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Sun, 15 Sep 2019 14:41:58 +0000
The European Union’s equivalent of a foreign ministry is starting a new effort to promote the need for sustainable space operations, but that effort will not initially include any new regulation of European satellite operators. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 14 Sep 2019 18:06:05 +0000
A space insurance executive confirmed Sept. 11 that a spate of recent claims is increasing rates and leading some insurers to reconsider their place in the market. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 16:27:18 +0000
The Space Force cannot be insular, aloof, or detached from clear and present security challenges and joint needs in the terrestrial domains. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 13:29:01 +0000
Kepler Communications is reviewing the architecture for its internet-of-things constellation in response to SpaceX’s plan to revise the architecture of its Starlink constellation. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 11:51:25 +0000
Earth imaging startup Satellogic has signed an agreement with a Chinese company that will give it access to its fleet of satellites for imaging a Chinese province. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 12 Sep 2019 22:07:28 +0000
As operators of Earth observation satellites prepare to update their fleets, with an emphasis on both improved resolution and revisit time, they disagree on how much demand there is for existing and new data. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 12 Sep 2019 21:32:12 +0000
The $22 million for Tactically Responsive Space Launch was added to the Air Force’s Research, Development, Test and Evaluation account. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 12 Sep 2019 14:19:46 +0000
Thales Alenia Space is shedding around 6% of its workforce while rolling out a new line of reprogrammable satellites it says will benefit from an Iridium Next-style production. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 12 Sep 2019 14:16:47 +0000
For more than five decades, Intelsat General has been providing the satellite capacity and the services needed by the U.S. and allied governments to support troops operating in the world’s hot spots. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 12 Sep 2019 13:50:26 +0000
Barrett voiced strong support for the Trump administration’s proposal to establish a Space Force. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 12 Sep 2019 09:34:23 +0000
A former astronaut who was considered last year for the post of NASA deputy administrator will retire from her current position as director of the agency’s Glenn Research Center at the end of September. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 12 Sep 2019 07:56:26 +0000
“I’m glad that we didn’t jump into AsiaSat-10 two years ago, otherwise I would have a satellite that is not very economical,” Tong said Sept. 9 at the World Satellite Business Week conference here.  SpaceNews.com
Thu, 12 Sep 2019 06:56:29 +0000
Companies that provide both dedicated and rideshare launch services for small satellites say that price remains a major factor for their customers, with pressure from growing competition to lower them. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 11 Sep 2019 22:00:21 +0000
Iceye released the first images Sept. 12 from its new synthetic aperture radar satellites launched in July and began offering commercial access to its three-satellite constellation. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 11 Sep 2019 18:41:19 +0000
Spire Global unveiled Spire Forecast Sept. 11, a product designed to provide the maritime industry with detailed information on atmospheric conditions including global sea surface temperatures, ocean currents, wave heights, surface winds and air temperature. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 11 Sep 2019 13:44:18 +0000
The first module of China's space station will soon be ready for flight but the required Long March launch vehicle remains grounded. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 11 Sep 2019 13:16:48 +0000
Small launch vehicle developer Relativity Space announced Sept. 11 a contract with Momentus to carry a set of small satellites to geostationary orbit. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 11 Sep 2019 12:30:02 +0000
Manufacturers say software-defined satellites that can redesign beams and capacity have shifted from a wish-list feature to a requirement for operators. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 11 Sep 2019 08:49:08 +0000
The launch of a Japanese cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station was postponed Sept. 10 when a fire broke out on a launch platform several hours before the scheduled liftoff. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 11 Sep 2019 07:31:45 +0000
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. will probably resume flights of its heavy-lift Long March 5 rocket this year, said Xing He, executive vice presidentof China Great Wall Industry Corp., a subsidiary of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. SpaceNews.com
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Sat, 14 Sep 2019 20:26:31 +0000
Thanks to the Gemini Observatory, we now have our first glimpse at the interstellar comet, C/2019 Q4, the second interstellar object to visit our Solar System in two years! The post Images are Starting to Come in of the New Interstellar Comet appeared first on Universe Today.
