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R3-IoT becomes Krucial to branch out of aquaculture

SpaceNews | Aug. 18, 2022, 8:01 a.m.

Scottish startup R3-IoT rebranded as Krucial Aug. 18 amid plans to expand its connectivity solutions for remote sensors out of the aquaculture market.

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NASA to Announce Candidate Landing Regions for Artemis III Moon Mission

NASA | Aug. 17, 2022, 11:11 p.m.

NASA will hold a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 19, to announce regions near the lunar South Pole the agency has identified as potential areas for astronauts to land as part of the Artemis III mission, targeted for 2025.

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SLS arrives at the pad for Artemis 1 launch

SpaceNews | Aug. 17, 2022, 10:41 p.m.

NASA’s Space Launch System made its third trip to the launch pad Aug. 17, this time with the intent of lifting by early next month.

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Commercial geospatial technologies that detect GPS disruptions to be tested in military exercises

SpaceNews | Aug. 17, 2022, 10:31 p.m.

U.S. military and allied forces in upcoming exercises will put to the test commercial technologies that could help detect GPS jamming or other activities that disrupt satellite-based navigation.

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NOAA, NASA, and Northrop Grumman complete major testing for JPSS-2 before launch

NASA Spaceflight | Aug. 17, 2022, 4:02 p.m.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NASA, and Northrop Grumman have completed the final major test of the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS)-2 spacecraft ahead of its delivery to Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, for launch. 

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Russian spacewalk continues preps on European Robotic Arm

NASA Spaceflight | Aug. 17, 2022, 1:55 p.m.

A Russian spacewalk is taking place at the ISS to continue preparations to fully activate the European Robotic Arm (ERA) and commission it for operational use. 

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Rocket Lab will self-fund a mission to search for life in the clouds of Venus

Arstechnica | Aug. 17, 2022, 1:09 p.m.

"Breakthrough science is possible."

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Seeking Regulatory Mercy: The case for extending constellation deployment deadlines

SpaceNews | Aug. 17, 2022, 8:01 a.m.

Will regulators show mercy for constellation hopefuls battling unprecedented manufacturing and launch constraints outside their control?

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Russian cosmonauts to continue outfitting European robotic arm outside space station

Spaceflight Now | Aug. 17, 2022, 5:41 a.m.

Russian cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev and Denis Matveev will suit up and head outside the International Space Station Wednesday for a spacewalk to continue outfitting the European Space Agency’s robotic arm delivered to the complex last year.

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket could still launch first military mission in 2022

Teslarati | Aug. 17, 2022, 2:02 a.m.

In a statement issued to Bloomberg, the US Space Force says that SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket could still conduct its first operational...

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AST SpaceMobile delays commercial satellite debut by six months

SpaceNews | Aug. 16, 2022, 10:21 p.m.

Supply chain issues have pushed out the launch of AST SpaceMobile’s first operational satellite about six months to late 2023, the cellphone-compatible broadband constellation startup said Aug. 15.

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Blue Origin scraps original recovery ship for New Glenn boosters

SpaceNews | Aug. 16, 2022, 10:01 p.m.

A large ship that Blue Origin planned to convert into a landing platform for New Glenn boosters is instead being sent to the scrapyard as the company changes its recovery plans.

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Orion Space wins U.S. Space Force contract for on-orbit services experiment

SpaceNews | Aug. 16, 2022, 8:51 p.m.

Orion Space Solutions announced Aug. 16 it was selected by the U.S. Space Force to develop three small satellites for a demonstration of on-orbit services in geostationary Earth orbit.

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SLS ready to roll to LC-39B for launch, teams prepare for multiple launch trajectories

NASA Spaceflight | Aug. 16, 2022, 6:25 p.m.

NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket has completed all pre-launch preparations inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and is ready for its 4.2-mile (6.7-km) journey to Launch Complex 39B.

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After ICBM test, US stresses it was “not the result of current world events”

Arstechnica | Aug. 16, 2022, 2:30 p.m.

Test comes after delays due to Russia, China tensions.

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