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This Week in Space

Rhiannon Williams 2016-09-18

Its been another busy time for space news spacefans! This week sees the launch of China’s second space lab, Freddie Mercury gets his own roid, and we found Philae! PHILAE FOUND! Many readers may remember the Philae lander that accompanied…

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This Week in Space

Rhiannon Williams 2016-09-05

Greetings, spacefans! Its been the UK ‘silly season’ and holiday time, so I hope you’re all have a relaxing summer for all you Northern Hemisphere folks, and are wrapped up warm if you’re not. I for one have spent many…

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This Week In Space

Rhiannon Williams 2016-07-01

This week, spacefans, we have rocket, astronauts, quasi-moons and a look ahead to the Juno mission. I highly recommend the cool videos! SOMETIMES IT REALLY IS ROCKET SCIENCE! The second and final qualification motor (QM-2) test for the Space Launch…

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Stellaris: Asimov Patch Released

TMC Archives 2016-06-28

Stellaris, a grand strategy game set in space by masters of the genre, Paradox Interactive, was released in early May. Although highly anticipated, Stellaris received a positive reception, but it was not without its issues. A common opinion expressed by early adopters…

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THE PLANETARY SOCIETY’S LIGHTSAIL SOLAR SAIL SUCCESSFULLY DEPLOYED

Andrew Sturgis 2016-06-11

Solar sails are one of the more unique and efficient ways to travel through space. On the 9th of June, 2015 The Planetary Society‘sLightSail-A spacecraft successfully deployed its four triangular sails in one of the first successful deployments of a…

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Paradox Details Upcoming Stellaris Updates

TMC Archives 2016-05-18

After listening to community feedback, reviews, and reactions to its latest title Stellaris, Paradox Interactive has released details on the first updates to its new sci-fi grand strategy game. A free update, codenamed “Clarke” (yes, as in the author) is…

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First Impressions: Master of Orion

TMC Archives 2016-03-31

As I wrote in my XCOM 2 review, successors to classic titles have to not only stand on their own merits as a game but also match up to the nostalgia the original game has accumulated. Wargaming, who you might…

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Tempus Fugit: The Fine Art of Flying Small In TiDi

TMC Archives 2016-03-28

The Dirty Third 2013-01-26 The call goes out across CFC-wide channels and the message is clear. “Boat fucked up bigtime and it’s going down, all hands on deck they wanna save him.” I am a member of Razor alliance at…

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STELLARIS AIMS TO REVOLUTIONIZE 4X STRATEGY, LAUNCHES IN MAY

Anschau 2016-03-20

Paradox Interactive, the developers of historical strategy series Europa Universalis (EU) and Crusader Kings (CK), this week revealed the release date for their upcoming 4x strategy game: Stellaris. Set in the far future, Stellaris follows a galaxy of procedurally generated species that are emerging…

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CERES Review

TMC Archives 2015-10-16

CERES opens up with an interesting description of the future. Our solar system has been twisted beyond recognition by a malfunctioning stargate. “Man, monsters, and machine-gods fight for survival,” while alien lifeforms and the ashes of dying worlds are sucked…

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New Destination For New Horizons

TMC Archives 2015-09-01

NASA has. as predicted, chosen a new object for New Horizons to investigate this is most likeley to be be a Kuiper Belt Object (KBO) called 2014 MU69. It is further out from Pluto by about a billion miles and between 30…

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Largest Feature in the Universe Poses Puzzle

TMC Archives 2015-08-18

A new report from the Royal Astronomical Society has announced the discovery of the largest structure to have been found so far in the Universe. The object, found by an Hungarian-US team of astronomers, is approximately a mind-boggling 5 billion…

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Rocket Science – Fuel or Propellant?

TMC Archives 2015-08-06

Propelling an object into a parabolic arc or an orbit is not an easy feat. The basic Delta-V requirement to achieve low-Earth orbit is around 7.8 kilometers per second (km/s). Atmospheric drag, and other factors often require 1.5-2.0 kilometers more…

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Ceres Spots Back in Focus

TMC Archives 2015-05-25

The enigmatic cluster of bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Jupiter and Mars, are back in focus this past week with the release of new high resolution imaging by NASA’s Jet Propulsion…