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Po River dries up

Monday, 27 June 2022 06:30
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The Po River, the longest river in Italy, is hitting record low water levels after months without heavy rainfall. This Copernicus Sentinel-2 animation reveals how the river has significantly shrunk between June 2020 and June 2022. Image: The Po River, the longest river in Italy, is hitting record low water levels after months without heavy rainfall. This Copernicus Sentinel-2 animation reveals how the river has significantly shrunk between June 2020 and June 2022.
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Collins spacesuit

The two companies NASA selected earlier this month to develop spacesuits for the International Space Station and Artemis lunar missions were the only companies to bid on the project, according to agency procurement documents.

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Tempe AZ (SPX) Jun 24, 2022
Astronomers discovered a rocket body heading toward a lunar collision late last year. Impact occurred March 4, with NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter later spotting the resulting crater. Surprisingly the crater is actually two craters, an eastern crater (18-meter diameter, about 19.5 yards) superimposed on a western crater (16-meter diameter, about 17.5 yards). The double crater was unex
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Washington DC (SPX) Jun 24, 2022
An independent assessment team will review possible options for next steps, including estimated costs. NASA announced Friday the Psyche asteroid mission, the agency's first mission designed to study a metal-rich asteroid, will not make its planned 2022 launch attempt. Due to the late delivery of the spacecraft's flight software and testing equipment, NASA does not have sufficient time to c
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Orlando FL (SPX) Jun 24, 2022
When asteroid 2019 OK suddenly appeared barreling toward Earth on July 25, 2019, Luisa Fernanda Zambrano-Marin and the team at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico jumped into action. After getting an alert, the radar scientists zoned in on the asteroid, which was coming from Earth's blind spot - solar opposition. Zambrano-Marin and the team had 30 minutes to get as many radar readings a
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Huntsville AL (SPX) Jun 24, 2022
NASA science research on the International Space Station reached an extraordinary milestone June 14. The vital, versatile EXPRESS Racks - properly known as "EXpedite the PRocessing of Experiments to the Space Station" multipurpose payload shelving units - logged 1 million hours of combined powered duty on station. That's the equivalent of nearly 115 years' worth of scientific research comp
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Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 24, 2022
The MSL team is very happy this week, because our first drill attempt since last November was successful! This Front Hazcam image shows the drill being extracted from the new drill hole, which is surrounded by drill tailings as expected. This is one of several times in MSL's mission that drilling had to be re-designed to overcome an anomaly, again requiring lots of careful planning and tes
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Tucson AZ (SPX) Jun 24, 2022
Results of multiple and complementary lab analyses of minerals found in samples of material from Antarctica could give scientists a better understanding of the surface and subsurface environment of Mars, and indicate locations of potentially habitable subsurface locations, says a new paper by Planetary Science Institute Research Scientist Elizabeth C. Sklute. Samples of intermittent brine
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Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jun 24, 2022
Low earth orbit (LEO) satellites are being increasingly used for environmental monitoring of the earth, as well for logistic purposes, such as the navigation of maritime vessels. The data transmitted from the satellite terminals to the receivers on Earth, known as "downlink," is steadily increasing and, as a result, requires new frequency domains. In this regard, the Ka band for satellite
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Freeman at SWF Summit

The British government announced a series of measures June 23, from regulations to funding active debris removal projects, intended to make the country a leader in space sustainability.

The post U.K. government announces new space sustainability measures appeared first on SpaceNews.

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NASA asteroid mission on hold due to late software delivery
Technicians work on the Psyche spacecraft at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, April 11, 2022, in Pasadena, Calif.
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Frank Calvelli, assistant secretary of the Air Force for space acquisition and integration, told SpaceNews one of his priorities is to impose discipline in procurement programs

The post New head of Space Force acquisitions looks to get back to basics appeared first on SpaceNews.

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Telespazio’s Space Centre in Fucino, Italy.

Telespazio intends to play a key role in the future in-orbit servicing market, providing customers seeking satellite relocation, refueling, repair or removal with the necessary space and ground-based capabilities.

The post Telespazio to play key role in satellite servicing market appeared first on SpaceNews.

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Psyche at asteroid

NASA’s Psyche asteroid mission will not launch this year as previously planned after the agency concluded there was not enough time to complete testing of the spacecraft’s software before its launch window closes.

The post Software testing problem delays Psyche launch appeared first on SpaceNews.

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SSTL Telesat LEO satellite graphic

Telesat has applied for a U.K. license to connect broadband terminals with Lightspeed satellites it plans to start deploying in 2025 to low Earth orbit.

The post Telesat requests UK license to connect Lightspeed terminals appeared first on SpaceNews.

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