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Today’s Deep Space Extra

13 Jan 2021, 16:07 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Japan joins the European and Canadian space agencies in formally partnering with NASA for development of the Gateway. NASA’s Curiosity rover marks 3,000 Martian days.

Human Space ExplorationJapan and NASA formally agree to Gateway cooperationCoalition Members in the News – Lockheed Martin, Northrop GrummanSpacepolicyonline.com (1/12): Following an announcement of intent in 2020, NASA announced late Tuesday that Japan has formally agreed to participate in the assembly of the Gateway, a lunar outpost that will serve as a staging facility for lunar exploration. Japan will contribute several capabilities for the Gateway’s International Habitation module (I-Hab) and batteries for the Gateway’s Habitation and Logistics Outpost (HALO).
Year-long Green Run enters home stretch, as teams aim for Saturday Hot Fire testCoalition Members in the News – Aerojet Rocketdyne, Boeing, United Launch AllianceAmerica Space (1/12): NASA and contractors Boeing and Aerojet Rocketdyne plan to wrap up the Space Launch System’s (SLS) Green Run series on Saturday with a hot fire of all four of the rocket core stage’s RS-25 engines. If the test goes well, the core stage will be refurbished and shipped to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in February and prepared for Artemis I, ...

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