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February 22, 2024
MOON DAILY
Intuitive Machines lands US' first spaceship on Moon in over 50 years



Leesville, Australia (SPX) Feb 22, 2024
A commercial US spaceship has landed on the surface of the Moon and flight controllers have received a signal from the vessel, the company behind the mission said Thursday. "Without a doubt is our equipment is on the surface of the Moon, and we are transmitting," said Tim Crain of Intuitive Machines. "Congratulations, IM team, we'll see how much more we can get from that."

MOON DAILY
What to know about the NASA-funded commercial Moon fleet
Washington (AFP) Feb 21, 2024
The year 2024 promises to be a busy one for American Moon landings, all under a new partnership between NASA and the space industry. ... more
MOON DAILY
NASA Science Aboard Intuitive Machines Continues Journey to Moon
Washington DC (SPX) Feb 22, 2024
In a collaboration between NASA and Intuitive Machines, a suite of six science instruments and technology demonstrations has embarked on a pivotal journey to the Moon. This mission, aboard the Intui ... more
MOON DAILY
A brief history of famous Moon landings and failures
Washington (AFP) Feb 22, 2024
A spaceship built by a company in Texas is poised for lunar touchdown on Thursday, returning America to the Moon after more than five decades in what promises to be a historic first for the private sector. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Rocket Lab Schedules Launch Date for 45th Electron Mission to Deploy Earth-Imaging Satellite for Synspective
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Feb 22, 2024
Rocket Lab USA, Inc. (Nasdaq: RKLB) has announced the upcoming launch window for its 45th Electron mission, a dedicated effort aimed at deploying an Earth-imaging satellite for Synspective, a leadin ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE
STORIES of Space teams with Maritime Launch Services for a Nova Scotia launch
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Feb 22, 2024
In a groundbreaking collaboration, STORIES of Space, a visionary nonprofit dedicated to intertwining human narratives with the cosmos, has joined forces with Maritime Launch Services, the pioneering ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
SpaceX launches Indonesian satellite into orbit
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Feb 22, 2024
A SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket has successfully deployed the Merah Putih 2 satellite into orbit, marking a significant step forward in enhancing broadband Internet access across Indonesia. The event too ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Space Perspective Unveils The Future Of Human Space Travel
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Feb 21, 2024
Space Perspective, a trailblazer in the burgeoning space tourism industry, has recently made headlines with its unveiling of the Spaceship Neptune, setting a new standard for human space travel. Thi ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
ESA and PLD Space join forces to enhance small satellite launch flexibility
Paris (SPX) Feb 22, 2024
In a significant stride towards expanding Europe's capabilities in the burgeoning small satellite launch market, the European Space Agency (ESA) and PLD Space have inked a deal to co-fund the develo ... more

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VSAT NEWS


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VSAT NEWS
SatPlus Launch: emnify Leads with First-ever Cellular-Satellite IoT eSIM in US and Europe
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Feb 21, 2024
Emnify, a supplier of cloud-native IoT connectivity solutions, has officially launched the SuperNetwork SatPlus, marking the introduction of the first-ever converged cellular and satellite IoT conne ... more
IRON AND ICE
NASA's OSIRIS-APEX Completes 1st Perihelion
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Feb 22, 2024
NASA's OSIRIS-APEX spacecraft has successfully navigated its closest approach to the Sun. This maneuver, known as perihelion, brought the spacecraft 25 million miles closer to the Sun than its initi ... more
ROBO SPACE
GITAI launches autonomous robotic arms for ISS external operations
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Feb 22, 2024
In a groundbreaking move poised to redefine the dynamics of space station robotics, California's innovative startup, GITAI, has embarked on a mission to test its cutting-edge autonomous robotic arm ... more
TECH SPACE
Rocket Lab Launches Mission Designed to Investigate Removing Space Junk from Orbit
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Feb 22, 2024
In an ambitious stride towards mitigating the escalating issue of orbital debris, Rocket Lab USA, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKLB) has successfully launched its 44th Electron rocket, carrying a satellite designe ... more
TECH SPACE
Starnote extension by Blues and Skylo promises seamless satellite connectivity for IoT Devices
Manchester MA (SPX) Feb 22, 2024
In a landmark collaboration, Blues, renowned for its prowess in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology, has teamed up with Skylo Technologies, a prominent Non-Terrestrial Network (NTN) serv ... more
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TECH SPACE


