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March 03, 2024
TECH SPACE
NASA Ends $2 Billion Satellite Refueling Project Amid Challenges



Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 03, 2024
NASA has announced the termination of the On-orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing 1 (OSAM-1) project. This decision, revealed on March 1, 2024, follows nearly a decade of development and an investment of around $2 billion, highlighting the challenges the project faced in terms of technical complexities, cost increases, and changing market dynamics. The OSAM-1 project, led by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, with Maxar Space Systems as the main contractor, aimed to ... read more

MOON DAILY
Japan Moon lander put to sleep after surviving lunar night
Tokyo (AFP) March 2, 2024
Japan's Moon lander has been put back to sleep after it surprisingly survived the freezing, two-week lunar night, the country's space agency said, with another operation attempt scheduled for later this month. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
NASA, SpaceX postpone Crew-8 mission to Sunday
Washington DC (UPI) Mar 2, 2024
NASA and SpaceX said they have postponed the launch of the Crew-8 mission to Sunday. ... more
MOON DAILY
NASA largely satisfied with Intuitive Machines lunar delivers despite 'challenges'
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 04, 2024
In a significant milestone for lunar exploration, NASA has once again left its mark on the Moon, facilitated by the historic landing of Intuitive Machines' Nova-C lander, Odysseus. This event, occur ... more
MOON DAILY
Could fiber optic cable help scientists probe the deep layers of the moon?
Albany NY (SPX) Mar 04, 2024
An increasing number of seismologists are using fiber optic cables to detect seismic waves on Earth-but how would this technology fare on the Moon, and what would it tell us about the deep layers of ... more
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MARSDAILY
Sols 4114-4115: Bingo! It's Official - Curiosity's 40th Successful Drill Hole on Mars!
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 04, 2024
Earth planning date: Friday, March 1, 2024: The "Mineral King" drill hole did not quite reach the target depth that we typically desire to ensure that we have enough sample in the drill stem to deli ... more
IRON AND ICE
The Rosetta odyssey: first ever comet-chaser
Paris, France (SPX) Mar 04, 2024
Two decades ago, on March 2, 2004, the European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft embarked on an audacious journey that would push the boundaries of human knowledge and technology. Launched ab ... more
EXO WORLDS
Scripps Research scientists reveal how first cells could have formed on Earth
La Jolla CA (SPX) Mar 04, 2024
Roughly 4 billion years ago, Earth was developing conditions suitable for life. Origin-of-life scientists often wonder if the type of chemistry found on the early Earth was similar to what life requ ... more
SPACEMART
Sidus Space Sets Public Offering Price
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 04, 2024
Sidus Space, Inc. (Nasdaq: SIDU), a Space and Data-as-a-Service company, has announced the pricing of its underwritten public offering of 1,321,000 Class A common stock shares. Each share is priced ... more

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Hypersonic Weapons Systems - April 25-26, 2024 - Washington DC
TECH SPACE


UBC Okanagan researchers create new compound to build space-age antennas

SPACE MEDICINE
Top 5: Space for your health
Paris (ESA) Mar 04, 2024
Space has led to technological innovations with wide-ranging applications in healthcare. Beyond consumer gadgets, such as wireless headsets and scratch-resistant lenses, space exploration is a catal ... more
DRAGON SPACE
Tiangong Space Station's Solar Wings Restored After Spacewalk Repair by Shenzhou XVII Team
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Mar 04, 2024
The crew of Shenzhou XVII has marked a significant milestone in the history of China's manned space exploration by successfully completing their second spacewalk outside the Tiangong space station. ... more
MOON DAILY
Lights out for wonky US lunar lander, for now
Washington (AFP) March 1, 2024
An uncrewed American lander that became the first private spaceship on the Moon sent its final image Thursday before its power banks depleted, the company that built it said. ... more
MOON DAILY
To the Moon and back: NASA's Artemis II crew rehearses splashdown
San Diego (AFP) Feb 29, 2024
Their mission around the Moon is not expected until September 2025 at the earliest, but the four astronauts on NASA's Artemis II mission are already preparing for their splashdown return. ... more
MOON DAILY
China Reports Progress on Manned Lunar Program with Development of Key Technologies
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Mar 01, 2024
The China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) recently provided an update on China's ongoing manned lunar exploration efforts, indicating steady progress toward achieving a manned moon landing before 2030. T ... more
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The 2024 Humans To Mars Summit - May 07-08, 2024 - Washington D.C.
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SSSIF 2024 draws record attendance as Europe's 'New Space' sector grows rapidly

