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Mon, 30 Jan 2023 00:38:43 +0000
NASA officials met last week to review its overall exploration architecture, although it was unclear exactly what they agreed to and when they will make it public. The post NASA meeting works to define exploration architecture appeared first on SpaceNews.
Sun, 29 Jan 2023 00:16:00 +0000
European officials say they’re making progress to achieve “strategic autonomy” in space traffic management by building up both capabilities and policy. The post Europe seeks greater autonomy in space traffic management appeared first on SpaceNews.
Sat, 28 Jan 2023 17:53:49 +0000
The Commerce Department has outlined the services it proposes to offer free of charge to satellite operators from the space traffic management system it is developing. The post Commerce Department outlines plans for basic space traffic management service appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 27 Jan 2023 21:47:43 +0000
Lynk Global is close to completing a ground station in Hawaii as part of plans to connect its growing constellation of small satellites to standard smartphones this spring. The post Lynk Global finalizing ground station for direct-to-smartphone services appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 27 Jan 2023 21:34:53 +0000
SpaceX could attempt a long-awaited static-fire test of all 33 Raptor engines in its Super Heavy booster as soon as next week, one of the final technical milestones before an orbital launch attempt, a company executive said Jan. 27. The post SpaceX preparing for Super Heavy static-fire test appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 27 Jan 2023 20:03:03 +0000
L3Harris announced Jan. 26 it delivered the Navigation Technology Satellite-3 to the U.S. Air Force The post Satellite billed as the ‘future GPS’ begins key tests appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 27 Jan 2023 18:10:26 +0000
Christopher Kubasik, CEO of L3Harris Technologies, said Jan. 27 regulators continue to review the company’s proposed $4.7 billion acquisition of Aerojet Rocketdyne and expects the merger to close in 2023. The post L3Harris ‘optimistic’ Aerojet Rocketdyne acquisition will close in 2023 appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 27 Jan 2023 13:16:29 +0000
As NASA prepares to launch another commercial crew mission with a Russian cosmonaut on board, the agency says it has yet to work out an agreement with Roscosmos on future crew swaps. The post NASA still working on long-term plans for ISS seat barters appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 27 Jan 2023 13:08:14 +0000
After recently investing in Spain’s largest reforestation project, Madrid-based operator Hispasat hopes to use a satellite SpaceX is launching next month to support other sustainability projects across Latin America. The post Hispasat invests in reforestation to drive sustainability expansion strategy appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 27 Jan 2023 11:59:45 +0000
A NASA asteroid smallsat mission that lost its original ride to space is considering alternative missions while also accommodating performance issues with its propulsion system. The post Janus considering alternative missions after losing original ride appeared first on SpaceNews.
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Fri, 27 Jan 2023 09:28:00 +0100
NASA’s Lucy spacecraft will add another asteroid encounter to its 4-billion-mile journey. On Nov. 1, 2023, Lucy will get a close-up view of a small main-belt asteroid to conduct an engineering test of the spacecraft’s innovative asteroid-tracking navigation system. The Lucy mission is already breaking records by planning to visit nine asteroids during its 12-year tour of the Jupiter Trojan asteroids, which orbit the Sun at the same distance as Jupiter. Originally, Lucy was not scheduled to
Fri, 27 Jan 2023 08:19:53 +0100
Thales Alenia Space, the joint company between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), has signed a contract worth over €100 million with the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) to provide maintenance and other support services for EGNOS V2 (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay System) for a period of four years. The EGNOS system enhances the accuracy, reliability and integrity of positioning signals by improving the performance of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS),
Thu, 26 Jan 2023 16:57:00 +0100
The agency is extending the facility’s satellite-enabled communications technologies and pursuing new collaborations with industry, as part of its drive to accelerate the 5G digital transformation of the European economy. ESA has selected information technology firm CGI to lead the expansion project, backed by the UK Space Agency. The project consortium includes satellite operators Eutelsat and OneWeb as well as mobile network operator Vodafone. As the world becomes ever more
Thu, 26 Jan 2023 07:47:00 +0100
If you want to build a habitable planet, ices are a vital ingredient because they are the main source of several key elements — namely carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur (referred to here as CHONS). These elements are important ingredients in both planetary atmospheres and molecules like sugars, alcohols, and simple amino acids. An international team of astronomers using NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has obtained an in-depth inventory of the deepest, coldest ices measured to
Thu, 26 Jan 2023 07:35:00 +0100
Asteroid 2023 BU is about the size of a box truck and is predicted to make one of the closest approaches by a near-Earth object ever recorded. On Thursday, Jan. 26, a small near-Earth asteroid will have a very close encounter with our planet. Designated 2023 BU, the asteroid will zoom over the southern tip of South America at about 4:27 p.m. PST (7:27 p.m. EST) only 2,200 miles (3,600 kilometers) above the planet’s surface and well within the orbit of geosynchronous satellites. There is
Wed, 25 Jan 2023 15:45:00 +0100
Satellite imagery confirms an enormous iceberg, around five times the size of Malta, has finally calved from Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf. The new berg, estimated to be around 1550 sq km and around 150 m thick, calved when the crack known as Chasm-1 fully extended northwards severing the west part of the ice shelf. This crack was first revealed to be extending in early 2012 after having been dormant for some decades. After several years of desperately clinging on, image data from the
Wed, 25 Jan 2023 15:02:59 +0100
European launch service company Isar Aerospace, and U.S.-based Spaceflight Inc., the leading global launch services provider, announced they have signed a multi-launch services agreement. Under the agreement, Spaceflight secured one dedicated launch in 2026 to a sun-synchronous orbit taking off from Andøya, Norway and an option to add an additional dedicated launch to occur in 2025. “We’ve seen an increased demand for flexible and affordable launch options around the globe, but especially
