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March 26, 2024
EARTH OBSERVATION
Early Adopters of NASA's PACE Data to Study Air Quality, Ocean Health



Greenbelt MD (SPX) Mar 26, 2024
From the atmosphere down to the surface of the ocean, data from NASA's PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem) satellite benefits ecosystems, human health, and underrepresented communities. Years before the launch in February 2024, mission leaders from NASA teamed with dozens of applied scientists and environmental professionals to prepare for the many practical uses that could be informed by PACE data. PACE's Early Adopter program integrates science data into business, environmental mana ... read more

MOON DAILY
Queqiao-2 achieves lunar orbit, advancing China's growing moon program
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Mar 26, 2024
The China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced the successful entry of the Queqiao-2 relay satellite into its circumlunar orbit following a critical near-moon braking maneuver early Monday ... more
ROBO SPACE
ESA to build digital Chat assistant powered by EO data
Paris, France (SPX) Mar 26, 2024
The European Space Agency (ESA), in collaboration with technology partners, is embarking on an ambitious project to develop artificial intelligence (AI) applications designed to transform the way we ... more
MOON DAILY
Japan attempts to revive Moon lander after second lunar night
Tokyo (AFP) Mar 26, 2024
Japan's space agency said on Tuesday it will try to revive its Moon lander after a second frigid, two-week lunar night, following a surprising awakening last month. ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
China elevates atmospheric and space onitoring capabilities with new satellite
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Mar 22, 2024
On Thursday afternoon, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation announced the successful launch of a Long March 2D carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. This launch ... more
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AEROSPACE
Aireon and Airbus Enhance Partnership to Distribute Space-Based ADS-B Data to Wider Audience
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 22, 2024
Aireon has broadened its partnership with Airbus through an expanded distribution deal, facilitating greater accessibility to its cutting-edge space-based automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Penn State's Satellite Technique Predicts Severe Storm Impact
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 22, 2024
A new technique developed by researchers at Penn State, leveraging satellite data, has shown promise in enhancing the accuracy of severe weather forecasts. This method, which integrates microwave da ... more
SPACEMART
Four veteran space industry leaders join Astrobotic as company turn to Griffin-1 project
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 26, 2024
Astrobotic recently announced the addition of four seasoned space industry professionals to its team, enhancing its capabilities as the company gears up for its Griffin-1 lunar mission. The new hire ... more
MICROSAT BLITZ
NASA to Launch Oakwood School's Student-Designed CubeSat to Space Station
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 26, 2024
NASA has chosen Oakwood School's student-crafted CubeSat, NyanSat, for deployment to the International Space Station, marking a significant achievement as Oakwood emerges as the sole K-12 institutio ... more

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IRON AND ICE


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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
MARSDAILY
Sun Blob Blues Sols 4134-4135
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 26, 2024
Earth planning date: Friday, March 22, 2024: Sometimes it feels like we all make up the same brain and planning goes smooth as silk. Today I'm thankful it felt like that, because Friday plans have a ... 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
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
SPACE TRAVEL
Russia's Soyuz MS-25 spacecraft docks to ISS
Moscow (AFP) Mar 25, 2024
Russia's Soyuz MS-25 spacecraft successfully docked to the International Space Station Monday, four days after its launch was delayed due to a technical issue, the Roscosmos space agency said. ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE


SpaceX sends 23 more Starlink satellites into orbit in Falcon 9 launch from Florida

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
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. ... more
VSAT NEWS
Sateliot to Boost Global IoT Connectivity with Launch of Four New Satellites This Summer
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Mar 26, 2024
Sateliot, pioneering the integration of a Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) 5G IoT satellite constellation into cellular networks, announces a partnership with SpaceX for the imminent launch of four satellites. ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Space Study Sheds Light on Human Perception and Safety in Zero Gravity
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 26, 2024
A study by York University reveals astronauts' remarkable skill in orienting themselves and estimating distances in the absence of gravity. The research, a collaborative effort with the Canadi ... more
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ROBO SPACE
Advanced robots perceived as more blameworthy for civilian casualties
Colchester UK (SPX) Mar 18, 2024
A recent study conducted by the University of Essex has unveiled a noteworthy tendency to attribute greater blame to advanced robots for civilian casualties in comparison to their less sophisticated ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Ariane 6 Nears Maiden Flight: Twin Cores Assembled at European Spaceport
Paris, France (SPX) Mar 26, 2024
ArianeGroup is in the process of assembling the central core for the inaugural Ariane 6 launch, marking a significant milestone in the launcher's development. The operation, taking place at the Laun ... more
MARSDAILY
Bipartisan Congressional call to ensure Mars Sample Return a success
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 26, 2024
A unified bipartisan effort led by Representatives Mike Garcia (CA-27), Judy Chu (CA-28), and Adam Schiff (CA-30) has emerged, with a strongly worded letter to NASA Administrator Bill Nelson demandi ... more
SPACEMART
Dedicated Satellite Set to Broaden Internet Access in Argentina
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 26, 2024
Astranis and Orbith Partner to Launch Dedicated Satellite for Argentina Astranis, in collaboration with Orbith, a Latin American Internet Service Provider, has announced a partnership to launc ... 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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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
ROCKET SCIENCE
Artemis IV Mission Advances with Completion of SLS Payload Adapter Testing
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 22, 2024
The Space Launch System (SLS) has achieved a significant milestone towards the Artemis IV mission with the readiness of its payload adapter for testing, signifying a major step for the mission's suc ... more
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
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