Space News from SpaceDaily.com
June 10, 2024
ROCKET SCIENCE
European Consortium Receives euro 15M for Inflatable Heat Shield Development



Madrid, Spain (SPX) Jun 10, 2024
A European consortium, led by Spanish mission and system integrator Elecnor Deimos ("Deimos"), is working to develop an inflatable heat shield (IHS) for recovering rocket stages from space. This system could also protect cargo during re-entry and may be used for Mars missions. ICARUS ("Inflatable Concept Aeroshell for the Recovery of a re-Usable launcher Stage") has received euro 10 million in funding from the European Commission (EC) under the Horizon Europe programme (grant nr. 101134997). This ... read more

SPACEMART
Yahsat Contracts Airbus for New Al Yah Satellites
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 10, 2024
Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PJSC (Yahsat) has contracted Airbus Defence and Space for its new geostationary telecommunications satellites, Al Yah 4 ("AY4") and Al Yah 5 ("AY5"). Th ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Earth's Climate May Have Been Affected by Interstellar Clouds 2 Million Years Ago
Boston MA (SPX) Jun 10, 2024
Around two million years ago, Earth experienced multiple ice ages, coinciding with significant climatic changes. Scientists propose that these ice ages were caused by factors such as the planet's ti ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Virgin Galactic completes final spaceflight before two-year pause
Washington (AFP) June 8, 2024
Virgin Galactic on Saturday successfully completed its last spaceflight before heading into a two-year pause on commercial operations to upgrade its fleet, as the space tourism company seeks to finally turn a profit. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Ohio State students to test space food solutions for NASA
Columbus OH (SPX) Jun 09, 2024
NASA's Deep Space Food Challenge kicks off its final eight-week demonstration this month, and a new crew is running the show. NASA's partner for the Deep Space Food Challenge, the Methuselah F ... more
Previous Issues Jun 07 Jun 06 Jun 05 Jun 04 Jun 03
ADVERTISEMENT


SPACE.WIRE
TECH.WIRE
NUKE.WIRE
ROCKET SCIENCE
Ariane 6 to Launch SpaceCase SC-X01 for Heat Shield Demonstration
Paris, France (SPX) Jun 07, 2024
Europe's newest rocket, Ariane 6, is set to launch soon, carrying multiple space missions with diverse objectives and destinations. The first flight of Ariane 6 will demonstrate its versatility and ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
US and Germany double down on space exploration
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 09, 2024
U.S. and German officials this week met in Berlin to discuss ongoing and future collaborations in space exploration and Earth science. Leaders at the inaugural U.S.-Germany Space Dialogue highlighte ... more
MOON DAILY
Chang'e-6 highlights China's goal to build international collaboration
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 09, 2024
China's Chang'e-6 probe, carrying expectations from scientists worldwide, is currently in orbit around the moon, awaiting the optimal moment for its return journey. If successful, Chang'e-6 wi ... more
MARSDAILY
NASA explores new Mars Sample Return concepts
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 09, 2024
NASA is advancing with ten studies to explore more affordable and faster ways to return samples from Mars' surface to Earth as part of the Mars Sample Return Program. NASA will award a firm-fixed-pr ... more

ADVERTISEMENT

Commercial UAV Expo | Sept 3-5, 2024 | Las Vegas

MARSDAILY


New analysis suggests lack of subglacial lake on Mars

TIME AND SPACE
Earliest detection of metals challenges understanding of first galaxies
London, UK (SPX) Jun 09, 2024
Astronomers have detected carbon in a galaxy just 350 million years after the Big Bang, marking the earliest detection of any element in the universe other than hydrogen. Using the James Webb ... more
TIME AND SPACE
New spectrograph to aid in search for extraterrestrial life
Paris, France (SPX) Jun 09, 2024
ESO has signed an agreement with an international consortium of institutions for the design and construction of ANDES, the ArmazoNes high Dispersion Echelle Spectrograph. The ANDES instrument will b ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Rocket Lab plans 50th Electron mission to deploy five satellites for Kineis
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 07, 2024
Rocket Lab USA, Inc. (Nasdaq: RKLB) ("Rocket Lab or "the Company) has announced the launch window for its 50th Electron mission, which will deploy five Internet-of-Things (IoT) satellites for French ... more
MOON DAILY
Apollo 8 astronaut dies in small plane crash at age 90
Washington (AFP) June 8, 2024
William Anders, the former US astronaut who took the historic "Earthrise" photo from space over 55 years ago, died in a plane crash on Friday at the age of 90, his family said. ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Astronomers Await Visible Nova Event in Corona Borealis
Huntsville AL (SPX) Jun 07, 2024
This summer, astronomers around the world, both professional and amateur, will focus on a small constellation in the night sky. The focus is on a dark spot in the Corona Borealis, where a bright nov ... more
ADVERTISEMENT


