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Is it a bird, a plane, or a falling booster?

India’s XPoSat launched to study black holes. China completes its Meridian Project to study space weather. The USSF launches the X37-B spaceplane. And more.




India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle launches the XPoSat, or the Xray Polarimeter Satellite with the aim of studying bright astronomical x-rays emanating from things like black holes, neutron stars, pulsar wind nebulae, and active galactic nuclei. China has announced the completion of the Meridian Project which links hundreds of instruments across the country for end-to-end monitoring of solar activity. The US Space Force Boeing-built X-37B spaceplane was launched by a SpaceX Falcon Heavy on December 28, and more.

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Our guest today is Itay Glick of OPSWAT discussing “AeroBlade”, a group that's used spearphishing to target US aerospace organizations.

Selected Reading

XpoSat: India launches space mission to study black holes

China storms ahead in space weather research with largest observatory on Earth

Chinese rocket booster falls from space, crashes near house, after satellite launch: report

USSF-52 successfully launches from the Eastern Range- Space Launch Delta 45 

Scientists are attempting to track 1,000 cattle and buffalo from space using GPS, AI and satellites- Euronews

NASA and Russia will keep launching each other's astronauts to ISS until 2025: report- Space

NASA Issues New Space Security Best Practices Guide- NASA 

Navajo Nation president asks NASA to delay Moon launch over possible human remains

China, Russia claim to have tested hack-proof quantum communication link

Sync Your Calendar With the Solar System

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