Space News from SpaceDaily.com
December 07, 2023
MOON DAILY
LunA-10 Initiative: Charting a New Course for Commercial Lunar Operations



Los Angeles CA (SPX) Dec 07, 2023
In a significant move towards fostering a robust lunar economy, DARPA has announced the selection of 14 companies for the 10-Year Lunar Architecture (LunA-10) Capability Study. This groundbreaking initiative is set to redefine the approach to lunar infrastructure, transitioning from isolated, self-sufficient systems to an integrated, commercially viable framework. Dr. Michael "Orbit" Nayak, program manager in DARPA's Strategic Technology Office, emphasized the transformative nature of LunA-10. "Th ... read more

ROCKET SCIENCE
China's sea-based rocketry expands with Smart Dragon 3's success
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Dec 07, 2023
In a historic event that marked a significant milestone in space exploration, the South China Sea became the backdrop for its very first space launch mission. The early morning of Wednesday witnesse ... more
EXO WORLDS
Digging Deeper to Find Life on Ocean Worlds
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Dec 07, 2023
In February 2023, leading researchers convened at a NASA-sponsored workshop at the California Institute of Technology to discuss a transformative mission concept: deploying a cryobot to penetrate th ... more
MICROSAT BLITZ
Momentus updates on Transporter-9 with triumphs and challenges in satellite deployment
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Dec 07, 2023
Momentus Inc. (NASDAQ: MNTS) has provided an update on its recent mission, which was part of the SpaceX Transporter-9 launch on November 11. In this mission, Momentus utilized a third-party deployer ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
An incredible pace of SpaceX launch cadence continues with the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket
Space Coast FL (SPX) Dec 07, 2023
SpaceX sent up 23 Starlink satellites during a mission from Florida's Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCSFS). Liftoff from Launch Complex 40 (LC-40) occurred at 12:07 a.m. EST (0507 UTC) on Spac ... more
Previous Issues Dec 06 Dec 05 Dec 04 Dec 02 Dec 01
ADVERTISEMENT


IRON AND ICE


Asteroid Impact Crater in Germany Offers New Perspectives on Martian Analogs

ROCKET SCIENCE
Professionals Satellite YPSat Ready for Electromagnetic Compatibility Testing
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Dec 07, 2023
ESA's Young Professionals Satellite (YPSat) is making significant progress as it approaches its crucial phase of electromagnetic compatibility testing. The YPSat project, led entirely by ESA Young P ... more
SPACEWAR
Albedo secures NRO contract for Advanced VLEO satellite imaging capabilities
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Dec 06, 2023
Albedo, a trailblazer in the field of Very Low Earth Orbit (VLEO) satellite technology, announced a significant advancement today with the acquisition of a 2.5-year contract from the National Reconn ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
New antenna offers unprecedented flexibility for military applications
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Dec 04, 2023
PathFinder Digital has recently been awarded U.S. Patent # 11,831,346 for a novel satellite communication antenna system, termed MONDO (Multi Orbit Network, Dual Operation terminal), signifying a si ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
COP28: UK climate satellite contracts
London, UK (SPX) Dec 06, 2023
The UK Space Agency, via its participation in the European Space Agency (ESA), has sanctioned significant contracts to two major aerospace entities - Airbus UK and Teledyne e2v. Airbus UK has secure ... more
NUKEWARS
Iran sends biological capsule into space in step toward human launch
Washington DC (UPI) Dec 6, 2023
Iran took a step closer to sending humans into space on Wednesday as its space agency said it successfully launched a biological capsule into space with animals on board. ... more

