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  • Originally posted by merk666 View Post
    Yes. No. Much talk, no comment. Big secret.

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    • Originally posted by picanha View Post
      Tiangong 1 space staion will crash uncontrolled into earth sometimes in march.

      It is already unmanned since 4 years and the control of the space station was lost in 2016.

      https://www.cbsnews.com/news/19000-p...back-to-earth/


      Probable area of possible debris comedown:

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.bf663f1577d0


      The Chinese side said that it is not "uncontrolled." So we have two different stories, so it would be interesting to see which story is correct...
      http://www.independent.co.uk/life-st...-a8148416.html

      China’s space station is not out of control and people living under it aren’t in danger, a leading Chinese engineer has said amid fears it could soon slam down to Earth.

      Repeated warnings have suggested that the space agency has lost control of its station and that it could plummet down to Earth. But it has told the public that it knows exactly what is going on with it.

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      • China has planned more than 40 space missions in 2018. In comparison, US had 29 missions in 2017. China is going to more than double its 2017's launch number.
        https://www.universetoday.com/138238...launches-2018/

        Given all that, one would not be surprised to learn that China has some big plans for 2018. But as the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) announced last Tuesday (on January 2nd, 2018), they intend to double the number of launches they conducted in 2017. In total, the CASC plans to mount over 40 launches, which will include the Long March 5 returning to flight, the Chang’e 4 mission, and the deployment of multiple satellites.
        One of these missions is for landing a rover on the "dark side of the moon": https://www.space.com/39275-china-ch...unch-2018.html

        China is pressing forward on its Chang’e 4 lunar probe, which is scheduled to be launched in the latter half of this year. The spacecraft will attempt the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the moon.

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        • Boah China will really be superstronk in 2018, time to rejoice in advance - what you omit:

          NOW:

          It also came in third behind the United States with 29 launches (all of which were successful) and Russia’s 20 launches (19 of which were successful).



          Nice overview of ESA missions


          http://www.esa.int/ESA/Our_Missions


          Extreme Radio Signals captured: Arecibo Radiotelescope Zooming in on the FRB121102 signal


          https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.9edc8c838ea0
          Last edited by picanha; 12-01-2018, 01:41 AM.

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          • Originally posted by picanha View Post
            Boah China will really be superstronk in 2018, time to rejoice in advance - what you omit:

            NOW:

            It also came in third behind the United States with 29 launches (all of which were successful) and Russia’s 20 launches (19 of which were successful).



            Nice overview of ESA missions


            http://www.esa.int/ESA/Our_Missions


            Extreme Radio Signals captured: Arecibo Radiotelescope Zooming in on the FRB121102 signal


            https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.9edc8c838ea0
            Omitting? Omitting what? I didn't write the article. I always had a respect for the ESA and NASA. Do I have to tell the whole world what ESA and NASA are doing whenever I post something about what China is doing in space?

            Don't be absurd!

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            • Photos: ISRO launches India’s 100th satellite, puts Cartosat-2 into orbit

              http://www.hindustantimes.com/photos...wratAJFsL.html
              India launches Cartosat 2 Series satellite, 29 others

              India today reaffirmed its space prowess and commercial launch capabilities as it successfully launched its 100th satellite along with 30 other spacecraft including weather observation Cartosat 2 series onboard the Polar rocket from here.
              http://www.deccanherald.com/content/...-2-series.html
              ISRO releases first image taken by Cartosat-2 series satellite

              http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/isr...le22455199.ece

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              • Originally posted by pla View Post

                Omitting? Omitting what? I didn't write the article. I always had a respect for the ESA and NASA. Do I have to tell the whole world what ESA and NASA are doing whenever I post something about what China is doing in space?

                Don't be absurd!

                There is even a word for it in the magic language "Vorschusslorbeeren" meaning literally "advance laurels"...why don't you post it in 2019, when sucessfully executed?
                Last edited by picanha; 18-01-2018, 12:54 AM.

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                • https://www.space.com/39387-china-la...satellite.html
                  A Chinese Long March 2D rocket launched a new Earth-watching satellite Saturday (Jan. 12), marking the country's third launch in four days.

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                  • The agency’s Kilopower project meets several important criteria: It’s powerful enough to fuel habitats, life-support systems, and oth...

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                    • If you need to heat up your truck this compact nuclear reactor will be useful too.

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                      • The article is misleading, since this particular generator only produces ~1 kW of electric power and does not provide any capabilities beyond what is already available. In that sense, this project is nothing revolutionary, since both radioisotope and fission generators have been developed and used by US and USSR since the 60s. As an example, the Soviet TOPAZ-II reactor could produce 115-130 kW of thermal power and 4.5-5.5 kW of electrical power. The only thing "revolutionary" about this news story, is that the US appears to have come out of its stupor and are once again appear to be committed to space nuclear reactor research (even if current "achievements" are more evolutionary, rather than revolutionary).

                        Edit: Here is an introductory video regarding this reactor:


                        A Russian engineer-hobbyist website (https://geektimes.ru/post/289221/) states that the primary advantages of said reactor is the simplicity of construction/operation, as well as the inexpensive fuel (uranium is much cheaper than the more widely used plutonium).
                        Last edited by Aradan; 19-01-2018, 03:51 AM.

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                        • Rocket Lab launch window opens in 1 3/4hrs

                          *Update* Holding at T-12 for avionics issue

                          Rocket Lab is continuing the Electron rocket test program with the launch of a second test flight, named ‘Still Testing’, from Launch Complex 1 at the Mahia ...
                          Last edited by NZM305; 19-01-2018, 08:09 PM.

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