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Sat, 18 May 2019 20:38:45 +0000
Thornberry is proposing legislation that would make it easier for startups like Capella Space to continue to get private funding and compete for DoD small business awards. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 17 May 2019 21:10:32 +0000
A House appropriations subcommittee approved a spending bill May 17 that provides NASA with more than $22.3 billion but largely ignores an administration request for an additional $1.6 billion to support plans for a 2024 human return to the moon. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 17 May 2019 11:17:01 +0000
NASA announced May 16 it has selected 11 companies to begin studies and initial prototype development of portions of lunar landers the agency hopes can help it meet its 2024 human landing goal. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 16 May 2019 20:34:56 +0000
Under the proposed system, space officers would only compete against space officers for promotions. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 16 May 2019 19:48:28 +0000
The House Appropriations Committee released a spending bill May 16 that adds more than $1 billion to NASA’s original request but offers little in the way of additional funding for exploration priorities included in the agency’s recent budget amendment. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 16 May 2019 13:14:20 +0000
Chinese private launch firm LandSpace has completed assembly of a liquid methane-liquid oxygen rocket engine for its new Zhuque-2 launch vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 16 May 2019 08:57:32 +0000
While most of the debate about establishing a Space Force within the Defense Department has centered on its national security implications, a recent Senate hearing examined how it could bolster growing commercial activity in space. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 16 May 2019 03:13:56 +0000
SpaceX shared details about its largely secretive Starlink constellation program March 15, providing updated targets for commercial service, details about satellite design and the thought process behind why the company’s upper target is 12,000 satellites. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 15 May 2019 21:35:20 +0000
The European Space Agency gave contracts to ArianeGroup and MT Aerospace on May 14 to develop a prototype upper stage that could lead to an advanced carbon-composite upgrade for the Ariane 6 rocket. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 15 May 2019 21:01:18 +0000
Fifty years after man’s first steps on the moon, the future of human exploration in the final frontier is at a critical turning point, ULA CEO Tory Bruno writes. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 15 May 2019 17:45:44 +0000
Singtel reported its lowest profit in 16 years, citing increasing competitive pressure in India and Indonesia. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 15 May 2019 15:10:10 +0000
Engineers are continuing to work to free an instrument on NASA’s InSight Mars lander that remains stuck just below the surface. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 15 May 2019 13:00:48 +0000
Asia Pacific Satellite Inc. and Iceye, the Finnish company that launched the first synthetic aperture radar microsatellite, announced a memorandum of understanding May 15 to deliver radar imagery to government and commercial customers in South Korea. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 15 May 2019 03:14:52 +0000
Eutelsat executives said the challenges getting Konnect Africa off the ground since 2016 are now largely in the rearview, but have nonetheless pushed any material revenue from the growth initiative out to the company’s next fiscal year. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 14 May 2019 22:20:52 +0000
A day after NASA unveiled an amended budget request to support a human landing on the moon in 2024, the agency’s leader warned that if Congress provided less than the request it increased the risk of missing that deadline. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 14 May 2019 17:12:11 +0000
House appropriators would block funding for the Space Development Agency pending a report on SDA's future projects and roles. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 14 May 2019 15:58:33 +0000
The Air Force announcement that it is paying ULA $449.8 million for three Delta 4 Heavy launches is only half the story. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 14 May 2019 14:56:30 +0000
We've compiled all our Satellite 2019 coverage into to a special digital edition brought to you with support from Ball Aerospace. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 14 May 2019 14:48:27 +0000
Do small launcher companies need megaconstellation business to survive? How should they approach a market that sometimes feels like its changing faster than the rockets themselves? Five launch companies discussed these topics March 13 at a Washington Space Business Roundtable discussion moderated by SpaceNews. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 14 May 2019 00:54:54 +0000
The White House and NASA announced May 13 that they will seek an additional $1.6 billion in funding for the agency in fiscal year 2020, a “down payment” on efforts to achieve a human lunar landing by 2024. SpaceNews.com
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Fri, 17 May 2019 19:36:13 +0000
In the ongoing search for intelligent life, a new study recommends that we look for signs of an advanced civilization harnessing the power of neutrinos to create a beacon. The post Advanced Civilizations Could be Communicating with Neutrino Beams. Transmitted by Clouds of Satellites Around Neutron Stars or Black Holes appeared first on Universe Today.
