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February 2, 2022

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Space.com

“Ultimately, we’re going to launch this flight hardware when the flight hardware is ready and when the team’s ready,” Mike Bolger, the program manager of exploration ground systems at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, told Space.com during a news conference …

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Spaceflight Now

A classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office is closed up in the nose cone of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket for liftoff Wednesday from California’s Central Coast, debuting a brand new booster that will land back near the launch site for reuse on …

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Space.com

SpaceX sent a U.S. spy satellite to orbit today (Feb. 2) in the second of three planned launches over a four-day stretch. A two-stage Falcon 9 rocket topped with the National Reconnaissance Office’s (NRO) NROL-87 payload lifted off from Vandenberg …

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Space.com

“It’s our 1st launch of 2022, 1st rocket core to be reused in a future launch, & 1st Falcon 9 under the [National Security Space Launch] contract.” (SpaceX received a $316 million contract in 2020 for launches between 2022 and 2024 for the U.S. Space Force …

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Space.com

NASA won’t roll its first moon-bound megarocket out to the launch pad any earlier than March, again delaying the launch of its Artemis 1 mission. Agency officials will discuss the decision during a news conference Wednesday (Feb.

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CNN

(CNN) Our planet has a celestial sentry leading the way around the sun, and it’s only the second Earth Trojan asteroid ever discovered. Astronomers observed asteroid 2020 XL5 using the Southern Astrophysical Research …

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CNN

Launched in 2000, the space lab has orbited 227 nautical miles above Earth with more than 200 astronauts from 19 different countries enjoying stints aboard — representing a continuous human presence in space. NASA said that …

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The New York Times

The Trojan asteroid 2020 XL5, which follows the same path around the sun as our planet, was revealed only after a decade of searching.

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NPR

A piece of space junk from a SpaceX rocket launch in 2015 is hurtling toward the moon, and is set to crash into the lunar surface on March 4, astronomers have predicted. The piece is part of a Falcon 9 rocket that launched from Florida in 2015.

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Phys.Org

This is one of the ExoAnalytic Solutions observing facilities. The company has over 30 observatories and more than 300 telescopes worldwide. Credit: ExoAnalytic Solutions. A Chinese satellite pulled a defunct navigation satellite out of the way of …

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