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April 01, 2024
ROCKET SCIENCE
SpaceX sends Eutelsat telecom satellite into orbit



Washington DC (UPI) Mar 30, 2024
SpaceX on Saturday launched a Falcon9 rocket supporting the Eutelstat 36D mission from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The rocket took off at 5:52 p.m. EST, right at the open of a two-hour time window SpaceX had previously given for launch. The payload is a Eutelsat 36D geostationary telecommunications satellite, which is designed to provide TV broadcasting and government services to customers in Africa, Europe and parts of Asia. About three minutes into launch, Falcon 9 sepa ... read more

MARSDAILY
Mars Express achieves 25,000 orbits
Paris, France (SPX) Mar 28, 2024
Celebrating a significant milestone, ESA's Mars Express has completed its 25,000th orbit around Mars, capturing yet another breathtaking view of the Red Planet to commemorate this achievement. The l ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Technical setback delays launch of final Delta IV Heavy
Space Coast FL (SPX) Mar 29, 2024
Launch of the final Delta IV Heavy has been delayed until further notice. An issue with a liquid pump in the gaseous nitrogen pipeline, crucial for providing pneumatic pressure to the launch vehicle ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
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
ROCKET SCIENCE
China advances space capabilities with latest multirole satellite launch
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Mar 28, 2024
In a significant advancement of China's space endeavors, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) successfully launched the Yunhai 3B satellite into orbit using the Long March 6 ... more
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IRON AND ICE
ESA CubeSat will probe asteroid with radar as part of Hera mission
Paris (ESA) Mar 28, 2024
The European Space Agency (ESA) has embarked on a groundbreaking mission with the unveiling of the Juventas CubeSat, a compact spacecraft integral to the Hera mission aimed at exploring the Didymos ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE
Solar probe captures turbulence phenomenon in Sun's atmosphere for the first time
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 28, 2024
For the first time, the Wide-field Imager for Parker Solar Probe (WISPR), operated by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), has documented the formation of turbulence within solar transients, ma ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Spiral magnetic fields observed around Milky Way's central black hole
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Mar 28, 2024
In a groundbreaking study, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) team has provided new insights into the complex environment surrounding the Milky Way's supermassive black hole, Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), ... more
IRON AND ICE
Sungrazer Project announces 5000th comet detection through public science project
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 28, 2024
The United States Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) marked a significant achievement on March 25 with the discovery of the 5000th comet by its Sungrazer Project, utilizing data from the Solar and Heli ... more


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OUTER PLANETS


New study reveals potential "ice bombs" among Kuiper Belt Objects

EXO WORLDS
Webb opens new chapter in search for forming planets
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 28, 2024
In a pioneering effort to uncover the mysteries of planet formation, astronomers have directed the James Webb Space Telescope's (JWST) advanced capabilities toward protoplanetary disks, the birthpla ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE
Long-Period Oscillations of Sun offer new insights
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Mar 28, 2024
The mystery of the Sun's differential rotation, characterized by varying rotational speeds at different latitudes, has long been a subject of scientific curiosity. At the poles, a rotation cycle is ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Scientists propose a new way to search for dark matter
Stanford CA (SPX) Mar 28, 2024
Ever since its discovery, dark matter has remained invisible to scientists, despite the launch of multiple ultra-sensitive particle detector experiments around the world over several decades. ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Stardust analysis reveals secrets beyond Sol
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Mar 28, 2024
A team led by Curtin University researchers has made a groundbreaking discovery, identifying a rare dust particle within an ancient meteorite that originates from a star beyond our Solar System. Thi ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE
What do scientists hope to learn from total solar eclipse in US?
Washington (AFP) Mar 28, 2024
When a rare total solar eclipse sweeps across North America on April 8, scientists will be able to gather invaluable data on everything from the Sun's atmosphere to strange animal behaviors - and even possible effects on humans. ... more
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GPS NEWS


Aerospacelab and Xona Unite to Transform Satellite Navigation

MOON DAILY
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
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
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
ROCKET SCIENCE
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
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
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
SOLAR SCIENCE
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
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MOON DAILY
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
ROCKET SCIENCE
Scrubbed: 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 ... more
EXO WORLDS
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 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
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
MOON DAILY
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
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MOON DAILY
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
MARSDAILY
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
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
SPACE TRAVEL
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
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
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
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
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
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