Latest Space News South Korea is preparing a second launch for its first rocket, SpaceX, including the ISS that dodges some Soviet debris, launching three hawks in 36 hours.
NASA selects astronauts for first crewed Starliner flights and scientists are excited to discover an ultra-rare star, the space race Ross Cosmos, to help the Russian space agency unmanned satellite debris using the engines of Progress 81 cargo vehicles.
Dmitry Rozhzin Ross Kosmos reported that at 2203 Moscow time the engines of the Russian Progress MS-20 transport cargo ship carried a piece of the Cosmos 1408 spacecraft from a dangerous approach to the International Space Station. Made an unscheduled maneuver to escape.
Cosmos 1408 was an older Soviet electronic and signals intelligence focused Selena D satellite and was launched in 1982, it was destroyed in November 15 2021 as part of a Russian anti-satellite weapons test at the time by the US military and NASA The authorities condemned Russia for the reckless trial.
Which he correctly predicted could put astronauts and other orbital platforms at risk just a few hours later. As their return vehicle the debris passed uncomfortably many times; space agencies around the world keep a very close eye on the debris.
Therefore the trajectory of the Cosmos 1408 debris was known and the four-and-a-half-minute long burn to move the station was unplanned. said there was no reason to be concerned that the NASA update says there was no impact on the operation of the station.
The piece was predicted to pass within half a mile of the station without maneuvering, yet it is better safe than sorry, especially when it is possible to re-enact the Kessler syndrome scene from gravity. As a precaution, he was pushed to a higher orbit.
This is another important reminder that low Earth orbit is getting terribly crowded, with lots of debris from the early space race and ongoing efforts threatening our launch and lower orbit platforms.
New technology designed to deal with floating scrap is another sign that it is becoming a problem as well. SpaceX The big rocket company reached an impressive benchmark over the past weekend to ignore in a year full of milestones.
During Friday the 17th to Sunday the 19th three Falcon 9 rockets delivered payloads to orbit within a period of approximately 36 hours after launch. Which set the record for the shortest duration between three missions for a commercial rocket company, with these missions both lifted from Cape Canaveral in Florida and Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.
SpaceX is on track to surpass last year’s 31 launches by the end of July. The company is aiming to launch more than 50 Falcon 9s this year, in addition to any trials for the first launch of its Super Heavy and Starship.
The H mission lineup was flown from Kennedy Space Center on Friday and delivered a batch of Starlink satellites, the second flight launched on Saturday and delivered a German military reconnaissance platform but the third flight on Sunday was a bit awkward, the mission was to take a relatively .
small cosmic star satellite and dropped it into orbit When he turned on the cameras.
The fm15 satellite aboard Globestar was seen mounted on a structure in the upper stage that looked like it was designed to give room for other payloads, apart from being a bit like that on the pad in the Falcon 9 booster. There should have been enough fuel to land back.
Instead the drone had to land on the ship, making it seem as though it was carrying more weight, eventually getting too tight-lipped about the Globe Star t he takes full control of the company it already operates.