ESA's ERS-2 satellite to fall back to Earth after 30 years in orbit

SPACEWAR
U.S. Space Force Emphasizes Collaboration in Addressing Rising Space Domain Challenges
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Feb 16, 2024
In a recent gathering at the Air and Space Forces Association's Warfare Symposium, leaders from the U.S. Space Force (USSF) and U.S. Space Command (USSPACECOM) cast a spotlight on the pivotal role o ... more
MARSDAILY
NASA seeks candidates for yearlong simulated Mars mission
Washington DC (UPI) Feb 16, 2024
NASA said Friday it is seeking applicants for a simulated yearlong Mars mission. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Japan successfully launches next-gen H3 rocket
Tokyo (AFP) Feb 17, 2024
Japan's space agency toasted a successful blast-off for its new flagship rocket on Saturday, making it third time lucky after years of delays and two previous failed attempts. ... more
MOON DAILY
NASA Invests in Research to Secure the Future of Space and Lunar Operations
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Feb 20, 2024
NASA's Office of Technology, Policy and Strategy (OTPS) has launched a significant funding initiative aimed at advancing the sustainability of activities in Earth's orbit and on the lunar surface. T ... more
SPACEMART
Axiom Space and UK Space Agency seek innovative projects for upcoming mission
London, UK (SPX) Feb 21, 2024
The UK Space Agency has announced the opening of two new funding calls, targeting science experiments and technology demonstrators, as part of the groundwork for a possible collaboration with Axiom ... more
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Trinity Capital commits $120 million in equipment financing to Rocket Lab
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Feb 21, 2024
Trinity Capital Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIN), a financier for growth-stage companies, has announced a strategic move by committing $120 million in equipment financing to Rocket Lab USA, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKLB), ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE
SunSketcher Project Calls for Volunteers to Chart the Sun's True Shape During 2024 Eclipse
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Feb 22, 2024
In an initiative poised to reshape our understanding of the celestial sphere we orbit, the SunSketcher project invites amateur astronomers and curious minds alike to partake in a unique scientific e ... more
TECH SPACE
Japanese space debris inspection probe launched
Tokyo (AFP) Feb 19, 2024
A Japanese firm said Monday it had successfully launched a spacecraft tasked with inspecting potentially dangerous man-made junk floating around the Earth. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Millennium Space Systems Partners with Voyager for Next-Gen uSTAR-250 Star Trackers
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Feb 16, 2024
In a significant development for satellite technology, Voyager Space (Voyager), a pioneering force in global space exploration, has been selected by Millennium Space Systems (Millennium), a Boeing C ... more
TIME AND SPACE
From Black Holes to Nestars: New Theoretical Model Explores Nested Gravitational Stars
Frankfurt, Germany (SPX) Feb 16, 2024
In a groundbreaking study that revisits the foundational principles of general relativity and the nature of cosmic objects, theoretical physicists from Goethe University Frankfurt have proposed a re ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Equatorial Launch Australia Partners with Equatorial Space Systems for Rocket Launches in 2024
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Feb 16, 2024
In a significant development for the global aerospace industry, Equatorial Launch Australia (ELA), a leading spaceport operator and infrastructure provider, has announced a strategic partnership wit ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Beyond what's possible: New JWST observations unearth mysterious ancient galaxies
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Feb 15, 2024
Our understanding of how galaxies form and the nature of dark matter could be completely upended, after new observations of a stellar population bigger than the Milky Way from more than 11 billion y ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Second Private US Moon Probe launches on a Falcon 9 rocket
Space Coast FL (SPX) Feb 15, 2024
Since the December 1972 Apollo 17 mission, NASA has not launched a spacecraft to perform a soft landing on the Moon. The mission, dubbed IM-1, was originally scheduled to launch in the early morning ... more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Magnetars at the Heart of Neutron Star Collisions: A Computational Breakthrough
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Feb 16, 2024
In a groundbreaking study, researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, alongside colleagues from universities in Kyoto and Toho, have unveiled the enigmatic process powering t ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE
Solar Orbiter Captures Intense Activity as Sun Approaches Cycle Peak
Paris, France (SPX) Feb 15, 2024
As the Sun inches closer to the apex of its magnetic activity cycle, the European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter has provided unprecedented snapshots highlighting a significant uptick in solar phenome ... more
MARSDAILY
Fun Math and a New Butte: Sols 4096-4097
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 15, 2024
One side effect of enjoying a very long mission is reaching fun number milestones. Usually that is "Sol 3000" or some other nice round number, but today we are planning the mathematically fun sol 2^ ... more
MOON DAILY
Cathedral termite mounds inspire UArizona-designed lunar structures
Tucson AZ (SPX) Feb 15, 2024
NASA has big plans for its Artemis program - to return Americans to the moon for the first time since 1972 and establish a lunar base for humans by the end of the decade. With NASA funding, a team o ... more
SATURN DAILY
Saturn's largest moon most likely non-habitable: Western study
London, Canada (SPX) Feb 15, 2024
A study led by Western astrobiologist Catherine Neish shows the subsurface ocean of Titan - the largest moon of Saturn - is most likely a non-habitable environment, meaning any hope of finding life ... more
EXO WORLDS
Passing Stars Altered Orbital Changes in Earth, Other Planets
Tucson AZ (SPX) Feb 15, 2024
Stars that pass by our Solar System have altered the long-term orbital evolution of planets, including Earth, and by extension modified our climate. "Perturbations - a minor deviation in the c ... more
TECH SPACE
European satellite to crash back to Earth within week
Paris (AFP) Feb 14, 2024
A large satellite which ended its mission 13 years ago will come crashing down to Earth in an uncontrolled manner within the next week, but there is almost zero chance it will hurt anyone, the European Space Agency has said. ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Space surgery: Doctors on ground operate robot on ISS for first time
Washington (AFP) Feb 14, 2024
Earth-bound surgeons remotely controlled a small robot aboard the International Space Station over the weekend, conducting the first-ever such surgery in orbit - albeit on rubber bands. ... more
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