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 Exploration News of the last two weeks - 29 October 2011

29 October 2011
China to launch Shenzhou-8 on 1 November
The unmanned spacecraft is expected to perform China's first space docking with Tiangong-1, or Heavenly Palace-1, a space lab module that was launched in September from the same launch center.
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http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/China_to_launch_Shenzhou_
8_early_November_999.html

28 October 2011
Budgetary Pressures Put the Heat on Planetary Science Mission Extensions
Faced with a shrinking budget, NASA’s Planetary Science Division is instituting a strict new approval process for extended missions, and not even marquee probes such as the Cassini Saturn orbiter will be exempt from scrutiny, a senior agency official said.
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http://www.spacenews.com/civil/111028-budget-pressures-
planet-mission-extensions.html

28 October 2011
NASA ‘Broken’ After Long Decline, Former Space Council Chief Says
Mark Albrecht, who headed the now-defunct agency from 1989 to 1992, said that with the retirement of the space shuttle, the U.S. space program is “the space equivalent of a bridge to nowhere,” and the lack of a compelling mission rationale will result in its failure.
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http://www.spacenews.com/commentaries/111028-
fromwires-nasa-broken.html

28 October 2011
Virgin Galactic Selects First Commercial Astronaut Pilot From Competition
Today, from an intense selection process with more than 500 applicants including some of the best pilots in the world, Virgin Galactic has selected former USAF test pilot Keith Colmer as the first astronaut pilot to join the commercial spaceline's flight team.
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http://www.space-travel.com/reports/Virgin_Galactic_Selects_
First_Commercial_Astronaut_Pilot_From_Competition_999.html

27 October 2011
Enhanced Dragon of SpaceX capsule begins launch preparations
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http://spaceflightnow.com/falcon9/003/111027dragon/

28 October 2011
Germany Reaffirms Commitment to $2B Ariane 5 Upgrade
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http://www.spacenews.com/civil/111028-germany-reaffirms-
commitment-ariane.html

27 October 2011
Planetary Science Lives, NASA Official Says
Rumors of the death of NASA’s planetary science program are greatly exaggerated, according to Jim Green, the head of the agency division responsible for that activity.
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http://www.spacenews.com/civil/111027-planetary-science-lives.html

27 October 2011
Explorer 1 The First US Explorer
On September 29, 2011, NASA announced the short list for five potential new "Explorer class" spacecraft. These missions are by definition small and relatively inexpensive, designed to be led by a small team.
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http://www.space-travel.com/reports/Explorer_1_The_First_
US_Explorer_999.html

26 October 2011
NASA evacuates astronauts from deep-sea training
The NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations team ended practice drills after five days of what was supposed to be a 13-day mission, the US space agency said.
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http://www.space-travel.com/reports/NASA_evacuates_astronauts_
from_deep-sea_training_999.html

25 October 2011
Living on Tiangong
With China's first space laboratory, Tiangong 1, settled into orbit, it's now time to consider the missions that will follow. We're expecting China to perform two docking tests with the unmanned Shenzhou 8 spacecraft in November this year. If that mission goes well, astronauts will fly to Tiangong 1 in the first half of 2012 aboard Shenzhou 9.
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http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Living_on_Tiangong_999.html

21 October 2011
Garver’s CCDev Pitch: Pay Americans Now or Russians Later
NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver said that if the United States does not fully fund the agency’s effort to develop commercial vehicles to ferry crews to the international space station, it will have to pay Russia $450 million for every year of delay, MSNBC.com reported Oct. 20 in its Cosmic Log.
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http://www.spacenews.com/commentaries/111021-fromwires-
garver-ccdev-pitch.html

21 October 2011
After Pinging SpaceX Software, Review Team Softens Stance
A generally positive outside review of the two firms under contract to deliver cargo to the international space station (ISS) contained strong concerns about software development procedures at Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) - concerns the company and the head of a NASA safety panel said have since been addressed.
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http://www.spacenews.com/civil/111021-spacex-soft-review-softens.html

21 October 2011
SpaceX Completes Key Milestone to Fly Astronauts to International Space Station
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has announced it has successfully completed the preliminary design review of its revolutionary launch abort system, a system designed for manned missions using its Dragon spacecraft.
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http://www.space-travel.com/reports/SpaceX_Completes_Key_
Milestone_to_Fly_Astronauts_to_International_Space_Station_999.html

