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  • [New] The number of New Space start-ups has multiplied over the past five years attracting investment from leading Japanese companies including non-traditional space sector players, who are exploring new business opportunities using innovative space technologies and data. Business Is Great
  • [New] NASA's newest space telescope will face 29 harrowing days after launch as it makes its way to a deep-space destination nearly 1 million miles (1.6 million km) from Earth. Space
  • [New] China's launch in 2021 of the first module of its new space station raises the stakes of the continuing concern that the U.S. will not have a new orbital facility in place before the International Space Station ends. Space
  • [New] China will work with other countries in the world for the peaceful use of space for the benefit of mankind. NZ Herald
  • [New] SXI will continuously monitor the position of the boundary between the region of space controlled by the Earth's magnetic field and the solar wind.
  • [New] The mission, called Artemis 1, will send the Orion spacecraft to the moon, where it will enter a distant orbit in a multi-week, unpiloted shakedown cruise to demonstrate the SLS rocket and Orion are ready to carry astronauts. spaceflightnow
  • [New] Observations with space telescopes such as NASA's Hubble and the soon-to-be-launched James Webb Space Telescope could identify gases in its atmosphere and reveal whether the planet has a moon-forming disk.
  • [New] Seoul's 2009 and 2010 attempts to put a rocket into space failed, so South Korea spent $1.6 billion to develop a new one with the goal of sending a probe to the moon by 2030. Politico
  • [New] While Nuri is powered by liquid propellants that need to be fueled shortly before launch, the South Koreans plan to develop a solid-fuel space launch rocket by 2024, which possibly could be prepared for launch more quickly and also be more cost effective.
  • [New] The first mission in NASA's Artemis moon program, known as Artemis 1, will be the second trip to space for an Orion spacecraft, and the first test flight of the Space Launch System. spaceflightnow
  • [New] The Orion spacecraft's connection to the SLS rocket is a significant achievement for NASA's lunar exploration program, which will rely on the crew capsule and launch vehicle to ferry astronauts back to the moon. spaceflightnow
  • [New] 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 in 2022, In Quattro announced. SpaceWatch.Global
  • [New] The Virtual Tour sets up a new platform model that enables buy and sell globally without time and space limitation, offering new opportunities for global buyers to discover Chinese intelligent manufacturing and explore the Chinese market. China Money Network
  • [New] While humans on Earth are protected by Earth's magnetic field, Space Weather can have an extreme and disruptive impact on satellites in orbit and infrastructure on Earth, and ultimately our society. SciTechDaily
  • [New] Now researchers have uncovered two metal-rich near-Earth asteroids that could one day be mined for iron, nickel and cobalt could for use on Earth or in space. Forbes
  • [New] Iran's aspiration to develop nuclear weapon is directed towards projecting its offensive capacity to dissuade US from acquiring larger regional space working through allies like Israel and Saudi Arabia. Eurasia Review
  • [New] If successful, South Korea will become the world's seventh country with independent capabilities to launch a satellite over 1 ton into orbit from its own soil. the korea herald
  • [New] The Chinese space agency is planning a total of 11 missions to Tiangong through to the end of 2022, including at least two more crewed launches that will deliver two lab modules to expand the 70-ton station. Chinese Astronauts Arrive at Space Station for Longest Mission
  • [New] While China does not plan to use its space station for global cooperation on the scale of the International Space Station, Beijing said it is open to foreign collaboration.
  • [New] The Chinese space station Tiangong-meaning heavenly palace - will need a total of around 11 missions to bring more parts and assemble them in orbit.
  • [New] The world's second-largest economy has put billions into its military-run space programme, with hopes of having a permanently crewed space station by 2022 and eventually sending humans to the Moon.
  • [New] NASA has launched a probe into space that will fly to a swarm of asteroids orbiting the sun for the first time to look into the origins of the solar system. Sky News

Last updated: 24 October 2021