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May 15, 2024
SPACE TRAVEL
Axiom Space partners with Virgin Galactic for Turkish astronaut's suborbital mission



Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 15, 2024
Axiom Space has joined forces with Virgin Galactic to send Axiom Mission 3 (Ax-3) backup and Turkish Space Agency (TUA) astronaut Tuva Atasever on a suborbital flight on June 8 for microgravity research. Atasever, a 31-year-old engineer, is set to become the second Turkish astronaut when he participates in the Galactic 07 flight to advance Turkiye's space efforts. In collaboration with TUBITAK UZAY, the flight will collect more biomedical data for three research studies previously conducted on Ax- ... read more

STELLAR CHEMISTRY
MIT researchers discover the universe's oldest stars in our own galactic backyard
Boston MA (SPX) May 15, 2024
MIT researchers, including several undergraduate students, have discovered three of the oldest stars in the universe, and they happen to live in our own galactic neighborhood. The team spotted ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
First crewed flight of Boeing spacecraft delayed again
Washington (AFP) May 14, 2024
The first crewed launch of Boeing's Starliner spaceship to the International Space Station has been postponed again due to a technical snafu, the company said Tuesday. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
ISS National Lab offers up to $750,000 for technology development in space
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 15, 2024
The International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory is calling for flight concepts for technology development that use the space environment of the orbiting laboratory. This solicitation, "Tec ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Voyager Space to Develop New Airlock Concept for Mars Transit
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 15, 2024
Voyager Space (Voyager) announced it has received a Collaborative Announcement Notice (CAN) from NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) to develop an airlock for the Mars Transit Vehicle, also k ... more
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SPACE TRAVEL
New Shepard's NS-25 crewed mission set for May 19 liftoff
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 15, 2024
Blue Origin confirmed the launch of its seventh crewed flight, NS-25, from West Texas's Launch Site One, scheduled for Sunday, May 19. The launch window will open at 8:30 AM CDT / 1330 UTC, with the ... more
IRON AND ICE
UCF Student's Primitive Asteroids Work Provides Context for Further Research, Future NASA Missions
Orlando FL (SPX) May 15, 2024
The primitive asteroids that UCF physics doctoral student Brittany Harvison studies carry with them traces of their origins and billions of years of our solar system's history. Harvison recent ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
NASA selects UW-led project to study atmosphere layers
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 15, 2024
A project led by the University of Washington (UW) aiming to better understand the Earth's atmosphere is a finalist for NASA's next generation of Earth-observing satellites. NASA has announced that ... more
MOON DAILY
NASA Tests Moonwalk Technology in Arizona Desert
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 15, 2024
NASA is conducting a week-long field test in the San Francisco Volcanic Field near Flagstaff, Arizona to practice moonwalk scenarios for the Artemis campaign. NASA astronauts Kate Rubins and A ... more

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Astronomers spot a giant planet that is as light as cotton candy

SPACEMART
Future spacecraft control centre unveiled by ESA
Darmstadt, Germany (SPX) May 15, 2024
"ESA's new operations centre will be efficient, sustainable, adaptable and accessible," says Rolf Densing, ESA's Director of Operations and head of the ESOC site. "The new building will ensure Europ ... more
SPACEMART
Sidus Space activates LizzieSat-1 payload after commissioning
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 15, 2024
Sidus Space (NASDAQ: SIDU) has begun activating the payload on LizzieSat-1 (LS-1) following the completion of its commissioning phase. LS-1 was launched and deployed via SpaceX Falcon 9 from V ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Understanding Earth's Atmosphere: A Detailed Overview
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 15, 2024
The Earth's atmosphere is composed of layers of gas that protect the planet. Rei Ueyama, an atmospheric scientist at NASA Ames Research Center, discusses its functions and importance. The Atmospheri ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE
How 'Glowing' Plants Could Help Scientists Predict Flash Drought
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 15, 2024
An unusual boost in plant productivity can foreshadow severe soil water loss. NASA satellites are following the clues. Flaring up rapidly and with little warning, the drought that gripped much ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Ascent Solar Secures Order for Thin-Film PV from Satellite Manufacturer
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 15, 2024
Ascent Solar Technologies, (Nasdaq: ASTI), a U.S. innovator in the design and manufacture of flexible, durable CIGS thin-film photovoltaic (PV) solutions, has received an order from a mega-constella ... more
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TECH SPACE


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

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UH Manoa researchers uncover origins of life's building blocks in space
Sydney, Australia (SPX) May 15, 2024
Researchers at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa have made a key discovery about the formation of essential molecules in space, which could provide insights into how life began on Earth. A te ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE
SwRI examines substorm in Earth's magnetotail with MMS data
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 15, 2024
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is analyzing an unusual event in Earth's magnetotail, the part of the magnetosphere trailing away from the Sun. Using data from NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale ( ... more
TECH SPACE
Discovery of organic molecules on Saturn's moon
Berlin, Germany (SPX) May 15, 2024
In 2018, very large organic molecules were discovered in ice particles on Saturn's moon Enceladus. Whether they indicate the existence of life or were created in some other way is still unclear. A r ... 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
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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
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
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
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, w ... more
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
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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
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
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