21 October 2011
NASA Redirected 2011 Funds to Webb Telescope To Avert Furloughs
NASA in August redirected $44 million in 2011 funds to the massively overbudget James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) in a move that helped avert contractor furloughs at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, the program’s top manager said.
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http://www.spacenews.com/civil/111021-nasa-redirected-funds-webb.html

21 October 2011
One Soyuz launcher, two Galileo satellites, three successes for Europe
The first pair of satellites for Europe's Galileo global navigation satellite system has been lofted into orbit by the first Russian Soyuz vehicle ever launched from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana in a milestone mission.
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http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEM167GURTG_index_0.html

21 October 2011
Mars Rover Carries Device for Underground Scouting
An instrument on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity can check for any water that might be bound into shallow underground minerals along the rover's path.
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http://www.marsdaily.com/reports/Mars_Rover_Carries_
Device_for_Underground_Scouting_999.html

20 October 2011
Lunar Probe to search for water on Moon
Russian scientists at the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences have chosen six venues for landing the Luna-Glob probe. With the launch of the probe in 2014, Russia will resume its Moon-exploration programme using automatic stations, which was started by Lunakhods several decades ago.
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http://www.space-travel.com/reports/Lunar_Probe_to_search_
for_water_on_Moon_999.html

20 October 2011
ISS could be used for satellite assembly until 2028
"At present, experts have been instructed to find ways to extend the station's service life until 2028," Alexei Krasnov, the head of Roscosmos manned spaceflight programs, told the participants of the Space Forum 2011. The orbital station could be used as an assembly line and a launch pad for experimental spacecraft, including small satellites, he said.
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http://www.space-travel.com/reports/ISS_could_be_used_for_
satellite_assembly_until_2028_999.html

19 October 2011
NASA Veteran Alan Stern to Lead Florida Space Institute
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http://www.space-travel.com/reports/NASA_Veteran_Alan_Stern_
to_Lead_Florida_Space_Institute_999.html

19 October 2011
UK Space Agency announces seed funding for Mars exploration
The UK Space Agency is making 1.6M pounds available in support of projects to further explore our neighbouring planet Mars and keep the UK at the forefront of ESA's Aurora Programme - a European long-term plan for the robotic and human exploration of the solar system.
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http://www.marsdaily.com/reports/UK_Space_Agency_announces_
seed_funding_for_Mars_exploration_999.html

19 October 2011
China underlines importance of safeguarding peaceful use of outer space
The statement came as Wang Qun, the Chinese ambassador for disarmament affairs, was taking the floor at the thematic debate on outer space at the First Committee of the UN General Assembly. The First Committee is in charge of disarmament and international security.
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http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/China_underlines_importance_
of_safeguarding_peaceful_use_of_outer_space_999.html

19 October 2011
Branson opens Virgin Galactic Gateway to Space at Spaceport America
Looking skyward, more than 800 guests marveled at Virgin Galactic's commercial space vehicles as they soared through the skies of southern New Mexico during the dedication ceremonies of Virgin Galactic's new home at Spaceport America.
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http://www.space-travel.com/reports/Branson_opens_Virgin_
Galactic_Gateway_to_Space_at_Spaceport_America_999.html

18 October 2011
Space tourism gaining momentum
The space tourism industry, despite a slow start amid speculation and doubts, is gaining momentum, an industry conference in New Mexico heard.
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http://www.space-travel.com/reports/Space_tourism_gaining_
momentum_999.html

18 October 2011
Russian scientists want to join Europe's ExoMars mission
"From the scientific point of view such mission would be of great interest to us, it would boost our own Mars research," said Oleg Korablyov, deputy chief of the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
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http://www.marsdaily.com/reports/Russian_scientists_want_to_
join_Europe_ExoMars_mission_999.html

17 October 2011
Space Exploration Technologies Ready to Compete for Upcoming DoD Launches
Today the U.S. Air Force issued a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the NRO and NASA that serves as a joint agreement on the process they will use to allow new companies to compete to provide launch services.
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http://www.space-travel.com/reports/Space_Exploration_Technologies_
Ready_to_Compete_for_Upcoming_DoD_Launches_999.html