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 18:26:15 +0000
Astronomers with NASA and the ESA have confirmed that an object that could be interstellar in origin (like 'Oumuamua) is passing through the Solar System, the second object to do so in just two years. The post Oumuamua 2.0? It Looks Like There’s a New Interstellar Object Passing Through the Solar System appeared first on Universe Today.
Thu, 12 Sep 2019 21:08:29 +0000
Hubble has captured a new image of Saturn that makes you wonder if it’s even real. The image is so crisp it makes it look like Saturn is just floating in space. Which it is. This image of the ringed-planet was captured when Saturn was at its closest to Earth, some 1.36 billion km away … Continue reading "Here’s Hubble’s Newest Image of Saturn" The post Here’s Hubble’s Newest Image of Saturn appeared first on Universe Today.
Thu, 12 Sep 2019 19:30:35 +0000
Astronomers have found a supermassive black hole (SMBH) with an unusually regular feeding schedule. The behemoth is an active galactic nucleus (AGN) at the heart of the Seyfert 2 galaxy GSN 069. The AGN is about 250 million light years from Earth, and contains about 400,000 times the mass of the Sun. The team of … Continue reading "Astronomers Find a Supermassive Black Hole That’s Feasting on a Regular Schedule, Every 9 Hours" The post Astronomers Find a Supermassive Black Hole That’s Feasting on a Regular Schedule, Every 9 Hours appeared first on Universe Today.
Thu, 12 Sep 2019 00:26:49 +0000
Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org) Dave Dickinson (www.astroguyz.com / @astroguyz) Welcome back everyone from our Summer Hiatus – we are all looking forward to another exciting year! We have made some minor format changes that we hope you will like, but we will continue to bring you fascinating … Continue reading "Weekly Space Hangout: September 11, 2019 – Alan Stern, Principal Investigator of New Horizons" The post Weekly Space Hangout: September 11, 2019 – Alan Stern, Principal Investigator of New Horizons appeared first on Universe Today.
Wed, 11 Sep 2019 23:32:48 +0000
In 2017, LIGO (Laser-Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory) and Virgo detected gravitational waves coming from the merger of two neutron stars. They named that signal GW170817. Two seconds after detecting it, NASA’s Fermi satellite detected a gamma ray burst (GRB) that was named GRB170817A. Within minutes, telescopes and observatories around the world honed in on the … Continue reading "Hubble Has Looked at the 2017 Kilonova Explosion Almost a Dozen Times, Watching it Slowly Fade Away" The post Hubble Has Looked at the 2017 Kilonova Explosion Almost a Dozen Times, Watching it Slowly Fade Away appeared first on Universe Today.
Wed, 11 Sep 2019 20:29:04 +0000
The ISRO has confirmed the location of their Vikram lander on the lunar surface, but is uncertain if it survived its hard landing. The post India has Located the Vikram Lander, But it’s Still not Communicating With Home appeared first on Universe Today.
Wed, 11 Sep 2019 20:08:38 +0000
Astronomers using the Hubble space telescope have discovered water in the atmosphere of an exoplanet in its star’s habitable zone. If confirmed, it will be the first time we’ve detected water—a critical ingredient for life as we know it—on an exoplanet. The water was detected as vapour in the atmosphere, but the temperature of the … Continue reading "Water Discovered in the Atmosphere of an Exoplanet in the Habitable zone. It Might Be Rain" The post Water Discovered in the Atmosphere of an Exoplanet in the Habitable zone. It Might Be Rain appeared first on Universe Today.
Wed, 11 Sep 2019 17:46:50 +0000
What sounds like a slap-stick comedy shtick is actually solid science. With so much of humanity’s space-faring future involving habitats, other structures, and a permanent presence on the Moon and Mars, mixing concrete in space is serious business. NASA has a program of study called MICS, (Microgravity Investigation of Cement Solidification) which is examining how … Continue reading "Astronauts Try Mixing Concrete in Space" The post Astronauts Try Mixing Concrete in Space appeared first on Universe Today.
Wed, 11 Sep 2019 17:13:59 +0000
The OpenLuna Foundation wants to create a base on the Moon using crowdsourcing and open-source technology to allow the public to take part in lunar colonization. The post Entrepreneurs and Engineers Come Together to Design a Peaceful Lunar Settlement appeared first on Universe Today.

 
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