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June 21, 2024
ROCKET SCIENCE
ASTRA 1P Launched on SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket



Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 21, 2024
SES announced that the ASTRA 1P satellite was launched by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida at 5:35 pm local time. The Ku-band satellite will enhance SES's TV neighbourhood at 19.2 degrees East, delivering content for broadcasters, sports organizations, and content owners to European TV markets. ASTRA 1P will also deliver HD content to subscribers of HD+, SES's satellite TV platform in Germany. Built by Thales Alenia Space, ASTRA 1P is based on the e ... read more

ROCKET SCIENCE
Boeing Starliner return to Earth set for June 26
Washington (AFP) June 18, 2024
NASA and Boeing are targeting a June 26 return to Earth of the Boeing Starliner from the International Space Station, officials said Tuesday. ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Hubble Telescope now relying on single-gyro 'pointing mode'
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 19, 2024
NASA on Tuesday released a Hubble Space Telescope image captured by using a new pointing mode that uses just one gyroscope. The telescope resumed operations June 14 after a gyro issue took it offline for several weeks. ... more
SPACEWAR
US Space Force Awards Contracts to Blue Origin, SpaceX, and ULA for National Security Space Launch Phase 3
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 17, 2024
The U.S. Space Force's Space Systems Command (SSC) has awarded National Security Space Launch (NSSL) Phase 3 Lane 1 contracts to Blue Origin, SpaceX, and ULA. The base Indefinite Delivery Indefinite ... more
SATURN DAILY
Titan's lakes may be shaped by waves
Boston MA (SPX) Jun 21, 2024
Titan, Saturn's largest moon, is the only other planetary body in the solar system that currently hosts active rivers, lakes, and seas. These otherworldly river systems are thought to be filled with ... more
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MARSDAILY
Marsquakes may help reveal whether liquid water exists underground on red planet
University Park PA (SPX) Jun 21, 2024
If liquid water exists today on Mars, it may be too deep underground to detect with traditional methods used on Earth. But listening to earthquakes that occur on Mars - or marsquakes - could offer a ... more
MOON DAILY
Laying the foundation for lunar base construction
Seoul, South Korea (SPX) Jun 21, 2024
KICT Studies Microwave Sintering of Lunar Soil for Moon Base Construction NASA's Artemis program aims to build a lunar base, but transporting construction materials from Earth to the Moon is e ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
New Evidence Suggests Dark Matter Influence Extends Further Than Thought
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 21, 2024
Scientists at Case Western Reserve University have discovered new evidence that could reshape our understanding of the cosmos. Tobias Mistele, a post-doctoral scholar in the Department of Astr ... more
SPACEMART
Iridium Expands Satellite Time and Location Service to Europe and Asia Pacific
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 21, 2024
Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: IRDM), a provider of global voice and data satellite communications, announced the expanded commercial availability of its Satellite Time and Location (STL) serv ... more

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TECH SPACE


Space Systems Command Grants Contracts for Space Laser Communication Prototypes

EARTH OBSERVATION
Preparing ESA's Arctic Weather Satellite for Liftoff
Paris, France (SPX) Jun 18, 2024
ESA's Arctic Weather Satellite is set to launch in a few weeks. Currently, the satellite is at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California for final preparations. This mission aims to improve short-te ... more
SPACEWAR
Redwire to Lead DARPA SabreSat VLEO Mission
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 18, 2024
Redwire Corporation (NYSE: RDW) announced it has secured a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to act as the prime mission integrator for an air-breathing satellite. ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
Frontier Technology Chosen for $1B Military Satellite Software Contract
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 17, 2024
Frontier Technology Inc. (FTI) has been selected by the Space Rapid Capabilities Office (Space RCO) as one of twenty companies to compete for the Rapid Resilient Command and Control (R2C2) indefinit ... more
SPACEWAR
Vyoma Awards Aerospacelab Contract for Second Space Surveillance Satellite
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 17, 2024
Vyoma has awarded Aerospacelab a contract to build a microsatellite that will carry Vyoma's second Space Situational Awareness (SSA) optical payload, set for launch by the end of 2025. This mission ... more
AEROSPACE
Thales, Spire Global, and ESSP Collaborate on Space-Based Air Traffic Surveillance Service
Paris, France (SPX) Jun 17, 2024
Thales (Euronext Paris: HO), Spire Global (NYSE: SPIR), and European Satellite Services Provider (ESSP) have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to introduce global satellite-based surveillance servi ... more
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Space Force Assigns Ursa Space to Deliver Analytics to USINDOPACOM Post-Japanese Disaster

