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Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV)

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What do you think of a Reusable launch vehicle (RLV)? It is a system that is capable of launching a launch vehicle to space more than once. It is different from expendable launch systems, wherein each launch vehicle is only launched only once and then discarded. Currently no true reusable launch vehicle is in use. […]

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Interferometry

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Interferometry is a branch of radio astronomy. Under astronomy it is defined as the family or group of techniques to use superimposed or overlaid electromagnetic waves placed in a specific order to extract information regarding light, sound, or radio waves. This type of study is vital and essential in astronomy, since the way to study […]

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The National Solar Observatory

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The National Solar Observatory or NSO is an astronomy organization that focuses on studying the Sun and whose main mission is to advance our knowledge about the Sun, both as an object of astronomy and as a very dominant external factor that influences the Earth. It aims to provide tools, resources, and forefront observational opportunities […]

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Interferometer

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An astronomical interferometer is a means used by most astronomers to detect radio, sound or light waves in space or also in earth as well. It is usually an array or cluster or a group of radio antennas or satellite dishes located and placed in a specific area of land to detect and intercept any […]

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What is space-based solar power (SBSP)?

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Space-based solar power or SBSP is another way of harnessing the power coming from the Sun. It is a process of collecting solar energy in space and bringing it down for use on Earth. If you are familiar with the usual method of solar power collection on the earth’s surface that makes use of solar […]

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MUSES-C

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On May 9, 2003, an attempt to launch a spacecraft aimed to investigate an asteroid was attempted by the Japanese at the Kagoshima Space Center. The asteroid was feared and suspected to collide against the earth, and it was the mission of Mu Space Engineering Spacecraft C, or MUSES-C to investigate the possibility, and to […]

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Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) is a research and development field center in Pasadena, California. Funded by the federal government under the management and operation of Caltech under contract with NASA, the primary function of JPL is the construction and also the operation of robotic spacecraft for planetary, Earth-orbit and other astronomy missions.

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International Space Station

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The International Space Station is the collaboration of different nations working in different fields of science specifically astronomy and meteorology. It is an internationally developed facility constructed below earths orbit and can be seen with the naked eye from earth. The space station is run by different countries, mainly by the United States and Russia. […]

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