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Today’s Deep Space Extra

30 Nov 2020, 15:28 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne work on new engine production techniques for future deep space missions. China’s Chang’e 5 nears attempt to land on the Moon to gather samples.

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SLS continuing engine upgrades, tech development to support launcher evolutionCoalition Members in the News – Aerojet Rocketdyne, Boeing, Honeywell, Northrop Grumman, United Launch AllianceNASAspaceflight.com (11/25): NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne, the prime contractor for the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket’s RS-25 and RL10 engines, are investing in upgrades and technology to make the engines more cost effective for future deep space missions. New production techniques include applying additive manufacturing to build new engines.
Proposed new Russian space station will be able to monitor the entire worldSputniknews.com (11/28): Energia, the company that manages the International Space Station’s (ISS) Russian segment, has raised a discussion point with the Russian Academy of Sciences: a new Russian space station after 2025. A theoretical new Russian space station would include three to seven modules and potentially support a crew of two to four people. Roscosmos, the Russian federal space agency, intends to begin talks with the ISS partnership led by NASA about the International Space Station’s future next ...

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