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Commercial space travel: A peek into its near future

When The Dragon, SpaceX's unmanned spacecraft, successfully docked at the International Space Station in May this year with a cargo of supplies for the station, the whole world was impressed.

  • 28 Jun 2017

Space Shuttle Retirement: Why is NASA cancelling the Shuttle?

After almost 30 years, NASA's space shuttle program is ending. NASA is cancelling its space shuttle program and the space shuttles will be retired. There will be no more space shuttle flights after 2010, unless NASA extends some of the remaining 6 missions into the year 2011. The space shuttle era is coming to an end.

  • 6 Jul 2017

Beamed Energy Propulsion and Space: an Introduction

This brief note is about Beamed Energy Propulsion (BEP), which is, actually, a rocket science. However, you dont have to be a rocket scientist in order to understand what it is about, it is simple and I will explain it to you in next few paragraphs.

It is all about rockets.

  • 10 Jul 2017
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8 Jul 2017
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Global UAV Payload and Subsystems Market

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are increasingly taking the place of regular manned aircraft for certain missions and combat operations. This trend requires them to perform similar functions to that of the manned aircraft. In 2013, The United States Navy launched its first drone squadron that has a mix of unmanned as well as manned aircraft.
14 Jul 2017
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NASA's New Tracking and Data Relay Satellite Debuts

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), an agency of the United States government that is responsible for the nation's civilian space program and for aeronautics and aerospace research, launched a new Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) last Wednesday 8:48 p.m. EST from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.The said spacecraft is NASA's eleventh TDRS to be used for communications with the International Space Station and to relay more images from the Hubble Telescope.
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10 Jul 2017
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SpaceX CRS-1 Payload, Internet From Satellite

SpaceX CRS-1 is the third flight for the uncrewed Dragon cargo spacecraft, Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, an American private space transportation company based in Hawthorne, California; a partially reusable spacecraft by Space X (also known as the Space Exploration Technologies Corporation).It is the fourth overall flight for the company's two-stage Falcon 9 launch vehicle, a rocket-powered spaceflight launch system.
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EDRS - A leap in satellite-based telecommunications technology

In Toulouse, France, at the Airbus Defense & Space facilities engineers and technicians are performing the final tests on Eutelsat's EB9B telecommunications ...

27 Jun 2017
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CHIRP (Commercially Hosted Infrared Payload)

SES Government Solutions hosted the first ever experimental U.S. Air Force sensor on an SES satellite operating over the United States. CHIRP (Commercially ...

7 Jul 2017
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Coming Soon: Bartolomeo

Bartolomeo enables the hosting of external payloads in low-Earth orbit, on-board the International Space Station ISS. Application areas include (but are not ...


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