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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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China launches its first Mars mission

China launched an unmanned probe to Mars on Thursday in its first independent mission to visit another planet, a bid for global leadership in space and display of its technological prowess and ambition. At 12:41 p.m. (0441 GMT), …

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SpaceX postpones Starlink launch attempt

SpaceX was set to try to launch its next batch of Starlink satellites today with a couple of Earth observation satellites along for the ride, but pulled the plug about 90 minutes before the planned liftoff, Orlando Sentinel informs. …

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Roscosmos comments on U.S. space militarization plans

Washington's space militarization plans may jeopardize the already fragile cooperation with Russia, deputy head of Russian State Space Corporation Roscosmos Sergey Savelyev said, still confirming the country's readiness to strengthen …

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U.S. to launch military satellite from ISS

The Red-Eye-2 small spacecraft for experiments in the interests of the Defense Department’s office of advanced research projects, DARPA, is scheduled to be launched into orbit on June 17 from the International space station, NASA said. …

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Crew Dragon astronauts board ISS

U.S. atronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley have successfully disembarked the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule and entered the International Space Station. SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft docked at the space station at 10:16 a.m. ET …

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