CUBESATS EJECTED BEFORE NEXT MISSION

A trio of CubeSats are ejected with Earth’s limb and thin atmosphere in the background. It is seen shortly after being ejected from a small satellite deployer outside Japan’s Kibo lab module.

Three Cubesats were ejected from a small satellite deployment device from the Kibo Lab Module, today. This comes ahead of the next crew and cargo missions from and to the International Space Station. More CubeSats were ejected from the International Space Station this week to explore the Earth’s upper atmosphere. Meanwhile, the Expedition 51 crew… Continue reading CUBESATS EJECTED BEFORE NEXT MISSION

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Five “Secrets” of SLS Engine 2059

Earlier this month, another successful test firing of a Space Launch System (SLS) RS-25 engine was conducted at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Engine testing is a vital part of making sure SLS is ready for its first flight. How do the engines handle the higher thrust level they’ll need to produce for an SLS… Continue reading Five “Secrets” of SLS Engine 2059

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