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June 28, 2022

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Space.com

The 55-pound (25 kilograms) cubesat launched today (June 28) atop a Rocket Lab Electron booster, which lifted off from the company’s Launch Complex 1 on the Māhia Peninsula of New Zealand at 5:55 a.m. EDT (0955 GMT; 9:55 p.m. local time in New Zealand).

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Space.com

SpaceX’s massive Starship project was on the move last week, as its “Booster 7” Super Heavy rocket prototype moved to its South Texas test pad Thursday (June 23). Skip advert. Advertisement. The Starship rocket and its Super Heavy is set for pressure …

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Space.com

The agency’s launch of a Black Brant IX sounding rocket Sunday (June 26) from Arnhem Space Center, in Australia’s Northern Territory, is the first commercial launch by NASA outside of the United States.

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Spaceflight Now

NASA’s $30 million CAPSTONE mission lifted off Tuesday on a Rocket Lab launcher from New Zealand, departing Earth on a circuitous but fuel-efficient four-month journey toward a halo orbit around the moon to test out technologies and operations for the …

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Spaceflight Now

An engineer at Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems inspects solar arrays on NASA’s CAPSTONE spacecraft. Credit: NASA/Dominic Hart. NASA and commercial companies are ready to launch a 55-pound spacecraft from New Zealand to the moon Tuesday on a pathfinder …

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CNN

The CAPSTONE mission will be the first to fly in a unique orbit intended for use by the Artemis program’s Gateway lunar outpost. Daniel Rutte/NASA. Sign up for CNN’s …

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The New York Times

After months of scrutinizing photographs of the lunar surface, scientists have finally found the crash site of a forgotten rocket stage that struck the far side of the moon in March. They still do not know for sure which rocket the wayward debris …

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Space.com

Participants include NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy, and Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. In addition, the event will include two panels. One will …

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Space.com

Astronomers have spotted a white dwarf that miraculously survived its own thermonuclear detonation, raising questions over how and why these stars create supernovas. A white dwarf is the evolutionary endpoint of a sun-like star.

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Scientific American

NASA’s tiny CAPSTONE spacecraft has begun its long, history-making journey to the moon. The 55-pound (25 kilograms) cubesat launched today (June 28) atop a Rocket Lab Electron booster, which lifted off from the company’s Launch Complex 1 on the Māhia …

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