Latest Space News
Tue, 20 Apr 2021 20:25:43 +0000
AE Industrial Partners subsidiary American Pacific Corp. announced a multimillion-dollar investment in Frontier Aerospace, a space propulsion startup based in Simi Valley, California. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. SpaceNews
Tue, 20 Apr 2021 14:37:35 +0000
The Canadian government will fund upgrades to aging ground-based infrastructure for receiving satellite data as well as provide seed money to begin planning for the country’s next generation of Earth observation satellites. SpaceNews
Tue, 20 Apr 2021 07:05:05 +0000
The successful flight of NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter on Mars paves the way for its use on future missions, agency officials said, but exactly when and how remain to be determined. SpaceNews
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 23:59:43 +0000
The U.S. Army has approved plans to explore the use of satellites in low Earth orbit to give soldiers dedicated communications, navigation and imaging capabilities. SpaceNews
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 19:41:27 +0000
The National Reconnaissance Office wants to better understand the capabilities of commercial satellite radar imagery providers. SpaceNews
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 16:25:07 +0000
Amazon has ordered nine Atlas 5 rockets from United Launch Alliance to help place its 3,236-strong Project Kuiper broadband constellation. SpaceNews
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 15:32:15 +0000
Download the digital edition of the April 19 issue of SpaceNews magazine, provided compliments of Blacksky.  SpaceNews
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 15:01:35 +0000
Gulf Energy Development, a Thailand-based power producer, offered April 19 to buy out the parent company of Thai satellite operator Thaicom for as much as 169 billion baht ($5.4 billion). SpaceNews
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 13:36:51 +0000
Canada’s space industry seems to be on the path of a relaunch. The relaunch is two-pronged — backed by an ambitious and hungry private sector and increasing government support.  SpaceNews
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 11:56:09 +0000
NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter successfully performed the first powered aircraft flight on another planet April 19, briefing hovering above the surface of Mars. SpaceNews
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 00:07:51 +0000
Boeing said April 17 that the next test flight of its CST-100 Starliner commercial crew vehicle won’t take place until at least August, confirming a lengthy delay widely expected because of the schedule of other launches and International Space Station missions. SpaceNews
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 14:22:58 +0000
NASA now plans to attempt a first flight of the Mars helicopter Ingenuity early April 19 after finding a workaround to a software problem that delayed the flight earlier this month. SpaceNews
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 22:35:16 +0000
NASA has selected SpaceX as the sole company to win a contract to develop and demonstrate a crewed lunar lander, while keeping the door open for others to compete for future missions. SpaceNews
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 22:25:24 +0000
Private investors deployed another $1.9 billion in SpaceX, OneWeb and other space infrastructure companies in the first three months of 2021, according to data from New York-based Space Capital. SpaceNews
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:46:29 +0000
Analysts said a U.S. intelligence report painted China’s space program with a broad brush and failed to draw distinctions between civilian and military pursuits. SpaceNews
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:43:11 +0000
The White House announced April 16 it will nominate former astronaut Pam Melroy to be NASA’s deputy administrator. SpaceNews
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:07:36 +0000
China is developing a mission to send a pair of spacecraft to study the far reaches of the solar system and reach interstellar space by mid-century.  SpaceNews
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:41:51 +0000
NASA managers approved plans to launch a SpaceX commercial crew mission to the International Space Station next week, pending the resolution of one minor issue with the Falcon 9 rocket. SpaceNews
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 22:51:10 +0000
More than a year after selecting SpaceX to deliver cargo to the lunar Gateway, NASA has yet to formally start that contract as it performs a broader review of its Artemis program. SpaceNews
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 21:28:18 +0000
LeoLabs is adding more sensors and data processing capacity to its network in preparation for a surge in satellites launches. SpaceNews
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Tue, 20 Apr 2021 18:04:08 +0000
A study of rotating black holes show that some spin so quickly because dark matter particles haven't slowed them down. The post One Idea to Explain Dark Matter – Ultralight Bosons – Fails the Test appeared first on Universe Today.
