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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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Mon, 30 Jan 2023 03:03:03 +0000
Researchers with the CHIME/FRB Collaboration have announced the discovery of 25 new repeating FRBs, almost doubling the number of known events! The post Astronomers Find 25 Fast Radio Bursts That Repeat on a Regular Basis appeared first on Universe Today.
Mon, 30 Jan 2023 02:08:40 +0000
Astronomers have recently discovered that giant clouds of molecular hydrogen, the birthplace of stars, can live for tens of millions of years despite the facts that individual molecules are constantly getting destroyed and reassembled. This new research helps place a crucial piece of understanding in our overall picture of how stars are born. In order … Continue reading "Molecular Clouds Have Long Lives By Constantly Reassembling Themselves" The post Molecular Clouds Have Long Lives By Constantly Reassembling Themselves appeared first on Universe Today.
Mon, 30 Jan 2023 00:02:06 +0000
Starship completes its wet-dress rehearsal, another problem for Webb, a nuclear rocket test is coming, and more cool NIAC grants. Starship Wet Dress Rehersal SpaceX made another important step towards the first orbital test of Starship. This week they performed a full wet-dress rehearsal, meaning that both stacked Starship and Super Heavy booster were filled … Continue reading "Nuclear Rocket In 2027, JWST Problems, Starship WDR" The post Nuclear Rocket In 2027, JWST Problems, Starship WDR appeared first on Universe Today.
Sun, 29 Jan 2023 19:35:20 +0000
Using data from the Solar Dynamics Observatory, scientists have discovered new clues that could help predict when and where the next solar flare might blast from the Sun. Researchers were able to identify small flashes in the upper layers of the corona – the Sun’s atmosphere – found above regions that would later flare in … Continue reading "Astronomers See Flashes on the Sun That Could be a Sign of an Upcoming Flare" The post Astronomers See Flashes on the Sun That Could be a Sign of an Upcoming Flare appeared first on Universe Today.
Sun, 29 Jan 2023 08:30:55 +0000
In a recent paper submitted to The Astronomical Journal in November 2022, a scientist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne quantifies how the Earth has not heard a radio signal from an extraterrestrial technological civilization over the course of approximately the last 60 years, which is when the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) … Continue reading "Does Failing to Detect Aliens Mean We’ll Never Be Contacted?" The post Does Failing to Detect Aliens Mean We’ll Never Be Contacted? appeared first on Universe Today.
Sun, 29 Jan 2023 03:11:00 +0000
In a recent study published in Sciences Advances, an international team of scientists led by the Technical University of Munich examined the Martian meteorite Tissint, which fell near the village of Tissint, Morocco, on July 18, 2011, with pieces of the meteorite found as far as approximately 50 kilometers (30 miles) from the village. What … Continue reading "A Martian Meteorite Contains Organic Compounds. The Raw Ingredients for Life?" The post A Martian Meteorite Contains Organic Compounds. The Raw Ingredients for Life? appeared first on Universe Today.
Sat, 28 Jan 2023 19:11:59 +0000
Here’s another striking image from the venerable Hubble Space Telescope. These billows of blue and red show a detailed look at a small portion of the famous Orion Nebula. But what really catches the eye are the brilliant stars with the cross-shaped diffraction spikes — a hallmark of Hubble images. In the center is the … Continue reading "Beautiful New Hubble Photo Shows Hot, Young Variable Stars in the Orion Nebula" The post Beautiful New Hubble Photo Shows Hot, Young Variable Stars in the Orion Nebula appeared first on Universe Today.
Fri, 27 Jan 2023 22:39:01 +0000
Detecting exoplanets was frontier science not long ago. But now we’ve found over 5,000 of them, and we expect to find them around almost every star. The next step is to characterize these planets more fully in hopes of finding ones that might support life. Directly imaging them will be part of that effort. But … Continue reading "It’s Already Hard Enough to Block a Single Star’s Light to See its Planets. But Binary Stars? Yikes" The post It’s Already Hard Enough to Block a Single Star’s Light to See its Planets. But Binary Stars? Yikes appeared first on Universe Today.
Fri, 27 Jan 2023 19:58:31 +0000
NASA and DARPA have teamed up to create a nuclear thermal rocket that could perform an orbital flight test by 2027. The post NASA and DARPA Will be Testing a Nuclear Rocket in Space appeared first on Universe Today.
Fri, 27 Jan 2023 19:16:12 +0000
Now that the Perseverance rover has dropped off ten regolith and rock sample tubes for a future sample return mission to retrieve, the plans for such a mission are coming together. The mission is a joint venture between NASA and the European Space Agency, and ESA has agreed to build a 2.5-meter-long robotic arm to … Continue reading "Europe Will be Building the Transfer Arm for the Mars Sample Return Mission" The post Europe Will be Building the Transfer Arm for the Mars Sample Return Mission appeared first on Universe Today.

 
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