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  • Naveta ESA in plan pentru 2013

    Naveta ESA in plan pentru 2013

    Copyright ESA / Traducere www.rachete.ro ESA si Thales Alenia Space Italia au anuntat oficial astazi la Salanoul aeronautic de la Paris ca vor incepe construirea unui vehicul experimental de reintrare in atmosfera, pentru a fi lansat in spatiu in 2013. Lansata intr-o traiectorie suborbitala intr-o racheta Vega de pe cosmodromul din Guiana Franceza, IXV-ul (Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle) [...]

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  • ATV-ul Johannes Kepler a ajuns la Statia Spatiala Internationala

    ATV-ul Johannes Kepler a ajuns la Statia Spatiala Internationala

    Copyright ESA / Traducere www.rachete.ro La opt zile dupa lanasare, nava spatiala de transfer apartinand Agentiei Spatiale Europene a finalizat cu succes procedura de andocare cu Statia Spatiala Internationala. Apropierea si andocarea s-au realizat automat, dar au fost monitorizate de echipele Agentiei Spatiale Europene si ale Agentiei Spatiale Franceze (CNES) din centrul de control din Toulouse, France, [...]

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  • Nou design NASA pentru nave de explorare reutilizabile

    Nou design NASA pentru nave de explorare reutilizabile

    Copyright NASA/HobbySpace Nava din imagine ar putea servi intr-un viitor nu prea indepartat ca si vehicul de explorare a spatiului, avand un echipaj de 6 persoane si provizii pentru aproximativ 2 ani. Denumit Nautilus-X, de la “Non-Atmospheric Universal Transport Intended for Lengthy United States eXploration,” nava ar putea fi contruita pe orbita Pamantului pana in 2020 [...]

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  • ATV-ul Johannes Kepler se pregateste de calatorie

    ATV-ul Johannes Kepler se pregateste de calatorie

    Copyright ESA / Traducere www.rachete.ro Vehiculul Automat de Transfer Orbital numarul 2, pe scurt ATV-2, se “pregateste”pentru lansarea din 15 Februarie. Reprezentand cea mai grea incarcatura pentru racheta Ariane 5, aflata acum la zborul cu numarul 200, vehiculul a fost numit dupa matematicianul si astronomul german Johannes Keple. In timp ce primul ATV, Jules Verne, a efectuat [...]

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  • SpaceX Launches Success with Falcon 9/Dragon Flight

    SpaceX Launches Success with Falcon 9/Dragon Flight

    Copyright NASA SpaceX Corp. tested its Falcon 9 and a fully functioning Dragon capsule combination during a brief mission launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Dec. 8, 2010. The uncrewed capsule parachuted back to Earth about three hours after liftoff following maneuvers in orbit, a first for the privately owned company. Flames erupted from the [...]

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  • New international standard for spacecraft docking

    New international standard for spacecraft docking

    Copyright ESA Partners in the International Space Station programme have agreed on a new standard for docking systems, which will be capable also of implementing berthing. The agreement allows a range of compatible, but not necessarily identical, mechanisms for spacecraft docking. A first agreed version of the Interface Definition Document will be released on 25 October. The [...]

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  • Next step for ESA’s first Moon lander

    Next step for ESA’s first Moon lander

    Copyright European Space Agency Mission description: land autonomously with pinpoint precision near the Moon’s south pole, a region full of dangerous boulders and high ridges. The aim of ESA’s proposed precursor is to probe the moonscape’s unknowns and test new technology to prepare for future human landings. The first mission to visit the south polar region of [...]

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  • Shuttle Computers Navigate Record of Reliability

    Shuttle Computers Navigate Record of Reliability

    Copyright NASA The space shuttle’s five general purpose computers computers, or GPCs, are slow and have little memory compared to modern home computers. On the other hand, no one straps the latest-and-greatest desktop computer inside a machine that vibrates like an old truck on a washboard road while requiring it to get a spacecraft into orbit [...]

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  • NASA Helps in Upcoming Asteroid Mission Homecoming

    NASA Helps in Upcoming Asteroid Mission Homecoming

    Copyright NASA The space and astronomy worlds have June 13 circled on the calendar. That’s when the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) expects the sample return capsule of the agency’s technology demonstrator spacecraft, Hayabusa, to boomerang back to Earth. The capsule, along with its mother ship, visited a near-Earth asteroid, Itokawa, five years ago and has logged [...]

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  • Small Near-Earth Object Probably a Rocket Part

    Small Near-Earth Object Probably a Rocket Part

    Copyright NASA Scientists at NASA’s Near-Earth Object Program Office at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., have determined that a small object that safely passed Earth on May 21 is more than likely an upper-stage of a rocket that carried a spacecraft on an interplanetary trajectory. “The orbit of this object is very similar to that [...]

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