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Currently Planned Rocket Launches

Upcoming 21. April 2022 Starlink Group 4-14 23. April 2022 SpaceX Crew-4 Already started 30. March 2022 Axiom Mission 1 (or Ax-1) s a planned SpaceX Crew Dragon mission to the International Space Station (ISS). It will send four people to the ISS for an eight-day stay. 10. February 2022 Astra Rocket 3.3 • VCLS…

What is the Karman line?

tl;dr; The Karman line defines the edge of space. It is set to 100km above the Earth’s mean sea level and separates aeronautics from astronautics. So to be an astronaut you have to travel higher than 100km from Earth’s surface. Why is that? To fly with a conventional airplane you need the air to generate…

What is LEO?

LEO stands for Low Earth Orbit. It ranges from 200km to 2000 km. The ISS orbits the earth between 370km and 460 km. Due to atmospheric drag the orbit decreases over time The Hubble Telescope orbits a bit higher at 545km to 549km Other orbits Overview Satellite Orbit ISS 400km Hubble 545km Starlink 550km Iridium…

What is Beta decay?

Beta decay is the process where a nucleon decays into either an electron or a positron. β− decay (electron emission) n → p + e− + ν A neutron decays into proton, an electron and an anti-neutrino. β+ decay (positron emission) p → n + e++ νe A proton decays into a neutron, a positron…