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December 05, 2023
SPACE TRAVEL
Chandrayaan-3 Propulsion Module Successfully Transitions from Lunar to Earth Orbit



Sydney, Australia (SPX) Dec 05, 2023
In a striking demonstration of space mission versatility, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully maneuvered the Propulsion Module (PM) of its Chandrayaan-3 mission from an orbit around the Moon to an orbit around Earth. This maneuver is not just a technical achievement but also a strategic move to enhance the utility of the mission's assets. Launched on July 14, 2023, aboard the LVM3-M4 vehicle from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), SHAR, Chandrayaan-3's primary mission wa ... read more

SPACE TRAVEL
Axiom Space Chooses AWS to Power IT Infrastructure for Commercial Space Station
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Dec 05, 2023
Axiom Space, recognized as a pioneer in commercial human spaceflight and the developer of the world's first commercial space station, Axiom Station, has made a significant move in its IT infrastruct ... more
IRON AND ICE
OSIRIS-APEX to fly closer to Sun to reach Asteroid Apophis
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Dec 04, 2023
Reinvented as NASA's OSIRIS-APEX, the spacecraft formerly known as OSIRIS-REx is about to face the first major test of its mission to asteroid Apophis: it will fly closer to the Sun than ever before ... more
MICROSAT BLITZ
D-Orbit advancing space logistics with Beyond mission
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Dec 05, 2023
On December 1st, D-Orbit, a leader in the realm of space logistics and orbital transportation, achieved a significant milestone by successfully launching its 13th commercial mission, named Beyond. T ... more
TECH SPACE
LeoLabs Partners with Aalyria to enhance global communication network security
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Dec 05, 2023
LeoLabs, a commercial provider of Space Traffic Management (STM), Space Situational Awareness (SSA), and Space Domain Awareness (SDA) services, has announced a pivotal partnership with Aalyria, a fr ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE
NASA Continues Progress on Artemis III Rocket Adapter with Key Joint Installation
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Dec 05, 2023
In a significant advancement for NASA's Artemis III mission, engineers and technicians at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, have recently achieved a major milestone. They have ... more
IRON AND ICE
Erasmus+ and COSPAR Collaborate to Bring Asteroid Studies into Classrooms
Paris, France (SPX) Dec 04, 2023
The Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) is taking a significant leap in space education by partnering with the Erasmus+ program, aiming to captivate the young minds of primary and secondary student ... more
TIME AND SPACE
New theory unites Einstein's gravity with quantum mechanics
London, UK (SPX) Dec 05, 2023
A radical theory that consistently unifies gravity and quantum mechanics while preserving Einstein's classical concept of spacetime has been announced in two papers published simultaneously by UCL ( ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE
1872 Chapman-Silverman Storm: A window into solar impact on modern life
Nagoya, Japan (SPX) Dec 04, 2023
In early November of this year, the night skies were adorned with aurora borealis, visible as far south as Italy and Texas, signaling the impacts of a solar coronal mass ejection on Earth's magnetic ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Hypernebula linked to Fast Radio Burst 20190520B
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Dec 04, 2023
Astronomers from the Netherlands have provided compelling evidence linking a repeating Fast Radio Burst (FRB) source to a potential 'hypernebula.' Utilizing the European VLBI Network (EVN), the team ... more

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TECH SPACE


CityU develops universal metasurface antenna, advancing 6G communications

MICROSAT BLITZ
UCD and Taoglas collaborate for launch of Ireland's first satellite, EIRSAT-1
San Diego CA (SPX) Dec 05, 2023
In a significant step for Ireland's involvement in space exploration, Taoglas, a leader in antenna and IoT solutions, has played a crucial role in the launch of the country's first satellite, the Ed ... more
TECH SPACE
York Space Systems achieves rapid start up of BANE satellite post launch
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Dec 05, 2023
Denver-based aerospace company York Space Systems (York) has reported establishing communication with its BANE spacecraft shortly after launch. The satellite, carried aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket ... more
DRAGON SPACE
CAS Space expands into Guangdong with new rocket engine testing complex
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Dec 05, 2023
CAS Space, a prominent Beijing-based rocket company under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, marked a significant milestone on Saturday with the commencement of construction on a new rocket engine tes ... more
EARLY EARTH
Study suggests micrometeorites as key nitrogen source for primordial Earth
Kyoto, Japan (SPX) Dec 04, 2023
A recent study published in 'Nature Astronomy' reveals a novel understanding of how nitrogen, an essential component for life, may have been transported to Earth during its formative years. This res ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
How will EarthCARE shed light on clouds
Paris (ESA) Nov 30, 2023
In around six months, ESA's Earth Cloud Aerosol and Radiation Explorer mission will take to the skies to advance our understanding of the interactions between clouds, aerosols and radiation in Earth ... more
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CIVIL NUCLEAR


Framatome strengthens hafnium production for nuclear, aerospace and space customers

