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March 25, 2024
MOON DAILY
US Moon lander 'permanently' asleep after historic landing: company



Washington (AFP) Mar 24, 2024
An uncrewed American lander that became the first private spaceship on the Moon has met its ultimate end after failing to "wake up," the company that built it said. Houston-based Intuitive Machines said late Saturday that the lander, named Odysseus, had not phoned home this week when its solar panels were projected to receive enough sunlight to turn on its radio. The lander touched down at a wonky angle on February 22, but was still able to complete several tests and send back photos before its ... read more

SPACE TRAVEL
Advanced Space Revolutionizes Moon Navigation with AI-Powered CAPSTONE Experiment
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 22, 2024
Advanced Space, LLC has successfully deploying machine learning tools for space navigation technology in cislunar space. The CAPSTONE spacecraft embarked on pioneering software tests, establishing a ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
ISRO's RLV-LEX-02 Mission: A Leap Forward in Autonomous Space Vehicle Landing
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Mar 22, 2024
In a significant advancement for reusable launch vehicle technology, ISRO successfully conducted the RLV Landing Experiment (LEX-02), marking a milestone in the autonomous landing capabilities of sp ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
NASA Advances Blue Origin's Orbital Reef Station Life Support System Development
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 22, 2024
As part of its initiative to establish new habitats in low Earth orbit, NASA has recently observed significant advancements in the life support system of Blue Origin's Orbital Reef, a commercial spa ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
New strategies for astronaut helmet safety and fire suppression
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 22, 2024
In an era where NASA is extending human presence into low Earth orbit, the lunar surface, and Mars, the NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC) is at the forefront of addressing the complexities i ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE
Rocket Lab Marks Milestone with Successful Launch of NRO Mission from US Soil
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 22, 2024
Rocket Lab USA, Inc. (Nasdaq: RKLB), a major player in launch services and space systems, has successfully executed the NROL-123 mission, named 'Live and Let Fly', for the National Reconnaissance Of ... more
EXO WORLDS
Life Detection on Ice Moons Could Be Within Reach, New Study Shows
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 22, 2024
A joint study by the University of Washington, Seattle, and Freie Universitat Berlin has found that ice grains ejected from moons orbiting Saturn and Jupiter may carry detectable signs of life. This ... more
TIME AND SPACE
New Insights into Cosmic Dawn: First Stars Shape the Early Universe
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Mar 22, 2024
Advanced simulations on supercomputers, led by Dr. Ke-Jung Chen of the Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica (ASIAA), have unveiled how the masses of the earliest stars critically ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Artemis II's Orion Spacecraft to Undergo Critical Manual Handling Test
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 22, 2024
In an upcoming landmark mission, astronauts aboard NASA's Orion spacecraft will engage in a first-of-its-kind test drive during Artemis II, assessing manual control capabilities critical for future ... more

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Artemis IV Mission Advances with Completion of SLS Payload Adapter Testing

SPACE TRAVEL
NASA and SpaceX: Enhancing Space Exploration with the 30th Resupply Mission
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 22, 2024
The International Space Station (ISS) anticipates the arrival of critical scientific experiments and technology demonstrations from NASA's latest commercial resupply mission, undertaken by SpaceX. T ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Spacecraft with first Belarussian woman cosmonaut takes off
Moscow (AFP) Mar 23, 2024
Marina Vasilevskaya, Belarus' first woman cosmonaut, was aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft that blasted off successfully on Saturday headed for the International Space Station, the Russian Roscosmos ... more
OUTER PLANETS
Hubble's Latest Gaze Reveals Jupiter's Dynamic Weather Patterns
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 15, 2024
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has once again captured the majestic beauty of Jupiter, showcasing the planet's vivid weather patterns in new images taken on January 5-6, 2024. As part of the Outer Pl ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Gaia's Discovery Illuminates Ancient Star Streams Shaping the Milky Way
Paris, France (SPX) Mar 22, 2024
ESA's Gaia space telescope has made a interesting discovery in the history of the Milky Way by identifying two ancient star streams, Shakti and Shiva, which played a crucial role in the formation of ... more
TECH SPACE
Sidus Space Revolutionizes Satellite Communication with Advanced 3D-Printed LizzieSat
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 22, 2024
Sidus Space, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIDU), a pioneering Space and Data-as-a-Service satellite firm, has achieved a significant milestone by establishing two-way communications with its innovative 3D-printed ... more
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PHYSICS NEWS