Tue, 20 Apr 2021 01:42:00 +0000
Since they were formed in the early solar system, many meteorites offer an unadulterated view into what that solar system was made out of, or what happened to it as we reported before.  Recently a team of researchers led by Maggie Thompson at University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) took a look at the chemical … Continue reading "Meteorites Hold Early Atmospheres From Across the Solar System" The post Meteorites Hold Early Atmospheres From Across the Solar System appeared first on Universe Today.
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 20:37:19 +0000
NASA has selected SpaceX to develop the Human Landing System (HLS) that will bring the "first woman and next man" to the Moon in 2024! The post NASA Picks SpaceX to Land Astronauts on the Moon! appeared first on Universe Today.
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 18:23:15 +0000
Mars has been in the news a lot lately, and for good reason. With the historic landing of the Perseverance Rover earlier in the year, and the successful flight of Ingenuity, the first-ever aircraft to fly in another atmosphere, earlier this morning (April 19, 2021), there’s no shortage of exciting stories of technical brilliance from … Continue reading "This Is a Collapsed Pit on Mars, Not a Pimple" The post This Is a Collapsed Pit on Mars, Not a Pimple appeared first on Universe Today.
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 14:35:10 +0000
NASA pulled off a Wright Brothers moment on Mars early today by successfully flying the tiny Ingenuity helicopter for approximately 40 seconds. “We can now say that human beings have flown a rotorcraft on another planet,” said MiMi Aung, Ingenuity’s lead engineer, speaking to her colleagues gathered at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California … Continue reading "“You Wouldn’t Believe What I Just Saw:” Ingenuity Helicopter Flies Successfully on Mars" The post “You Wouldn’t Believe What I Just Saw:” Ingenuity Helicopter Flies Successfully on Mars appeared first on Universe Today.
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 03:57:47 +0000
In the past we’ve reported about how the Roman Space Telescope is going to potentially be able to detect hundreds of thousands of exoplanets using a technique known as “microlensing”. Exoplanets won’t be the only things it can find with this technique though – it should be able to find solitary black holes as well. … Continue reading "Roman Space Telescope Will Also Find Rogue Black Holes" The post Roman Space Telescope Will Also Find Rogue Black Holes appeared first on Universe Today.
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 02:13:02 +0000
Water moves.  On Earth, it moves in the form of rivers, rain, or ocean swells.  In space, its movements are more subtle but no less more important, and so far we understand very little about that process.  Luckily, we had a tool to help us try to understand it better – the Hershel Space Observatory.  … Continue reading "How Does Water go From Interstellar Clouds to Habitable Worlds?" The post How Does Water go From Interstellar Clouds to Habitable Worlds? appeared first on Universe Today.
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 19:20:41 +0000
The results of the first run of the Muon g-2 experiment at Fermilab indicate that there could be physics beyond the Standard Model that we simply haven't seen yet! The post Fermilab’s Muon g-2 Experiment Finally Gives Particle Physicists a Hint of What Lies Beyond the Standard Model appeared first on Universe Today.
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 03:40:25 +0000
If there is one driving force in the commercial space industry it is economics.  The whole concept of reusable booster rocket emphasizes the importance of getting launch costs down.  SpaceX, the company leading the charge in trying to bring launch costs down, doesn’t just recover booster rockets however.  It also recovers the rocket fairings that … Continue reading "SpaceX has Given up Trying to Catch Rocket Fairings. Fishing Them out of the Ocean is Fine" The post SpaceX has Given up Trying to Catch Rocket Fairings. Fishing Them out of the Ocean is Fine appeared first on Universe Today.
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 00:59:47 +0000
In October 2017, humanity caught its first-ever glimpse of an interstellar object – a visitor from beyond our solar system – passing nearby the Sun. We named it Oumuamua, and its unusual properties fascinated and confounded astronomers. Less than two years later, amateur astronomer Gennady Borisov found a second interstellar object: a comet-like body that … Continue reading "When Stars Get Too Close to Each Other, They Cast Out Interstellar Comets and Asteroids" The post When Stars Get Too Close to Each Other, They Cast Out Interstellar Comets and Asteroids appeared first on Universe Today.

 
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