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February 02, 2024
TECH SPACE
ESA's Innovative Metal 3D Printer Arrives at ISS



Paris, France (SPX) Feb 01, 2024
The realm of space manufacturing is set to witness a novel advancement as the European Space Agency (ESA) successfully launches its first metal 3D printer to the International Space Station (ISS), marking a significant milestone in in-space manufacturing. This breakthrough, part of the Cygnus NG-20 resupply mission, places ESA at the forefront of exploring new manufacturing technologies in orbit. Rob Postema, ESA's technical officer, delineates the pioneering nature of this project: "This new 3D p ... read 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
ROCKET SCIENCE
Shake, rattle and launch: Dream Chaser spaceplane passes vibration test
Sandusky, United States (AFP) Feb 1, 2024
Sierra Space's shuttle-like Dream Chaser has been put through its paces at a powerful NASA vibration facility that mimics conditions during launch and atmospheric reentry, officials said Thursday ahead of its planned first flight to the ISS this year. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Cygnus spacecraft arrives at space station with 8,200 pounds of cargo
Washington DC (UPI) Feb 1, 2024
The International Space Station received more than 8,200 pounds of supplies and science experiments on Thursday after Northrup Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft successfully docked with the orbiting laboratory. ... more
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
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SPACE MEDICINE


Charite Launches International Master's Program in Space Medicine

CHIP TECH
Sivers Semiconductors and Thorium Space set to enhance satellite capabilities
Kista, Sweden (SPX) Feb 02, 2024
Sivers Semiconductors AB (STO: SIVE) has announced an expansion in its partnership with Thorium Space S.A., marking a significant advancement in satellite communication technology. This second phase ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Space Perspective secures investment for carbon-neutral space tourism
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Feb 02, 2024
In the burgeoning field of space tourism, a novel collaboration marks a significant milestone. The 100 Fundadores, a global community of diverse industry leaders known for their appreciation of luxu ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
NASA's latest experiments aboard ISS aim to boost life in space
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Feb 01, 2024
NASA's Biological and Physical Sciences Division is embarking on a new journey to enhance life beyond Earth with the launch of three pivotal experiments to the International Space Station (ISS). The ... more
MARSDAILY
A Drive With a View: Sols 4084-4085
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 02, 2024
Earth planning date: Wednesday, January 31, 2024: Curiosity continues her investigation of the light and dark banded sulfate terrain and started this two-sol planning day with several beautiful rock ... more
MOON DAILY
Advanced Space's CAPSTONE operating around Moon for 445 days
Westminster CO (SPX) Feb 02, 2024
Advanced Space, a leading space tech solutions company, is pleased to announce that CAPSTONE - the Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment - continues ... more


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IRON AND ICE


Asteroid to make its closest pass to Earth in more than a century

MARSDAILY
Bright Rocks on the Horizon: An Exciting Glimpse of Uncharted Territory
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 02, 2024
Perseverance is deep within the ongoing Margin Unit campaign, where orbital signatures of carbonate minerals appear strongest. After collection of a drilled rock core from the Margin Unit, followed ... more
MOON DAILY
NASA to Study Effects of Radio Noise on Lunar Science
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Feb 02, 2024
In February 2024, Intuitive Machines' IM-1 mission will launch to the Moon's South Polar region, as part of NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Services, or CLPS, initiative. This mission is part of CLP ... more
EXO WORLDS
Researchers spying for signs of life among exoplanet atmospheres
Columbus OH (SPX) Feb 02, 2024
The next generation of advanced telescopes could sharpen the hunt for potential extraterrestrial life by closely scrutinizing the atmospheres of nearby exoplanets, new research suggests. The next ge ... more
SPACEWAR
One Guardian: Opportunity Leads A Soldier To Space
Peterson SFB CO (SPX) Feb 01, 2024
U.S. Space Force Major Julius Lee carries more than just the notes and instructions he needs daily in his Green Book. Within its pages lies an early service photo of his father - the man who inspire ... more
AEROSPACE
NASA Releases STEM Toolkit for Advanced Air Mobility
Celveland OH (SPX) Feb 01, 2024
NASA Aeronautics has released a new STEM toolkit focusing on Advanced Air Mobility for educators and students of all ages. The toolkit, comprised of numerous educational activities, is a free resour ... more
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EXO WORLDS


NASA Puts Next-Gen Exoplanet-Imaging Technology to the Test

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
MOON DAILY
NASA's Fission Surface Power Project Energizes Lunar Exploration
Washington DC (SPX) Feb 01, 2024
NASA is wrapping up the initial phase of its Fission Surface Power Project, which focused on developing concept designs for a small, electricity-generating nuclear fission reactor that could be used ... more
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
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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
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
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
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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
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
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