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January 31, 2024
ROCKET SCIENCE
Rocket Lab starts busy year with successful booster recovery



Mahia, New Zealand (SPX) Jan 31, 2024
Rocket Lab USA, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKLB) has started its 2024 mission roster with a landmark Electron launch. The mission, named 'Four Of A Kind,' was dedicated to deploying space situational awareness (SSA) satellites for Spire Global, Inc. on behalf of NorthStar Earth & Space. The successful launch from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand marks a significant step forward in monitoring near-Earth space ... read more

SPACE TRAVEL
Northrop Grumman marks 20th ISS resupply mission with Cygnus launch
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jan 31, 2024
Northrop Grumman has launched its 20th cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS), solidifying its role in ongoing space logistics and exploration. The mission, designated NG-20 ... more
TECH SPACE
Rocketlab launches Spire and NorthStar Space Sustainability mission with dedicated flight
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jan 31, 2024
Spire Global, Inc. (NYSE: SPIR), a leader in delivering space-based data and analytics services, has successfully launched the first commercial satellite constellation for Space Situational Awarenes ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Sidus Space's 3D Hybrid satellite 'LizzieSat' ready for launch
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jan 31, 2024
Sidus Space (NASDAQ: SIDU), a company specializing in Space and Data-as-a-Service, has completed the launch preparation of its new satellite, LizzieSat, at the Astrotech Space Operations facility at ... more
SPACEMART
SmartSat and New Zealand Space Agency Forge Partnership for Space Sector Innovation
Adelaide, Australia (SPX) Jan 31, 2024
In a significant development for the Australasian space sector, SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre (SmartSat), Australia's leading space research centre, has entered into a formal partnership with ... more
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TECH SPACE


Reticulate Micro's new division, Reticulate Space, brings VAST tech to satellite communications

CHIP TECH
Sivers Semiconductors Expands Into High-Frequency SATCOM with ESA-Funded Project
Kista, Sweden (SPX) Jan 31, 2024
Sivers Semiconductors AB (STO:SIVE), a notable player in the semiconductor industry, has recently made a significant stride in satellite communication technology. The company's business unit, Sivers ... more
CHIP TECH
Teledyne e2v HiRel Launches Advanced Low Noise Amplifier for Space Applications
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jan 31, 2024
Teledyne e2v HiRel, a division of Teledyne Defense Electronics, has announced the release of the TDLNA0430SEP Low Noise Amplifier (LNA). This state-of-the-art device is specifically designed to meet ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Innovating Space Nutrition: BioNutrients' 5-Year Space Journey Nears End
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jan 31, 2024
NASA's groundbreaking bio-manufacturing experiment, BioNutrients, is nearing the completion of a five-year mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Since its launch in 2019, the experim ... more
MARSDAILY
A New Perspective Sols 4082-4083
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jan 31, 2024
Earth planning date: January 29, 2023: Curiosity is continuing to climb - our weekend drive delivered us to a new location with lots new to see for today's two sol plan. This includes views of the u ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
UKansas researchers awarded NSF grant to explore the Cosmic Web
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jan 31, 2024
Researchers at the University of Kansas, led by Professor Gregory Rudnick of physics and astronomy, have embarked on an ambitious project to unravel the complexities of galaxy evolution. Funded by a ... more


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CIVIL NUCLEAR


Zeno Power and DOE Team Up to Revitalize Radioisotope Power Technology for Strategic Domains

SPACEMART
SpaceFund Welcomes Business Veteran Leo Rodriguez to Board
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jan 31, 2024
SpaceFund, Inc., a leading player in the space venture capital arena, recently welcomed a new member to its Board of Directors - the internationally renowned business leader, Leonardo (Leo) A. Rodri ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE
China's AIMS telescope achieves unprecedented accuracy in solar observations
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jan 31, 2024
In a significant advancement in solar observation, the Accurate Infrared Magnetic Field Measurements of the Sun (AIMS) telescope, a pioneering project supported by the National Natural Science Found ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE
How the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse Is Different than the 2017 Eclipse
Washington DC (SPX) Jan 31, 2024
On April 8, the Moon's shadow will sweep across the United States, as millions will view a total solar eclipse. For many, preparing for this event brings memories of the magnificent total solar ecli ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
SpaceX launches 20th Northrop Grumman ISS resupply mission
Washington DC (UPI) Jan 30, 2024
NASA, Northrop Grumman and SpaceX launched the 20th Northrop Grumman resupply mission to the International Space Station Tuesday. ... more
SPACEMART
Sidus Space, Inc. Announces $5.6 Million Public Offering Pricing
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jan 30, 2024
Sidus Space, Inc. (Nasdaq: SIDU), a Space and Data-as-a-Service developer, has announced pricing for its underwritten public offering. The company is offering 1,251,700 shares of its Class A common ... more
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TECH SPACE


ClearSpace and Orbit Fab Forge Strategic Partnership for In-Space Refueling Services

