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FAA delays Starship environmental review

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced it needed two more months to complete the environmental review of SpaceX Starship orbital launches from the Boca Chica facility in Texas. The FAA was unable to meet the original deadline of 31st December due to the high volume of comments submitted.

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JWST crosses Moon’s orbit after course-correction burn

The US $10B space observatory has flown beyond the orbit of the Moon after completing the second of the three required mid-course correction burns, NASA reported. The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) launched on Christmas Day to begin its 29-day deployment process. About half an hour later, it automatically deployed its solar panel to start generating its own power.

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The Space Cafe Podcast #045 Special: Peter Rumler, ESA, Launching James Webb Space Telescope

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 45th episode, a special, in our podcast series Space Cafe Podcast#045 Special: Peter Rumler, ESA, Launching James Webb Space Telescope. Episode 045 features a special guest Peter Rumler. Anyone who takes time for an interview just 40 minutes before the launch of the largest telescope of all time has a lot of nerve.

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Chinese slam Elon Musk over near miss in space

Satellites from SpaceX’s Starlink Internet Services had two "close encounters" with the Chinese space station in July and October, according to a document submitted by China to the UN's space agency. The China Space Station had to take “preventive collision avoidance control” measures to avoid colliding with the satellites.

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Ariane 5 launches Webb on its journey 1.5 million km away

Ariane 5 has launched the giant James Webb Telescope into its transfer orbit. The Ariane 5 rocket lifted off from the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on Christmas day, and the telescope separated successfully at an altitude of close to 1500 kilometers 27 minutes into the flight.

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Space Café Radio: Review 2021 – Dr Moriba Jah

In this Space Café Radio – our Review 2021 series, SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Dr Moriba Jah, Professor at The University of Texas at Austin and host of the Space Cafe "Moribas Vox Populi". They talked about 2021 on earth, in space, what moved us, what challenged us! But also what we can expect next year.

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Register Today For Our Space Café “33 minutes with Alice Gorman” On 4 January 2022

This Space Café WebTalk will feature Alice Gorman, space archeologist and associate professor at Flinders University, in conversation with Torsten Kriening, publisher of SpaceWatch.Global. Let's talk about the Moon! Associate Professor Alice Gorman, from Flinders University, is an internationally recognised leader in the field of space archaeology.

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