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Reusable Chinese Space Craft Lands Returns Earth

The Chinese government has announced the safe return of a reusable spacecraft, called Chongfu Shiyong Shiyan Hangtian Qi (CSSHQ), to Earth, after spending two days in orbit. 

The unmanned spacecraft was launched on Friday, September 4th, 2020, from the Jiuquan Satelite Launch Center in northwest China’s section of the Gobi Desert, before safely returning to its scheduled landing site. The spacecraft’s purpose was reportedly to test reusable technologies that will provide ‘technological support for the peaceful use of space’, although no information about what technologies were tested has been made public. 

Adding to this, no pictures nor information of the spacecraft itself have been released into the press either, although the Chinese government did say that it was launched via a Long March-2F carrier rocket. This makes CSSHQ the 14th mission for the rocket, also used by the Chinese to send astronauts into orbit, as well as its own space

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SpaceX launches Earth-observation satellite for Argentina, nails rocket landing

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX successfully launched an Earth-observation satellite for Argentina along with two small piggyback satellites today (Aug. 30). 



a body of water with smoke coming out of a lake: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the SAOCOM 1B Earth-observation radar satellite for Argentina and two small rideshare payloads launches into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Aug. 30, 2020.


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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the SAOCOM 1B Earth-observation radar satellite for Argentina and two small rideshare payloads launches into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Aug. 30, 2020.

The trio blasted off from Space Launch Complex 40 here at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 7:18 p.m. EDT (2318 GMT). 

A used two-stage Falcon 9 rocket carried the SAOCOM-1B satellite aloft, marking the company’s 15th launch of 2020. Approximately nine minutes after liftoff, the booster’s first stage produced some dramatic sonic booms as it made its way back to terra firma, touching down at SpaceX’s Landing Zone-1 (LZ-1) at Cape Canaveral.   

Related: See the evolution of SpaceX’s rockets in pictures

Today’s flight was the fourth launch for this particular

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Great moments in PC gaming: Going on the defensive in Dawn of War 2

Great moments in PC gaming are bite-sized celebrations of some of our favorite gaming memories.

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 2

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Year: 2009
Developer: Relic

The first Dawn of War let me play with armies bigger than I could ever afford when I played Warhammer 40,000 on a ping-pong table with styrofoam hills on it. Every click-and-drag put battalions of troops and entire tank platoons under my command. 

Then Dawn of War 2 came along. On most maps, it gives you four small squads—one of which is just your commander. It takes some getting used to. Thing is, each of those squads is like a character in an RPG. They level up and collect gear and unlock abilities. In most engagements the scouts begin in hiding, decloaking before the heavy weapons focus fire or the assault squad jetpacks over the top or the tactical squad taunts. What

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Polaroid made an instant-film camera for The Mandalorian

Toys were a given. Clothing, backpacks, bedding and even a “The Child on Board” car magnet? Sure, those all fit. I have to say, though, I did not see The Mandalorian Polaroid camera coming, but here we are. The camera is the company’s Polaroid Now model released earlier this year but clad “in colors and textures inspired by the Mandalorian’s armor,” Polaroid says in its announcement. 



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The $120 The Mandalorian Polaroid Now camera (£130, AU$165 converted) is joined by Baby Yoda-inspired i-Type film. Instead of the familiar white frame, the limited-edition film is framed in colors inspired by the show’s palette and also features characters and symbols from the series. The Mandalorian i-Type color film is priced at $18 for an eight-print cartridge. You can also buy a bundle with three packs of film and the

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