EPFL Study Illuminates How the Brain Understands Body Movement and Position

WATER WORLD
Gale Crater's Extended Hydration Challenges Mars Timeline
London, UK (SPX) Mar 22, 2024
Recent findings by a team of researchers from Imperial College London and NASA indicate Mars' Gale crater harbored water significantly beyond the previously established dry era of the planet. This d ... more
WATER WORLD
USU Scientists Pioneer Hydro-GAN to Improve Satellite Water Data Analysis
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 22, 2024
Utilizing satellites for gathering detailed water data across Earth's diverse aquatic landscapes presents significant challenges due to the varying resolutions of existing satellite imagery. Researc ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Sierra Space's Advanced Solar Panels Power Sidus Space's LizzieSat in Historic Space Mission
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 22, 2024
In a significant leap for space technology, Sierra Space, a pioneer in the commercial space sector and a rising star in defense technology, has equipped Sidus Space's inaugural LizzieSat satellite w ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
NASA touts space research in anti-cancer fight
Washington (AFP) Mar 24, 2024
Experiments in the weightless environment of space have led to "crazy progress" in the fight against cancer, NASA officials said at a recent event highlighting an important and personal initiative of US President Joe Biden. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Space station-bound Dragon supply capsule filled with everything from experiments to coffee
Washington DC (UPI) Mar 21, 2024
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Florida on Thursday with a Dragon cargo capsule filled with supplies and experiments for the International Space Station. ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE
Spaceport Nova Scotia Partners with Impulso.Space for Enhanced Launch Services from Florida
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 22, 2024
Maritime Launch Services Inc. (Cboe CA:MAXQ, OTCQB: MAXQF) and Impulso.Space USA Corporation, in a significant expansion of their partnership, have inked a five-year agreement. Under this deal, Mari ... more
MARSDAILY
Curiosity's Encore Journey Along Upper Gediz Vallis Ridge
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 21, 2024
If the Curiosity rover had a song stuck in her head today, she might be humming "Back to the uGVR," to the tune of The Beatles "Back in the U.S.S.R," as she drives south along the eastern edge of th ... more
MOON DAILY
China's Queqiao 2 Satellite Embarks on Mission to Support Future Moon Landings
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Mar 22, 2024
In a significant stride toward enhancing lunar exploration, China launched the Queqiao 2 relay satellite into lunar orbit, marking a critical step for the nation's forthcoming moon missions. T ... more
ROBO SPACE
High School Teams Shine in NASA-JPL Supported Robotics Showdown
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 19, 2024
Forty-four high school teams showcased their engineering prowess at the FIRST Robotics Los Angeles regional competition, where hand-crafted robots competed in a spirited showdown. Over the wee ... more
TECH SPACE
New Study Unveils Inadequacies in Traditional Theories of Van Allen Belts
London, UK (SPX) Mar 22, 2024
A new study spearheaded by the University of Birmingham has thrown a challenge at the space science community to deepen our understanding of the hazardous zones close to Earth, known as the Van Alle ... more
MICROSAT BLITZ
BurstCube: NASA's Compact Satellite Takes on the Cosmos' Most Explosive Mysteries
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Mar 22, 2024
In a significant step toward unlocking the universe's most explosive phenomena, NASA's BurstCube has embarked on its journey to the International Space Station. This compact, shoebox-sized satellite ... more
VENUSIAN HEAT
Venus' Clouds Could Harbor Life: MIT Study Finds Amino Acids Stable in Sulfuric Acid
Boston MA (SPX) Mar 21, 2024
If there is life in the solar system beyond Earth, it might be found in the clouds of Venus. In contrast to the planet's blisteringly inhospitable surface, Venus' cloud layer, which extends from 30 ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Clemson study tightens the noose on Dark Matter's mysteries
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 20, 2024
In a breakthrough study, Clemson University's postdoctoral fellow Alex McDaniel has advanced our understanding of dark matter, potentially edging scientists closer to unraveling one of the universe' ... more
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VSAT NEWS
Hanwha Phasor introduces next-gen satellite antenna for enhanced global communication
London, UK (SPX) Mar 21, 2024
Hanwha Phasor, a satellite communications innovator based in the UK, has announced the upcoming release of its new land-based antenna, the Phasor L3300B, set to hit the market in Q3 of 2024. Enginee ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Space-Born Muscle Monitoring Technology Promises Earthly Healthcare Advancements
Southampton UK (SPX) Mar 21, 2024
For the first time, astronauts can monitor their muscle health during space missions thanks to a new handheld device, revealing the muscle groups most vulnerable in low-gravity environments. A ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Study shows bed rest simulating space affects human gene rhythms
London, UK (SPX) Mar 20, 2024
A study by the University of Surrey has revealed that simulated microgravity conditions, akin to those experienced by astronauts, cause disruptions in the natural rhythms of gene expression in human ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
Antaris and SpeQtral Unveil Quantum Encryption Satellite Collaboration
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 19, 2024
In a significant move for secure global communications, Antaris, a supplier of military space mission software, has teamed up with SpeQtral, specialists in quantum key distribution (QKD), to manufac ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE
General Atomics Partners with Lockheed Martin for Next-Gen Missile Tracking Satellites
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 19, 2024
In a significant advancement for missile defense technology, General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) has been selected by Lockheed Martin Space to supply missile warning, tracking, and defe ... more
SPACEWAR
GomSpace and SAIC Advance Their Satellite Collaboration with New Development Phase
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 19, 2024
GomSpace North America, in a significant advancement of their ongoing partnership with SAIC, a leading $7 billion Federal contractor based in Reston, Virginia, has embarked on a new phase. Initially ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Spire Global and NVIDIA Forge Partnership to Revolutionize AI-Based Weather Forecasting
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 19, 2024
Spire Global, Inc. (NYSE: SPIR) has entered into a strategic partnership with NVIDIA to push the boundaries of AI in weather forecasting. This collaboration will see the integration of Spire's Radio ... more
ENERGY TECH
Setting a laser like sight on a path to practical fusion
Dresden, Germany (SPX) Mar 21, 2024
In the quest for a sustainable and productive energy future, scientists have long eyed nuclear fusion, specifically the fusion of hydrogen nuclei, as a prime candidate. The main challenge, however, ... more
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