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  2. Outer Space Treaty - Wikipedia

    On 17 October 1963, the U.N. General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution prohibiting the introduction of weapons of mass destruction in outer space. Various proposals for an arms control treaty governing outer space were debated during a General Assembly session in December 1966, culminating in the drafting and adoption of the Outer Space ...

  3. Asteroid impact avoidance - Wikipedia

    Mass driver. A mass driver is an (automated) system on the asteroid to eject material into space thus giving the object a slow steady push and decreasing its mass. A mass driver is designed to work as a very low specific impulse system, which in general uses a lot of propellant, but very little power.

  4. Shenzhou 5 - Wikipedia

    Mission parameters. Mass: 7,840 kg Perigee: 332 km Apogee: 336 km Inclination: 42.4° Period: 91.2 minutes NSSDC ID: 2003-045A Mission highlights. Shenzhou 5 was launched at 09:00 (UTC +8) from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, a launch base in the Gobi Desert in Gansu Province, entering orbit 343 km above Earth at 09:10 (UTC +8) with astronaut Yang Liwei (杨利伟), a 38 year-old Lieutenant ...

  5. National Space Research and Development Agency - Wikipedia

    The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) is the national space agency of Nigeria.It is a parastatal under Federal Ministry of Science and Technology.The agency is based in the Nigerian capital city of Abuja in the Lugbe district and has a ground receiving station, among various other sites.

  6. Tiangong program - Wikipedia

    Overall length of the station would be around 20 m, with a total mass of under 40 metric tons, with possibility of expansion through addition of further modules. [citation needed] In 2001, Chinese engineers described a three-step process toward the realization of Project 921. The original target date for the fulfillment of the project was 2010.

  7. Galileo (satellite navigation) - Wikipedia

    Satellite mass: 675 kg (1,488 lb) Satellite body dimensions: 2.7 m × 1.2 m × 1.1 m (8 ft 10 in × 3 ft 11 in × 3 ft 7 in) Span of solar arrays: 18.7 m (61 ft) Power of solar arrays: 1.5 kW (end of life) Power of navigation antennas: 155–265 W; Ground segment

  8. National Reconnaissance Office - Wikipedia

    The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) is a member of the United States Intelligence Community and an agency of the United States Department of Defense which designs, builds, launches, and operates the reconnaissance satellites of the U.S. federal government, and provides satellite intelligence to several government agencies, particularly signals intelligence (SIGINT) to the NSA, imagery ...

  9. Space debris - Wikipedia

    However, this process left 30 satellites with a combined mass of (20,400 kg (45,000 lb), or nearly a third of the mass of this constellation) in LEO orbits at approximately 700 km (430 mi) altitude, where self-decay is quite slow.