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Polaris Dawn mission likely to slip to 2024

In a recent interview with the CNBC Manifest Space podcast, Jared Isaacman said preparations were continuing for Polaris Dawn, the first of three missions of his Polaris program announced in early 2022. That mission will fly Isaacman and three others on a Crew Dragon spacecraft that will spend several days in low Earth orbit.


Target of European debris removal mission hit by other debris

The European Space Agency said Aug. 22 that it was informed 12 days earlier by the U.S. Space Force’s 18th Space Defense Squadron, responsible for space domain awareness activities, that it had identified several pieces of debris in the vicinity of a larger payload adapter called Vespa that has been in low Earth orbit since a Vega launch a decade ago.