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Cargo ship docks with Chinese space station

May 31, 2021

China’s robotic Tianzhou 2 cargo ship launched Saturday on top of a Long March 7 rocket and docked with the core module of the country’s space station eight hours later, delivering fuel, crew supplies, extravehicular spacesuits, and other gear in preparation for the arrival of three astronauts in June.

OneWeb surpasses 200 satellites with Soyuz launch

May 28, 2021

Launching through heavy rainfall, a Soyuz booster vaulted away from the Vostochny Cosmodrome in eastern Russia to place 36 more OneWeb internet satellites into orbit Friday, giving the London-based company a fleet of 218 spacecraft, one-third of its planned constellation.

Five launches planned from Florida’s Space Coast in June

May 28, 2021

More than three-quarters of the launches from Florida’s Space Coast so far this year have deployed SpaceX’s Starlink internet satellites, but the focus will shift to other customers in June. Five rocket flights are scheduled to lift off from the spaceport next month for the U.S. Space Force, NASA, and commercial companies.

NASA administrator unveils $24.8 billion 2022 budget request

May 28, 2021

The Biden administration’s $24.8 billion fiscal 2022 budget request for NASA will keep the agency on track to send the the first woman and the next man to the moon as early as 2024, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said Friday, but he warned that target date is far from certain.

Photos: Falcon 9 launches 60 more Starlink internet satellites

May 28, 2021

These photos show the liftoff from Cape Canaveral and climb into space of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Wednesday. The launch carried 60 Starlink internet satellites into orbit and set a new record for payload fairing reuse, with one half of the nose cone making its fifth flight.

Live coverage: Soyuz launches with OneWeb satellites

May 27, 2021

The next 36 satellites for OneWeb’s internet network launched at 1:38 p.m. EDT (1738 GMT) Friday from the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia’s Far East. Russian officials scrubbed a launch attempt Thursday to replace a faulty inertial measurement unit on the Soyuz rocket.

NASA to develop $2.5 billion, five-satellite Earth System Observatory

May 26, 2021

The Biden administration announced this week that NASA will develop a series of five Earth science satellite missions over the next decade, part of a $2.5 billion program called the Earth System Observatory to collect climate and geological data identified as priorities in a 2018 decadal survey.

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