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Tue, 22 May 2018 22:32:57 +0000
SpaceX says it will not go after any of the $2 billion in rural broadband subsidies the U.S. Federal Communications Commission will begin doling out this summer under its Connect America Fund II program. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 22 May 2018 22:06:09 +0000
A SpaceX Falcon 9 still sporting soot from its last mission successfully launched May 22 with five Iridium Next satellites and two science satellites for NASA and the German Research Center for Geosciences. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 22 May 2018 18:09:05 +0000
From 2000 to 2017, the U.S. government contracted more than $26 billion in foreign military sales to the Republic of Korea, including advanced combat aircraft and missile defense systems. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 22 May 2018 17:12:54 +0000
Startups backed primarily by private venture capital have announced plans to launch dozens of small SAR satellites within a decade to take advantage of the miniaturization of electronics. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 22 May 2018 17:08:45 +0000
In January, ICEYE proved it could operate a synthetic aperture radar on a microsatellite. Now the company is preparing to launch a constellation. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 22 May 2018 00:18:43 +0000
The UN certified Iridium Communications to provide Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS) services, ending Inmarsat’s monopoly on the internationally required service for ships, Iridium said May 21. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 21 May 2018 18:42:48 +0000
The USSOCOM can now take advantage of commercial innovations by procuring satellite connectivity as a managed service SpaceNews.com
Mon, 21 May 2018 17:08:04 +0000
Israeli fleet operator Spacecom on May 21 announced a contract worth up to $55 million for satellite capacity on its upcoming Amos-17 satellite. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 21 May 2018 12:30:45 +0000
Parsons will be pursuing more Air Force and NASA work, especially in small satellite prototyping and engineering development. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 21 May 2018 12:04:36 +0000
An Orbital ATK Antares rocket successfully launched a Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station May 21 on a mission that may be the swan song for the company as an independent entity. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 20 May 2018 19:53:04 +0000
The utility of space sensors has been studied for decades so the Pentagon has plenty of data to draw from. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 20 May 2018 16:45:56 +0000
Striking United Launch Alliance employees will return to work after voting May 19 to accept a revised contract, ending a two-week strike. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 18 May 2018 20:18:02 +0000
As NASA formally requests proposals for studies on the commercialization of low Earth orbit, another study presented at a congressional hearing May 17 concludes commercial space stations are unlikely to be financially viable in the mid-2020s. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 18 May 2018 14:48:14 +0000
Members of a NASA safety panel said May 17 they believed that a SpaceX approach for fueling its Falcon 9 rockets known as “load-and-go” could be used for future commercial crew missions. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 18 May 2018 03:02:18 +0000
As House appropriators approved a spending bill May 17 that partially restores funding for a NASA astrophysics mission slated for cancellation, the agency’s administrator said he was “90 percent” confident that the mission will continue. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 23:25:08 +0000
Planet hopes to grab market share by offering “guaranteed collection” twice a day. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 22:42:51 +0000
NASA is dealing with a contamination problem with tubing in part of the core stage of the first Space Launch System vehicle, an issue that could contribute to further delays for its launch. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 20:27:37 +0000
Nine satellite companies agreed May 17 to donate satellite capacity and equipment to the United Nations, seeking to coordinate their responses to natural disasters. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 19:45:38 +0000
Nearly 600 members of a union that has been on strike against United Launch Alliance for almost two weeks will vote on a new contract May 19 that would end the labor dispute. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 17:10:18 +0000
SpaceX and OneWeb, two companies building thousands of satellites for broadband services, both expect to connect billions of the world's least-served to the internet. The two most prominent developers of electronically steered antennas don’t share that aspiration, however. SpaceNews.com
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Tue, 22 May 2018 20:37:59 GMT
A new time-lapse video from the Geostationary Lightning Mapper onboard the GOES-17 weather satellite, which launched to space on March 1, 2018, shows flashes of lightning above North and South America, zooming in on a line of storms moving east across the Central U.S. "The mapper observes lightning in the Western Hemisphere, giving forecasters an indication of when a storm is forming, intensifying, and becoming more dangerous. Rapid increases of lightning are a signal that a storm may strengthen quickly and could produce severe weather," the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in a statement .
Tue, 22 May 2018 01:45:29 GMT
Falcon 9 carrying two payloads to orbit - and this launch will be an especially interesting one. A set of five communications satellites for Iridium need to get to almost 500 miles up, but a NASA mission has to pop out at the 300 mile mark.
Mon, 21 May 2018 21:05:51 GMT
The solar system's first known "resident" that came from interstellar space - an asteroid orbiting backward around Jupiter - has been discovered. The planets and most other objects in our solar system travel around the sun in the same direction.
