…
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EDRS in action – leading laser data relay system tested again by ESA !

European Data Relay System reached first truly milestone on way of its development - first pictures were transmitted from Copernicus satellite. On 1 June 2016 ESA informed about transmission via European Data Relay System (EDRS). It was performed using Eutelsat-9B satellite to transmit to ground control station images taken by Sentinel-1A satellite operating under ESA…
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Second European International Space Station commander already on 2018

It will be historical moment for ESA and DLR. Alexander Gerst (ESA, DLR) was designated as International Space Station commander for three months of 2018. News was announced today by ESA Director General Jan Woerner at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne. It is great moment in history of European space program and in history of…
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Airbus with new contract for CNES MicroCarb satellite

Airbus Defence and Space was chosen to build new research satellite for French space agency CNES.  Airbus announced about grabbing contract for designing and manufacturing of new research satellite for CNES. It will be MicroCarb, satellite for measuring level of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere. Mission of the satellite (which start is planned for 2020)…
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Roscosmos plans for new space station

Due the fact that International Space Station will reach to the end of its operational life in 2028, Roscosmos unveils different plans for replacing ISS. Recent concept refers to space station designed and operated only by Roscosmos - now idea has changed. Considered as Russian replacement for ISS and planned for starting on 2031, OPSEK was…
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Mars InSight with green light from NASA !

After multiple problems in the end of 2015 and with increasing probability of halting NASA participation in program on 2016, we have NASA final voice in discussion. InSight will start its mission in 2018 in first possible launch window. InSight (Interior Exploration Using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy, and Heat Transport) was one of fundamental Mars research missions, example…
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Milestone in Electra program reached – SES, OHB and ESA agreement signed !

On 11 March 2016 in SES in Luxembourg agreement between SES, OHB and ESA was signed. It seems that program of developing new European telecommunication satellite with electric propulsion is reaching the positive end. Electra program was established in 2013 as initiative of European Space Agency under ARTES-33 plan for supporting innovative solutions by ESA cooperation with chosen…
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European nuclear response – asteroids stay back !

Sometimes methods of solving complex problems is quite simple - even in case of asteroids. Recently NASA announced recently about new initiative, in fact formalizing current efforts to prevent threat of asteroids. New organization called Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO) met with quick and positive response from Russian Academy of Science. Russians would like to…
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