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May 12, 2024
MOON DAILY
Pakistan sends Cubesat to lunar orbit with China's assistance



Sydney, Australia (SPX) May 11, 2024
In a significant advancement in lunar exploration collaboration, China has transferred satellite data from the Chang'e 6 mission to Pakistan. The data, collected by a cube satellite named ICUBE-Q, was formally handed over during a ceremony in Beijing. Zhang Kejian, the director of the China National Space Administration, presented the data package to Khalil-ur-Rahman Hashmi, the Pakistani Ambassador to China, signaling a deepened cooperative effort in space technology between the two nations. ... read more

SOLAR SCIENCE
Second night of auroras seen 'extreme' solar storm
Washington (AFP) May 12, 2024
Auroras lit up skies across swaths of the planet for the second night in a row on Saturday, after already dazzling Earthlings from the United States to Tasmania to the Bahamas the day before. ... more
GPS NEWS
Estonia summons Russian envoy over GPS jamming
Tallinn (AFP) May 8, 2024
Estonia on Wednesday summoned Russia's charge d'affaires over GPS interference, which the NATO member said was Russian "hybrid activity" that had disrupted civilian air traffic. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
SpinLaunch appoints new CEO to drive next phase
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 11, 2024
SpinLaunch, known for enabling rapid and sustainable low-cost access to space, has announced a leadership shift to steer the company's further expansion and commercialization of its innovative space ... more
WATER WORLD
Manta Ray UUV moves closer to operational readiness after successful tests
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 02, 2024
In February and March 2024, the Manta Ray uncrewed underwater vehicle (UUV) prototype, developed by Northrop Grumman, underwent comprehensive in-water testing off Southern California's coast. The te ... more
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TIME AND SPACE
Princeton physicists reveal the microscopic basis of a new form of quantum magnetism
Princeton NJ (SPX) May 10, 2024
Not all magnets are the same. When we think of magnetism, we often think of magnets that stick to a refrigerator's door. For these types of magnets, the electronic interactions that give rise to mag ... more
ABOUT US
AI Ethics in the Digital Afterlife: Safeguards Needed to Avoid Unwanted AI "Hauntings"
London, UK (SPX) May 10, 2024
The prospect of interacting with digital avatars of deceased individuals, facilitated by advancements in artificial intelligence, poses potential psychological risks, according to a new study from t ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Using MRI, engineers have found a way to detect light deep in the brain
Boston MA (SPX) May 11, 2024
Scientists often label cells with proteins that glow, allowing them to track the growth of a tumor, or measure changes in gene expression that occur as cells differentiate. While this techniqu ... more
ROBO SPACE
AI systems are already deceiving us -- and that's a problem, experts warn
Washington (AFP) May 10, 2024
Experts have long warned about the threat posed by artificial intelligence going rogue - but a new research paper suggests it's already happening. ... more

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ROBO SPACE


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TECH SPACE
High-throughput device streamlines advanced material synthesis
London, UK (SPX) May 07, 2024
A new device developed at the University of Birmingham allows for the rapid production of nanomaterial libraries using eco-friendly mechanochemical methods. Dr. Jason Stafford, a researcher at ... more
ENERGY TECH
Quantum advances enhance understanding of high-temperature superconductors
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 10, 2024
Technological advancements like superfast levitating trains, long-range lossless power transmission, and faster MRI machines hinge on the development of materials that superconduct electricity at ro ... more
CHIP TECH
Experiment Allows for Potential Millions of Qubits on Single Chip
Berlin, Germany (SPX) May 07, 2024
In the ongoing quest for a viable quantum computer, global researchers are exploring numerous qubit technologies, yet a consensus on the optimal qubit type remains elusive. Qubits, the core of ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Ariane 6 set to launch 3Cat-4 CubeSat for Earth observation
Paris, France (SPX) May 09, 2024
Ariane 6, Europe's latest heavy-lift launcher, is set for its inaugural flight, carrying multiple missions each tasked with unique objectives ranging from Earth observation to technology testing in ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Capella Space launches automated vessel detection service
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 07, 2024
Capella Space Corp., a US-based provider of satellite data solutions, has launched its AI-driven Vessel Classification service for high-resolution synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery. This servic ... more
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TECH SPACE