ROCKET SCIENCE
PLD Space secures contract for Spanish small satellite launcher development
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Jan 30, 2024
PLD Space has been named the sole contractor in the second phase of a project aimed at developing a Spanish launcher for small satellites. This endeavor, part of the Aerospace Strategic Project for ... more
SPACEMART
Australian Space Startups to Benefit from UniSA's Enhanced Accelerator Program
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jan 30, 2024
The University of South Australia (UniSA) is taking a significant step in bolstering its support for the burgeoning space industry. In a collaborative effort, UniSA's Innovation and Collaboration Ce ... more
SPACEMART
Boosting European Space Ambitions: EC, EIB, and ESA Unite for Sectoral Support
Brussels, Belgium (SPX) Jan 30, 2024
In a significant move to bolster the European space sector, the European Commission (EC), the European Investment Bank (EIB), and the European Space Agency (ESA) have announced a collaborative arran ... more
SPACEMART
Eutelsat Sells OneWeb Share to Airbus U.S. Space and Defense, Advances Asset Optimization
Paris, France (SPX) Jan 30, 2024
Eutelsat Group has completed the sale of OneWeb's 50% share in the Airbus OneWeb Satellites joint venture (AOS). This development marks a crucial step in Eutelsat's strategic management of its asset ... more
TECH SPACE
SAFE Orbit Act: A Step Towards Safer and More Efficient Space Operations
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jan 30, 2024
In a major move to enhance space situational awareness (SSA) and manage the increasingly congested low-Earth orbit, US Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Gary Peters (D-MI), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Eric ... more
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MOON DAILY
Japan's Moon lander comes back to life
Tokyo (AFP) Jan 29, 2024
Japan's Moon lander has come back to life, the space agency said Monday, enabling the craft to proceed with its mission of investigating the lunar surface despite its rocky start. ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Using Ancient Ultraviolet Light to Probe Theories of Cosmology
Washington DC (SPX) Jan 29, 2024
By studying the formation and evolution of galaxies in the early universe, researchers seek to test the predictions of our leading theory of cosmology. New research suggests that the ultraviolet lum ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Virgin Galactic Marks 11th Spaceflight with Full Passenger Manifest
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jan 29, 2024
Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPCE), a pioneer in the field of commercial space travel, has completed its first spaceflight of 2024, marking its 11th mission overall. The 'Galactic 06' fligh ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
MITRE and MDC team up to advance at Midland Spaceport
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jan 28, 2024
The Midland Development Corporation (MDC) and MITRE have recently inked an agreement aiming to synergize their efforts towards enhancing commercial space and high-speed flight operations at the Midl ... more
TECH SPACE
Salsa's last dance targets reentry over South Pacific
Paris (ESA) Jan 29, 2024
Launched in 2000, Cluster is a unique constellation of four identical spacecraft investigating the interaction between the Sun and Earth's magnetosphere - our shield against the charged gas, energet ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Capturing the ripples of spacetime: LISA gets go-ahead
Paris (ESA) Jan 29, 2024
ESA's Science Programme Committee approved the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission, the first scientific endeavour to detect and study gravitational waves from space. This import ... more
DRAGON SPACE
BIT advances microbiological research on Chinese Space Station
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jan 29, 2024
The Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) reports its latest research project in now onboard the Chinese space station in the Mengtian experimental module. Launched aboard the Tianzhou-7 cargo space ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Study: Stars travel more slowly at Milky Way's edge
Boston MA (SPX) Jan 29, 2024
By clocking the speed of stars throughout the Milky Way galaxy, MIT physicists have found that stars further out in the galactic disk are traveling more slowly than expected compared to stars that a ... more
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MARSDAILY
Confirmation of ancient lake on Mars builds excitement for Perseverance rover's samples
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jan 29, 2024
If life ever existed on Mars, the Perseverance rover's verification of lake sediments at the base of the Jezero crater reinforces the hope that traces might be found in the crater. In new rese ... more
EXO WORLDS
UC Irvine-led team unravels mysteries of planet formation and evolution in distant solar system
Irvine CA (SPX) Jan 29, 2024
A recently discovered solar system with six confirmed exoplanets and a possible seventh is boosting astronomers' knowledge of planet formation and evolution. Relying on a globe-spanning arsenal of o ... more
MOON DAILY
New insights into Lunar evolution with revised geological time scale proposed
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jan 29, 2024
In a significant development in lunar science, a team of renowned scientists, including Dr. Dijun Guo from the National Space Science Center, Chinese Academy of ... more
MOON DAILY
Shrinking Moon Causing Moonquakes and Faults Near Lunar South Pole
Washington DC (SPX) Jan 26, 2024
As NASA continues to make progress toward sending astronauts to the lunar South Pole region with its Artemis campaign, data from a NASA-funded study is helping scientists better understand this stra ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
New telescope for student's satellite project
Wurzburg, Germany (SPX) Jan 26, 2024
A new telescope has been in operation on the Hubland Campus of Julius-Maximilians-Universitat (JMU) Wurzburg since January 2024. A team of students is using it to develop AI algorithms for small sat ... more
MARSDAILY
New Year, New images from Perseverance on Mars
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jan 26, 2024
Since parking at Airey Hill during Solar Conjunction back in November, Perseverance has been busy exploring. We drove north from Airey Hill to Flat Point, where we had the best views to conduct imag ... more
MARSDAILY
Polka Dots and Sunbeams: Sol 4078
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jan 26, 2024
Earth planning date: Wednesday, January 24, 2024: We arrived at a workspace with bedrock delightfully dotted with resistant features whose granular appearance and gray color were intriguing enough t ... more
IRON AND ICE
Lucy gears up for a busy year on route to the Jupiter Trojans
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jan 26, 2024
After its inaugural asteroid encounter last year, NASA's Lucy spacecraft is gearing up for pivotal events in 2024, marking significant progress in its journey to explore the enigmatic Jupiter Trojan ... more
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