Space news bites: The Return!

by | Nov 7, 2008 | Seradata News | 0 comments

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credit: Khrunichev Space Center

Space Newsbites returns with a few quick items about things spaceflght orientated…

Progress continues with Russia’s new Angara rocket (see picture above). Khrunichev Space Center has posted this report about preparations for a test firing of its universal rocket module 


The European Space Agency has a €100,000 cost/benefit analysis contract out, the bids for which have to be in later this month, for a “fractionated satellite”, which ESA says are, “independent platforms hosting different sub-systems and capabilities of a single spacecraft, while free-flying around each other within a small cluster: a single virtual spacecraft with its modules, without having the physical boundary constraint.”

Apparently the European Columbus laboratory is going to become home to a copy of the United Nation’s human rights declaration

Learn about a “spacewalk watch” at spacefuture.com

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has announced the next launch date of its H-IIA rocket

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