July 2021 Space News
- Statement on Blue Origin-Dynetics Decision GAO 30 Jul 2021 -- On Friday, July 30, 2021, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) denied protests filed by Blue Origin Federation, LLC, of South Kent, Washington, and Dynetics, Inc.-A Leidos Company, of Huntsville, Alabama.
- UK Space Command officially launched UK MOD 30 Jul 2021 -- Space Command will protect UK interests and capabilities in Space
- Russian Module's Engines Fire Unexpectedly After Docking With ISS RFE/RL 29 Jul 2021 -- A Russian space-laboratory module unexpectedly fired its engines on July 29 after successfully docking with the International Space Station (ISS), changing the position of the ISS until another set of thrusters could be fired.
- New Russian ISS Module Nauka Successfully Docked to Station Sputnik 29 Jul 2021 -- Russian multifunctional laboratory module (MLM) Nauka docked to the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday, after 14 years of waiting on the Earth and eight days of orbital flight, according to the docking broadcast, which is being conducted by Roscosmos.
- Spacecom Leader Discusses the Value of Partnerships in Defending Space DoD News 27 Jul 2021 -- The commander of the U.S. Space Command discussed the command's role and its reliance on a variety of partnerships at the McCrary Institute/Space Policy Institute's "Securing Space" discussion.
- Open Letter to Administrator Nelson Blue Origin 26 Jul 2021-- In an open letter to the NASA Administrator, Jeff Bezos offers to restore competition to the Human Landing System program by closing NASAâ€™s near-term budgetary shortfall and producing a safe and sustainable lander that will return Americans to the surface of the Moon â€“ this time to stay.
- MDA Test Intercepts Target US Navy 24 Jul 2021 -- The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, in cooperation with the U.S. Navy, conducted Flight Test Aegis Weapon System 33 in the broad ocean area northwest of Hawaii, July 24.
- Government receives 27 proposals from private entities for undertaking various space activities in India India PIB 22 Jul 2021 -- Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh today said that 27 proposals from private entities were received so far for undertaking various space activities in India.
- A Cosmonaut Is Demoted And Russia's Star-Crossed Space Agency Lurches. Again. RFE/RL 20 Jul 2021 -- There was the mysterious man-made hole that appeared in a Russian-built module of the International Space Station. There was the satellite-carrying rocket that failed because it was mistakenly programmed as if it were blasting off 6,200 kilometers to the west. There was the emergency landing following the unsuccessful launch of a rocket carrying a Russian and an American aboard a Soyuz capsule. There was the report that $400 million went missing last year.
- Roscosmos Says US Greenlit Import of Russia's New Space Rocket Engines Sputnik 20 Jul 2021 -- The United States has approved the purchase of a new batch of the Russian-made RD-181M space rocket engines, a spokesman for the Russian space agency Roscosmos, Vladimir Ustimenko, said on Tuesday.
- Billionaire Bezos Back on Earth After Successful Suborbital Trip VOA 20 Jul 2021 -- Billionaire Jeff Bezos was back on earth safely Tuesday after a 10-minute suborbital flight aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft.
- China's space-tracking ship leaves for new Pacific mission PLA Daily 19 Jul 2021 -- Space-tracking ship Yuanwang-5 departed from a port in east China's Jiangsu Province on Monday for a maritime monitoring mission in the Pacific Ocean.
- US planning to build 'space' spy base in UK to counter Russia and China Press TV 17 Jul 2021 -- The US is reportedly considering building a spy base on British soil with a view to probing "deep space" and safeguarding US and UK space assets from potential attacks by adversaries.
- US to Build Spy Base in UK to Identify Threats to Satellites, Official Says Sputnik 17 Jul 2021 -- Talks are underway between the United States and the United Kingdom on the possibility of building a radar spy base in the UK which will focus on keeping satellites orbiting the Earth safe from threats, including attacks from China and Russia, US Space Force Lieut. Col. Jack Walker told the BBC.
- Nanosatellites Could Play Pivotal Role in Defense Against Enemy Missiles DoD News 12 Jul 2021 -- Two Missile Defense Agency nanosatellites â€” known as CubeSats â€” that launched June 30 into low-earth orbit from the Mojave Air and Space Port in California could play a large role in the future of U.S. missile defense.
- Taikonauts execute first spacewalk with full success, laying ground for future space station EVA missions Global Times 04 Jul 2021
- Chinese Astronauts Make First Space Walk Outside Tianhe Core Module Sputnik 04 Jul 2021 -- Chinese astronauts Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo performed a spacewalk on Sunday, exiting the core cabin of China's uncompleted Tiangong orbital station for the first time.
- Kuwait Launches Its First 1-Kg Satellite Into Space Sputnik 01 Jul 2021 -- Kuwait has launched the first artificial Earth satellite it has created, a one-kilogram nanosatellite, founder and CEO of the Kuwait-based Orbital Space company, Bassam Alfeeli, told the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).
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