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February 01, 2024
TECH SPACE
Norwegian NorSat-TD microsat achieves optical communication breakthrough



Berlin, Germany (SPX) Feb 01, 2024
In a significant advancement for small satellite capabilities, the NorSat-TD microsatellite, developed by the Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) for the Norwegian Space Agency (NOSA), has successfully established an optical satellite-to-ground communications link. This achievement marks a pioneering moment for a Dutch-built laser communication device and positions the NorSat-TD among the early microsatellites to accomplish this feat. Optical communications, utilizing laser technology, are known for the ... read more

MARSDAILY
As Ingenuity's mission ends a news era in flight on other planets and moons begins
Oxford UK (SPX) Feb 01, 2024
It is difficult to emphasise the significance of the milestone surpassed by Nasa's Mars helicopter, Ingenuity. The little (1.8kg) helicopter touched down with the Perseverance rover in 2021. O ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Britain's space capabilities boosted by Pulsar Fusion's latest engine test
London, UK (SPX) Feb 01, 2024
Pulsar Fusion has marked a significant achievement in the realm of space technology by successfully demonstrating a cutting-edge space engine, distinguished as the largest ever fired in Britain. Thi ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Starlab Partners with SpaceX to Launch Private Space Laboratory into Orbit
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Feb 01, 2024
In a significant move for the future of private space exploration, Starlab Space, a joint venture between Voyager Space and Airbus, has inked a deal with SpaceX, a leader in space transport services ... more
MOON DAILY
Lunar night puts Japan's lander back to sleep
Tokyo (AFP) Feb 1, 2024
After a brief awakening, Japan's Moon lander is out of action again but will resume its mission if it survives the two-week lunar night, the space agency said Thursday. ... more
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MOON DAILY


NASA's Fission Surface Power Project Energizes Lunar Exploration

EXO WORLDS
TESS finds Super-Earth in habitable zone around nearby red dwarf
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Feb 01, 2024
In a significant advancement in the field of exoplanetary science, astronomers have unveiled the discovery of a new 'super-Earth', TOI-715 b, orbiting within the habitable zone of a red dwarf star. ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE
The hottest catalog of the year: the most comprehensive list of slow-building solar flares yet
San Diego CA (SPX) Feb 01, 2024
Solar flares occur when magnetic energy builds up in the Sun's atmosphere and is released as electromagnetic radiation. Lasting anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours, flares usually reach tempe ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
eROSITA's first Survey marks a new era in X-ray Astronomy with 900,000 sources
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Feb 01, 2024
In a significant stride for X-ray astronomy, the German eROSITA consortium has unveiled data from the first all-sky survey by the eROSITA telescope, stationed on the Spectrum-RG (SRG) satellite. Thi ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
BlackSky advances to final phase in IARPA's SMART Program to enhance Broad Area Search
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jan 31, 2024
BlackSky Technology Inc. (NYSE: BKSY), a leader in geospatial intelligence and global monitoring, has achieved a significant milestone by advancing to the third and final phase of the Intelligence A ... more
SPACEWAR
Blue Canyon Technologies completes key milestones in DARPA's Blackjack program
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jan 31, 2024
Raytheon Technologies Corporation (NYSE: RTX), through its small-satellite manufacturer and mission services provider, Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT), has announced a significant progression in the ... more


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MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS


Government Connectivity Enters New Era: MetTel and Partners Highlight LEO Satellite Solutions

GPS NEWS
BAE Systems nears completion of next-gen military GPS user equipment
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Feb 01, 2024
BAE Systems (LON: BA), a leader in defense and aerospace technology, has reached a pivotal phase in its development of an advanced military Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver and a cutting-edg ... more
TECH SPACE
Carbice and Blue Canyon Technologies partner to enhance satellite thermal management
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Feb 01, 2024
Carbice Corporation, an innovator in the field of thermal management solutions, recently announced its collaboration with RTX's Blue Canyon Technologies, a leader in small satellite solutions. This ... more
MICROSAT BLITZ
NanoAvionics Partners with LANL on Pioneering ESRA Space Mission
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Feb 01, 2024
Kongsberg NanoAvionics US, a leader in smallsat mission integration, has entered into a new partnership with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), a premier U.S. science and technology institution, ... more
SPACEMART
Rocket Lab Launches $275 Million Convertible Note Offering for 2029 Maturity
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Feb 01, 2024
Rocket Lab USA, Inc. (Nasdaq: RKLB) has initiated a significant financial move with the launch of a private offering aimed at qualified institutional buyers. The company announced its intention to i ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Innovative AI collaboration between Lockheed Martin and NVIDIA aids NOAA weather forecasting
Denver CA (SPX) Jan 31, 2024
In a critical development for environmental monitoring, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and NVIDIA have collaborated to create an AI-driven Earth and Space Observing Digital Twin, demonstrating the pote ... more
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CIVIL NUCLEAR


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

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
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
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
OUTER PLANETS
Europa Clipper gears up with full instrument suite onboard
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Feb 01, 2024
NASA's ambitious Europa Clipper mission, a project that aims to unravel the mysteries of Jupiter's ice-encased moon, Europa, has recently achieved a significant milestone. With less than nine months ... more
EXO WORLDS
NASA Puts Next-Gen Exoplanet-Imaging Technology to the Test
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Feb 01, 2024
The Coronagraph Instrument on NASA's Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will demonstrate new technologies that could vastly increase the number of planets outside our solar system (exoplanets) that s ... more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY
China to launch 4.4 Meter Aperture Spectral Telescope in 2026
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Feb 01, 2024
Shanghai Jiao Tong University is advancing its astronomical capabilities with the construction of the country's most powerful spectral telescope. The Jiaotong University Spectroscopic Telescope (JUS ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Rocket Lab starts busy year with successful booster recovery
Mahia, New Zealand (SPX) Jan 31, 2024
Rocket Lab 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 on behalf of NorthStar Earth & Space. ... more
TECH SPACE
Reticulate Micro's new division, Reticulate Space, brings VAST tech to satellite communications
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jan 31, 2024
In a significant expansion of its technological frontiers, Reticulate Micro, Inc. has announced the establishment of Reticulate Space, a new business segment aimed at revolutionizing multi-orbit sat ... 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
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
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
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jan 30, 2024
ClearSpace and Orbit Fab has unveiled a comprehensive strategic partnership that is aiming to significantly advance in-space refueling and servicing capabilities which will crucual for a sustainable ... more
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
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
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