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Updated 10:30 p.m. Eastern with comments from postlanding briefing. LONG BEACH, Calif. — Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner safely landed in New Mexico May 25, concluding a six-day uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station and setting the stage for the spacecraft’s first flight with people. Starliner undocked from the International Space Station at 2:36 p.m.
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LONG BEACH, Calif. –  A panel of space logistics experts underscored the importance of open standards to encourage the growth of the market. Over the long term, open standards are necessary “if we really want to build infrastructure in space,” Karol Janik, technology manager for the Manufacturing Technology Centre, an independent U.K. research and technology
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The National Reconnaissance Office said the 10-year deals with three companies are the agency’s largest ever commercial contracting effort WASHINGTON — The National Reconnaissance Office announced May 25 it awarded BlackSky, Maxar Technologies and Planet Labs 10-year contracts to provide satellite imagery for U.S. intelligence, defense and federal civil agencies. The NRO called these awards
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LONG BEACH, Calif. – The U.S. Space Systems Command is continuing to refine its concept for establishing a single point of contact for commercial innovators called the front door. “We want to make ourselves more available for industry,” U.S. Air Force Maj. Adam Burnetta, Space Enterprise Consortium program manager, said May 24 at the Space
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TAMPA, Fla. — Amazon Web Services announced May 24 it has picked 10 startups to join its second annual space accelerator program, which helps early-stage companies learn how to grow their businesses with cloud and analytic technologies.  The startups come from across the Earth observation, space situational awareness (SSA), launch, propulsion and space exploration markets.
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Theoretically, we could hide the Earth from faraway telescopes, using a properly placed laser pointer. Hosted by: Reid Reimers ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters — we couldn’t make SciShow without them! Shout out to Kevin Bealer, Justin Lentz, Mark Terrio-Cameron, Patrick
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WASHINGTON — Boeing and United Launch Alliance say they remain committed to launching future CST-100 Starliner commercial crew missions on Atlas 5 rockets even after that vehicle is effectively retired for other missions. As with the Orbital Flight Test (OFT) mission in late 2019, an Atlas 5 launched Starliner on the OFT-2 mission May 19.
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WASHINGTON — NASA is seeking informal public input on a set of 50 objectives for its exploration efforts that agency leadership says will go into a broader effort to guide its activities for the next two decades. NASA released May 17 a set of high-level objectives for its lunar and Mars exploration campaign. The agency
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TAMPA, Fla. — Telesat said May 18 it demonstrated high-speed connectivity in India last month using a four-year-old prototype satellite The so-called Phase 1 satellite connected through a teleport operated by local satellite communications provider Nelco, which is part of Indian conglomerate Tata. South Korea’s Intellian supplied the 85-centimeter parabolic antenna used in the April
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TITUSVILLE, Fla. — Space Perspective has raised an additional $17 million to further development of its stratospheric passenger balloon system that simulates one aspect of spaceflight. The company announced May 19 it raised the funding from several new investors, including Silicon Valley Bank, Trinity Capital and Henry Kravis, co-founder of investment company KKR and Co.
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It might feel like it was only yesterday that the Curiosity rover touched down on Mars, but in August, the rover celebrated its fifth birthday! For a kindergartener, it’s made some really impressive discoveries. Host: Reid Reimers ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon