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March 28, 2024
End of an Era: Final Delta IV Heavy Rocket Carries NROL-70 on Historic Mission

Space Coast FL (SPX) Mar 28, 2024
The last mission of the venerable Delta IV Heavy rocket, marked by the launch of the NROL-70 security payload, is scheduled for March 28, 2024, at 1:40 PM EDT from SLC 37, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. This event not only signifies the conclusion of the Delta Rocket lineage but also celebrates its rich history of achievements and innovations in space exploration. The Delta Rocket series, since its inception on May 13, 1960, during Dwight Eisenhower's presidency, has been a cornerstone of Ame ... read more

Japan Moon probe survives second lunar night
Tokyo (AFP) Mar 28, 2024
Japan's Moon lander woke up after unexpectedly surviving a second frigid, two-week lunar night and transmitted new images back to Earth, the country's space agency said Thursday. ... more
Europe space telescope's sight restored after de-icing procedure
Paris (AFP) Mar 26, 2024
The vision of the Euclid space telescope has been restored following a delicate operation that successfully melted a thin layer of ice that had been clouding its sight, the European Space Agency announced on Tuesday. ... more
Ariane 6's Maiden Voyage Marks a New Era for European Space Missions with YPSat Onboard
Paris, France (ESA) Mar 27, 2024
Europe's newest rocket soon launches, taking with it many space missions each with a unique objective, destination and team at home, cheering them on. Whether launching new satellites to look back a ... more
Astronomers Uncover the Legacy of a 12th Century Supernova with Multi-Telescope Observations
Paris, France (SPX) Mar 27, 2024
In 1181, observers from different parts of the world were captivated by the appearance of a new 'star' in the constellation Cassiopeia, an event now identified as a rare supernova explosion. Visible ... more
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Berkeley to Spearhead $300M UV Mapping Mission
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 27, 2024
NASA's decision to launch an ambitious space telescope mission in 2030, with a budget of $300 million, marks a significant leap in our understanding of the ultraviolet universe. The mission, named U ... more
ESA's SMOS and Swarm Satellites Uncover the Magnitude of a Solar Storm's Impact on Earth
Paris, France (SPX) Mar 27, 2024
Over the recent weekend, a significant celestial event unfolded as the Sun unleashed an extraordinary amount of electromagnetic radiation towards Earth. This solar activity not only produced the awe ... more
Eutelsat and Sat One Launch Satellite Services in Australasia for Enhanced Connectivity
Paris, France (SPX) Mar 27, 2024
Eutelsat, in collaboration with Sat One, has commenced the delivery of satellite-based services to remote and maritime regions in Australia and New Zealand, marking a significant step towards improv ... more
NASA Embarks on a New Lunar Science Era with Artemis III Mission Instruments
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 27, 2024
NASA has announced the selection of three pioneering scientific instruments for the Artemis III mission, marking a significant step towards advancing lunar exploration and research. These instrument ... more



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SwRI Develops More Effective Particle Conversion Surfaces For Space Instruments
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 26, 2024
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is channeling internal funds towards the innovation of advanced conversion surfaces for spacecraft instruments. These surfaces, characterized by their ultra-smoot ... more
Sivers Semiconductors Bolsters SATCOM Partnership with Leading European Firm
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Mar 22, 2024
Sivers Semiconductors AB (STO: SIVE) has announced the expansion of its collaboration with a premier European Satellite Company through Sivers Wireless, marking the signing of a third product develo ... more
Global Initiative by Astronomers Without Borders to Recycle Eclipse Glasses
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Mar 27, 2024
In a significant global outreach effort, Astronomers Without Borders (AWB) is spearheading a campaign to gather gently-used solar eclipse glasses across North America, aiming to redistribute them to ... more
Large language models use a surprisingly simple mechanism to retrieve some stored knowledge
Boston MA (SPX) Mar 27, 2024
Large language models, such as those that power popular artificial intelligence chatbots like ChatGPT, are incredibly complex. Even though these models are being used as tools in many areas, such as ... more
Mira Aerospace and VEDA Aeronautics Partner to Launch Specialized HAPS Technology in India
London, UK (SPX) Mar 22, 2024
Mira Aerospace, a joint venture between Bayanat and UAVOS for High Altitude Pseudo Satellites (HAPS) development, and VEDA Aeronautics, a front-runner in Unmanned Systems within the Indian Aerospace ... more


New Satellite Technology Maps Coastal Depths with Enhanced Precision

ESA targets Enceladus in ambitious mission to Saturn
Paris, France (SPX) Mar 27, 2024
The European Space Agency (ESA) has unveiled plans for an ambitious mission to explore Enceladus, one of Saturn's moons, as part of its Voyage 2050 program. This initiative, which follows in the foo ... more
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
Orbex patents Reusable Rocket Technology dubbed 'Petal Fold'
London, UK (SPX) Mar 27, 2024
Orbex has achieved a significant milestone in the advancement of space technology by securing a patent for its innovative REFLIGHT reusable rocket technology. The European Patent Office and the Unit ... more
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
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

France's Pioneering Role in Strengthening European Space Security
Paris, France (SPX) Mar 26, 2024
In the recent decade, the international landscape of space has undergone significant transformations with over 90 countries participating, commercial firms launching satellites regularly, and at lea ... more
GMV Spearheads ESA's Mission to Revolutionize Satellite Navigation with LEO Technology
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Mar 27, 2024
In a significant advancement for satellite navigation technology, the European Space Agency (ESA) has selected GMV, a global technology firm, for a pioneering mission. This 78.4 million euro project ... more
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
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
Comprehensive Space Infrastructure Collaboration between SatSure, KaleidEO, and ReOrbit Unveiled
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Mar 22, 2024
In a significant move within the Earth Observation (EO) sector, Bengaluru's SatSure and its subsidiary KaleidEO have formalized a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Helsinki's ReOrbit, marking a ... more
ASU student team's design selected as finalist for 2024 NASA-sponsored BIG Idea Challenge
Tempe AZ (SPX) Mar 27, 2024
Arizona State University's Luminosity Lab student team was recently selected as a finalist in NASA's Breakthrough, Innovative, and Game-Changing (BIG) Idea Challenge. The group is one of six teams s ... more
Antarctic Experiment Pursues Quantum Gravity Proof via Neutrino Analysis
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Mar 27, 2024
In an unprecedented effort to validate the existence of quantum gravity, researchers at the University of Copenhagen's Niels Bohr Institute have embarked on a large-scale Antarctic experiment. By mo ... more
CADRE Rovers Complete Crucial Testing Phase Ahead of Lunar Mission
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 27, 2024
In a significant advancement for autonomous space exploration, NASA's Cooperative Autonomous Distributed Robotic Exploration (CADRE) program has successfully completed a critical series of tests wit ... more

European Scientists Unveil Detailed Mars Map Ahead of Rosalind Franklin Rover Mission
Paris, France (SPX) Mar 27, 2024
In a major effort, European researchers have completed the most comprehensive geological survey of Mars' Oxia Planum, the designated landing site for the European Space Agency's (ESA) ambitious Rosa ... more
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
NanoAvionics Partners with Neuraspace for Advanced Space Traffic Management Solutions
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Mar 26, 2024
Neuraspace, a trailblazer in space traffic management solutions utilizing artificial intelligence, has partnered with satellite manufacturer NanoAvionics to integrate its state-of-the-art system int ... more
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
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
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
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
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

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