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June 02, 2024
MOON DAILY
China probe successfully lands on far side of Moon



Beijing (AFP) June 2, 2024
China's Chang'e-6 lunar probe successfully landed Sunday on the far side of the Moon to collect samples, state media reported - the latest leap for Beijing's decades-old space programme. The Chang'e-6 set down in the immense South Pole-Aitken Basin, one of the largest known impact craters in the solar system, state news agency Xinhua said, citing the China National Space Administration. It marks the first time that samples will be collected from the rarely explored area of the Moon, according t ... read more

ROCKET SCIENCE
Boeing Starliner's crewed launch abruptly halted, again
Cape Canaveral (AFP) June 1, 2024
Boeing's second attempt at launching a crew aboard its troubled Starliner spaceship was dramatically aborted Saturday with just minutes left on the countdown clock, yet another setback for a program that has faced years of delays. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
NASA to decide when to reschedule Starliner crewed launch
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 1, 2024
NASA officials won't know until late Saturday night if they can try to launch the Boeing Starliner on Sunday or wait until Wednesday or Thursday. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Roscosmos Progress 88 cargo spacecraft docked at the International Space Station
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 1, 2024
NASA's unmanned Progress 88 cargo spacecraft docked successfully at the International Space Station on Saturday morning. ... more
NUKEWARS
Satellite, 'poopaganda', missiles: What's North Korea up to?
Seoul (AFP) May 30, 2024
A failed satellite launch, floating hundreds of trash-filled balloons into the South, and firing a volley of 10 short-range ballistic missiles: North Korea has had a busy week. ... more
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EarthCARE satellite launches to probe how clouds affect climate
Vandenberg Air Force Base, United States (AFP) May 28, 2024
A rocket carrying a sophisticated satellite blasted off Tuesday from California on a mission to investigate what role clouds could play in the fight against climate change. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Japanese billionaire cancels lunar SpaceX voyage
Tokyo, Japan (AFP) Jun 01, 2024
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa said on Saturday he has cancelled his journey around the Moon on a SpaceX rocket, a voyage that had boasted an artist-filled crew, because of development delays. ... more
SPACEMART
CGI works on new interfaces for European Space Agency to expand satellite communications market
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Jun 01, 2024
CGI (TSX: GIB.A) (NYSE: GIB), a major provider of IT and business consulting services, has been commissioned by the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop standardized satellite communications inter ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
New Study Suggests Dark Matter May Be Self-Interacting
Paris, France (SPX) Jun 01, 2024
Recent research conducted by Riccardo Valdarnini of SISSA's Astrophysics and Cosmology group challenges the standard model by suggesting that dark matter may be self-interacting. The study, publishe ... more

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OUTER PLANETS


NASA's Europa Clipper Arrives in Florida for Launch Preparation

EXO WORLDS
NASA selects industry proposals to advance technologies for Habitable Worlds Observatory
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 01, 2024
NASA announced Friday it selected three industry proposals to help develop technologies for future large space telescopes and plan for the agency's Habitable Worlds Observatory mission concept, whic ... more
MOON DAILY
ESA and NASA Evaluate Lunar I-Hab Living Conditions
Paris, France (SPX) Jun 01, 2024
Lunar I-Hab, the next European habitat in lunar orbit as part of the Gateway, has recently undergone critical tests to explore and improve human living conditions inside the space module. ESA ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
YPSat Prepared for Ariane 6 Inaugural Flight
Paris, France (SPX) Jun 01, 2024
ESA's Young Professionals Satellite, YPSat, being checked out in a cleanroom at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana, in preparation for the inaugural launch of Ariane 6, coming soon. YPSat is ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Ariane 6 to Launch SIDLOC Experiment for Space Safety
Paris, France (SPX) Jun 01, 2024
Europe's newest rocket, Ariane 6, is set to launch soon, carrying multiple space missions with unique objectives. This inaugural flight will highlight Ariane 6's versatility and heavy-lift capabilit ... more
SPACEMART
China launches multi-functional communication satellite for Pakistan
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 01, 2024
China launched a communication satellite for Pakistan on Thursday night from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province, reported China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp (CASC). ... more
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Martian meteorites offer insights into Red Planet's structure

SPACEWAR
US Space Forces Indo-Pacific Stresses Alliance at Australian Space Summit
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 01, 2024
Brig. Gen. Anthony Mastalir, commander of U.S. Space Forces Indo-Pacific, attended the Australian Space Summit at the International Convention Center in Sydney on May 27-28. The summit address ... more
SPACEWAR
BlackSky Secures $7 Million Contract Renewal for Space-Based Imagery and Analytics Services
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 01, 2024
BlackSky Technology Inc. (NYSE: BKSY) has secured a $7 million contract renewal to provide dynamic space-based imagery and analytics monitoring services to an established international government cu ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Airbus delivers Sentinel-5 instrument for ESA's MetOp satellite
Paris, France (SPX) Jun 01, 2024
Airbus Defence and Space has delivered the first Sentinel-5 instrument for the European Space Agency (ESA). This instrument, the UVNS (Ultraviolet Visible Near-infrared Short-wave infrared Spectrome ... more
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
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
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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
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
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 ga ... 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
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
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
OUTER PLANETS
New Earth-Based Telescope Images of Jupiter's Moon Io Match Spacecraft Quality
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 31, 2024
New images of Jupiter's moon Io, captured by the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) on Mount Graham in Arizona, present the highest resolution of Io achieved with an Earth-based instrument. This feat w ... more
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
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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
ROCKET SCIENCE
German company HyImpulse plans additional South Australia launches
Sydney, Australia (SPX) May 31, 2024
Southern Launch and HyImpulse have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for more missions from the Koonibba Test Range and to explore using the Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex for future la ... 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
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
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
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
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
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
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