14 October 2011
OSTP Director Under Fire for China Talks
A U.S. lawmaker has asked Attorney General Eric Holder to take action against the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), John Holdren, for engaging Chinese officials in discussions about scientific and technical cooperation in violation of a recently enacted law barring such bilateral exchanges.
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http://www.spacenews.com/policy/111014-holdren-under-fire-china-talks.html

14 October 2011
Virgin Galactic to give NASA a ride
British billionaire Richard Branson's private space program has announced an order from NASA for one charter suborbital spaceflight so agency engineers and scientific researchers can perform experiments, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.
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http://www.space-travel.com/reports/Virgin_Galactic_to_give_
NASA_a_ride_999.html

13 October 2011
ESA Formally Invites Roscosmos To Join ExoMars Mission as Full-fledged Partner
The European Space Agency (ESA) has issued a formal invitation to Russia to join the U.S.-European Mars exploration program in a last-ditch attempt to save the project from being cut in half, ESA Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain said Oct. 13.
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http://www.spacenews.com/civil/111013-esa-invites-russia-exomars.html

FOR FURTHER READING
24 October 2011
A gateway to space emerges in the desert
Last Month Virgin Galactic formally dedicated its “Gateway to Space”, the new terminal building and hangar at Spaceport America in New Mexico. Jeff Foust reports on the event as well as the work still in progress for both Virgin’s spacecraft and the spaceport itself.
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http://www.thespacereview.com/article/1957/1

24 October 2011
Recalling the Mars flagships
November is shaping up to be a critical month for Mars exploration, with the planned launches of Russian and American missions to the Red Planet. Lou Friedman notes that ongoing debates within the administration could also spell doom for long-term Mars exploration plans.
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http://www.thespacereview.com/article/1956/1

24 October 2011
Propellant depots: the fiscally responsible and feasible alternative to SLS
While NASA begins development of the heavy-lift Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, some have proposed propellant depots as an alternative architecture. Andrew Gasser argues that depots, despite the criticisms of some, offer a feasible and less expensive approach to human space exploration.
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http://www.thespacereview.com/article/1955/1

24 October 2011
The Moon Treaty: failed international law or waiting in the shadows?
The Moon Treaty is widely regarded as a failed treaty since the biggest spacefaring nations, including the United States, have not signed on to it. Michael Listner warns, though, that elements of the treaty could make their way into international law even if the US doesn’t sign or ratify the treaty.
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http://www.thespacereview.com/article/1954/1

24 October 2011
Review: The Space Shuttle
With the shuttle now retired, books recounting the history of the program are making their way onto bookstore shelves. Jeff Foust reviews one such book that includes stunning imagery from various shuttle missions, but has one surprising omission.
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http://www.thespacereview.com/article/1953/1

17 October 2011
Space is getting its groove back
This week’s dedication of Spaceport America in New Mexico is the latest milestone in an emerging commercial space industry. Alan Stern sees these developments as signs of a new era in innovation in spaceflight analogous to the early aviation industry.
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http://www.thespacereview.com/article/1952/1

17 October 2011
Linking JWST and human spaceflight
Cost overruns with the James Webb Space Telescope will require NASA to take money from other programs, perhaps including human spaceflight, to cover its costs. Michael Kaplan explains how the two programs can instead be synergistic.
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http://www.thespacereview.com/article/1951/1

17 October 2011
Launch industry transitions
While most of the recent attention on new launch systems has focused on NASA’s Space Launch System and SpaceX’s plans for a reusable Falcon 9, other vehicles are reshaping the industry landscape as well. Jeff Foust reports on some recent developments by several vehicles, and renewed concerns about overcapacity in the market.
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http://www.thespacereview.com/article/1950/1

17 October 2011
Is a human asteroid mission a non-starter?
NASA’s announced design of the Space Launch System rocket enables the space agency to pursue the goal set by the president of a human mission to an asteroid by 2025. Anthony Young wonders, though, if such a mission is compelling enough to hold interest over the years leading up to it.
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http://www.thespacereview.com/article/1949/1

17 October 2011
Revisiting the Liability Convention: reflections on ROSAT, orbital space debris, and the future of space law
Another month, another falling satellite; in this case ROSAT, forecast to reenter later this month. Michael Listner discusses some of the legal issues specific to ROSAT’s reentry as well as broader liability concerns about satellite collisions.
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http://www.thespacereview.com/article/1948/1


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