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April 14, 2024
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The economics of falling satellite costs and the global impact



Sydney, Australia (SPX) Apr 15, 2024
The space industry has witnessed a transformational decline in satellite launch costs over the past few decades. This trend represents a pivotal shift in the accessibility and frequency of space missions, fundamentally altering the economic landscape of the global space economy. Historical Context and Current Trends In the early days of space exploration, the cost of launching a satellite was prohibitive, restricted to well-funded government agencies and a few large corporations. However, te ... read more

SPACEMART
Navigating the New Frontier: The Space Economy and Its Global Implications
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Apr 15, 2024
The World Economic Forum's recent report, "Space: The $1.8 Trillion Opportunity for Global Economic Growth," offers an in-depth analysis of the potential economic impact of the space industry by 203 ... more
SPACEWAR
Kendall Emphasizes Strategic Importance of Space Amid Budget Challenges
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Apr 12, 2024
In a compelling address to a space-focused audience at the Space Symposium on April 10, Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall articulated a clear vision for the United States' dominance in space, ... more
SPACEWAR
Space Force charts new path for commercial integration in space operations
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Apr 15, 2024
In a significant announcement, Gen. Chance Saltzman, Chief of Space Operations, revealed the U.S. Space Force's latest strategy on April 10, aimed at integrating commercial expertise, skills, and pr ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Emerging Markets in the Space Economy: Opportunities Beyond the West
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Apr 15, 2024
The space industry, once dominated by Western nations, is witnessing a significant shift as emerging markets invest heavily in developing their space capabilities. This expansion is not only redefin ... more
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Private Sector Innovation and Its Impact on the Space Industry
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Apr 15, 2024
The private sector's involvement in space exploration has dramatically transformed the landscape of the industry. Companies like SpaceX, Blue Origin, and others have introduced new technologies and ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Space Technology's Role in Disaster Management and Climate Monitoring
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Apr 15, 2024
Space technology has become an indispensable tool in disaster management and climate monitoring, providing critical data that helps mitigate the effects of natural disasters and environmental change ... more
INTERNET SPACE
The Integration of Space and Everyday Technologies
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Apr 15, 2024
The integration of space technology into everyday life is transforming how we communicate, navigate, and interact with our environment. Satellite technology, once the domain of specialized applicati ... more
SPACEWAR
Kendall emphasizes space as a key security domain amid budget constraints
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Apr 12, 2024
Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall highlighted the critical role of space in national security at the Space Symposium on April 10, stressing the need for the U.S. to maintain its leadership de ... more


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Space chiefs from 18 nations convene at forum hosted by Space Force

SPACEWAR
True Anomaly secures $30M contract for VICTUS HAZE space mission
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Apr 12, 2024
True Anomaly, Inc. has been awarded a $30M contract by the U.S. Space Force's Space Systems Command for the VICTUS HAZE Tactically Responsive Space mission. This funding is part of a broader $60M in ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
NASA continues Artemis program amid advancements in Starship program at SpaceX
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Apr 12, 2024
As the race to the Moon intensifies, NASA's Artemis program and SpaceX's Starship represent two pivotal, yet distinct approaches to lunar exploration. Despite the emergence of cost-effective alterna ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Kennedy Space Center Enhances Altitude Chamber for Artemis II Spacecraft Trials
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Apr 12, 2024
As NASA prepares for the Artemis II mission, the Orion spacecraft is set for extensive testing to ensure its readiness for lunar exploration. Engineers at Kennedy Space Center have recently upgraded the altitude chamber used for these tests. ... more
MOON DAILY
NASA's Electrodynamic Dust Shield Enhances Lunar and Martian Missions
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Apr 11, 2024
Defeating dust is a critical concern for astronauts and spacecraft heading to the Moon or Mars, prompting researchers at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to refine Electrodynamic Dust Shield ( ... more
SPACEMART
Spectrum Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Announces Major Expansion in Colorado Springs
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Apr 11, 2024
Spectrum Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (Spectrum AMT) is set to significantly expand its operations in Colorado Springs, reinforcing its role in precision electronics and assemblies manufactur ... more
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DRAGON SPACE


