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Earlier this year, the spy satellite industry was hit hard by defense budget cuts.
Scientists have proposed using pulsars - 'cosmic lighthouses' - as a way of navigating future space missions.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Spaceport America is billed as the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport.
Much of the attention commercial spaceflight has been getting recently has been focused on NASA’s Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) program, including, as noted here, concerns about contracting mechanisms for future phases of the program .
"Spirit of Pennsylvania" First B-2 To Receive Insignia Of Global Strike Command
Britain launched its own space agency Tuesday with the help of home-grown astronaut Major Timothy Peake, aimed at boosting the country's multi-billion-pound space technology industry.
Astrium, Europe's leading space company, continues to prepare Europe's future propulsion technology by signing a euros 60 million rider with the European Space Agency (ESA) and its partners of the joint propulsion team consortium, Avio SpA (Italy) and SNECMA (SAFRAN Group) (France). The contract is part of ESA's Future Launchers Preparatory Programme (FLPP).
TSS (Tethered Satellite System)
Having finished writing about the space elevator , I am moving on to another spacelaunch method in this new article in the non-rocket spacelaunch series . Tether propulsion consists in using long, very strong cables (known as tethers) to change the velocity of spacecraft and payloads.
The use of tethers in space poses many challenges and safety issues. This third part to the tether propulsion article will focus on those issues. A lot of the challenges and safety issues of a space tether system are similar to those of a space elevator described in a previous article , but some are unique to the space tether concept.
This is the fourth and final part of the tether propulsion article of the non-rocket spacelaunch methods article series. This post will focus on references to the tether propulsion concept in fiction. The most prominent science fiction novels on the subject include:
This is the second part to the article about tether propulsion .
Earth is not the only planet that could have a space elevator .
This is the fourth and final part of the space elevator article of the non-rocket spacelaunch methods article series.
This is the second part to the article about the space elevator .
This is the second part to the article on the launch loop from the non-rocket spacelaunch series.
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