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Fri, 20 Jul 2018 23:09:05 +0000
Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Roscosmos to meet deadlines for the nation’s future Angara, Soyuz-5 and “super-heavy class” rockets while fixing quality-control issues that have dogged Russian spacecraft and launch vehicles in recent years. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 16:34:56 +0000
Despite missing out in a U.K. government competition, early-stage launch vehicle developers in the country remain optimistic about their prospects and ability to win future government support. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 06:09:59 +0000
A week after the White House announced its intent to nominate a Senate aide to the post of NASA deputy administrator, reaction remains muted, but some supporters say his Senate experience will be an asset at the agency. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 22:15:36 +0000
U.S. satellite manufacturers say they need Ex-Im Bank to have a level playing field with foreign competition. The bank currently lacks enough board members for a quorum, making large satellites, and any other deals over $10 million, bigger than what Ex-Im can finance. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 20:35:16 +0000
For the last several years, aerospace companies have been examining ways to use additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, to aid the production of rocket engines. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:30:02 +0000
The British government announced July 19 a new effort to help space companies in the country win business outside of Europe amid concerns about the effects Brexit will have on the industry. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:06:55 +0000
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Wed, 18 Jul 2018 23:09:46 +0000
With about $40 million in hand and an agreement to use a new launch site, British small launch vehicle startup Orbex argues that it’s joined the small group of companies in this sector of the industry that should be taken seriously. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 18:45:22 +0000
Earth observation startup Planet laid off dozens of employees July 13. The move affected less than ten percent of the firm's workforce, a company spokesperson said. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:23:07 +0000
Blue Origin conducted a successful test flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle July 18 that demonstrated its crew capsule escape system. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:00:23 +0000
Maxar announced a $1.3 million deal with the UK Space Agency to develop space robotics technology in the United Kingdom. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:37:02 +0000
Trump administration officials are at the Farnborough Airshow in the United Kingdom this week on a mission to sell American aerospace and weapons. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:17:49 +0000
As Astrobotic prepares to compete for NASA lunar payload delivery contracts, the company has signed an agreement with Dynetics for the last major component of its lunar lander. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:50:51 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said July 17 that he’s had good discussions with European officials about potential cooperation on NASA’s plans to return to the moon. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:16:24 +0000
Lockheed VP: “As the UK develops its space industry further, I think you’ll see bigger economics from the mini-satellites and the value they create from data." SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:20:46 +0000
While Lockheed Martin continues to suggest it will use Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket at a Scottish launch site announced at the beginning of this week, company officials said July 17 they have yet to formally select a vehicle to fly at the site. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:28:34 +0000
Maxar Technologies on July 16 purchased Neptec, a Canadian company with robotic expertise deemed useful for in-space activities like satellite servicing and building space stations. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:27:06 +0000
A solid rocket booster designed for both the Ariane 6 and Vega C next-generation launchers completed a successful test firing Monday, clearing a hurdle for the maiden flights of both vehicles. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:58:13 +0000
Ken Gabriel, CEO of Draper Labs: The idea of small satellites making up large constellations is a “powerful shift." SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:54:04 +0000
Virgin Orbit says an agreement that could lead to LauncherOne missions from an English airport is part of an effort to both better meet the needs of its customers as well as support the U.K. space industry. SpaceNews.com
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Sat, 21 Jul 2018 02:02:47 +0000
A new study led by Scott S. Sheppard has discovered 12 more moons around Jupiter, which could scientists a great deal about the history of the Solar System. The post Twelve New Moons Discovered Around Jupiter, and One of Them is Pretty Odd! appeared first on Universe Today.
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 19:55:36 +0000
This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Brian Wang at his Next Big Future blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #570 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 […] The post Carnival of Space #570 appeared first on Universe Today.
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 19:30:17 +0000
When the James Webb Space Telescope is deployed, it will study and characterize the atmospheres of gas giants, with the eventual goal of focusing on potentially-habitable exoplanets. The post NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will Inspect the Atmospheres of Distant Gas Giants appeared first on Universe Today.
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:04:08 +0000
Have you been checking out Mars this season? Mars reaches opposition on July 27th at 5:00 Universal Time (UT) shining at magnitude -2.8 and appearing 24.3” across—nearly as large as it can appear, and the largest since the historic opposition of 2003. We won't have an opposition this favorable again until September 15th, 2035. The post Enter the Red Planet: Our Guide to Mars Opposition 2018 appeared first on Universe Today.
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 03:23:11 +0000
Using data from the Juno spacecraft, a team of scientists found a heat source on Io that could be a previously-undiscovered volcano. The post NASA’s Juno Mission Spots Another Possible Volcano on Jupiter’s Moon Io appeared first on Universe Today.
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:27:36 +0000
A new study used data from both Hubble and Gaia in order to obtain the most precise measurements of cosmic expansion to date. The post How Fast is the Universe Expanding? Hubble and Gaia Team Up to Conduct the Most Accurate Measurements to Date appeared first on Universe Today.
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:42:16 +0000
A new study by a team from NASA JPL has shown how Europa's interior ocean rises to the surface slowly over time, creating "fossil material" on the surface. The post NASA Simulation Shows How Europa’s “Fossil Ocean” Rises to the Surface Over Time appeared first on Universe Today.
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 20:31:59 +0000
According to a recent study by an international team of researchers, Jupiter's moons of Io and Ganymede leave "footprints" in the planets powerful aurorae. The post Juno Data Shows that Some of Jupiter’s Moons are Leaving “Footprints” in its Aurorae appeared first on Universe Today.
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 18:25:00 +0000
In recognition of their efforts to communicate the importance of the Cassini mission, NASA's JPL recently received an Emmy nomination for their Cassini Grande Finale campaign. The post Cassini’s “Grande Finale” Earns an Emmy Nomination! appeared first on Universe Today.
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 17:11:09 +0000
A new research study conducted by an international team of researchers indicates that life can survive in a variety of cold and briny environments. The post New Research Raises Hopes for Finding Life on Mars, Pluto and Icy Moons appeared first on Universe Today.

 
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