MOON DAILY
NASA Challenges Students to Innovate with Inflatable Technologies for Lunar Missions
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 01, 2024
This year marks a significant milestone for several college and university teams as they embark on a journey to explore, design, and demonstrate innovative inflatable systems tailored for future lun ... more
EXO WORLDS
James Webb Telescope Unveils Role of Massive Stars in Planet Formation
Paris, France (SPX) Mar 01, 2024
Recent observations from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) have shed new light on the complex interplay between massive stars and the formation of planetary systems, offering groundbreaking insi ... more
SPACEMART
Sidus Space to Enhance Capital through Public Offering of Class A Shares and Warrants
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 01, 2024
Sidus Space, Inc. (Nasdaq: SIDU), a company known for its innovations in the space sector, has officially announced its intention to conduct a public offering of its Class A common stock. The offeri ... more
TECH SPACE
Proba-3 Mission Prepares for Precision Formation Flying with Laser Metrology Tests
Kruibeke, Belgium (SPX) Mar 01, 2024
In a significant step toward realizing the European Space Agency's (ESA) ambitious Proba-3 mission, a crucial laser-based test campaign is currently underway at Redwire Space's facilities in Kruibek ... more
EXO WORLDS
Ice shell thickness reveals water temp on ocean worlds
Ithica NY (SPX) Mar 01, 2024
Decades before any probe dips a toe - and thermometer - into the waters of distant ocean worlds, Cornell astrobiologists have devised a novel way to determine ocean temperatures based on the thickne ... more
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MARSDAILY
In The Presence Of Royalty: Sols 4112-4113
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 01, 2024
Earth planning date: Wednesday, February 28, 2024: Over the weekend Curiosity successfully drilled into 'Mineral King!' The drilling stopped a little short of the target depth, however we think ther ... more
MARSDAILY
Depositional Processes of the Margin Unit
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 01, 2024
There has been much discussion and interest regarding the origin of the Margin unit. The Margin unit has gained interest due to the presence of carbonates and its implications for the paleoenvironme ... more
MARSDAILY
Bunsen Peak Piques Interest
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 01, 2024
Perseverance has continued its traverse west through the Margin unit. As the rover drives, images and data are obtained using instruments such as Mastcam-Z, Navcam, and SuperCam to track any changes ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Iran launches imaging satellite through Russia
Tehran (AFP) Feb 29, 2024
Russia on Thursday put into orbit an Iranian remote sensing and imaging satellite, state media said in Tehran, drawing condemnation from the United States. ... more
EXO WORLDS
Astronomers reveal a new link between water and planet formation
Manchester UK (SPX) Mar 01, 2024
Researchers have found water vapour in the disc around a young star exactly where planets may be forming. Water is a key ingredient for life on Earth and is also thought to play a significant ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Astronomers discover heavy elements after bright gamma-ray burst from neutron star merger
Clemson SC (SPX) Mar 01, 2024
An international team of astronomers - including Clemson University astrophysicist Dieter Hartmann - obtained observational evidence for the creation of rare heavy elements in the aftermath of a cat ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE
Lockheed Martin advances in missile defense with key acquisition milestone
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Feb 29, 2024
Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has marked a significant achievement in the development of the United States' missile defense capabilities, completing a pivotal acquisition milestone for the modernized ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Launch of final satellite in current NOAA GOES series delayed due to testing issues
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Feb 29, 2024
In a recent announcement, NASA and SpaceX have set a new launch window for the highly anticipated GOES-U satellite, the fourth and final installment in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administr ... more
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MOON DAILY
As mission ends, US lunar lander could still 'wake' back up
Washington (AFP) Feb 29, 2024
The US spacecraft that touched down on the Moon last week and is currently running on solar power will soon be "put to sleep" once lunar night kicks in, mission officials said Wednesday. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
MAPHEUS 14 high-altitude research rocket takes flight
Koeln, Germany (SPX) Feb 29, 2024
On 27 February 2024 at 8:27 CET the MAPHEUS 14 high-altitude research rocket, operated by the German Aerospace Center, successfully launched from the Esrange Space Center near Kiruna, Sweden. The hi ... more
MOON DAILY
NASA and SpaceX complete docking system tests for Lunar Starship Lander
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Feb 29, 2024
In a pivotal advancement for lunar exploration, NASA and SpaceX have recently concluded qualification testing for a docking system integral to the Artemis campaign's success. This campaign aims to l ... more
MARSDAILY
Study reveals potential for life's building blocks from Mars' ancient atmosphere
Sendai, Japan (SPX) Feb 29, 2024
In a groundbreaking study that could redefine our understanding of life's potential on ancient Mars, scientists from Tohoku University have unveiled research indicating that organic materials discov ... more
SPACEMART
US and Australia signs Space Technology Safeguards Agreement
Adelaide, Australia (SPX) Feb 29, 2024
In a significant development for the global space industry, Australia and the United States have formalized a Technology Safeguards Agreement (TSA), marking a pivotal moment for both nations' space ... more
VSAT NEWS
Antaris Teams Up with Almagest and XDLINX for E-band satcoms
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Feb 29, 2024
In a groundbreaking development poised to redefine the landscape of satellite communications, Antaris, a front-runner in software platforms for space missions, has joined forces with the US-based Al ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Webb Telescope reveals central role of low-mass galaxies in reionization of Universe
Beer-Sheva, Israel (SPX) Feb 29, 2024
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), developed by NASA and ESA, has just obtained the first spectra of very low-mass galaxies less than a billion years after the Big Bang. A technological feat mad ... more
EXO WORLDS
Hold on to your atmospheres: how planet size affects atmospheric escape
Washington DC (SPX) Feb 29, 2024
Which planets are most likely to lose their atmospheres? New research finds a surprising relationship between planet size and atmospheric escape and suggests that the smallest planets aren't losing ... more
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