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China to become global space power by 2040 in space exploration and mining to military space capabilities


China is hoping to achieve a “major breakthrough” in its space program by 2040 — including the development of nuclear-powered space shuttles that will allow for the mining of asteroids and “large-scale space exploration” — state-run media have reported.  China foresees itself becoming a leader in aerospace by 2045. President Xi Jinping …

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Large growth in Microsatellites and Nanosatellites spurred by Space Internet, Navigation, Remote sensing and Military


The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) set a new record in space mission achievements after it successfully launched 104 satellites in one go from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, on 15 Feb 2017.  The PSLV-C37/Cartosat2 Series satellite mission included the primary satellite (Cartosat-2) and 101 international …

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China advancing its ‘Space silk road’ strategy to back its belt and road plan by launching mobile communication satellite and its smartphone


“China possesses the most rapidly maturing space program in the world and is using its on-orbit and ground-based assets to support its national civil, economic, political, and military goals and objectives. China has invested in advanced space capabilities, with particular emphasis on satellite communication (SATCOM), intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), …

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Space tourism and Space security driving development of new Reusable Rockets technologies that can launch payloads into orbit and then land safely


Engineers have found two competitive solutions to reduce the access to space, by using reusable launch vehicles (RLVs), and using spaceplanes. Spaceplane is a winged vehicle that acts as an aircraft while in the atmosphere and as a spacecraft while in space. The companies like Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), Blue Origin …

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DARPA hands over Space Surveillance Telescope to Air Force Space Command to protect satellites from orbiting junk and space weapons


Pentagon’s DARPA (The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) has handed over its Space Surveillance Telescope to the United States’ Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) in New Mexico. The AFSPC plans to transfer its Space Surveillance Telescope to Australia as part of an effort to manage the growing amount of satellite …

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