SPACE TRAVEL
Voyager 1 Resumes Full Science Operations
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 17, 2024
The spacecraft has resumed gathering information about interstellar space. NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft is conducting normal science operations for the first time following a technical issue th ... more
EXO WORLDS
Watery Planets Orbiting Dead Stars Could Be Good Candidates for Life Study
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 17, 2024
The small footprint and dim light of white dwarfs, remnants of stars that have burned through their fuel, may make excellent backdrops for studying planets with enough water to harbor life. Th ... more
SPACEMART
Ovzon 3 satellite reaches geostationary orbit
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 17, 2024
Ovzon's proprietary satellite Ovzon 3 has reached its orbital position in the geostationary arc after a five-month journey. Initial tests conducted by manufacturing partner Maxar have been completed ... more
MARSDAILY
NASA's Perseverance Reaches Key Scientific Target in Ancient Riverbed
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 17, 2024
Initially considered a simple route free of obstructions, Neretva Vallis has presented numerous geological opportunities for the science team. After navigating through a dune field to avoid ch ... more
SATURN DAILY
UH scientists discover massive energy imbalance on Saturn
Houston TX (SPX) Jun 21, 2024
A groundbreaking discovery by researchers at the University of Houston has revealed a massive energy imbalance on Saturn, shedding new light on planetary science and evolution and challenging existi ... more
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EXO WORLDS
Iron meteorites hint that our infant solar system was more doughnut than dartboard
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 21, 2024
Four and a half billion years ago, our solar system was a cloud of gas and dust swirling around the sun, until gas began to condense and accrete along with dust to form asteroids and planets. What d ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE
Solar Orbiter Observes Major Solar Activity
Paris, France (SPX) Jun 21, 2024
The hyperactive sunspot region responsible for the beautiful auroras earlier in May was still alive and kicking when it rotated away from Earth's view. Watching from the other side of the Sun, the E ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
French-Chinese probe to hunt universe's biggest explosions
Paris (AFP) June 20, 2024
A French-Chinese telescope satellite will blast off this weekend on a mission to hunt down gamma-ray bursts, the most powerful explosions in the universe. ... more
SPACEMART
SES completes euro 3 billion acquisition financing syndication
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jun 21, 2024
SES S.A. has successfully syndicated a euro 3 billion acquisition financing package to support its earlier agreement to acquire Intelsat S.A. Deutsche Bank AG and Morgan Stanley underwrote a euro 3 ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Black hole observed 'awakening' for the first time
Paris (AFP) June 18, 2024
Astronomers have been able to observe a supermassive black hole waking up and setting the heart of its host galaxy alight for the first time, the European Southern Observatory said on Tuesday. ... more
MOON DAILY
China's Chang'e 6 Spacecraft Spotted by NASA's LRO on Lunar Far Side
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 18, 2024
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) captured an image of China's Chang'e 6 sample return spacecraft on the Moon's far side on June 7. Chang'e 6 had landed on June 1, and LRO imaged the lander ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Rocket Lab Signs Largest Electron Launch Deal with Synspective
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jun 18, 2024
Rocket Lab USA, Inc. (Nasdaq: RKLB) announced a ten-launch agreement with Japanese Earth observation company Synspective. The deal, the largest in Rocket Lab's history for its Electron launch vehicl ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
China' conducts ignition test conducted on new rocket
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 18, 2024
Chinese rocket scientists and engineers conducted a critical test of a propulsion system for a new carrier rocket, essential for China's future manned moon landings. "During the ignition test ... more
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SPACE TRAVEL
Kayhan Space Launches Comprehensive Spaceflight Intelligence Platform
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 17, 2024
Kayhan Space has launched Satcat.com, a spaceflight intelligence exchange that aggregates historical and real-time data for objects and events in Earth's orbit. Satcat is designed for a wide range o ... more
VSAT NEWS
Ovzon Introduces New Mobile Satellite Terminals
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 17, 2024
Ovzon has announced the launch of two new mobile satellite terminals, the Ovzon P20 and Ovzon P30. These ruggedized parabolic broadband terminals are designed for use in land, maritime, and airborne ... more
TECH SPACE
Mitsubishi Electric to Ship GaN MMIC Power Amplifier Samples for Ka-band SATCOM
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jun 17, 2024
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it will begin shipping samples of 8W and 14W gallium nitride (GaN) monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) power amplifiers ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Pair Plasmas Generated in Laboratory Setting
Rochester NY (SPX) Jun 17, 2024
Black holes and neutron stars are among the densest known objects in the universe. Within and around these environments exist plasmas, the fourth state of matter alongside solids, liquids, and gases ... more
EXO WORLDS
Discovery of Four Mini-Neptunes Around Red Dwarfs
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jun 17, 2024
A study has identified mini-Neptunes orbiting four red dwarfs using data from a global network of ground-based telescopes and the TESS space telescope. These four mini-Neptunes are close to their pa ... more
TECH SPACE
7 Essential Tools for Diagnosing and Resolving Dirty Power Issues
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 17, 2024
Many people and businesses encounter challenges related to power. These include disturbances such as sudden voltage changes, surges, dips, fluctuations, and unwanted harmonics that can disrupt equip ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
NASA delays return of Starliner astronauts from space station
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 14, 2024
Starliner's return to Earth is now delayed to June 22 or later, NASA announced Friday. ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
NASA cancels ISS spacewalk after 'spacesuit discomfort'
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 13, 2024
NASA called off a spacewalk Thursday morning at the International Space Station because of an issue with one of the space suits, officials said. ... more
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