Wed, 25 Jan 2023 09:42:00 +0100
Rocket Lab USA, Inc. (Nasdaq: RKLB) (“Rocket Lab” or “the Company”), a leading launch and space systems company, today successfully launched its 33rd Electron rocket and first mission from Virginia. The “Virginia is for Launch Lovers” mission lifted off at 18:00 EST on January 24th from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) at Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport within NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility. The mission deployed three satellites to a 550km orbit for leading radio frequency
Wed, 25 Jan 2023 09:39:00 +0100
DARPA, via its Demonstration Rocket for Agile Cislunar Operations (DRACO) program, is collaborating with NASA to build a nuclear thermal rocket (NTR) engine that could expand possibilities for the space agency’s future long-duration spaceflight missions. The goal is to test an NTR-enabled spacecraft in Earth orbit during the 2027 fiscal year. An NTR presents advantages over existing propulsion technologies, such as sending cargo to a new lunar base, humans to Mars, and robotic missions even
Tue, 24 Jan 2023 15:41:00 +0100
Galileo’s capabilities have grown with the addition of a new High Accuracy Service, freely available worldwide to anyone with a suitably equipped receiver. Delivering horizontal accuracy down to 20 cm and vertical accuracy of 40 cm, the High Accuracy Service is enabled through an additional level of real-time positioning corrections, delivered through a new data stream within the existing Galileo signal. Following months of testing by ESA engineers at the ESTEC technical centre in the
Tue, 24 Jan 2023 09:20:00 +0100
Today’s glass-based ground and space telescopes are limited in their ability to provide resolved imagery of objects in geostationary orbit, 36,000 kilometers above Earth. The cost to build and maintain complex optics large enough to effectively track items at that distance is prohibitive. Another key limitation of space-based telescopes is the escalating probability of in-orbit debris causing damage to solid lenses that cannot be repaired easily. DARPA’s Zenith program will investigate
Tue, 24 Jan 2023 08:29:44 +0100
Thales Alenia Space, the joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), has signed a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to lead the TeQuantS* project aimed at developing quantum space-to-Earth communications technologies. This contract, part of ESA’s ARTES 4.0 Core Competitiveness programme element**, is supported by French space agency CNES (Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales) and Austrian space agency ALR. The TeQuantS project intends to develop quantum technologies for
Mon, 23 Jan 2023 17:00:00 +0100
The discovery of diverse ices in the darkest, coldest regions of a molecular cloud measured to date has been announced by an international team of astronomers using the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope. This result allows astronomers to examine the simple icy molecules that will be incorporated into future exoplanets, while opening a new window on the origin of more complex molecules that are the first step in the creation of the building blocks of life. If you want to build a
Mon, 23 Jan 2023 16:08:00 +0100
The Italian Space Agency (ASI) signed two contracts with Leonardo for a total value of about 33 million euros on the development and construction of the PLATiNO 3 high-resolution camera and the PLATiNO 4 hyperspectral camera. The two state-of-the-art optical instruments are at the technological heart of the upcoming PLATiNO missions (mini high-tech space platform), ASI's programme to support, through the use of mini satellites, a wide range of missions in the field of Earth observation,
Mon, 23 Jan 2023 10:00:00 +0100
Staying safe from cyberattacks that target vital services such as power supplies is increasingly important in today’s digital world. ESA is supporting European autonomy to keep people connected by working with satellite manufacturer Thales Alenia Space to develop highly secure technologies based on the unbreakable laws of quantum physics. The quantum computers that are currently being developed will eventually be able to easily crack the cryptographic systems used by today’s classical
Mon, 23 Jan 2023 08:49:16 +0100
The Airbus-built JUICE (JUpiter ICy moons Explorer mission) spacecraft will shortly leave Toulouse, France, for Kourou, French Guiana, for lift-off on an Ariane 5 in April 2023. Shipment is expected in early February. The spacecraft has been at Airbus in Toulouse since August 2021 for final assembly and test. This included integration of the final instrument units and the largest solar arrays ever to fly on a planetary exploration mission, needed to power the mission at 740 million
Fri, 20 Jan 2023 14:00:00 +0100
A commemorative plaque celebrating Galileo’s discovery of Jupiter’s moons has been unveiled on ESA’s Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, Juice. The spacecraft has just completed its final tests before departing Toulouse, France, for Europe’s Spaceport to count down to an April launch. As part of the final preparations a commemorative plaque was mounted on the spacecraft as a tribute to Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei who was the first to view Jupiter and its four largest moons through a telescope
Tue, 17 Jan 2023 09:22:00 +0100
New 3D images of the moon — from Tycho Crater to Hadley Rille — reveal never-seen-before details of the lunar surface. The remarkable new images of the moon’s surface provide not only new details about the closest object to our Earth but new scientific opportunities as well. Raytheon Intelligence & Space has partnered with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory and the Green Bank Observatory to use the National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Telescope to collect new imagery of the moon
Mon, 16 Jan 2023 18:00:00 +0100
Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) Long Duration Propulsive ESPA (LDPE)-3A spacecraft launched successfully in support of the USSF-67 mission. This spacecraft helps advance rapid access to space for the U.S. Space Force and marks the third successful launch in the LDPE program. The LDPE-3A was built using Northrop Grumman’s ESPAStar, providing rapid access to space by maximizing the available volume inside a launch vehicle. This bus carries hardware for five independent missions,
Mon, 16 Jan 2023 09:19:00 +0100
Hundreds of black holes previously hidden, or buried, have been found using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. This result helps give astronomers a more accurate census of black holes in the universe. The black holes in this new study are the supermassive variety that contain millions or even billions of times the mass of the Sun. While astronomers think that almost all large galaxies harbor giant black holes in their centers, only some of the black holes will be actively pulling in material

 
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