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March 01, 2024
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. Houston-based Intuitive Machines posted a picture that was captured by Odysseus on February 22, the day it touched down near the south pole. But the image was only received Thursday. The company shared earlier that a wonky landing had left the vessel's antennas misaligned and unable to transmit at an optimal rate. The ... read more

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
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
SSSIF 2024 draws record attendance as Europe's 'New Space' sector grows rapidly
Malaga, Spain (SPX) Mar 01, 2024
The 5th edition of the Small Satellites and Services International Forum (SSSIF), held in Malaga, has marked a significant milestone in the 'New Space' industry, drawing an unprecedented number of o ... more
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
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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
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
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
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


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

In The Presence Of Royalty: Sols 4112-4113

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
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
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
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
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

The 2024 Humans To Mars Summit - May 07-08, 2024 - Washington D.C.

Lockheed Martin advances in missile defense with key acquisition milestone

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
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
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
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
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

Reuters Events SMR and Advanced Reactor 2024

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
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
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
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
Cosmic lighthouses that cleared primordial fog identified with JWST
University Park PA (SPX) Feb 29, 2024
Scientists working with data from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) have obtained the first full spectra of some of the earliest starlight in the universe. The images provide the clearest pic ... more
Penn State scientists say dwarf galaxies were among earliest universe starlight
Washington DC (UPI) Feb 28, 2024
Penn State University researchers said in a study Wednesday that working with the James Webb Space Telescope they found the first full spectra of tiny galaxies, revealing some of the earliest starlight in the universe. ... more
Gaps preventing accurate predictions of solar flare impacts on Earth
Ann Arbor MI (SPX) Feb 29, 2024
The recent spike of activity from the sun occurred during what NASA has dubbed the Heliophysics Big Year-a celebration of solar science centered on the April 8 total eclipse, the last that will be v ... more
ILOA receives first lunar surface and descent images from ILO-X
Kamuela HI (SPX) Feb 29, 2024
International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA Hawai'i) is not just over the Moon, but ON THE MOON, having had its precursor ILO-X instruments land and operate from the lunar surface aboard the I ... more

The 2024 Humans To Mars Summit - May 07-08, 2024 - Washington D.C.
HyImpulse readies SR75 rocket for historic maiden launch in Australia
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Feb 28, 2024
HyImpulse, a Germa-based rocket developer, is finalizing preparations for the maiden flight of its SR75 rocket, slated for late April to early May 2024 from the Koonibba Test Range in southern Austr ... more
Modi says India's first astronauts will inspire nation
New Delhi (AFP) Feb 27, 2024
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday toasted the four astronauts preparing for the nation's first crewed orbital mission, saying the latest advance in spacefaring would inspire the next generation. ... more
Korea simulates Moon's electrostatic surface conditions on Earth
Seoul, South Korea (SPX) Feb 28, 2024
In a groundbreaking effort to simulate the Moon's unique surface environment, the Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT) has succe ... more
Odysseus moon lander mission cut short after botched landing
Washington DC (UPI) Feb 27, 2024
The historic Odysseus moon landing mission was cut short Tuesday as flight controllers expected to lose contact with the private spacecraft after it toppled over during last week's botched landing. ... more
US Moon lander's battery likely has hours left: company
Washington (AFP) Feb 27, 2024
An American lunar lander that tipped over during its historic touchdown last week likely only has hours left until its battery runs out, the private company operating it said Tuesday. ... more
CUTE's groundbreaking design paves the way for future small-scale space missions
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Feb 28, 2024
NASA's innovative approach to studying the atmospheres of distant worlds has taken a significant leap forward with the Colorado Ultraviolet Transit Experiment (CUTE) mission. Since its launch in Sep ... more
Earth as a test object
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Feb 28, 2024
Life is indeed possible on Earth. This has been demonstrated in a study conducted by the Institute of Particle Physics and Astrophysics at ETH Zurich. Of course, the researchers' intention wasn't to ... more
Axion stars: A potential key to solving the cosmic dark matter mystery
London, UK (SPX) Feb 28, 2024
In a significant advancement in astrophysics, a team of physicists from King's College London has introduced a groundbreaking approach to demystify dark matter, potentially bringing us closer to und ... more

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