EarthCARE satellite set for launch

SPACEWAR
Redwire to supply antennas for Rocket Lab's SDA Tranche 2 satellites
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 07, 2024
Redwire Corporation (NYSE: RDW) has been chosen by Rocket Lab USA, Inc (NASDAQ: RKLB) to supply antennas and RF hardware for the Space Development Agency's (SDA) Transport Layer Tranche 2 Beta varia ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Satellogic unveils expansive high-resolution image dataset for AI training
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 03, 2024
Satellogic Inc. (NASDAQ: SATL) has made public a substantial open dataset from its collection. This dataset is composed of approximately 3 million unique location images, doubling to 6 million with ... more
TECH SPACE
Starfish Space and D-Orbit successfully conduct satellite rendezvous
Sydney, Australia (SPX) May 08, 2024
In a significant development in space logistics, Starfish Space and D-Orbit have successfully completed an on-orbit rendezvous between Starfish's Otter Pup and D-Orbit's ION SCV006 satellite. The co ... more
MOON DAILY
NASA Field Geology Training Enhances Artemis Mission Support
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 10, 2024
In preparation for the Artemis missions, NASA staff including engineers, managers, and flight directors, recently engaged in a field geology course in Northern Arizona's volcanic terrain. This train ... more
EXO WORLDS
A perfect tidal storm: HD 104067 planetary architecture creating an incandescent world
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 10, 2024
In an eye-opening revelation, University of California - Riverside astrophysicist Stephen Kane was taken aback by the extreme conditions of a newly studied planet. Initial disbelief prompted him to ... more
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EXO WORLDS
Evidence of atmosphere discovered on rocky exoplanet 55 Cancri e
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 10, 2024
A collaborative study involving multiple research institutions including NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of New Mexico, recently published in Nature, reveals that the exoplanet 5 ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
HKU scientists develop new method to detect universe's earliest stars
Sydney, Australia (SPX) May 10, 2024
Astrophysicists from The University of Hong Kong have unveiled a new technique to detect the universe's first stars, known as Population III stars. These stars, primarily composed of hydrogen and he ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Novel Methodology Reveals Early X-ray Emissions of Gamma-Ray Bursts Across Cosmic Distances
Paris, France (SPX) May 10, 2024
Scientists at ICRA and ICRANet have developed an innovative approach that significantly enhances the observation of early X-ray emissions from gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), utilizing the cosmological tim ... more
TECH SPACE
Mu Space Secures Key Thai Government Approvals to Enhance Space Tech and Smart Electronics
Sydney, Australia (SPX) May 10, 2024
mu Space has recently obtained two critical approvals from the Board of Investment (BOI) in Thailand, signifying major advancements in space technology and smart electronics. These endorsements high ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
AI in Earth observation: a force for good
Paris, France (ESA) May 10, 2024
The upcoming launch of the Fsat-2 mission is a prime example of the pioneering work that ESA does in the field of AI in Earth observation. But when it comes to AI, hopes and fears abound in eq ... more
IRON AND ICE
Exploring asteroid Apophis using miniature satellites
Berlin, Germany (SPX) May 09, 2024
The scenario could be lifted straight from a disaster novel: On Friday, April 13, 2029-a date that alone might evoke unease-the asteroid known as (99942) Apophis will make a remarkably close approac ... more
MOON DAILY
OTPS calls for community feedback to shape lunar non-interference policies
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 09, 2024
NASA's Office of Technology, Policy, and Strategy (OTPS) is soliciting input from the lunar community through a new Lunar Non-Interference Questionnaire to aid in developing a framework for managing ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
SpaceX Starlink flight lifts off in Florida; 2nd launch of day planned for California later
Washington DC (UPI) May 8, 2024
SpaceX on Wednesday launched 23 Starlink satellites from NASA's Kennedy Space Center Florida. ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE
Boeing's Starliner flight delayed again for oxygen tank valve replacement
Washington DC (UPI) May 8, 2024
Boeing's Starliner crew flight test has been pushed back another week as United Launch Alliance plans to replace a part of the spacecraft. ... more
MOON DAILY
Chang'e 6 mission successfully achieves lunar orbit
Sydney, Australia (SPX) May 09, 2024
The Chang'e 6 probe has successfully entered lunar orbit, the China National Space Administration confirmed. The spacecraft executed a critical braking maneuver under the guidance of experts at the ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE
Where space weather originates
Paris, France (SPX) May 09, 2024
The Virtual Space Weather Modelling Centre, through a collaborative effort, has developed a simulation that visualizes the initiation of space weather. The model demonstrates the emergence of a flux ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Boeing Starliner crewed mission postponed to May 17
Washington (AFP) May 8, 2024
The first crewed launch of Boeing's Starliner spaceship to the International Space Station has been pushed to May 17 after engineers said a faulty rocket valve needs to be replaced for the high-stakes mission, NASA said Tuesday. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Long March 6C rocket joins fleet with successful inaugural launch
Sydney, Australia (SPX) May 08, 2024
China's Long March 6C rocket successfully completed its first flight on Tuesday, deploying four satellites into orbit. Launching at 11:21 am from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center located in ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
SSC partners with Perigee Aerospace for satellite launches from Esrange
Berlin, Germany (SPX) May 08, 2024
SSC has teamed up with South Korean company Perigee Aerospace Inc. to initiate satellite launches from Esrange Space Center in Sweden beginning in 2025. This partnership marks the first time an orbi ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
White Sands propulsion team evaluates 3D-printed engine component for Orion
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 08, 2024
The Orion spacecraft, designated to transport Artemis mission crews to the Moon, will be powered by a European Service Module from ESA (European Space Agency). This module is critical for providing ... more
ENERGY TECH
Private investment fuels race for nuclear fusion power in US
New York (AFP) May 6, 2024
Spurred on by major technological advances and huge private investment, the United States' nuclear fusion sector could be producing electricity within ten years, industry players say. ... more
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