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Europe · Cape Canaveral

Boeing's Starliner back on Earth after successful test in space

57% Center coverage: 37 sources
Boeing's new astronaut taxi has landed safely back on Earth. The Starliner capsule landed at White Sands Space Harbor, part of the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range (WSRM) The touchdown brought Boeing's uncrewed Orbital Test Flight 2 (OFT-2) to a successful end.See the Story
US & Canada · Washington

Hubble identifies unusual wrinkle in expansion rate of the universe

50% Center coverage: 20 sources
Spanning from 2003 to 2021, this collection of 37 images from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope features galaxies that are all hosts to Cepheid variables and supernovae. These two celestial phenomena are both crucial tools used by astronomers to determine astronomical distance, and have been used to refine our measurement of Hubble's constant.See the Story
NASA · Cape Canaveral

Boeing Starliner capsule nears completion of pivotal test flight to orbit

50% Center coverage: 6 sources
Boeing's new Starliner capsule was due to descend back to Earth on Wednesday from its first uncrewed journey to the International Space Station. If all goes as planned, the gumdrop-shaped craft will make a fiery atmospheric re-entry followed by an airbag-cushioned parachute landing on the desert floor near White Sands, New Mexico.See the Story

The NASA Mars InSight lander just took its final selfie

100% Center coverage: 3 sources
NASA's InSight Mars lander has sent back its last selfie of its dust-covered solar panels and deck, in an image taken on its 1,211th 'sol' or Martian day of the mission on April 24. The lander is solar-powered, but dust covering the seven-feet wide solar panels has reduced its production capacity. Once these panels generated power equivalent to running an electric oven for 40 minutes, they can only power one for 10 minutes.See the Story

Boeing Starliner Completes Key Test Mission To ISS, With Some Hiccups

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Boeing's Starliner capsule completes key uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station. The spaceship landed in a puff of sand at 4:49 pm local time (2249 GMT) in the New Mexico desert. Orbital Flight Test-2 was the last hurdle for Starliner to clear before it carries humans in another test flight.See the Story

BlackSky, Maxar, Planet win 10-year NRO contracts for satellite imagery

75% Center coverage: 4 sources
BlackSky, Maxar Technologies and Planet Labs awarded 10-year contracts. The contracts have a five-year base period of performance with options to extend up to 10 years. Maxar said its EOCL contract is worth up to $3.24 billion over the decade. Planet Labs has not yet disclosed the value of its contract.See the Story
Space · United States

Boeing's new spacecraft returns to Earth after unmanned test flight and stays at ISS

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
[25th Reuters] - US Boeing's new spacecraft “Starliner” landed in New Mexico on the 25th after staying at the International Space Station (ISS) and returned to Earth. An important unmanned test flight as the next means of transportation for aviators of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has been completed.See the Story

Happy 45th birthday, 'Star Wars': The Force is still strong with George Lucas's little space opera that could

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
"Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope" premiered 45 years ago today. The original 1977 movie and its prequels, sequels, and spinoffs continue to entertain millions. Thousands of "Star Wars" fans will congregate this week for Star Wars Celebration 2022.See the Story

Space logistics experts broadly endorse standards

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
A panel of space logistics experts underscored the importance of open standards to encourage the growth of the market.The post Space logistics experts broadly endorse standards appeared first on SpaceNews.See the Story

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