Mon, 21 May 2018 21:05:50 GMT
Councillors have been told the authority needs to be clear on its position if Unst is going to maximise its potential as a satellite launch site. It comes after the island was highlighted in a far-reaching report - entitled "Sceptre" - commissioned by the UK Space Agency.
Mon, 21 May 2018 21:05:49 GMT
NASA and private company SpaceX plan to send humans to Mars within the next 15 years -- but need to figure out how to protect astronauts from the dangerous cosmic radiation of deep space. Now neuroscientists have identified a potential treatment for the brain damage caused by cosmic rays -- a drug that prevents memory impairment in mice exposed to simulated space radiation.
Mon, 21 May 2018 16:12:42 GMT
SpaceX Crew Dragon ship in anechoic chamber for EMI testing before being sent to @NASA Plum Brook vacuum chamber pic.twitter.com/BckUBkroLw Sound-absorbing anechoic chambers have been described as the quietest places on Earth and can simulate the environment in space. The Crew Dragon is tucked inside one for electromagnetic interference testing, which is done to make sure a spacecraft's electrical systems will work properly.
Mon, 21 May 2018 16:12:41 GMT
The People's Republic of China sent a private rocket into space recently. This marks its first venture into the commercial arena as far as the race for space is concerned.
Mon, 21 May 2018 16:12:40 GMT
NASA's groovy imagining of space settlements were put in the public domain in 2007, and now space antropologist Michael Oman-Reagan has shared these remarkable hi-res scans created by David Brandt-Erichsen. In the 1970s, NASA Ames Research Center conducted space colony summer studies on Toroidal Colonies and Bernal Spheres which could hold population of up to 10,000 humans living in space, and on Cylindrical Colonies which could hold a population of 1,000,000.
Mon, 21 May 2018 11:21:48 GMT
Prepare to boldly go where no Shakespeare has ever been before as Oddsocks Productions go blasting into space this summer. Following the success of last year's "bonkers and brilliant" Mods and Rockers-themed Romeo and Juliet, the renowned Shakespeare innovators bring their hilariously irreverent style to bear on a brand new production of The Tempest, beaming aboard the Belgrade Theatre 19-21 June.
Mon, 21 May 2018 08:50:48 GMT
Capitalizing on the unparalleled sharpness and spectral range of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers is releasing the most comprehensive, high-resolution ultraviolet-light survey of nearby star-forming galaxies. The researchers combined new Hubble observations with archival Hubble images for 50 star-forming spiral and dwarf galaxies in the local universe, offering a large and extensive resource for understanding the complexities of star formation and galaxy evolution.
Mon, 21 May 2018 06:23:23 GMT
China launched a relay satellite early on Monday designed to establish a communication link between earth and a planned lunar probe that will explore the dark side of the moon, the official Xinhua news agency said. Citing the China National Space Administration, Xinhua said the satellite was launched at 5:28 a.m. on a Long March-4C rocket from the Xichang launch center in the southwest of the country.
Mon, 21 May 2018 01:38:36 GMT
The satellite orbited Earth for years and detected X-rays signals released by some of the most extreme environments in space NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer mission finally ended after spending more than 22 years in space. The 6,700-pound spacecraft burned up in the atmosphere during its reentry earlier this month but it left a treasure trove of data on X-ray sources in space.
Sun, 20 May 2018 21:09:01 GMT
New Delhi, May 20 - Not everyone gets a chance to live the life of an astronaut, operate space shuttles and rockets, and experience moonwalk but 23 students from different schools across India got this once-in-a-lifetime learning experience at a space camp in the US Space and Rocket Centre . Shantanu Gupta, a Class 12 student from DPS Sushant Lok in Gurugram, was among the 23 who experienced the unique leadership programme for two consecutive weeks at the USSRC in Huntsville, Alabama.
Sun, 20 May 2018 16:53:12 GMT
Orbital ATK's Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft are set to launch the Company's ninth cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. )--Orbital ATK , a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced it is set to launch the company's AntaresTM rocket carrying its CygnusTM cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station for NASA.
Sun, 20 May 2018 12:16:55 GMT
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Sun, 20 May 2018 07:48:23 GMT
This year, a new atomic refrigerator will be sent to International Space Station, where it will create a spot colder than the vacuum of space. The facility will help researchers observe processes in a way that would not be possible to replicate on Earth.
Sun, 20 May 2018 03:33:30 GMT
So Libby Jackson made it her mission to shine a spotlight on these hidden figures by writing a children's book A Galaxy of Her Own. And she didn't have to travel far to attend the literature festival - Libby lives in Old Town and works at Swindon's UK Space Agency.

 
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