SpaceX to Launch Next ISS Crew Rotation, Along with Electron’s Debris Removal Demonstration: Launch Roundup

SpaceX has set a new record by successfully launching and landing 10 rockets in January, despite weather delays. However, ongoing weather challenges and logistical issues may prevent the company from repeating this feat by the end of February. SpaceX has several upcoming missions planned, including delivering communication satellites, removing space debris, and supporting crew rotations to the International Space Station (ISS). The Falcon 9 rocket recently completed its 300th mission and achieved its 200th successful landing. SpaceX also came close to launching three

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Dream Chaser prepares for maiden flight as it undergoes rigorous NASA testing

Sierra Space’s Dream Chaser vehicle has successfully completed rigorous testing at NASA’s Neil Armstrong Test Facility, bringing it closer to its first launch scheduled for 2024. The testing, which took place in the facility’s vibration chamber, involved mating the vehicle with its cargo module, Shooting Star. The cargo module has the capacity to carry 4,000 kilograms of cargo internally and has three attachment points for additional cargo and experiments.

The configuration used in the testing will be the same for the vehicle’s

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SpaceX’s Upcoming Milestone: Lunar Lander on Falcon 9’s 300th Mission; JAXA’s Ambitious Orbit Goal with H3 Rocket

SpaceX is gearing up for a busy week of space missions, with four separate Falcon 9 launches planned. One mission involves launching NASA’s PACE Earth-observation satellite, which will provide valuable data on the Earth’s environment to help scientists predict weather conditions and air quality. Another mission will see multiple Starlink satellites sent into orbit as part of SpaceX’s plan to provide global internet access. Additionally, SpaceX will launch the IM-1 Nova-C lunar lander on Falcon 9’s 300th

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Recent Updates from the International Space Station: Introduction of Axiom Crew Members, Advancements in Robotic Hops, and Noteworthy Research on Extended Missions

The International Space Station (ISS) has recently welcomed the Axiom Mission 3 (Ax-3) crew, marking the first all-European crewed mission to the Station. With their arrival, there are now 11 astronauts aboard the ISS and a total of 14 people in orbit, including three taikonauts from the Shenzhou 17 mission on the Chinese Tiangong space station. While the current record for the highest number of people in orbit is 17, last May

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CRS NG-20’s Falcon 9 Mission: Delivering Cargo and Science to the International Space Station

Northrop Grumman’s NG-20 mission is set to launch the Cygnus spacecraft S.S. Patricia Hilliard Robertson to the International Space Station (ISS) on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. This marks the first time a Cygnus mission will fly aboard a Falcon 9 instead of an Antares rocket. The launch is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 12:07 PM EST from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

The Falcon 9

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First Cygnus Prepared for Falcon 9 Flight by Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman is preparing for the first Cygnus spacecraft to fly aboard a Falcon 9 rocket, as part of a cargo mission scheduled for the end of this month. The mission will carry out various experiments onboard the International Space Station (ISS), including 3D printing of metal parts and semiconductors in microgravity, remote control robotic surgery, and data collection on different heat shields during re-entry into the atmosphere. SpaceX is also aiming to launch nine Falcon 9 rockets by

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Axiom-3 Prepared to Launch Multinational Crew to the International Space Station (ISS)

Axiom Space is gearing up to launch its Axiom-3 mission, which will send a multinational crew to the International Space Station (ISS). This private mission is set to be the first crewed space mission of 2024 and will feature crew members from five different countries, with four of them from Europe. The launch is scheduled to take place from LC-39A at the Kennedy Space Center, using the Falcon 9 B1080-5 rocket and the Crew Dragon C212

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This Week’s Missions: Axiom-3 Crew and Tianzhou 7 Cargo Space Station Launches

This week is set to be an exciting one for space missions, with a focus on two significant launches. Axiom-3 and Tianzhou 7 are the main highlights, with Axiom-3 being the first crew launch of 2024 and Tianzhou 7 heading for the Chinese Space Station Tiangong. These launches are part of a rapid cadence of flights in the new year, following a record-breaking 220 orbital launch attempts in 2023.

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Key events in the ISS’s 25-year history, including spacewalks, cargo arrivals, and departures, reported in roundup.

The International Space Station (ISS) recently celebrated its 25th year in orbit, marking a major milestone in its history. Despite the occasion, the crew of Expedition 70 continued their work and experiments on board the orbital laboratory. Throughout the final quarter of 2023, cargo spacecraft arrived at the ISS to deliver supplies and fresh experiments, while also departing with scientific results, redundant equipment, and trash.

In October, Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Nikolai Ch

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The Promising Future of Space Communication: Exploring Laser Technology

The future of space communication is looking promising with the advancement of laser technology, according to a recent article. As traditional radio wave communication systems reach their limits, scientists and engineers have turned to laser communication to revolutionize how data and information are transmitted between spacecraft and ground stations. Several test missions have already taken place, showcasing the capabilities of laser communication technology.

One successful mission, the Integrated LCRD LEO User Modem and Amplifier Terminal (ILLUMA-T), was installed on the International Space

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