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May 31, 2024
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
NASA's Webb Telescope Identifies Most Distant Galaxy



Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 31, 2024
Over the last two years, scientists have used NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to explore Cosmic Dawn, the period shortly after the big bang when the first galaxies were born. These early galaxies offer crucial insights into the evolution of gas, stars, and black holes in the young universe. In October 2023 and January 2024, an international team of astronomers utilized Webb to observe galaxies under the JWST Advanced Deep Extragalactic Survey (JADES) program. Using Webb's Near-Infrared Sp ... read more

TECH SPACE
FCC chair calls for stricter 'space junk' rules
Washington DC (UPI) May 30, 2024
The chair of the Federal Communications Commission called on the agency to strengthen rules to "limit the risks posed by accidental explosions in space" in light of a huge influx in the number of satellites being launched and a spate of recent events in which space junk has fallen to Earth. ... more
TECH SPACE
Momentus awarded DARPA contract for in-space construction technologies
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 31, 2024
Momentus Inc. (NASDAQ: MNTS), a provider of in-space transportation services, has secured a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to support the design and in-space dem ... more
SPACEMART
Starling spacecraft swarm completes primary mission
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 31, 2024
After ten months in orbit, the Starling spacecraft swarm has achieved its primary mission objectives, marking a major milestone in swarm technology. Satellite swarms could potentially be used ... more
SPACEMART
Wallaroo.AI Joins US Space Force SDA TAP Lab Apollo Accelerator Program
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 31, 2024
Wallaroo.AI, a company specializing in scalable AI inference solutions, has been selected for the US Space Force (USSF) SDA TAP Lab Apollo Accelerator program in Colorado Springs. Wallaroo.AI, a two ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE
SpaceX mega rocket Starship's next launch on June 5
Washington (AFP) May 24, 2024
Starship, the world's most powerful rocket, is set for its next test flight on June 5, SpaceX announced on Friday. ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
NASA provides new near real-time air quality data
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 31, 2024
NASA has released new data offering detailed air pollution observations down to neighborhood levels. This data comes from the TEMPO (Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution) instrument, laun ... more
SPACEWAR
Scout Space's second optical payload completes first image capture in orbit
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 31, 2024
Scout Space Inc., a leading in-space observation service provider focused on space security and comprehensive Space Domain Awareness (SDA), announced that its optical payload "Sparrow" has completed ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Twin NASA Satellites to Measure Earth's Polar Energy Emissions
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 31, 2024
NASA has launched the first of two shoebox-size CubeSats to help scientists understand the behavior of clouds and water vapor at Earth's polar regions and their impact on climate. The first satellit ... more

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ROCKET SCIENCE


German company HyImpulse plans additional South Australia launches

ROCKET SCIENCE
INNOSPACE to Launch Brazilian Satellites and Inertial System on HANBIT-Nano Rocket
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) May 31, 2024
INNOSPACE, a South Korean private spaceflight startup producing small satellite launch vehicles, has signed new launch service agreements with the Federal University of Maranhao (UFMA) and Castro Le ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Russian Progress 88 cargo spacecraft launched to ISS
Washington DC (UPI) May 30, 2024
A Russian Soyuz rocket launched early Thursday morning put an un-piloted spacecraft safely in orbit headed for the International Space Station. NASA said it carries roughly three tons of supplies. ... more
IRON AND ICE
Asteroid Dinkinesh Shows Complex History in Lucy Flyby
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 31, 2024
NASA's Lucy spacecraft, led by the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), discovered notable geological features on the main belt asteroid Dinkinesh during its flyby last November. The half-mile-wide ... more
MOON DAILY
Slovakia, Peru sign NASA's Artemis Accords on safe space exploration
Washington DC (UPI) May 30, 2024
Slovakia and Peru on Thursday signed NASA's Artemis Accords, making them the latest in a rapid number of countries to join the U.S.-led agreement on the safe exploration of space. ... more
MARSDAILY
South Korea targets Mars mission with new space centre
Seoul (AFP) May 30, 2024
South Korea aims to make a Mars landing by 2045, President Yoon Suk Yeol said Thursday, outlining plans to spend about $70 billion over the coming decades on space exploration. ... more
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OUTER PLANETS


