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Mon, 04 Jul 2022 13:23:34 +0000
A NASA-funded lunar cubesat is on its way to the moon July 4 after a series of burns by a Rocket Lab transfer stage. The post CAPSTONE heads to the moon appeared first on SpaceNews.
Mon, 04 Jul 2022 00:33:21 +0000
The government of New Zealand has formally joined a U.S.-led ban on testing of destructive direct-ascent ASAT weapons in an effort to build momentum for a global prohibition on such tests. The post New Zealand joins ASAT testing ban appeared first on SpaceNews.
Sat, 02 Jul 2022 22:40:05 +0000
NASA is continuing to work with Roscosmos on a seat barter agreement despite missing a self-imposed deadline last month to complete a deal in time to allow exchanges on missions launching this fall. The post NASA and Roscosmos continue seat barter discussions appeared first on SpaceNews.
Sat, 02 Jul 2022 08:15:31 +0000
Virgin Orbit successfully placed a set of payloads for the U.S. Space Force into orbit early July 2 in the company’s first nighttime launch. The post Virgin Orbit launches Space Force mission appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 01 Jul 2022 23:41:36 +0000
A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket on July 1 launched the USSF-12 mission for the U.S. Space Force. The rocket lifted off at 7:15 p.m. Eastern from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. The post ULA’s Atlas 5 launches U.S. Space Force experimental missile-warning satellite appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 01 Jul 2022 17:51:14 +0000
Agile Space Industries is preparing to consolidate propulsion design, manufacturing and production in a new 1,860-square-meter facility in Durango, Colorado. The post Agile to consolidate operations in new Colorado plant appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 01 Jul 2022 11:52:51 +0000
OneWeb will launch some of its next-generation satellites on Relativity Space’s next-generation launch vehicle starting as soon as 2025, the companies announced June 30. The post OneWeb to launch second-generation satellites with Relativity Space appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 01 Jul 2022 08:02:00 +0000
The Chinese Academy Sciences is preparing to select a new batch of space missions from proposals to study Earth, the Sun and solar system, and the deeper universe as part of a "New Horizons Program." The post Venus orbiter, lunar constellation and exoplanets telescopes among candidates as China selects new space science missions appeared first on SpaceNews.
Fri, 01 Jul 2022 00:40:15 +0000
House appropriators eliminated most of a proposed budget increase for the FAA’s commercial space transportation office while also directing the agency on spaceports and cooperation with another agency on spaceflight investigations. The post House appropriators reduce proposed budget for FAA commercial space office appeared first on SpaceNews.
Thu, 30 Jun 2022 23:59:09 +0000
Canada’s Kepler Communications said June 30 it plans to use D-Orbit’s orbital transfer vehicle for the next two satellites in its low-data-rate constellation. The post Kepler books orbital transfer vehicle for next launch appeared first on SpaceNews.
Thu, 30 Jun 2022 10:43:02 +0000
Chinese state-owned and commercial companies are developing capabilities to launch liquid propellant rockets from sea platforms to boost the country's launch options. The post China looks to launch liquid propellant rockets from the seas appeared first on SpaceNews.
Thu, 30 Jun 2022 01:32:19 +0000
With commissioning of the James Webb Space Telescope nearly complete, project officials and NASA leadership promise the telescope’s first images will stun scientists and the public alike. The post NASA prepares to release first JWST science images appeared first on SpaceNews.
Wed, 29 Jun 2022 21:50:47 +0000
SpaceX launched the first television broadcast satellite under SES’s C-band clearing plan June 29 from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The post SpaceX launches SES-22 C-band replacement satellite appeared first on SpaceNews.
Wed, 29 Jun 2022 20:48:28 +0000
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson has tested positive for COVID-19, he announced June 29, but is continuing to lead the agency as he isolates at home. The post NASA administrator tests positive for COVID appeared first on SpaceNews.
Wed, 29 Jun 2022 19:36:38 +0000
Space Force acquisition executive Frank Calvelli said he would be open to a different model than the current two-vendor approach for national security launch services procurement The post Space Force considering strategy for procuring national security launch services appeared first on SpaceNews.
Wed, 29 Jun 2022 19:08:21 +0000
Former NASA deputy administrator Lori Garver has written a book about her time at the agency. Rand Simberg reviews the book with a focus on Garver’s efforts to put NASA on a new course that leveraged commercial capabilities. The post Escaping Gravity and the struggle to reshape NASA appeared first on SpaceNews.
Wed, 29 Jun 2022 14:38:11 +0000
Italian rocket maker Avio secured 340 million euros ($358 million) in government funding June 29 to develop launch vehicles for the next decade. The post Avio gets pandemic recovery funds to develop launchers for the 2030s appeared first on SpaceNews.
Wed, 29 Jun 2022 13:00:21 +0000
Sierra Space announced an agreement with the Turkish Space Agency and an affiliated company June 29 that could lead to cooperation on human spaceflight and lunar missions. The post Sierra Space signs agreement with Turkish Space Agency appeared first on SpaceNews.