ADVERTISEMENT

Reuters Events SMR and Advanced Reactor 2024

EARTH OBSERVATION


China's expertise elevates Egypt's space ambitions with MisrSat 2 launch

EARTH OBSERVATION
Eutelsat OneWeb partners with Imperial College London for space weather monitoring
London UK (SPX) Dec 06, 2023
Eutelsat OneWeb, part of the Eutelsat Group and a pioneer as the world's first GEO-LEO satellite operator, has announced a groundbreaking collaboration with Imperial College London. This partnership ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Groundbreaking satellite study reveals local temperature impacts of land cover modifications
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Dec 06, 2023
A groundbreaking study, led by Prof. Li and his team, has leveraged high-resolution satellite data to investigate the local temperature responses to actual land cover changes (LCCs) across various l ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
SpaceX Falcon 9 Deploys PlanetiQ's High-Precision Weather Satellite, GNOMES-4
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Dec 05, 2023
PlanetiQ, a pioneer in global atmospheric observation, has launched its latest satellite, GNOMES-4. This event occurred aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, lifting off from Vandenberg Space Force Base ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Cultivate Space Launches Tianyan 16, First in Meteorological Satellite Fleet
Sydney, Australiaq (SPX) Dec 07, 2023
Cultivate Space, a Beijing-based private satellite company, has commenced the construction of a meteorological satellite network, as announced by a company executive. The inaugural satellite i ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Exolaunch USA and Capella Space Partner for Launch of Advanced SAR Satellite, Acadia-5"
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Dec 07, 2023
Exolaunch USA, a significant player in launch mission management and deployment services for small satellites, has recently inked a contract with Capella Space, an American leader in synthetic apert ... more
ADVERTISEMENT


EARTH OBSERVATION


ESA and UNEP collaborate for a greener future

CLIMATE SCIENCE
Contract secures next step for TRUTHS climate mission
Paris (ESA) Dec 05, 2023
Delegates from around 200 countries are convened at the United Nations COP28 summit in Dubai to assess the action they are taking to combat the climate crisis. With satellites fundamental to underst ... 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
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
ROCKET SCIENCE
NASA identifies probable reason for OSIRIS-REx capsule parachute deployment issue
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Dec 07, 2023
NASA's OSIRIS-REx sample return capsule successfully touched down under parachute in Utah's desert on September 24, 2023, delivering a container filled with rocks and dust from the near-Earth astero ... more
FARM NEWS
To the moo-n: cow dung fuels Japan's space ambitions
Taiki, Japan (AFP) Dec 7, 2023
Japan's space industry opened potentially an udder-ly new chapter on Thursday with a start-up testing a prototype rocket engine that runs on fuel derived purely from a plentiful local source: cow dung. ... more
ADVERTISEMENT


ROCKET SCIENCE
Iran hails capsule launch as step towards human spaceflight
Tehran (AFP) Dec 6, 2023
Iran has launched a capsule designed to carry living beings in a step towards sending astronauts into space, state media reported Wednesday - the latest test of aerospace technology criticised by the West. ... more
MOON DAILY
Australia's First Lunar Testbed Nearing Completion at QUT
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Dec 07, 2023
In a significant development for space research in Australia, the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is in the final stages of constructing a lunar testbed, set to be the first of its kind in ... more
IRON AND ICE
HyperScout H Readies for ESA's Hera Mission
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Dec 07, 2023
HyperScout H, developed by cosine, has a rich history in Earth observation, but its origins lie in planetary science. Now, it's returning to its roots as an integral part of the European Space Agenc ... more
EXO WORLDS
Ice's crucial role in planet and comet formation mapped by Webb
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Dec 07, 2023
In a significant breakthrough, a Dutch-led international team of astronomers has harnessed the power of the James Webb Space Telescope to create the first comprehensive two-dimensional inventory of ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Galactic winds discovered in ancient star-forming galaxies
Paris, France (SPX) Dec 07, 2023
In a groundbreaking discovery, an international research team, led by a CNRS scientist, has unveiled the role of galactic winds in regulating the growth of galaxies, including those over 7 billion y ... 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
ADVERTISEMENT


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
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
EXO WORLDS
Shedding light on the synthesis of sugars before the origin of life
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Dec 04, 2023
Pentoses are essential carbohydrates in the metabolism of modern lifeforms, but their availability during early Earth is unclear since these molecules are unstable. A new study led by the Earth-Life ... more
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 Lu ... more
ADVERTISEMENT




Buy Advertising About Us Editorial & Other Enquiries Privacy statement
The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2023 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement