Questions tagged [developing-space-programs]

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Are US Space companies favored to purchase subsystems from US only suppliers. Are there any specific laws that dictate this?

While i was doing a study on spacecraft subsystems for satellites launched, I noticed that many of the subsystems aboard an American satellite are derived from companies based in the US. By common ...
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What specifications is the ISRO crew module fabricated to?

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/science/human-space-flight-prog-hal-hands-over-crew-module-assembly-to-isro/article5685195.ece writes to say Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has handed ...
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Will Santa Claus deliver presents to Mars in 2025? [closed]

Recently, CNN informed us that Mars One seems to still be on track for landing on Mars in 2025. If this is the case, we may have humans celebrating the first Christmas on Mars of all time. Since this ...
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Any chance of seeing a vertical launch of an orbital launch vehicle in UK in the not-too-distant future?

Recently, news hit the press about a possible new launch facility, a spaceport on the territory of the United Kingdom. The article in Daily Mail that I read is however rather vague, and even though it ...
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Are there any non-government owned, non-US based, companies that are in the process of developing manned spaceflight?

As far as I can tell, there are dozens of aerospace companies and contractors, which partner with various space programs around the world to develop, build and maintain space vehicles. Are any of the ...
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Do any of the developing space programs use horizontal launcher assembly and launchpad loading?

Do any of the developing space programs (i.e. not NASA, ESA or Roscosmos) use horizontal launcher assembly in the launcher integration building and launchpad loading like the Soyuz at the Baikonur ...
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What is JAXA looking for on the Moon in the way of 'potential utilization'?

I was reading this article (terrible layout, sorry). This paragraph caught my eye: While Japan is hoping to send humans to the Moon sometime in the future, Keiji Tachikawa, president of the Japan ...
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Do developing space programs generally use an existing booster design, or make their own from scratch?

There are already many great booster designs out there - take for example the Saturn V, which has enough power to reasonably put almost anything into orbit. Do new, developing space programs often ...