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December 06, 2023
MOON DAILY
Firefly Aerospace to develop framework for DARPA's LunA-10 orbital spacecraft hubs



Los Angeles CA (SPX) Dec 06, 2023
Firefly Aerospace, Inc., a key player in space transportation, has announced its selection to develop a framework for integrated on-orbit spacecraft hubs. This initiative supports DARPA's 10-Year Lunar Architecture (LunA-10) capability study. The proposed hubs, leveraging the capabilities of Firefly's Elytra orbital vehicles, aim to provide versatile cislunar services, including refueling, delivery, and transportation. Bill Weber, CEO of Firefly Aerospace, highlighted the company's commitment to i ... read more

MOON DAILY
Intuitive Machines' IM-1 Nova-C lunar lander delivered to Cape Canaveral
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Dec 06, 2023
Intuitive Machines, Inc. (Nasdaq: LUNR, LUNRW), a prominent space exploration, infrastructure, and services company, has announced the successful arrival of its IM-1 mission Nova-C lunar lander at C ... more
MICROSAT BLITZ
Rogue Space Systems debuts with successful Barry-1 launch and deployment
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Dec 06, 2023
Rogue Space Systems Corporation, a pioneer in satellite servicing technologies, has proudly announced the triumphant launch, deployment, and operational startup of its inaugural satellite, Barry-1. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Sidus Space and Bechtel join forces for Artemis Mobile Launcher 2
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Dec 06, 2023
Sidus Space (NASDAQ: SIDU), a notable player in the Space and Data-as-a-Service sector, has recently announced its expanded involvement in the NASA Artemis missions. The company disclosed that it ha ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Spire Global awarded space services contract by Lacuna Space to for 6 IoT Satellites
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Dec 06, 2023
Spire Global, Inc. (NYSE: SPIR), a leader in space-based data and analytics, has recently entered into a landmark Space Services contract with Lacuna Space, a prominent satellite IoT connectivity pr ... more
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VSAT NEWS


Aalyria secures ESA contract for O-RAN compliant 5G/6G connectivity platform

MICROSAT BLITZ
Capella Space to launch 2 Acadia EO satellites with SpaceX
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Dec 06, 2023
Capella Space Corp., a pioneering American space technology company known for its innovative data and satellite solutions, has announced a significant milestone in its mission to enhance Earth obser ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
China's commercial CERES-1 Y9 rocket launches new satellites
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Dec 06, 2023
Galactic Energy, a private rocket maker in Beijing, launched the 11th flight mission of its CERES 1 rocket on Tuesday morning to deploy two satellites into orbit. The rocket blasted off at 7:3 ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
HawkEye 360's Pathfinder constellation complete five years of Advanced RF Detection
Herndon VA (SPX) Dec 05, 2023
Five years ago, HawkEye 360 Inc., a trailblazer in space-based radio frequency (RF) data and analytics, embarked on an ambitious journey with the launch of its Pathfinder satellite cluster. On Decem ... more
SPACEWAR
SDA's Tranche 0 satellites enable first ever Link 16 space to ground transmission
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Dec 05, 2023
The Space Development Agency (SDA), a key player in the United States Department of Defense's strategic initiatives, recently announced a significant milestone in space communication technology. In ... 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

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STELLAR CHEMISTRY


Dark galactic region nicknamed "The Brick" explained with Webb telescope findings

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
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SPACE MEDICINE


Counteracting Bone And Muscle Loss In Microgravity

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
TECH SPACE
Georgia State professor granted $5 million to identify and characterize objects in space
Atlanta GA (SPX) Dec 05, 2023
Georgia State Professor of Physics and Astronomy Stuart Jefferies has been awarded a $5 million, multi-institutional grant by the U.S. Air Force to develop techniques to detect, map and image faint ... more
IRON AND ICE
NASA's Psyche Delivers First Images and Other Data
Washington DC (SPX) Dec 06, 2023
NASA's Psyche spacecraft is on a roll. In the eight weeks since it left Earth on Oct. 13, the orbiter has performed one successful operation after another, powering on scientific instruments, stream ... more
MARSDAILY
Mapping Mars: Deep Learning Could Help Identify Jezero Crater Landing Site
Washington DC (SPX) Dec 06, 2023
Preparations for a safe landing on Earth, such as finding the most even terrain and equipping the appropriate landing gear, are also crucial for Mars missions. Thus, landing a rover on Mars re ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Astronomers determine the age of three mysterious baby stars at the heart of the Milky Way
Lund, Sweden (SPX) Dec 06, 2023
Through analysis of high-resolution data from a ten-metre telescope in Hawaii, researchers at Lund University in Sweden have succeeded in generating new knowledge about three stars at the very heart ... more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Unlocking neutron star rotation anomalies: Insights from quantum simulation
Innsbruck, Austria (SPX) Dec 06, 2023
Neutron stars have fascinated and puzzled scientists since the first detected signature in 1967. Known for their periodic flashes of light and rapid rotation, ... more
EXO WORLDS
Ariel moves from drawing board to construction phase
Paris (ESA) Dec 06, 2023
Today, the preliminary spacecraft design of ESA's future exoplanet mission Ariel got approval from the ESA review board and passed the Preliminary Design Review with flying colours. This concl ... more
IRON AND ICE
CubeSats deployer flight model now integrated to Hera
Paris (ESA) Dec 06, 2023
For the first time in Europe two CubeSats will venture deep into the Solar System carried onboard Hera. But current deployers used to release cubesats from their mothercraft are unsuitable for the p ... more
MARSDAILY
Should I Stay or Should I Go Now: Sols 4028-4029
Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 06, 2023
Earth planning date: Monday, December 4, 2023: It is not unusual for things to not quite go according to plan when commanding a robotic rover more than 370,000,000 km (233,000,000 miles) away on Mar ... more
EXO WORLDS
Can signs of life be detected from Saturn's frigid moon?
San Diego CA (SPX) Dec 06, 2023
As astrophysics technology and research continue to advance, one question persists: is there life elsewhere in the universe? The Milky Way galaxy alone has hundreds of billions of celestial bodies, ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Was going to space a good idea
Adelaide, Australia (SPX) Dec 06, 2023
In 1963, six years after the first satellite was launched, editors from the Encyclopaedia Britannica posed a question to five eminent thinkers of the day: "Ha ... more
IRON AND ICE
More than a meteorite: New clues about the demise of dinosaurs
Montreal, Canada (SPX) Dec 05, 2023
What wiped out the dinosaurs? A meteorite plummeting to Earth is only part of the story, a new study suggests. Climate change triggered by massive volcanic eruptions may have ultimately set the stag ... 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
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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
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
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
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
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
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