Fri, 17 May 2019 19:11:00 +0000
Sad fact of the Universe is that all stars will die, eventually. And when they do, what happens to their babies? Usually, the prognosis for the planets around a dying star is not good, but a new study says some might in fact survive. A group of astronomers have taken a closer look at what … Continue reading "Small, Tough Planets can Survive the Death of Their Star" The post Small, Tough Planets can Survive the Death of Their Star appeared first on Universe Today.
Fri, 17 May 2019 16:48:10 +0000
What is dark matter made of? It’s one of the most perplexing questions of modern astronomy. We know that dark matter is out there, since we can see its obvious gravitational influence on everything from galaxies to the evolution of the entire universe, but we don’t know what it is. Our best guess is that … Continue reading "Is Dark Matter Made of Axions? Black Holes May Reveal the Answer" The post Is Dark Matter Made of Axions? Black Holes May Reveal the Answer appeared first on Universe Today.
Thu, 16 May 2019 20:50:32 +0000
The Beresheet lander came oh-so-close to touching down on the surface of the Moon, but something went wrong and it didn’t make it. Now, thanks to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, the exact point of impact can be seen. The images were captured 11 days after Beresheet crashed into the Moon. Beresheet would’ve been the first … Continue reading "Here’s Where Beresheet Crashed into the Moon" The post Here’s Where Beresheet Crashed into the Moon appeared first on Universe Today.
Thu, 16 May 2019 19:30:54 +0000
Think about this for a minute: We humans and our emissions are helping turn back the climatological clock by 2 or 3 million years, possibly more. Not since that time, called the Pliocene Epoch, has the CO2 ppm risen above 400. Way back then, the CO2 helped keep the Earth’s temperature 2 to 3 degrees … Continue reading "Today is the Highest Concentration of Atmospheric CO2 in Human History. 415 Parts Per Million. Last Time it Was This High, There Were Trees at the South Pole" The post Today is the Highest Concentration of Atmospheric CO2 in Human History. 415 Parts Per Million. Last Time it Was This High, There Were Trees at the South Pole appeared first on Universe Today.
Thu, 16 May 2019 17:41:14 +0000
The Moon’s going to have more human visitors in the year 2024. NASA has announced that their mission to the Moon, which is named Artemis after the Greek goddess of hunting, has been advanced by four years, from 2028 to 2024. But there’s a catch: they need more dough to do it. $1.6 billion more. … Continue reading "NASA’s 2024 Moon Mission is called Artemis, and Will Need an Additional $1.6 Billion in Funding" The post NASA’s 2024 Moon Mission is called Artemis, and Will Need an Additional $1.6 Billion in Funding appeared first on Universe Today.
Wed, 15 May 2019 20:09:29 +0000
Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Brother Guy J. Consolmagno, SJ is the Director of the Vatican Observatory and President of the Vatican Observatory Foundation. At the Vatican Observatory since 1993, Brother Consolmagno’s … Continue reading "Weekly Space Hangout: May 15, 2019 – Brother Guy J. Consolmagno, SJ – Director of the Vatican Observatory" The post Weekly Space Hangout: May 15, 2019 – Brother Guy J. Consolmagno, SJ – Director of the Vatican Observatory appeared first on Universe Today.
Wed, 15 May 2019 20:04:31 +0000
This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Allen Versfeld at his Urban Astronomer blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #611. And if you’re interested in looking back, here’s an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space. If you’ve got a space-related blog, you should really join the carnival. Just email an entry … Continue reading "Carnival of Space #611" The post Carnival of Space #611 appeared first on Universe Today.
Tue, 14 May 2019 23:20:11 +0000
I recently had the honor of attending a Nat Geo Live talk hosted by Kobie Boykins. As NASA JPL's chief engineer, he has played a major role in the development of every rover sent to Mars since 1997. The post NASA Senior Engineer Kobie Boykins talks About Exploring Mars. And I was There to See it! appeared first on Universe Today.
Tue, 14 May 2019 20:33:09 +0000
Blue Origin is going to the Moon. In an hour-long presentation in Washington DC on May 9th, Jeff Bezos spelled out his plans for reaching the Moon, confirming what many guessed he was hinting at in a tweet from the previous week. Bezos and his company, Blue Origin, are developing a lunar lander capable of … Continue reading "The Blue Origins Founder Wants to Get to the Moon by 2024" The post The Blue Origins Founder Wants to Get to the Moon by 2024 appeared first on Universe Today.

 
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