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Today’s Deep Space Extra

28 Oct 2021, 13:17 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA, ESA, and Arianespace representative express confidence that JWST is on track for December 18 launch. Scientists have possibly found a planet outside the Milky Way Galaxy using the Chandra X-ray telescope.

Human Space Exploration
SLS program completes Block 1 design review, preparing to certify Artemis 1 vehicleCoalition Members in the News – Aerojet Rocketdyne, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, United Launch AllianceNASAspaceflight.com (10/27): After completing a Design Certification Review (DCR) in late September, the Space Launch System (SLS) program engineering groups are now organizing the data to certify the rocket’s initial configuration for flight in a few months’ time. Following the DCR, the Exploration Systems Development (EDS) office continues to prepare for the final reviews before launch. The office is also supporting ongoing flight analysis and joint simulations across the Exploration Ground Systems (EGS), Orion, and SLS Programs. After these programs hold their program-level reviews, ESD will hold a division-level review. The process will culminate in an agency-level flight readiness review to assess NASA’s overall readiness to support the launch, the mission, and recovery of the spacecraft at its conclusion.
L+600 and counting: ESA astronaut to be 600th person in spaceCollectspace.com (10/26): The Crew-3 ...

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