Wed, 29 Jun 2022 02:48:35 +0000
The successful launch of a NASA lunar cubesat mission was the culmination of two and a half years of work at Rocket Lab that, the company’s chief executive says, could enable “ridiculously low cost” planetary missions. The post Rocket Lab sees payoff from CAPSTONE launch appeared first on SpaceNews.
Tue, 28 Jun 2022 23:21:42 +0000
Frank Calvelli said he wants to make sure Blue Origin and ULA understand 'the importance of hitting their milestones' for the BE-4 and Vulcan The post Space Force acquisition chief to meet with ULA and Blue Origin, expects Vulcan to launch in December appeared first on SpaceNews.
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Sun, 03 Jul 2022 19:17:26 +0000
The first images taken by James Webb will be released in a little more than a week! According to NASA, they are so moving that you may cry when you see them! The post Astronomer Working With Webb Said the new Images “Almost Brought him to Tears.” We’ll see Them on July 12th appeared first on Universe Today.
Sat, 02 Jul 2022 20:08:35 +0000
The United States Government has declared that it will no longer be performing tests of Anti-Satellite (ASAT) weapons. In a public statement during a visit to the Vandenberg Space Force Base, Vice President Kamala Harris confirmed that this policy has the primary purpose of setting an example to other countries. It represents an important step … Continue reading "The United States announces a stop to testing Anti-Satellite Weapons" The post The United States announces a stop to testing Anti-Satellite Weapons appeared first on Universe Today.
Sat, 02 Jul 2022 00:33:01 +0000
NASA teases JWST images, Rocket Lab launches CAPSTONE, mystery rocket’s crash site found on the Moon, how magnetars are created, ISS gets more independent from Russia and more. If you prefer the news being videoed at you instead of reading them, we’ve got you covered! Here’s a video version of this week’s most important space … Continue reading "Mystery Rocket Crash Site, ISS Independence, Space Nuclear Power" The post Mystery Rocket Crash Site, ISS Independence, Space Nuclear Power appeared first on Universe Today.
Fri, 01 Jul 2022 22:43:19 +0000
It’s nice to have a feel-good story every once in a while, so here’s one to hold off the existential dread: the Earth isn’t likely to get flung off into deep space for at least 100,000 years. In fact, all of the Solar System’s planets are safe for that time frame, so there is good … Continue reading "The Solar System is Stable for at Least the Next 100,000 Years" The post The Solar System is Stable for at Least the Next 100,000 Years appeared first on Universe Today.
Fri, 01 Jul 2022 00:36:49 +0000
Black holes. They used to be theoretical, up until the first one was found and confirmed back in the late 20th Century. Now, astronomers find them all over the place. We even have direct radio images of two black holes: one in M87 and Sagittarius A* in the center of our galaxy. So, what do … Continue reading "Most Black Holes Spin Rapidly. This one… Doesn’t" The post Most Black Holes Spin Rapidly. This one… Doesn’t appeared first on Universe Today.
Thu, 30 Jun 2022 22:50:51 +0000
A new study shows how the study of tidal heating in exomoons could greatly expand the search for life in the Universe. The post Tidal Heating Could Make Exomoons Much More Habitable (and Detectable) appeared first on Universe Today.
Thu, 30 Jun 2022 21:59:18 +0000
Making a 3D map of our galaxy would be easier if some stars behaved long enough to get good distances to them. However, red supergiants are the frisky kids on the block when it comes to pinning down their exact locations. That’s because they appear to dance around, which makes pinpointing their place in space … Continue reading "Red Supergiant Stars Bubble and Froth so Much That Their Position in the Sky Seems to Dance Around" The post Red Supergiant Stars Bubble and Froth so Much That Their Position in the Sky Seems to Dance Around appeared first on Universe Today.
Thu, 30 Jun 2022 20:14:57 +0000
Stars form inside massive clouds of gas and dust called molecular clouds. The Nebular Hypothesis explains how that happens. According to that hypothesis, dense cores inside those clouds of hydrogen collapse due to instability and form stars. The Nebular Hypothesis is much more detailed than that short version, but that’s the basic idea. The problem … Continue reading "This is How You Get Multiple Star Systems" The post This is How You Get Multiple Star Systems appeared first on Universe Today.
Thu, 30 Jun 2022 12:50:09 +0000
Magnetars are some of the most fascinating astronomical objects. One teaspoon of the stuff they are made out of would weigh almost one billion tons, and they have magnetic fields that are hundreds of millions of times more powerful than any magnetic that exists today on Earth. But we don’t know much about how they … Continue reading "The Case is Building That Colliding Neutron Stars Create Magnetars" The post The Case is Building That Colliding Neutron Stars Create Magnetars appeared first on Universe Today.
Wed, 29 Jun 2022 23:26:24 +0000
When white dwarfs go wild, their planets suffer through the resulting chaos. The evidence shows up later in and around the dying star’s atmosphere after it gobbles up planetary and cometary debris. That’s the conclusion a team of UCLA astronomers came to after studying the nearby white dwarf G238-44 in great detail. They found a … Continue reading "A Dying Star’s Last Act was to Destroy all Its Planets" The post A Dying Star’s Last Act was to Destroy all Its Planets appeared first on Universe Today.

 
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