Space Devices Ensure Health of Taikonauts Aboard Tiangong Space Station

MOON DAILY
China's Queqiao-2 satellite marks success in recent communication tests
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Apr 12, 2024
The China National Space Administration (CNSA) has declared the Queqiao-2 satellite mission successful after the satellite completed its in-orbit communication tests, with all systems performing to ... more
SPACEWAR
Apex Teams Up with Booz Allen to Launch Payload on Aries Spacecraft
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Apr 11, 2024
Apex, the Los Angeles-based spacecraft manufacturer, has successfully incorporated a customer payload for Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) into the Aries Serial Number (SN) 1 Call to Adventure Missio ... more
SPACEWAR
Rocket Lab awarded SSC contract to develop spacecraft for TacRS mission
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Apr 12, 2024
Rocket Lab USA, Inc. (Nasdaq: RKLB) has reported its selection for a $32M contract from the U.S. Space Force Space Systems Command (SSC) to execute the VICTUS HAZE Tactically Responsive Space (TacRS ... more
CYBER WARS
French Space Agency CNES Joins Forces with Space ISAC to Enhance Cybersecurity
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Apr 11, 2024
The Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Space ISAC) and the French Space Agency, Centre National D'Etudes Spatiales (CNES), have entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enhance int ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Space Systems Command launches next-gen WSF-M weather satellite with SpaceX
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Apr 11, 2024
Today, at 7:25 a.m. PDT, the Space Systems Command (SSC) in collaboration with its mission partners, achieved the successful launch of the USSF-62 Weather System Follow-on - Microwave (WSF-M) satell ... more
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OUTER PLANETS
Juice mission successfully tests Callisto flyby simulation
Paris, France (SPX) Apr 12, 2024
In preparation for a critical mission maneuver in 2031, ESA's Juice spacecraft recently completed a simulated flyby of Jupiter's moon Callisto at the ESOC mission operations center in Germany. This ... more
OUTER PLANETS
Assessing the ages of moons from impact craters
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Apr 12, 2024
Our solar system's giant planets-Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune-are surrounded by nearly 300 moons. Researchers utilize crater analysis to deduce the ages and origins of these celestial bodies ... more
OUTER PLANETS
NASA unveils probe bound for Jupiter's possibly life-sustaining moon
Pasadena, United States (AFP) April 12, 2024
US space scientists on Thursday unveiled the interplanetary probe NASA plans to send to one of Jupiter's icy moons as part of humanity's hunt for extra-terrestrial life. ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Digital telescope project at Warwick secures grant for advanced sky monitoring
London, UK (SPX) Apr 12, 2024
The University of Warwick has received a GBP 3 million grant from the European Research Council to develop a digital telescope designed for continuous, high-sensitivity monitoring of the night sky. ... more
TECH SPACE
Revising satellite reentry design to mitigate orbital debris risks
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Apr 12, 2024
In a controlled environment at the University of Stuttgart's High Enthalpy Flow Diagnostics Group (HEFDiG), a significant experiment is taking place. A reaction wheel, critical for adjusting a satel ... more
EXO WORLDS
Exoplanets evaluated in new light
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Apr 12, 2024
Located 700 light years from Earth in the Virgo constellation, the exoplanet WASP-39b, which completes its orbit around the star WASP-39 in just over four days, has been under the close scrutiny of ... more
VENUSIAN HEAT
BepiColombo mission detects escaping gases in Venus's magnetosphere
Paris, France (SPX) Apr 12, 2024
The ESA/JAXA BepiColombo mission has provided new insights into the atmospheric dynamics of Venus, showing how carbon and oxygen escape from the upper atmosphere. During its journey, the spacecraft ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Massive star collapse confirmed as source of history's brightest gamma-ray burst
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Apr 12, 2024
In a landmark observation, an international consortium of astrophysicists, led by experts at Northwestern University, documented the most intense gamma-ray burst (GRB) ever recorded in October 2022, ... more
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VSAT NEWS
Aicox renews agreement with Ovzon for satellite communication services
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Apr 12, 2024
Ovzon has secured a renewal order from Aicox Solutions, its Spanish partner, for the provision of SATCOM-as-a-Service. The extension, lasting six months, is scheduled for the first half of 2024. ... more
DRAGON SPACE
China finds use for space tech in extending food shelf life
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Apr 12, 2024
The China Academy of Space Technology has repurposed a barrier film originally designed for space stations to enhance food preservation on Earth, illustrating a key application of space research in ... more
DRAGON SPACE
Astronaut fitness regimes critical in Tiangong Space Station
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Apr 12, 2024
With China's ambitious plans to expand its space missions, the health of astronauts during prolonged spaceflights has become a vital concern. The state-of-the-art equipment aboard the Tiangong Space ... more
MOON DAILY
Astrobotic Collaborates with LZH and TU Berlin on Lunar 3D Printing Project
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Apr 10, 2024
Astrobotic, in collaboration with Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) and Technical University Berlin (TU Berlin), is embarking on the MOONRISE project, aiming to implement 3D printing technology on t ... more
SPACEMART
Iridium Secures Contract to Enhance FAA Network Resilience with L3Harris
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Apr 10, 2024
Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM) has entered into a five-year commercial agreement with L3Harris Technologies [NYSE: LHX] to provide the Iridium Satellite Time and Location (STL) service. ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
NASA Expands Collaboration with Commercial Partners on Space Station Medical Protocols
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Apr 10, 2024
As the aerospace community expands beyond governmental boundaries, NASA is leveraging its comprehensive human spaceflight experience to guide the development of new commercial space stations. By wor ... more
MICROSAT BLITZ
ReOrbit Advances ESA InCubed Programme with In-Orbit Demonstration of EO Technologies
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Apr 10, 2024
ReOrbit, based in Helsinki and a leader in software-first satellite technology, is advancing to the next phase of the European Space Agency's InCubed programme. This stage, part of the UKKO project, ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Russian rocket lifts off at third attempt
Moscow (AFP) April 11, 2024
A Russian rocket blasted off for a test flight on Thursday at the third try, after previous launch attempts earlier this week were aborted in the final seconds of countdown. ... more
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