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  • The manufacturer launches the full launch of the 3D-printed rocket engine
  • Is the astronomer a “permanent” satellite?
  • The FAA’s decision on Starbase has been delayed again

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Launcher fully demonstrated the 3D-printed E-2 engine at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The experiment showed up to 22,046 push-ups (approximately 10 metric tons) using LOX / Kerosene 100 burn pressure bars.

While there are still ways to avoid orbiting the orbit, a successful experiment like this is a major step in the direction of the work vehicle. The Launcher light will be a little more efficient, and aims at a lower cost so it can be rotated faster. But of course first it needs a working engine.

This is just one incident among the many that came to the machine; turbopump with the necessary pressure 3x of the nominal combustion pressure is tested in parallel. It will be assembled after special testing, and the resulting engine will start its certification phase.

Watch the test below:

Can mega-satellites not be able to keep up with the clearing of waste on the planet Earth? OneWeb founder Greg Wyler doesn’t think so. In his new mission, E-Space, he aims to reconcile the two by sending a satellite mesh satellite network that will also handle small waste before being cut off at the end of their productive lives.

“When we talk about building 100,000 satellites or more [ … ] We are monitoring it carefully to ensure that we are significantly, hundreds of times more sensitive to and affected by the potential noise from the collision theory, “Wyler said.” Therefore, while we have satellites from more than others, we have a very small increase in the potential for conflict. “

Copyright: Matthew Lloyd / Bloomberg through Getty Images

The FAA has postponed SpaceX’s Starbase decision again

Unsurprisingly, the FAA has postponed its environmental review of its SpaceX expansion facility in Texas and its Starship program until at least May 31, the fourth time such an agency has pushed back its deadline.

SpaceX cannot perform the orbital test of Starship, a very heavy reusable vehicle, until it receives a clear green light. The FAA has been working on environmental assessments of the program since November 2020, and has received more than 18,000 public comments about the project.

“The FAA is working to release the final environmental rating (PEA) for SpaceX Starship / Super Heavy on May 31, 2022,” the agency said in a statement. “SpaceX has made a number of changes to its application that require further FAA analysis.”

SpaceX Starship Starbase

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More information from TC and beyond

  • Adranosstart-up developing the next solid missile engines, closed a $ 20 million Series A round. The company “develops solid vehicle stimulus systems for hypersonic reinforcement, tactical missiles, aerial vehicles, and other facilities.”
  • Axiom Space Ax-1 crews returned safely to Earth on Monday after a 15-day stay at the International Air Force Base, completing the world’s first fully-fledged mission at the base.
  • Capella Spacewhich operates a small group of satellites equipped with synthetic aperture radar, $ 97 million in Series C fundingwith NightDragon leading the rotation and existing investors DCVC and Cota Capital are also contributing.
  • China will provide communication and guidance to the moon, with the first star launch in 2023 or 2024, Chinese officials said.
  • Eta Space contracted Sollensys to implement blockchain-based internet security. Eta develops high concentrations of cryptogenic propellants that can be used to ignite air.
  • HawkEye 360 and the National Air Safety Association started a tender to solicit funding for humanitarian assistance to Ukraine’s aerospace industry, with 16 companies, including Relativity and Rocket Lab, agreeing to make a one-time pledge of $ 50,000.
  • NASA complete correction check of James Webb Space Telescope. The telescope will now move on to the final stage of preparation known as the science equipment commission, which will take almost two months, before the operation begins in the summer.
  • Northrop Grumman they are expecting a $ 2 billion solid missile demand United Launch AllianceNorthrop CEO Kathy Warden said during a first-quarter earnings call.
  • Augsburg Missile Factory won € 11 million ($ 11.7 million) from the German Air Force Center, as part of the Center’s microlauncher competition. It was the second round of the competition. (Isar Aerospace wins first round.)
  • SpaceX Crew-4 released on Wednesday, successfully shipping a new batch of ISS astronauts. This is SpaceX’s fourth mission under NASA.
  • Starlink is coming to its first major company. Hawaii has said it will provide Starlink-enabled Wi-Fi on its aircraft, although no further details have been released.
  • X-Bow systems closed a $ 27 million Series A before testing the company’s standing fire with its solid rocket engine, called “Ballesta.” The round was co-led by Crosslink Capital and Razor’s Edge Ventures, with the participation of Lockheed Martin Ventures and Broom Ventures.

Photo of the week

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Copyright: NASA

Ingenuity, a NASA helicopter now flying around Mars, captured this amazing image of a Perseverance rover landing on the red planet last February. Sida Erin Gibbons said on Twitter: “Airborne debris crashes into another world captured by a drone. What time do we live.”

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