CHIP TECH
The chip that makes calculations with light
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Nov 30, 2023
In a significant advancement for the field of optical wireless communication, a collaborative study involving Politecnico di Milano, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Pisa, the University of Glasgow, an ... more
SPACEWAR
South Korea confirms first spy satellite in orbit
Seoul (AFP) Dec 2, 2023
South Korea confirmed Saturday its first military spy satellite had reached orbit after a successful SpaceX rocket launch and that communication was established with ground control. ... more
MARSDAILY
MAHLI Marathon: Sols 4025-4027
Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 05, 2023
Earth planning date: Friday, December 1, 2023: We have a three-sol plan today packed with many MAHLI observations! MAHLI will acquire images of the "Sequoia" drill hole, drill hole tailings, CheMin ... more
TIME AND SPACE
A new possible explanation for the Hubble tension
Bonn, Germany (SPX) Dec 04, 2023
The universe is expanding. How fast it does so is described by the so-called Hubble-Lemaitre constant. But there is a dispute about how big this constant actually is: Different measurement methods p ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Dark galactic region nicknamed "The Brick" explained with Webb telescope findings
Gainesville FL (SPX) Dec 05, 2023
In a recent study led by University of Florida astronomer Adam Ginsburg, groundbreaking findings shed light on a mysterious dark region at the center of the Milky Way. The turbulent gas cloud, playf ... more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Ghostlike dusty galaxy reappears in James Webb Space Telescope image
Austin TX (SPX) Dec 04, 2023
It first appeared as a glowing blob from ground-based telescopes and then vanished completely in images from the Hubble Space Telescope. Now, the ghostly object has reappeared as a faint, yet distin ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
10 billion year, 50,000 light-year journey to black hole
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Dec 05, 2023
A star near the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy originated outside of the Galaxy according to a new study. This is the first time a star of extragalactic origin has bee ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
STS-61, the First Hubble Servicing Mission
Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Dec 05, 2023
The discovery after its launch that the Hubble Space Telescope's primary mirror suffered from a flaw disappointed scientists who could not obtain the sharp images they had expected. But thanks to th ... more
TECH SPACE
The Rise of the Virtual Mission
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Dec 05, 2023
For decades, satellites have been a valuable resource for understanding events on Earth in slow motion, from assessing damage from extreme weather, to forecasting crop outputs, to predicting economi ... more
TECH SPACE
Lift-off for EIRSAT-1, Ireland's first ever satellite
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Dec 05, 2023
Six years of hard work and dedication paid off in spectacular fashion today, as the Educational Irish Research Satellite, EIRSAT-1, successfully blasted off from Vandenberg Space Force Base, Califor ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Counteracting Bone And Muscle Loss In Microgravity
Washington DC (SPX) Dec 04, 2023
In microgravity, without the continuous load of Earth's gravity, the tissues that make up bones reshape themselves. Bone cells readjust their behaviors-the cells that build new bone slow down, while ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Taking climate action with Earth observation
Paris (ESA) Dec 01, 2023
As global temperatures records are smashed and greenhouse gas emissions reach new highs, a new report from the UN Environment Programme finds that current pledges under the Paris Agreement put the w ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Sierra Space's Shooting Star Module Begins Rigorous Testing at NASA Facility
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Dec 04, 2023
Sierra Space has commenced a comprehensive testing campaign for its Shooting Star cargo module at NASA's Neil Armstrong Test Facility in Sandusky, Ohio. This significant step marks a critical phase ... more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration probe passes key milestone
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Dec 04, 2023
NASA's Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP) has recently achieved a significant milestone by successfully completing Key Decision Point D (KDP-D). This vital step permits the transitio ... more
TIME AND SPACE
With a quantum "squeeze," clocks could keep even more precise time
Boston MA (SPX) Dec 01, 2023
The practice of keeping time hinges on stable oscillations. In a grandfather clock, the length of a second is marked by a single swing of the pendulum. In a digital watch, the vibrations of a quartz ... more
EXO WORLDS
Webb study reveals rocky planets can form in extreme environments
Paris (ESA) Dec 01, 2023
An international team of astronomers have used the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope to provide the first observation of water and other molecules in the inner, rocky-planet-forming regions of ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Dutch astronomers prove last piece of gas feedback-feeding loop of black hole
Amsterdam, Netherlands (SPX) Dec 01, 2023
Three astronomers from the Netherlands have proven that gas that was previously heated near a supermassive black hole and flowed to the outskirts of the galaxy and cooled down, is moving back toward ... more
MICROSAT BLITZ
DLR selects Vyoma for two key small satellite launches
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Dec 04, 2023
German-based space technology firm Vyoma has achieved a notable milestone, securing two significant awards at the 2023 SmallSatellite Conference in Berlin. These awards, presented by the German Spac ... more
WATER WORLD
Google's 'A Passage of Water' Brings NASA's Water Data to Life
Washington DC (SPX) Dec 01, 2023
As part of the long-standing partnership between NASA and Google, NASA worked with Google Arts and Culture and artist Yiyun Kang to create an interactive digital experience around global freshwater ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
NASA Tests In-Flight Capability of Artemis Moon Rocket Engine
Bay St. Louis MS (SPX) Dec 01, 2023
NASA conducted the third RS-25 engine hot fire in a critical 12-test certification series Nov. 29, demonstrating a key capability necessary for flight of the SLS (Space Launch System) rocket during ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Russian Progress 86 spacecraft lifts off with supplies for ISS
Washington DC (UPI) Dec 2, 2023
A Russian rocket carrying supplies for the International Space Station took off Friday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. ... more
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