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July 19, 2024
SPACE TRAVEL
Juice prepares for historic double flyby of Moon and Earth



Paris, France (SPX) Jul 19, 2024
Next month, ESA's Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (Juice) will undertake a groundbreaking maneuver: the first combined lunar-Earth flyby. This precise operation, now being prepared at ESA mission control, will utilize the gravitational forces of the Moon and Earth in quick succession, setting Juice on course for its journey to Jupiter. Juice represents Europe's inaugural mission to the Jupiter system. To reach its distant objective, the spacecraft will perform several gravity assists, also known as fly ... read more

ROCKET SCIENCE
NASA and Boeing finalize Starliner engine tests and proceed with analysis
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 19, 2024
NASA and Boeing engineers are currently evaluating the results from last week's engine tests conducted at NASA's White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico. These efforts are part of the preparations f ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
NASA cans lunar rover after spending $450 million building it
Washington (AFP) July 17, 2024
NASA announced Wednesday that cost overruns and delays have forced it to cancel a planned Moon rover it already spent $450 million to develop, marking a significant setback for the agency's lunar exploration program. ... more
MOON DAILY
LRO Mini-RF data reveals extensive cave network beneath lunar surface
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 19, 2024
An international team of scientists has uncovered new evidence of caves beneath the Moon's surface using data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). The re-analysis of radar data from ... more
MOON DAILY
Lunar swirls influenced by soil structure
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 19, 2024
Lunar swirls, characterized by their contrasting light and dark patches, exhibit more than just variations in brightness. The differences also encompass the structure of lunar soils and the grains w ... more
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MARSDAILY
NASA rover finds pure sulfur crystals in Martian rock
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 19, 2024
Among several recent findings, the rover has found rocks made of pure sulfur - a first on the Red Planet. Scientists were stunned on May 30 when a rock that NASA's Curiosity Mars rover drove o ... more
EXO WORLDS
Astronomers Discover Unique Orbit of Rare Exoplanet with WIYN Telescope
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 18, 2024
Astronomers using the WIYN 3.5-meter telescope at the U.S. National Science Foundation Kitt Peak National Observatory, a program of NSF NOIRLab, have found an exoplanet with a highly unusual orbit. ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Discovery of intermediate-mass black hole near galactic center
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Jul 19, 2024
An international team of researchers, led by PD Dr. Florian Peissker, has identified signs of an intermediate-mass black hole while studying a star cluster near the supermassive black hole SgrA* (Sa ... more
EXO WORLDS
Exoplanet's Unique Orbit Sheds Light on Formation of Massive Gas Giants
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 18, 2024
Astronomers have identified a planet with the most elongated orbit ever detected among transiting planets. This exoplanet's highly stretched orbit provides new insights into the formation and evolut ... more

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Life signs may survive near the surface of Enceladus and Europa

EXO WORLDS
Telescope to hunt for Earth-like planets set for 2026 launch
London, UK (SPX) Jul 19, 2024
Europe's upcoming space mission, a telescope designed to search for Earth-like planets beyond our solar system, is scheduled for launch at the end of 2026. The telescope, known as PLATO (PLAne ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE
Early signs of Solar Cycle 26 detected nidway through Cycle 25
London, UK (SPX) Jul 19, 2024
Researchers have detected early signs of the Sun's next 11-year solar cycle, despite being only halfway through the current one. This discovery was made through the observation of sound waves within ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Maxar reveals initial images from WorldView Legion satellites
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 19, 2024
Maxar Intelligence, a leader in secure and precise geospatial intelligence, has released the first images captured by its next-generation WorldView Legion satellites. The first two of these satellit ... more
GPS NEWS
China plans to launch pilot cities to showcase BeiDou applications
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jul 19, 2024
China is gearing up to promote the extensive use of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System by designating several pilot cities to highlight BeiDou's applications in mass consumption, manufacturing, ... more
TECH SPACE
New Hertz 2.0 building enhances space antenna testing at ESTEC
Paris, France (SPX) Jul 19, 2024
The latest addition to ESA's ESTEC technical center in the Netherlands, the Hertz 2.0 building, stands more than 22 meters high beside its neighboring sand dunes, but here is the view inside. ... more
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UK's First ISR Satellite to be Monitored by LeoLabs

DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Satnav Enhances Medical and Emergency Response Efforts
Paris, France (SPX) Jul 18, 2024
Satellite navigation has evolved far beyond providing travel directions. Its applications now include search and rescue operations, agriculture, autonomous vehicles, sports, and even healthcare. ESA ... more
MOON DAILY
NASA cans lunar rover after spending $450mn building it
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 18, 2024
Following a comprehensive internal review, NASA announced Wednesday its intent to discontinue development of its VIPER (Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover) project. NASA cited ris ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Food aromas study sheds light on taste issues in space
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jul 17, 2024
Scientists from RMIT University have conducted a pioneering study on food aromas, potentially explaining why astronauts often find their meals tasteless in space, leading to inadequate nutritional i ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Lunar Navigation Enhanced with GNSS for Earth-Moon Spacecraft
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jul 18, 2024
A new study has advanced the navigation of spacecraft between Earth and the Moon using the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). By utilizing an adaptive Kalman filter, the research addresses i ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
NASA Ships SLS Core Stage to Florida for Artemis II
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 18, 2024
NASA has transported the core stage of its Space Launch System (SLS) rocket from New Orleans to Florida, marking a significant milestone in preparation for the Artemis II mission, the agency's first ... more
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MARSDAILY
AI enhancements drive Mars rover discoveries
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 17, 2024
Artificial intelligence is transforming how scientists analyze rock samples collected by the Perseverance rover on Mars. For nearly three years, Perseverance has been utilizing AI to autonomou ... more
IRON AND ICE
A bird? A plane? Meteor grazes skies above New York City: NASA
New York (AFP) July 17, 2024
New York has been the backdrop to countless "end of the world" storylines in film and TV. ... more
IRON AND ICE
ESA prepares for close encounter with Asteroid Apophis in 2029
Paris, France (SPX) Jul 17, 2024
Thirty years ago, on July 16, 1994, astronomers witnessed the dramatic collision of the Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet with Jupiter, sparking significant interest in planetary defence and raising the questi ... more
MOON DAILY
NASA Halts VIPER Project to Refocus Lunar Exploration Efforts
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 18, 2024
NASA has decided to discontinue the VIPER (Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover) project after a thorough internal review. The decision was made due to escalating costs, launch delays, an ... more
EXO WORLDS
Astronomers spot a "highly eccentric" planet on its way to becoming a hot Jupiter
Boston MA (SPX) Jul 18, 2024
Hot Jupiters are some of the most extreme planets in the galaxy. These scorching worlds are as massive as Jupiter, and they swing wildly close to their star, whirling around in a few days compared t ... more
EXO WORLDS
Max Planck develops key components for Roman Space Telescope
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Jul 18, 2024
Engineers and scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA), under the leadership of Oliver Krause, have successfully developed and delivered critical optical elements for the Corona ... more
VENUSIAN HEAT
University of Freiburg Launches Major Initiative in Earth and Planetary Geodynamics
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Jul 18, 2024
The University of Freiburg has announced the establishment of a new tenure track professorship in Earth and Planetary Geodynamics within the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources. This develo ... more
TECH SPACE
Axelspace Unveils AxelLiner Laboratory for In-orbit Space Component Demonstrations
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jul 18, 2024
Axelspace Corporation has introduced AxelLiner Laboratory (AL Lab), an expansion of its AxelLiner service initiated in 2022. AL Lab is designed for the in-orbit demonstration of space components, wi ... more
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VSAT NEWS
Blackline Unveils AlertLink for Enhanced Safety and Emergency Response
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 18, 2024
Blackline Safety Corp. (TSX: BLN), a global leader in connected safety technology, has introduced the new AlertLink feature for its acclaimed EXO and G7 devices. AlertLink provides proximity-b ... more
TECH SPACE
Ramon.Space expands to UK to boost space computing development
London, UK (SPX) Jul 17, 2024
Ramon.Space, a leader in space-resilient computing infrastructure, has announced the opening of its new subsidiary, Ramon.Space UK. This move marks the company's first office in Europe, underscoring ... more
VSAT NEWS
Soracom Launches Global Preview of Skylo Integration
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 18, 2024
Soracom, Inc., a leader in advanced Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity, has announced the progression of its integration with Non-Terrestrial Network (NTN) service operator Skylo from Private Bet ... more
TECH SPACE
Teledyne e2v qualifies Space-Ready 8 GB DDR4 memory chip
Paris, France (SPX) Jul 17, 2024
Teledyne e2v has announced the successful space qualification of its 8 GB DDR4 memory chip, expanding its edge compute solutions for space applications. This marks the completion of Teledyne e2v's i ... more
SPACEWAR
Planet Labs Secures Pilot Contract for AI-Enhanced Satellite Data
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 16, 2024
Planet Labs PBC (NYSE: PL), a top provider of daily Earth data and insights, announced a seven-figure pilot contract with an international defense ministry for its PlanetScope data, now enhanced wit ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
HyPrSpace tests hybrid rocket engine at DGA Missile Site
Paris, France (SPX) Jul 17, 2024
HyPrSpace, a pioneering startup in hybrid propulsion technology, has completed the first bench test of its hybrid rocket engine at the DGA Missile Tests site in Saint-Medard-en-Jalles (Gironde). Thi ... more
MOON DAILY
Astrobotic's VOLT rover passes key Lunar surface tests
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 17, 2024
Astrobotic has advanced its efforts to create a lunar power grid by beginning a summer-long test campaign for its VSAT Optimized for Lunar Traverse (VOLT). The VOLT rover, designed to traverse the M ... more
SATURN DAILY
New analysis of Cassini data yields insights into Titan's seas
Ithica NY (SPX) Jul 17, 2024
A new study of radar experiment data from the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn has yielded fresh insights related to the makeup and activity of the liquid hydrocarbon seas near the north pole of Ti ... more
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