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May 14, 2024
MOON DAILY
Catalyzing a Lunar Economy: DARPA's Initial Findings from LunA-10 Study



Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 14, 2024
The expansion of commercial space capabilities has transformed how we deliver mass and services to the Moon. These capabilities could create a real off-Earth economy if they operate jointly. An underlying analytical framework emphasizing integrated models of economic activity is needed to bridge current approaches to lunar system development and an integrated future lunar economy. This framework aims to reduce barriers to lunar surface entry and promote shareable, scalable, sustainable systems. Th ... read more

MARSDAILY
Tracing organic matter origins in Martian sediments
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) May 14, 2024
Scientists are investigating Martian sediments to understand early environmental conditions and potential signs of past life. Sediments collected by the Curiosity rover from Gale Crater, an ancient ... more
MOON DAILY
World's first high-definition lunar geologic atlas revealed
Sydney, Australia (SPX) May 14, 2024
The first high-definition geologic atlas of the entire Moon, scaled at 1:2.5 million, was unveiled on April 21. The atlas, available in Chinese and English, consists of the Geologic Atlas of t ... more
TIME AND SPACE
A new process for the synthesis of rare nuclei in the universe
Berlin, Germany (SPX) May 14, 2024
A new nucleosynthesis process, called the r-Process, has been proposed by scientists from GSI, and the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics. This r-Process occurs when neutron-rich material is expo ... more
TIME AND SPACE
New Method Unravels Slow Electron Behavior
Berlin, Germany (SPX) May 14, 2024
Electrons can exhibit different behaviors based on their energy levels. High-energy or low-energy electron interactions with solid materials trigger various effects. For instance, low-energy electro ... more
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SOLAR SCIENCE
Dazzling auroras fade from skies as sunspot turns away
Washington (AFP) May 13, 2024
The spectacular auroras that danced across the sky in many parts of the world over the weekend are fading, scientists said Monday, as the massive sunspot that caused them turns its ferocious gaze away from Earth. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Maritime Launch Secures Conditional $12.9M Term Sheet from Canadian Government
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 14, 2024
Maritime Launch Services Inc. has received a conditional term sheet for a $12.9 million contribution administered under the Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF). The funding will support Maritime Launch ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
NASA names David Salvagnini as chief artificial intelligence officer
Washington DC (UPI) May 13, 2024
David Salvagnini, NASA's chief data officer, will take on the expanded role of chief artificial intelligence officer, the agency announced Monday. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
SpaceX launches 23 Starlink satellites from Florida
Washington DC (UPI) May 12, 2024
SpaceX launched 23 Starlink satellites into low-Earth orbit from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Sunday night, bringing the total number of Starlink satellites in orbit to just over 6,000. ... more

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TECH SPACE


SWISSto12 provides RF products to Northrop Grumman for GEOStar-3 satellite program

TECH SPACE
SwRI investigates boiling processes in partial gravity
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 14, 2024
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is examining how liquids boil under partial gravity in a series of parabolic flights. This internally funded project, conducted with Texas A and M University, aim ... more
ROBO SPACE
US to raise concerns at first China AI talks
Washington (AFP) May 13, 2024
The United States and China will hold their first talks on artificial intelligence on Tuesday, with Washington set to raise concerns about Beijing's use of the fast-emerging technology, US officials said. ... more
DRAGON SPACE
China sends experimental satellite into orbit with Long March 4C rocket
Sydney, Australia (SPX) May 13, 2024
An experimental satellite was launched into space aboard a Long March 4C carrier rocket on Sunday morning from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, situated in the Gobi Desert of northwestern China. ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE
Terran Orbital Chosen by Lockheed Martin for SDA Satellite Buses Contract
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 14, 2024
Terran Orbital has been selected by Lockheed Martin to produce 18 satellite buses for the Space Development Agency's (SDA) Tranche 2 (T2) Tracking Layer contract. Lockheed Martin will supply the SDA ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE
Looking to the Stars: The Science Behind Different Solar Eclipses
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 13, 2024
For the keen-eyed astronomers among us, it's rapidly approaching eclipse season. With a total lunar eclipse set to occur in North America on April 8, 2024, there's never been a better time to learn ... more
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Pakistan sends Cubesat to lunar orbit with China's assistance

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
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
TECH SPACE
Where is the Best Place to Buy Used Books?
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 13, 2024
An average student's battle to acquire a textbook at a reasonable price is the hardship he/she has to go through every day. Baffling if it is possible to get the textbooks for the semester without any fortune to waste. ... 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
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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
TECH SPACE
EarthCARE satellite set for launch
Paris, France (SPX) May 06, 2024
Recently, ESA's EarthCARE satellite was removed from its transport container at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, beginning an intensive period of preparation for its upcoming launch. The tea ... more
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
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
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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
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
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