Space exploration

China lands rover on Mars

May 22, 2021 AT 17:17 GMT May 14 Tianwen-1, a Chinese mission that had been in orbit around Mars since Feb. 10, made a subtle adjustment to its trajectory, which put it on track to reach the planet’s surface six hours later. After three hours, however, it broke in two. …

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Elon Musk takes power in space with satellites

The commercial rush to establish a territory in space takes place at much lower elevations and in considerably higher quantities. The Federal Communications Commission last week authorized SpaceX to fly 4,400 Starlink satellites about 550 kilometers above Earth, compared to 36,000 kilometers of stationary orbiting satellites. Amazon has the power …

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