SpaceX sets a date with history in May – TechCrunch

[ad_1] This week in space was pretty active, with some startup news – including timing for a historic first – as well as scientific discoveries and innovation in the time of lockdown. Who better than NASA to demonstrate how science can get done remotely, since the agency is used to conducting experiments from millions of…

In-space satellite servicing proves successful in record-breaking orbital spacecraft operation – TechCrunch

[ad_1] An illustration mission of Northrop Grumman’s first-ever Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV-1) has confirmed successful, extending the lifetime of an Intelsat satellite by 5 years. The mission concerned Northrop’s MEV docking with Intelsat’s IS-901 satellite in orbit on February 25, after which it altered the orbit of the Intelsat spacecraft to bury it extra working…