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China’s Chang’e-4 lander and rover head to the far side of the moon

China launched its Chang'e-4 rover and lander today, which if all goes well, will land on the far side of the moon in the coming weeks. It will be the first surface mission to land on that side of the moon, which can't be seen from Earth. While China… Source: Engadget | China’s Chang’e-4 lander …

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Watch SpaceX launch a twice-used rocket tomorrow at 1:31PM ET

SpaceX is no stranger to reusing rockets at this point, but no Falcon 9 has flown more than twice… well, until now. The private spaceflight firm is launching the Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express mission on December 2nd at 1:31PM Eastern with a… Source: Engadget | Watch SpaceX launch a twice-used rocket tomorrow at 1:31PM ET

The largest-ever solid rocket engine is ready for its first static fire

This week, the European Space Agency (ESA) will perform a hot fire test on the P120C rocket engine. It is the largest-ever solid rocket motor ever built in one piece. The ESA plans to use it on the Vega rocket, replacing the current first stage boost… Source: Engadget | The largest-ever solid rocket engine is …

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