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Firefly Aerospace says it had an “anomaly” during a Jan. 22 static-fire test of the first stage of its Alpha rocket under... more
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WASHINGTON — European launch provider Arianespace completed its first launch of the year Jan. 16, sending two communications... more
SpaceX to launch Egyptian satellite in 2022  SPACE NEWS · 3 hours
SpaceX will launch Egyptian operator NileSat’s next communications satellite on a Falcon 9 rocket in 2022, SpaceXsaid Jan. 23. SpaceNews.com more
TriSept buys Orbex Prime rocket for rideshare flight  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Launch integrator TriSept Corp. announced plans Jan. 14 to buy an Orbex Prime launch vehicle for a dedicated rideshare mission... more
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Iran says it is preparing for satellite launch  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Iran said Sunday that two newly constructed satellites have passed pre-launch tests and will be transported to the nation's space center for eventual launch, without elaborating. more
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Rather than an untidy mess, fire-damaged trees and half burnt logs left behind by a fire are valuable habitat for recovering wildlife, according to a group of leading Australian environmental scientists. more
Firefly, Innovative Space Logistics sign launch agreement • Viasat nabs $90M IDIQ contract  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
Dutch launch broker Innovative Space Logistics and Firefly Aerospace signed a launch services agreement for... more
NASA contractor settles whistleblower complaint for $375,000  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A NASA contractor on Monday agreed to pay $375,000 in order to settle a whistleblower complaint that accused the company of falsely certifying that ground support equipment for a rocket launch system followed the... more
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Many of our plants and animals have adapted to fires, but now the fires are changing  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
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SpaceX ready for Crew Dragon in-flight abort test  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
SpaceX performed a successful static-fire test Jan. 11 of the Falcon 9 booster that will launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft... more
Patient in Japan confirmed as having new virus from China  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Japan's government says a man treated for pneumonia after returning from China has tested positive for the new coronavirus identified as a possible cause of an outbreak in... more
SpaceX becomes operator of world’s largest commercial satellite constellation with Starlink launch  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
SpaceX launched 60 of its own Starlink broadband satellites on a Falcon 9 rocket Jan. 6, becoming the operator of the world’s largest commercial... more
Connection found between Arctic Oscillation and increased risk of fire in Siberia  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
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45th Space Wing prepares for first launch under the U.S. Space Force  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
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Skywatchers from Saudi Arabia and Oman to India and Singapore were treated to a rare "ring of fire" solar eclipse Thursday. more
Virgin Orbit plans orbital launch in early 2020  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
After falling short of plans to begin launches in 2019, Virgin Orbit now expects to perform its first orbital launch... more
A tensile ring drives tissue flows to shape the gastrulating amniote embryo  Science Magazine · 1 day
Tissue morphogenesis is driven by local cellular deformations that are powered by contractile actomyosin networks. How localized forces are transmitted across tissues to shape... more
Solar Orbiter separation  ESA · 2 days
Image: Artist's impression of Solar Orbiter following separation from the Centaur upper stage of the Atlas V 411 rocket launching the mission into space.Solar Orbiter is a space mission of... more
Chinese launch firm Galactic Energy raises $21.5 million  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Chinese private space launch firm Galactic Energy has raised $21.5 million for the development and launch of new rockets. SpaceNews.com more
Thousands trapped on Australia beaches encircled by fire  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Thousands of holidaymakers and locals were forced to flee to beaches in fire-ravaged southeast Australia Tuesday, as blazes ripped through popular tourist areas leaving no escape by land. more
Troops deployed across fire-hit Australia after horror weekend  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Reserve troops were deployed to fire-ravaged regions across three Australian states on Monday after a torrid weekend that turned swathes of land into smouldering, blackened hellscapes. more
Starlink’s busy launch schedule is workable, says 45th Space Wing  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
The rapid growth in Starlink missions means the 48 launch target could be attained in 2020.... more
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