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Issue 31

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Hi folks 🖖;

🍪 Cookie of the week

The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) releases world’s largest digital library on space in History \o/…Enjoy here!


🚀 Toward orbit

🇯🇵Site: Tanegashima, Japan
Satellite: JDRS-1 (communications)
Owner: Japan
Rocket: H-IIA

🇫🇷Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Satellite: Falcon Eye 2 (Government)
Owner: UAE
Rocket: Soyuz STA

🇷🇺Site: Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation
Satellite: Gonets-M30, Gonets-M31, Gonets-M32 (communications)
Owner: Russia
Rocket: Soyuz 2.1B

🇺🇸Site: Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Satellite: Dragon CRS-2 SpX-21 (Resupply)
Owner: NASA
Rocket: Falcon 9 Block 5


🛰 Here is what you missed

👉 Jeff Bezos shows off Blue Origin’s BE-7 engine. “The engine that will take to first woman to the moon”…[+]

👉Space startup Aevum debuts world’s first fully autonomous orbital rocket launching drone…[+]

👉Space Perspective raises $7M for its plan to ferry tourists to the edge of space using Stratospheric balloons…[+]

👉Lockheed Martin announced the U.S. Space Force has determined SBIRS GEO-5 is complete and ready for launch in 2021…[+]

👉UAE launches imagery satellite Falcon Eye 2 into space to mark 49th National Day…[+]

👉China’s Chang’e-5 completes docking mission on its way back to Earth to return the soil samples it collected from the Moon’s surface…[+]

👉SES Government Solutions Equips U.S. Air Force with SATCOM Capabilities…[+]

👉A Japanese capsule carrying the world’s first asteroid subsurface samples retrieved in Australia…[+]

👉Spain's Sateliot receives ITU approval for 5G nanosatellite launch…[+]

👉Thales Alenia Space signs contract from ESA to build Copernicus ROSE-l satellite…[+]

👉Airbus to deliver radar instrument for new Copernicus ROSE-L mission…[+]

👉Starship SN8 expected to make a 50,000-foot flight in Boca Chica…[+]

👉The under armour flight suits Virgin Galactic pilots will wear in space unveiled…[+]


🍕Chill corner

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An anecdote from Bouchra regarding China’s Chang’e mission. A good film to occupy these long winter evenings!

The lunar Chinese missions "Chang'e" refer to a famous Chinese mythlogical figure "Chang'e" who lives on the moon with a rabbit called Jade. Numerous versions of the myth exist but the most common one tells that Chang'e was married to an archer named Houyi. She somehow (depending on the versions) had consumed alone the elixir of immortality and left the mortal world to settle on the moon.

If you are more curious about the myth, it so happens that Netflix and Pearl Studio have produced in 2020 an animated movie called "Over the moon" which tells the story of Chang'e along with some beautiful Chinese scenaries.


Here you are debriefed 👌. Rendezvous next week!