New Earth-Based Telescope Images of Jupiter's Moon Io Match Spacecraft Quality

SPACEMART
Sidus Space AI Platform Achieves First Data Transmission from LizzieSat-1
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 31, 2024
Sidus Space, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIDU) has announced that its AI delivery platform, FeatherEdge, successfully transmitted data back to Earth for the first time on May 24, 2024. The LizzieSat-1 missi ... more
WATER WORLD
BAE Systems chosen to develop ocean color instrument for NOAA's GeoXO constellation
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 31, 2024
BAE Systems (LON: BA) has been chosen to build the Ocean Color Instrument (OCX) for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Geostationary Extended Observations (GeoXO) satellite ... more
ENERGY TECH
Apple versus donut: How the shape of a tokamak impacts the limits of the edge of the plasma
Plainsboro NK (SPX) May 31, 2024
Harnessing energy from plasma requires a precise understanding of its behavior during fusion to keep it hot, dense and stable. A new theoretical model about a plasma's edge, which can become unstabl ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Boeing won't fix leaky Starliner before flying first crew to ISS
Washington (AFP) May 24, 2024
Boeing is set to launch its first crewed space mission in June without fixing a small helium gas leak on its troubled Starliner spaceship, officials said Friday. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Galactic Energy Completes Second Sea-Based Launch Mission
Sydney, Australia (SPX) May 30, 2024
Galactic Energy, a private rocket maker in Beijing, completed the second sea-based launch mission of its Ceres 1 carrier rocket on Wednesday afternoon. The company said in a news release that ... more
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SPACE TRAVEL
MDA Space Partners with Starlab Space in Commercial Space Station Venture
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 30, 2024
Starlab Space LLC, the joint venture between Voyager Space, Airbus, and Mitsubishi Corporation, has announced that MDA Space Ltd. (TSX:MDA) has joined as a strategic partner and equity owner. This p ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Young Student Explores Future Potential of Radioisotope Power Systems
Redmond, Washington (SPX) May 29, 2024
Power to Explore is a NASA essay writing competition organized by Future Engineers. It invites K-12 students to envision an RPS-powered space mission to a "dark, dusty, or distant" destination. ... more
IRON AND ICE
Asteroid Dinkinesh Has Dual Moons, Researchers Discover
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 30, 2024
When NASA's Lucy spacecraft flew past its first official target, Dinkinesh, in November 2023, researchers discovered that the asteroid, known as "Dinky," was accompanied by a satellite asteroid name ... more
IRON AND ICE
ESA Tests Guidance Systems for Hera Asteroid Mission
Paris, France (SPX) May 30, 2024
As ESA's Hera spacecraft undergoes pre-flight testing, its Guidance Navigation and Control (GNC) system is also being finalized for space operations around a binary asteroid system. The GNC sy ... more
MOON DAILY
New mapping technique enhances lunar surface analysis
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 30, 2024
Researchers at Brown University have developed a new approach to mapping the Moon's surface, offering improved precision and efficiency. The study, published in the Planetary Science Journal, introd ... more
MARSDAILY
Western geologists test instrument for Mars rover mission in search for life
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 30, 2024
The search for life beyond Earth drives space exploration, and the discovery of clay minerals on Mars continues to captivate scientists. Clay formation, linked to rocks interacting with water, provi ... more
SPACEMART
AST SpaceMobile and Verizon Plan Nationwide Coverage with Space-Based Cellular Service
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 30, 2024
AST SpaceMobile, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASTS), and Verizon (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) have announced a strategic partnership with a $100 million commitment from Verizon to provide direct-to-cellular AST SpaceMobile ... more
SPACEMART
Innovative Startups Join South Australia's Space Ecosystem
Sydney, Australia (SPX) May 30, 2024
Four innovative space startups from around the globe have joined South Australia's Venture Catalyst Space program. This initiative supports early-stage technology-based space startups in scaling the ... more
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MICROSAT BLITZ
NanoAvionics Completes Standardization of Nano- and Microsatellite Buses
Berlin, Germany (SPX) May 30, 2024
During a live broadcast, Kongsberg NanoAvionics ("NanoAvionics") announced the full standardization of its nano- and microsatellite buses. This move aims to cut lead times to as little as four month ... more
VENUSIAN HEAT
Ongoing Venus Volcanic Activity Discovered With NASA's Magellan Data
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 29, 2024
An analysis of data from Magellan's radar finds two volcanoes erupted in the early 1990s. This adds to the 2023 discovery of a different active volcano in Magellan data. Direct geological evid ... more
EXO WORLDS
Starless and forever alone: more 'rogue' planets discovered
Paris (AFP) May 29, 2024
The Euclid space telescope has discovered seven more rogue planets, shining a light on the dark and lonely worlds floating freely through the universe untethered to any star. ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE
Mystery of 'slow' solar wind unveiled by Solar Orbiter mission
Sydney, Australia (SPX) May 29, 2024
Scientists have come a step closer to identifying the mysterious origins of the 'slow' solar wind, using data collected during the Solar Orbiter spacecraft's first close journey to the Sun. So ... more
SPACEMART
Advanced satcom technologies revolutionize aviation and marine industries
Sydney, Australia (SPX) May 29, 2024
The aviation and marine industries are currently undergoing a significant transformation, thanks to advancements in satellite and communication technologies. Companies such as Intelsat, SES, MDA Spa ... more
MOON DAILY
HI-13 accelerator enhanced capability uncovers clues from supernovae in lunar dust
Sydney, Australia (SPX) May 29, 2024
Researchers at the China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE) have significantly enhanced the method of detecting iron-60 (60Fe), a rare isotope found in lunar samples, using the HI-13 tandem accelerat ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Cargo Ship Departs, Two Rockets Near Launch During Busy Day on Station
Houston TX (SPX) May 29, 2024
A cargo ship departed the International Space Station on Tuesday leaving four spacecraft parked at the orbital lab. Meanwhile, as the Expedition 71 crew keeps up its advanced microgravity research t ... more
TECH SPACE
Colossus's AI-enabled hardware achieves space heritage aboard Loft's YAM-6 satellite
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 29, 2024
Colossus, formerly known as Zephyr Computing Systems, is at the forefront of the artificial intelligence (AI) computing hardware market for space, having achieved space heritage for its radiation-to ... more
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