Microsoft will contract with SpaceX, a space exploration technology company under Elon Musk, to provide satellite-based cloud services to challenge the market leader, Amazon. According to the report, Microsoft will use SpaceX’s large number of low-orbit satellites and traditional satellites at higher altitudes to help connect and deploy new services.
Roscosmos announced on Monday that a contract for the development of the preliminary design of the reusable launch vehicle, Amur, has been signed. The contract is for $82.5 billion (70 billion Roubles). The first launch is scheduled for 2026. The carrier is expected to have a returnable first stage and a single-use second stage, both equipped with methane engines.
Roscosmos specialists have confirmed that there is an air leak on the International Space station (ISS), and its place is located in the Russian Zvezda module. The crew has yet to determine the location of the leak, but if necessary, additional oxygen can be delivered to orbit.
As early as next year, only Russian cosmonauts can be delivered by Soyuz to the International space station (ISS). The statement was made by the head of the Russian Cosmonaut Training Center. The International Space Station is a modular space station in low Earth orbit.
SpaceX announced plans to send two astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) on May 27, 2020. This will be the first manned flight launched from the United States after a nearly 10-year break. “On may 27, NASA will again send American astronauts on American rockets from American soil!” – reads the tweet of Jim Bridenstine, Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
According to a new market report published by Credence Research, Inc., “Global Satellite Market (By Type (Mini, Micro, Nano), By Application (Earth Observation, Satellite Communication, Technology Development, Science & Exploration, Surveillance & Security, ), By End-use (Civil, Commercial and Defense) – Growth, Future Prospects and Competitive Landscape, 2019 – 2027”, the global small satellite market is expected to touch $4.7 billion in 2027, witnessing a growth of 18.20% CAGR across the forecast period of 2019 to 2027.
On November 14, the NASA Inspector General Office of Audits published a report entitled NASA’s Management of Crew Transportation to the International Space Station. The audit data was collected from February 2019 to November 2019 as per the audit standards. One of the main goals of the audit is to compare the piloted programs by Boeing, Space X and Soyuz.
There is a global interest in space travel and the question experts are discussing is “what type of fuel should the space reactors run on?” Commercial projects, including Elon Musk’s SpaceX, desire the conquering of other planets and even creating space colonies on the moon. Last year, SpaceX announced fashion innovator and Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will be the first private passenger to fly around the Moon in 2023.
Russia is developing a reusable rocket that is expected to be a competitor to the American made Falcon 9 rocket, a two-stage-to-orbit medium lift launch vehicle. The Falcon 9 is designed and manufactured by SpaceX, a private American aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs to enable the colonization of Mars. It is powered by Merlin engines, also developed by SpaceX, burning liquid oxygen and rocket-grade kerosene propellants. Falcon-9 is also the first ever reusable rocket.
- The Eerie Similarities Between Billionaire Howard Hughes And Elon Musk. Hughes a celebrity dated Jane Russell and Katherine Hepburn and married actress Jean Peters. Likewise, Musk married British actress Talulah Riley following his divorce from author Justine (Wilson) Musk. He’s also dated actress Amber Heard and had a brief but sensational, relationship with indie singer Grimes.
- Even at the best of times, Tesla operations have seemed like loosely organized chaos, the company’s rapid-fire price changes for its vehicles and its hastily announced — and subsequently reversed — decision to close most of its stores are signs of a business that has been stressed to the breaking point.