STELLAR CHEMISTRY


Milky Way Collision Occurred Billions of Years Later Than Previously Thought

PHYSICS NEWS
Artificial gravity space stations in development for Europe
Paris, France (SPX) Jun 09, 2024
Many are familiar with movies like "2001: A Space Odyssey" and "Star Trek," where astronauts live and work on space stations with artificial gravity. This science fiction is becoming reality. ... more
PHYSICS NEWS
UAH Research Suggests Gravity Without Mass Could Eliminate Need for Dark Matter
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 07, 2024
Dark matter, hypothesized to explain gravitational effects that general relativity cannot, remains enigmatic since its proposal in 1932 by Dutch astronomer Jan Oort. Dr. Richard Lieu from The Univer ... more
SPACEWAR
Emerging Cybersecurity Risks to Space and Defense Industries Highlighted
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 07, 2024
Cybersecurity in the space domain is an emerging area of focus for government and industry worldwide. Recent events in conflict zones have highlighted the vulnerability of essential infrastructure a ... more
WHITE OUT
Volunteers Set New Records in Mountain Rain or Snow Project
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 06, 2024
The Mountain Rain or Snow project engaged 1,684 volunteers this winter to track precipitation, an increase of about a third from last season. These participants submitted over 32,110 observations, e ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Boeing Starliner crew aboard ISS after challenging docking
Washington (AFP) June 6, 2024
A Boeing Starliner capsule carrying its first ever astronauts docked with the International Space Station on Thursday after overcoming unexpected challenges arising from thruster malfunctions and helium leaks. ... more
ADVERTISEMENT


ROCKET SCIENCE
In first, SpaceX's megarocket Starship nails ocean splashdown
Boca Chica, United States (AFP) June 6, 2024
SpaceX's massive Starship rocket achieved its first ever splashdown during a test flight Thursday, in a major milestone for the prototype system that may one day send humans to Mars. ... more
MOON DAILY
Lunar Samples Transferred for Return to Earth
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 07, 2024
Lunar samples collected from the moon's far side by China's Chang'e 6 mission have been delivered to their final carrier for the return trip to Earth, according ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Earth and space share similar turbulence dynamics
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jun 09, 2024
In a paper published in Geophysical Research Letters, researchers have discovered that turbulence in the thermosphere follows the same physical laws as wind in the lower atmosphere. Additionally, wi ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Sentinel-5 Air Quality Instrument Ready for Installation
Paris, France (SPX) Jun 07, 2024
Following months of testing, the Copernicus Sentinel-5 instrument has been delivered to Airbus in France for installation on the MetOp Second Generation weather satellite. Sentinel-5, a Copern ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
NASA Scientists Take to the Seas to Study Air Quality
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jun 07, 2024
Satellites continuously peer down from orbit to take measurements of Earth, and this week a group of scientists set sail to verify some of those data points. On June 2, the SCOAPE (Satellite C ... more
FIRE STORM
AI on CubeSats Speeds Up Bushfire Detection
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 07, 2024
Australian scientists are advancing in detecting bushfires quickly, using cube satellites equipped with AI that can identify fires from space 500 times faster than traditional ground-based methods. ... more
OUTER PLANETS
Understanding Cyclones on Jupiter Through Oceanography
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 07, 2024
New research led by Lia Siegelman, a physical oceanographer at UC San Diego"s Scripps Institution of Oceanography, indicates that the turbulent storms at Jupiter"s polar regions are influenced by pr ... 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
ADVERTISEMENT


EXO WORLDS
Planet-forming Disks Around Low-mass Stars Show Unique Characteristics
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Jun 07, 2024
Planets form in disks of gas and dust orbiting young stars. The MIRI Mid-INfrared Disk Survey (MINDS), led by Thomas Henning from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) in Heidelberg, Germany ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Exotic black holes could be a byproduct of dark matter
Boston MA (SPX) Jun 07, 2024
For every kilogram of matter that we can see - from the computer on your desk to distant stars and galaxies - there are 5 kilograms of invisible matter that suffuse our surroundings. This "dark matt ... more
TECH SPACE
10 Benefits of Using 360Learning for Your Company's Learning Needs
Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 22, 2024
When it comes to enhancing employee training and development, companies are always on the lookout for solutions that cater to their learning requirements. Among the options in the market, 360Learnin ... 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
TECH SPACE
Security considerations in flight launcher software
London, UK (SPX) May 21, 2024
When Latitude began creating their small satellite launcher, Zephyr, they recognized the importance of selecting the correct programming language and development tools to support their efforts. They chose to work with high-integrity software experts AdaCore. ... more
TECH SPACE
Over 40 Entities Join the Zero Debris Charter
Paris, France (SPX) Jun 07, 2024
More than 40 companies, research centers, and international organizations signed the Zero Debris Charter at the Berlin International Airshow (ILA), confirming their dedication to long-term sustainab ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Planet Labs Prepares to Launch Tanager-1 Hyperspectral Satellite
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 07, 2024
Planet Labs PBC (NYSE:PL), a provider of daily Earth data and insights, announced that its first hyperspectral satellite, Tanager-1, is ready for launch. Supported by the Carbon Mapper Coalition and ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
'Nicely done!' Boeing Starliner astronauts welcomed to ISS at last
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 6, 2024
Boeing Starliner astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams were welcomed aboard the International Space Station Thursday at 3:45 p.m. following a successful 1:34 p.m. EDT docking. ... more
ADVERTISEMENT




Buy Advertising About Us Editorial & Other Enquiries Privacy statement
The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2023 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement