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May 25, 2024
ROCKET SCIENCE
Boeing won't fix leaky Starliner before flying first crew to ISS



Washington (AFP) May 24, 2024
Boeing is set to launch its first crewed space mission in June without fixing a small helium gas leak on its troubled Starliner spaceship, officials said Friday. The vessel, under development since 2010, has been plagued by technical problems and has yet to fulfill its purpose of ferrying astronauts to the International Space Station, allowing Boeing's rival SpaceX to zoom ahead with its Crew Dragon capsule. Starliner was supposed to finally fly astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams to the ... read more

ROCKET SCIENCE
SpaceX mega rocket Starship's next launch on June 5
Washington (AFP) May 24, 2024
Starship, the world's most powerful rocket, is set for its next test flight on June 5, SpaceX announced on Friday. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
SpaceX sends 23 Starlink satellites into orbit on third flight in two days
Washington DC (UPI) May 24, 2024
SpaceX continued its torrid, history-making launch space on Thursday night when it lifted 23 new Starlink satellites into low Earth orbit, making its third blastoff in two days. ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Euclid space telescope unveils new images of the cosmos
Paris (AFP) May 23, 2024
A mind-boggling number of shining galaxies, a purple and orange star nursery and a spiral galaxy similar to our Milky Way: new images were revealed from Europe's Euclid space telescope on Thursday. ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
NASA's Compact Infrared Cameras Enable New Science
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 23, 2024
A new, higher-resolution infrared camera outfitted with a variety of lightweight filters could probe sunlight reflected off Earth's upper atmosphere and surface, improve forest fire warnings, and re ... more
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Space Officials Outline Key Investments Needed to Ensure U.S. Maintains Edge
Washington DC (SPX) May 23, 2024
In testimony before a Senate Armed Services subcommittee, John D. Hill, deputy assistant secretary of defense for space and missile defense, outlined key investments in DOD's budget request for fisc ... more
EXO WORLDS
Exploring the potential for life on Europa through iron snow
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 23, 2024
Scientists have long been intrigued by the possibility of life in the subsurface oceans of icy worlds like Europa and Enceladus. Recent research led by Dr. Nita Sahai, a professor at The University ... more
SPACEWAR
SpaceX launches U.S. spy satellites from California
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2024
The National Reconnaissance Office on Wednesday launched a group of U.S. spy satellites early Wednesday morning. ... more
SPACEWAR
Preligens secures AI analytics contract with new APAC customer
Paris, France (SPX) May 23, 2024
Preligens, a leader in Geospatial Artificial Intelligence for Aerospace, Defense, and Government, has secured a contract to provide AI analytics software for high volumes of government satellite ima ... more

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TIME AND SPACE


Astronomers measure the spin of a supermassive black hole for the first time

SOLAR SCIENCE
NASA selects instrument for solar study on ESA mission
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 23, 2024
NASA has selected a new instrument to study the Sun and its massive solar eruptions. The Joint EUV coronal Diagnostic Investigation (JEDI) will capture images of the Sun in extreme ultraviolet light ... more
SPACEWAR
Pentagon says Russia launched space weapon in path of US satellite
Washington (AFP) May 22, 2024
Russia has launched a likely space weapon and deployed it in the same orbit as a US government satellite, the Pentagon said. ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE
Sunspot Formation Explained by Solar Physicists
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 23, 2024
A team of solar scientists has identified the origins of the mechanism driving the sun's activity and sunspots. The discovery may solve one of the oldest unsolved problems in physics. The "sol ... more
SPACEMART
ESA and EU Strengthen Information Security Agreement
Paris, France (SPX) May 23, 2024
The European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Union (EU) have updated their security of information agreement, reinforcing their partnership. ESA and the EU have collaborated to ensure Euro ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE
The origin of the sun's magnetic field could lie close to its surface
Boston MA (SPX) May 23, 2024
The sun's surface is a brilliant display of sunspots and flares driven by the solar magnetic field, which is internally generated through a process called dynamo action. Astrophysicists have assumed ... more
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EARTH OBSERVATION


NASA, IBM Research to Release New AI Model for Weather, Climate

EARTH OBSERVATION
Satellite-Based Hyperspectral Sensors Enhance Monitoring Capabilities
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 23, 2024
Using satellite-based hyperspectral sensors, Orbital Sidekick offers global monitoring services. The company has launched five commercial satellites, including two in March, with plans for a sixth l ... more
WATER WORLD
Small satellite launched to monitor ocean health
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 23, 2024
A new CubeSat, AEROS-MH1, is now orbiting Earth as part of a collaborative project between Portugal and MIT, marking Portugal's return to space. Developed in Portugal through the MIT Portugal Progra ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
MIT scientists learn how to control muscles with light
Boston MA (SPX) May 23, 2024
For people with paralysis or amputation, neuroprosthetic systems that artificially stimulate muscle contraction with electrical current can help them regain limb function. However, despite many year ... more
FARM NEWS
Planet and BASF Digital Farming Expand Partnership for Enhanced Farming Solutions
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 23, 2024
Planet Labs PBC (NYSE: PL) has expanded its commercial partnership with BASF Digital Farming GmbH. BASF is increasing its use of Planet's satellite data products to enhance its xarvio Digital Farmin ... more
TECH SPACE
Study: Under extreme impacts, metals get stronger when heated
Boston MA (SPX) May 23, 2024
Metals get softer when they are heated, which is how blacksmiths can form iron into complex shapes by heating it red hot. And anyone who compares a copper wire with a steel coat hanger will quickly ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE
SpaceX launches Starlink satellites in second mission of the day
Washington DC (UPI) May 23, 2024
SpaceX launched another 23 Starlink satellites into low-Earth orbit on Wednesday, the same day the space company launched a group of U.S. spy satellites from California. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
First crewed Boeing Starliner flight delayed again
Washington (AFP) May 23, 2024
The first crewed launch of Boeing's Starliner spacecraft to the International Space Station has again been delayed, and June 1 is now a possible new liftoff date, NASA said Wednesday. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
NASA's Psyche Thrusters Propel Spacecraft Toward Asteroid
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 23, 2024
The Psyche spacecraft, now beyond Mars, is using ion propulsion to reach a metal-rich asteroid for orbit and data collection. NASA's Psyche spacecraft, launched on Oct. 13, 2023, from Kennedy ... more
TECH SPACE
Twelve nations commit to zero debris charter
Paris, France (SPX) May 23, 2024
Twelve nations have signed the Zero Debris Charter at the ESA/EU Space Council, committing to long-term sustainability in Earth orbit. The European Space Agency (ESA) also signed the charter as an I ... more
OUTER PLANETS
Probing for Rocks in an Ice Giant's Core
Washington DC (SPX) May 23, 2024
Uranus is thought to possess a core of rock and ice beneath its vast frosty atmosphere. Just how much rock lies at the center of this giant world is unknown, but a newly proposed technique could pro ... more
MARSDAILY
RNA study reveals potential for life in Mars' extreme environments
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 23, 2024
People might assume the search for life on Mars ended when NASA's first rovers sent back images of the planet's barren, inhospitable surface. However, as scientists broaden their understanding of th ... more
OUTER PLANETS
Peering into Pluto's hidden ocean
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 23, 2024


An ocean of liquid water deep beneath the icy surface of Pluto is coming into focus thanks to new calculations by Alex Nguyen, a graduate student in earth, environmental and planetary sciences in ... more

TIME AND SPACE
Black Holes Redirect Powerful Beams Across Space
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 23, 2024
Astronomers have discovered that huge black holes are redirecting powerful beams of particles into space. This discovery, made using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the National Radio Astronomi ... more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY
LSST camera reaches Rubin Observatory in Chile for major cosmic exploration
Sydney, Australia (SPX) May 23, 2024
The 3200-megapixel LSST Camera, a critical instrument for the NSF-DOE Vera C. Rubin Observatory, has arrived at Cerro Pachon in Chile. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science (DO ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE
Airbus awarded 340 million euro ESA contract for Vigil satellite
Madrid, Spain (SPX) May 23, 2024
ESA has signed a euro 340 million contract with Airbus Defence and Space UK to develop the Vigil satellite. This satellite will improve early warning systems for severe space weather events, such a ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
French, Belgian astronauts named next Europeans to fly to ISS
Paris (AFP) May 22, 2024
France's Sophie Adenot and Belgium's Raphael Liegeois will be the first two from a new class of European astronauts to blast off to the International Space Station, the European Space Agency said Wednesday. ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Euclid space telescope unveils new images of the cosmos
Paris (AFP) May 23, 2024
A mind-boggling number of shining galaxies, a purple and orange star nursery and a spiral galaxy similar to our Milky Way: new images were revealed from Europe's Euclid space telescope on Thursday. ... more
SPACEMART
European Space Agency selects two firms to build ISS cargo vehicle
Paris (AFP) May 22, 2024
The European Space Agency announced Wednesday it has selected two companies to develop a vehicle to transport cargo to the International Space Station by 2028, in a potential first step towards independent missions carrying astronauts. ... more
SPACEWAR
Pentagon says Russia launched space weapon in path of US satellite
Washington (AFP) May 22, 2024
Russia has launched a likely space weapon and deployed it in the same orbit as a US government satellite, the Pentagon said. ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
NASA announces new AI-driven weather, climate modeling tools
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2024
An artificial intelligence model developed by NASA, IBM Research and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory will support improved local and regional weather and climate models. ... more
TECH SPACE
10 Benefits of Using 360Learning for Your Company's Learning Needs
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 22, 2024
When it comes to enhancing employee training and development, companies are always on the lookout for solutions that cater to their learning requirements. Among the options in the market, 360Learnin ... more
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