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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:00:24 +0000
The new president of Canadian space technology company MDA says he sees opportunities for growth both within the country and beyond, while maintaining the company’s Canadian roots as part of a larger, and increasingly American, company.
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:44:32 +0000
The SBIRS satellites are equipped with powerful scanning and staring infrared sensors that collect data for use by the U.S. military to detect missile launches.
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:55:15 +0000
The plan is to shift the current ground software architecture to an open-systems platform that the Air Force would own and update with new technology as it becomes available.
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:00:22 +0000
The successful launch of an Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) Jan. 11 marked not just the return to flight of the rocket but also major achievements for several of the companies with payloads on board the vehicle.
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:37:32 +0000
China Great Wall Industry Corp. landed a new satellite order Jan. 11 on the back of a bilateral meeting between Chinese and Cambodian officials that included an agreement to increase trade between the countries.
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 20:43:46 +0000
An independent safety panel recommended NASA not certify SpaceX’s commercial crew system until the agency better understands the behavior of pressure vessels linked to a Falcon 9 failure in 2016.
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:58:11 +0000
Virgin Galactic conducted its first test flight of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle in more than five months Jan. 11 as the company prepares to begin powered test flights of the vehicle.
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:55:04 +0000
The PSLV lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at 10:59 p.m. Eastern and placed into orbit a Cartosat 2 imaging satellite and 30 secondary payloads.
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:09:38 +0000
Rocket Lab announced Jan. 11 it plans to make another attempt to launch its Electron small rocket on its second mission later this month.
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 22:59:37 +0000
Pentagon officials on the Zuma space mission: 'We're not going to be able to give you any more information'
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 19:31:37 +0000
The U.S. Air Force is focused on information technology, cybersecurity and small satellites to enhance weather capabilities in the near term rather than a new generation of large, sophisticated spacecraft to replace the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program.
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 17:39:01 +0000
SpaceX has delayed its two commercial crew test flights by four months, according to a new NASA schedule released Jan. 11, raising questions about whether it or Boeing will be able to send astronauts to the International Space Station by the end of the year as previously planned.
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:35:22 +0000
NOAA's future constellation could include a mix of large government-owned and government-operated satellites, imaging instruments hosted on commercial satellites, small satellites in low Earth orbit and data purchased from commercial firms.
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 09:36:21 +0000
NASA announced Jan. 10 that it was renaming the Swift astronomy spacecraft after its former principal investigator, who passed away last year.
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 04:26:35 +0000
Spanish rocket startup PLD Space received 2 million euros ($2.4 million) from a European Commission grant program to further the development of a pair of launchers designed for small satellites.
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 03:46:29 +0000
Growing demand by terrestrial wireless firms threatens the federal government’s exclusive use of spectrum traditionally reserved for NOAA satellite broadcasts to emergency managers, meteorologists and researchers.
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 22:37:13 +0000
The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency may be able to slash the cost of transmitting data from its next generation of weather satellites by turning to commercial communications services.
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 21:22:06 +0000
The United States could soon be unpleasantly surprised as China continues to shore up its domestic capacity to produce high-end weapons, satellites and encryption technologies.
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:46:18 +0000
Spire Global, the San Francisco-based company that operates 48 GPS radio occultation cubesats, says it could provide a persistent view of about 97 percent of Earth with a constellation of 150 satellites.
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 11:18:30 +0000
A group of astronomers and engineers is seeking to convince NASA to study in-space servicing and assembly of future space telescopes, including the role the proposed Deep Space Gateway could play to support it.
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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:03:53 +0000
A series of possibly "skylights" have been spotted in the Moon's norther polar region, offering possibilities for future exploration and maybe even a lunar base someday. The post Lava Tube Openings Found Near the Moon’s North Pole appeared first on Universe Today.
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 23:25:37 +0000
A recent study based on data from multiple orbiters indicates that Mars has multiple sheets of subsurface ice, and they run deep! The post Huge Sheets of Ice Found Hidden Just Beneath the Surface of Mars appeared first on Universe Today.
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 03:58:24 +0000
Thanks to a recent study by an international team of researchers, scientists now know why rapidly-spinning black holes blast out jets of charged particles. The post Astronomers Figure Out How Black Holes Can Blast Out Relativistic Jets of Material Across Light Years of Space appeared first on Universe Today.
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:18:10 +0000
According to a recent statement by a top engineer from the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, China is still in control of the Tiangong-1 space station. The post China Says it Still has Control Over Tiangong-1 and Can Decide Where It’ll Crash appeared first on Universe Today.
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 21:25:44 +0000
This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Gadi Eidelheit at his The Venus Transit blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #543. 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 […] The post Carnival of Space #543 appeared first on Universe Today.
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 03:35:10 +0000
The Chinese National Space Administration is going to have a busy year, with more than 40 launches to space scheduled for 2018 The post I Didn’t Realize the Scale of Their Rocket Program. China is Planning More than 40 Space Launches in 2018 appeared first on Universe Today.
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 01:03:28 +0000
Hosts: Fraser Cain ( / @fcain) Dr. Paul M. Sutter ( / @PaulMattSutter) Dr. Kimberly Cartier ( / @AstroKimCartier ) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg ( / @MorganRehnberg & Special Guest: Tim Dodd created the Everyday Astronaut project in 2013 when he found himself the lone bidder of a Russian flight suit. Tim is a professional […] The post Weekly Space Hangout – Jan 10, 2018: Tim Dodd, Everyday Astronaut appeared first on Universe Today.
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 19:15:54 +0000
According to recent study by a team of NASA scientists, ozone depletion around the south pole has decreased by 20 percent in the past 12 years. The post The Ozone Hole is Definitely Recovering appeared first on Universe Today.
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 15:00:09 +0000
There’s nothing an astronomer – whether professional or amateur – loves more than a clear dark night sky away from the city lights. Outside the glare and glow and cloud cover that most of us experience every day, the night sky comes alive with a life of its own. Thousands upon countless thousands of glittering […] The post The Night Sky Magic of the Atacama appeared first on Universe Today.
Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:13:47 +0000
Located in the Leo constellation, roughly 35 million light-years from Earth, is the intermediate spiral galaxy known as Messier 65 - one of three small galaxies that make up the Leo Triplet. The post Messier 65 – the NGC 3623 Intermediate Spiral Galaxy appeared first on Universe Today.

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