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SpaceX’s Inspiration4 safely returns to Earth

SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, Resilience, touched down in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida on Saturday. The spacecraft carried the four members of the Inspiration4 mission safely back to Earth after spending three days in LEO. SpaceX loaded the capsule onto its recovery ship in less than an hour so that the crew could exit.

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Italy supports GPS and Galileo tests on the Moon

The Italian Space Agency (ASI) cooperates with Quascom and NASA to launch project NEIL to experiment satellite-based positioning on the lunar surface, ASI reports. Project NEIL (Navigation Early Investigation on Lunar surface) is linked to NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Service mission.

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: Outer Space Institute’s International Open Letter on Kinetic Anti Satellite (ASAT)

The Outer Space Institute is pleased to publish the International Open Letter on Kinetic Anti-Satellite (ASAT) Testing, the second Open Letter coordinated by the OSI. This letter urges the UN General Assembly to take up consideration of a treaty that would prohibit conducting debris-generating anti-satellite weapon tests.

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Mars rover Perseverance collected first rock sample

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover has collected the first sample of Martian rock, a core from Jezero Crater slightly thicker than a pencil, NASA reported. The core is currently awaiting retrieval in an airtight titanium sample tube with serial number 266. The rover had failed to collect samples on its first try just last month.

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Space Café WebTalk with Lukasz Wilczynski: There’s space for everyone in space

During this week’s Space Café, SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening got to chat with Lukasz Wilczynski – the brain, organiser, hidden champion and president of the European Space Foundation and the CEO of Polish tech publicity firm, Planet Partners. A self-confessed “space evangelist”, Lukasz Wilczynski, is also the founder of the European Rover Challenge,

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Protect the Arctic with European space technologies at the 2nd CASSINI Hackathon

The Arctic is a fascinating and complex geographical, meteorological and biological ecosystem whose impact is significant and far-reaching. From its highly transited shipping routes that connect the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to its role in regulating global temperatures, the Arctic is responsible for much of the way we live.

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Arianespace tops 1000 with number of launched satellites

Arianespace has launched more than 1000 satellites since its foundation with Flight ST35 on Soyuz for OneWeb, the company said. The launch for OneWeb placed another 34 OneWeb satellites into orbit; Arianespace has now deployed a total of 322 satellites for the global connectivity constellation, it said.

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