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    Welcome to the Spacefleet Association

    The Association has been set up to support the Spacefleet Project, to build a re-usable space vehicle, which will be able to take payloads into sub-orbital space and then glide back from space to a soft landing. Larger versions could put satellites into orbit (and bring them back). If you are interested in the project, please take a look at it here and send an email requesting membership of this site to admin@spacefleet.org.uk.

     Seven Earths: One Sun

    Extra-Solar PlanetsNASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water.

    The discovery sets a new record for greatest number of habitable-zone planets found around a single star outside our solar system. All of these seven planets could have liquid water -- key to life as we know it -- under the right atmospheric conditions, but the chances are highest with the three in the habitable zone.


    Note: Source: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    Caltech/IPAC. Caltech manages JPL for NASA.

    Posted by Admin on Tuesday, February 21 @ 09:38:58 GMT (24 reads)
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     White dwarf shreds massive comet

    Extra-Solar PlanetsEvidence for the destruction of a massive comet-like body by a white dwarf star in the constellation of Bootes, 170ly distant, has been investigated by the Hubble Space Telescope and the Keck Telescope.


    Note: Source: Hubblesite http://hubblesite.org/)

    Posted by Admin on Thursday, February 09 @ 16:08:17 GMT (27 reads)
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     Mars North Pole

    MarsESA has published a picture of the North Pole of Mars, from pictures built up from imagery taken over several years, to produce a complete picture of the North Polar region.

    The ice cap is a permanent fixture, but in the winter season – as it is now in early 2017 – temperatures are cold enough for around 30 percent of the carbon dioxide in the planet’s atmosphere to precipitate onto the cap, adding a seasonal layer up to a metre thick. During the warmer summer months most of the carbon dioxide ice turns directly into gas and escapes into the atmosphere, leaving behind the water-ice layers.


    Note: Source: ESA

    Posted by Admin on Thursday, February 02 @ 15:16:20 GMT (36 reads)
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     Waiting for progress

    The EARL ProjectThe EARL-D4 has been ready to fly on its first test flight since February. We are waiting for a permit from the Romanian Civil Aviation Authority, which we hope to receive in a few weeks' time. We should then be able to do the series of four test flights next Spring.


    Note: Spacefleet Ltd: The EARL Project


    Posted by Admin on Tuesday, November 01 @ 09:49:17 GMT (88 reads)
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     Success for SpaceX

    Space LaunchToday, SpaceX have made history for space launch by landing the first stage of their mission to deliver eleven Orbcomm communication satellites to low Earth orbit.


    Note: Source: SpaceX: Press release and videos

    Posted by Admin on Tuesday, December 22 @ 10:07:12 GMT (571 reads)
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