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June 04, 2024
MOON DAILY
China lunar probe takes off from Moon carrying samples



Beijing (AFP) June 4, 2024
A Chinese probe carrying samples from the far side of the Moon started its journey back to Earth on Tuesday, the country's space agency said - a world first and a major achievement for Beijing's space programme. The ascender module of the Chang'e-6 probe "lifted off from lunar surface" and entered a preset orbit around the Moon, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) said. It was the first craft to ever successfully take off from the satellite's far side, with state news agency Xinhua d ... read more

MARSDAILY
Mars' subsurface ice could be a key to sustaining future habitats on other planets
West Lafayette IN (SPX) Jun 04, 2024
To survive on other planets, water is, of course, critical. We need it to drink, sustain crops and even create rocket fuel. But on spaceflights, checked luggage is exorbitantly expensive. Anyt ... more
OUTER PLANETS
Unusual Ion May Influence Uranus and Neptune's Magnetic Fields
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Jun 04, 2024
Skoltech scientists and their Chinese colleagues have identified conditions that could support the existence of a unique ion, termed aquodiium. This ion, described as a water molecule with two addit ... more
EXO WORLDS
Why do astronomers look for signs of life on other planets based on what life is like on Earth?
Tempe AZ (SPX) Jun 04, 2024
Have you ever played hide-and-seek in a new place? It's much harder than playing at home. You only know the obvious hiding spots: under the bed, in the closet, behind the couch. The trick is trying ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
MDA Space Secures Contract for Square Kilometre Array Project
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 04, 2024
MDA Space Ltd. (TSX: MDA) announced a contract with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) to support the Square Kilometre Array Observatory (SKAO) project. This international effort aims to ... more
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AI advances research into cosmic explosions
London, UK (SPX) Jun 04, 2024
Scientists at the University of Warwick are utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze supernovae, the cosmic explosions of white dwarfs. Many stars end as white dwarfs, compact stars w ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Ongoing gyroscope problem forces Hubble telescope to pause operations
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 3, 2024
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope again has suspended operations after entering safe mode because of an ongoing gyroscope issue that has affected the craft for the past year, according to NASA. ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
New Star to Appear in Night Sky as T Corona Borealis Set for Nova Eruption
London, UK (SPX) Jun 04, 2024
Stargazers will soon witness a new star in the night sky as the binary star system T Corona Borealis (T CrB) is expected to undergo a nova eruption between now and September. This event will m ... more
CHIP TECH
Turning up the heat on next-generation semiconductors
Boston MA (SPX) May 26, 2024
The scorching surface of Venus, where temperatures can climb to 480 degrees Celsius (hot enough to melt lead), is an inhospitable place for humans and machines alike. One reason scientists have not ... more

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TECH SPACE


First metal 3D printing performed on ISS

TECH SPACE
NYU Abu Dhabi researchers advocate for stronger sustainability regulations in space exploration laws
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 04, 2024
In a new study, a team of researchers led by Dimitra Atri of the NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Center for Astrophysics and Space Science calls for strengthening existing planetary protection policies to inc ... more
SPACEMART
Nara Space Secures $14.5M Series B to Expand Satellite Fleet
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jun 04, 2024
Nara Space Technology (Nara Space), a startup specializing in small satellite manufacturing and data analytics, announced the completion of a $14.5 million (20 billion KRW) Series B funding round. T ... more
ROBO SPACE
Airlines eye 'new frontier' of AI ahead of global summit
Dubai (AFP) June 3, 2024
Airlines may not be replacing pilots with artificial intelligence anytime soon, but aviation industry experts say the new technology is already revolutionising the way they do business. ... more
EARLY EARTH
Fresh water on Earth appeared 500 million years earlier than previously thought
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 04, 2024
New research led by Curtin University indicates that fresh water appeared on Earth about four billion years ago, which is 500 million years earlier than previously believed. Dr. Hamed Gamaleld ... more
AEROSPACE
Electra's hybrid-electric aircraft achieves first ultra-short takeoff and landing
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 30, 2024
Electra.aero, Inc. (Electra), a next-gen aerospace company, announced it has successfully completed high-performance ultra-short flight operations of its piloted blown-lift hybrid-electric short tak ... more
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MOON DAILY


Chang'e-6 Lands on Moon's Far Side to Collect Samples

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
EARTH OBSERVATION
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
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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
OUTER PLANETS
NASA's Europa Clipper Arrives in Florida for Launch Preparation
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 01, 2024
Crews rotated to vertical then lifted NASA's Europa Clipper spacecraft from its protective shipping container after it arrived at the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility (PHSF) at the agency's Kenn ... more
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
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MARSDAILY
Martian meteorites offer insights into Red Planet's structure
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 01, 2024
Mars has a distinct structure in its mantle and crust, with identifiable reservoirs, as revealed by meteorites analyzed by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and their ... 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
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
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