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Space Missions

57 days until launch of James Webb telescope

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is currently undergoing final checks after a successful arrival at the ESA launch Facility in Kourou French Guiana. Its launch is still scheduled for 18th December 2021, on an Ariane 5 rocket. The operational preparations of the world’s largest and most complex space science observatory will take two months in total.

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Two-phase flow cooling system chosen to go to CSS

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the China Manned Space Agency accepted In Quattro’s two-phase flow cooling system as one of nine scientific projects planned for the China Space Station (CSS) in 2022, In Quattro announced. All experiments are focused on developing capabilities in space science and technology to achieve sustainable development goals.

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Space Café Radio: On Tour On Mars (1) – Olivia Haider of OeWF

In this Space Café Radio – on tour on Mars (1), SpaceWatch.Global contributing editor Emma Gatti spoke in this first episode of our AMADEE-20 coverage with Olivia Haider, Board Member of OeWF (Austrian Space Forum) and member of the Mission Support team about the mission, the setup and the goals.

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Virgin Galactic delays its commercial spaceflights

On Monday, UBS analyst Myles Walton downgraded Virgin Galactic (ticker: SPCE) from Hold to Sell as the company is delaying commercial space flights. The news disappointed investors who had expected revenue-generating, commercial operations to start early next year. Last week Virgin said they would reorganise their development and test flight schedule.

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 11 – 17 October 2021

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Orbital Gateway Consulting we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 11 - 17 October 2021”. Hello and welcome to another episode of the Dongfang Hour China Aero/Space News Roundup! A special shout-out to our friends at SpaceWatch.Global,

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