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Aug 31, 2023

Ship 25 awaits rollout for full-stack of Starship Flight 2

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Starship is getting close to its second Integrated Flight Test (IFT). Booster 9 completed its pre-flight testing and now awaits its partner for the second launch. Since Ship 25 was already tested months ago, this only leaves full stack testing and pending regulatory approval for the second flight.

Booster 9

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Aug 29, 2023

IBM makes major leap in quantum computing error-detection

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health, quantum physics, robotics/AI, space travel

Quantum computing is on the verge of catapulting the digital revolution to new heights.

Turbocharged processing holds the promise of instantaneously diagnosing health ailments and providing rapid development of new medicines; greatly speeding up response time in AI systems for such time-sensitive operations as autonomous driving and space travel; optimizing traffic control in congested cities; helping aircraft better navigate extreme turbulence; speeding up weather forecasting that better prepares localities facing potential disaster, and optimizing supply chain systems for more efficient delivery times and cost savings.

But we’re not there yet. One of the greatest obstacles facing quantum operations is error-correction.

Aug 29, 2023

Crew stuck on ISS to return to Earth in September: Russia

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Russia’s space agency on Tuesday said that the crew stuck on the International Space Station because of a damaged capsule were now expected to return to Earth in September, a year after they first launched into orbit.

Russian cosmonauts Dmitry Petelin and Sergei Prokopyev and NASA astronaut Frank Rubio flew to the ISS in September 2022 aboard a Soyuz MS-22 capsule.

They were scheduled to return home in the same spacecraft, but it began leaking coolant in mid-December after being hit by what US and Russian space officials believe was a tiny space rock.

Aug 29, 2023

Boeing Is Getting Absolutely Destroyed by SpaceX

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Boeing’s latest Starliner delay highlights the widening gap between it and SpaceX, which is slated to launch its seventh crewed NASA mission.

Aug 29, 2023

SpaceX performs successful engine test on Starship Booster 9

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The latest static fire engine test is part of SpaceX’s final preparations for the second test flight of Starship.

SpaceX has successfully performed another static fire engine test on its Super Heavy prototype, Booster 9.

The company is preparing for the second flight test of the massive rocket and CEO Elon Musk recently stated it could happen “soon.”

Aug 27, 2023

SpaceX successfully sets off multi-space agency Crew-7 to the ISS

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Four astronauts from four countries are on the ISS for the SpaceX Crew-7 mission.

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched four astronauts from different space agencies to the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, after a one-day delay due to a technical issue with the spacecraft’s life support system.

As per NASA, the rocket lifted off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 3:27 am Eastern Time (1:57 pm IST) carrying the Crew Dragon capsule named Endurance, which separated from the rocket’s upper stage about 12 minutes later.

Aug 27, 2023

Japan’s JAXA is next in line to launch a lunar lander

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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA’s) SLIM lander will demonstrate accurate landing technology as well as a low-cost, lightweight infrastructure.

Japan is launching a lander to the lunar surface hot on the heels of India’s Chandrayaan-3 lander, which became the first to ever land near the lunar south pole this week.

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Aug 26, 2023

Chandrayaan-3 rover rolls onto moon’s surface as ecstatic India celebrates

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NEW DELHI, Aug 24 (Reuters) — The moon rover of India’s Chandrayaan-3 exited the spacecraft on Thursday to begin exploring the surface of the lunar south pole and conducting experiments, and was braced for new challenges, the space agency chief said.

The spacecraft landed on the unexplored south pole of the moon on Wednesday, making India the first country to achieve this feat just days after Russia’s Luna-25 failed in a similar mission.

The soft, textbook touchdown by the lander after a failed attempt in 2019 sparked widespread jubilation and celebration in the world’s most populous country. The media hailed the historic landing as India’s biggest scientific feat.

Aug 26, 2023

Replay! SpaceX’s Crew-7 launch to the International Space Station — Full Broadcast

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Four astronauts from four countries launched on SpaceX Dragon capsule to the International Space Station for a six-month mission. They lifted off from NASA’s…

Aug 26, 2023

Rocket Lab flies rocket with pre-flown engine for first time

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For the first time, Rocket Lab reused one of its Rutherford engines, marking an important step in the road to reusability.

Rocket Lab launched an Electron rocket with a pre-flown Rutherford engine for the first time yesterday, August 23.

The company has experimented with a mid-air helicopter retrieval method, though it has settled on plucking boosters out of the ocean after a parachute-assisted splashdown.

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