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Russia and China ready to build first moon base

Russia and China are to collaborate on the international lunar structure, which was thought up by China - the latest build in the space-race against America, The Sun informs. The purpose of the International Lunar Research Stations (ILRS), is to create a long-term robotic presence on the Moon by the start of the next decade, before eventually establishing a sustained human presence. An Order of the Government of the Russian Federation detailing the scheme was published on February 11, but the "date to sign the above mentioned MoU has not been determined yet and is currently discussed with the Chinese partners"

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SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket boosted 60 more Starlink internet satellites into orbit late Monday from Cape Canaveral. An attempt to recover the first stage with a landing on an off-shore droneship failed, ending a string of 24 successes in a …

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Chinese ship enters Mars orbit in search of heavenly truth

The Tianwen 1 rover is China’s first foray to the planet, and the country’s most ambitious deep-space mission yet, The Diplomat reports. A Chinese spacecraft went into orbit around Mars on Wednesday on an expedition to land a rover on the surface and scout for signs of ancient life, authorities announced in a landmark step in the country’s most ambitious deep-space mission yet

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Russia and Turkey to cooperate on joint space efforts

The Russian and Turkish authorities intend to establish mutually beneficial full-fledged cooperation in the space industry, the press service of the state corporation Roscosmos reported. "Active work is underway to prepare a …

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SpaceX to fly first civilian crew to space this year

SpaceX announced that it will launch four private individuals on a Crew Dragon capsule into orbit around the Earth, dubbed "the world’s first all-civilian mission." It is scheduled to launch in the fourth quarter of 2021. …

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What is the difference between Russia's Amur and Musk's Falcon 9

Russia is getting into the reusable rocket game. The nation's space agency, Roscosmos, announced last week that it aims to develop a two-stage rocket called the Amur, whose first stage will return to Earth for vertical, powered landings like those performed by SpaceX's Falcon 9 boosters.

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SpaceX delays satellites launch for a day

SpaceX called off the launch of a new fleet of Starlink internet satellites on Thursday (Sept. 17) due to a "recovery issue" related to the mission's Falcon 9 rocket, Space.com informs. A SpaceX Falcon 9 …

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Russia to develop new spacesuit

Russia's National University of Science and Technology (MISIS) plans to develop a spacesuit for the crew of the new Russian spacecraft ‘Oryol.' which is projected to begin manned missions in 2025. Its designer ruled out …

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ISS crew looks for source of small cabin air leak: NASA

Three crew members on board the International Space Station will spend the weekend in the vessel’s Russian segment while they search for the source of a cabin air leak, NASA and Russian space agency Roscosmos said on Thursday, Reuters …

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Iran to launch 5 satellites by spring 2021

Iran will launch five satellites with coordination of Iran’s Defense Ministry by the end of the current Iranian year (will end on March 20, 2021), Iran's Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mohammad Javad …

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