Recent Space News:


"I believe our future depends on how well we know this Cosmos in which we float like a mote of dust in the morning sky."

- Carl Sagan



Space Development Agency's satellite contractors team up to deal with supply shortages News image
Space Development Agency's satellite contractors team up to deal with supply shortages.

The Space Development Agency and its contractors have had to scramble to deal with parts shortages and other supply chain problems that have affected the entire space industry.

Read the article: https://spacenews.com/space-development-agencys-satellite-contractors-team-up-to-deal-with-supply-shortages/

Source: SpaceNews

Published on May 17, 2022, 11:23 p.m.



Military experiment demonstrates intersatellite laser communications in low Earth orbit News image
Military experiment demonstrates intersatellite laser communications in low Earth orbit.

Two small satellites launched last summer by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency successfully established an optical link during a nearly 40-minute test.

Read the article: https://spacenews.com/military-experiment-demonstrates-intersatellite-laser-communications-in-low-earth-orbit/

Source: SpaceNews

Published on May 17, 2022, 9:43 p.m.



SpaceX already raising Falcon 9 rocket vertical for next Starlink launch News image
SpaceX already raising Falcon 9 rocket vertical for next Starlink launch.

A handful of days after a pair of Falcon 9 rockets launched 106 Starlink satellites in less than 23 hours, SpaceX has...

Read the article: https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-starlink-4-18-falcon-9-launch-webcast/

Source: Teslarati

Published on May 17, 2022, 8:54 p.m.



Operational AST SpaceMobile satellites could proceed without prototype News image
Operational AST SpaceMobile satellites could proceed without prototype.

AST SpaceMobile will start deploying operational satellites in 2023 “even in the event of any complication” with the BlueWalker 3 prototype slated to launch this summer, an executive for the cellphone-compatible broadband constellation said.

Read the article: https://spacenews.com/operational-ast-spacemobile-satellites-could-proceed-without-prototype/

Source: SpaceNews

Published on May 17, 2022, 8:43 p.m.



NASA Awards Contract for Cybersecurity, Privacy Enterprise Solutions News image
NASA Awards Contract for Cybersecurity, Privacy Enterprise Solutions.

NASA has awarded the Cybersecurity and Privacy Enterprise Solutions and Services (CyPrESS) contract to Booz Allen Hamilton of McLean, Virginia.

Read the article: http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-awards-contract-for-cybersecurity-privacy-enterprise-solutions

Source: NASA

Published on May 17, 2022, 8:14 p.m.



NASA Seeks Input on Moon to Mars Objectives, Comments Due May 31 News image
NASA Seeks Input on Moon to Mars Objectives, Comments Due May 31.

NASA Seeks Input on Moon to Mars Objectives, Comments Due May 31

Read the article: http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-seeks-input-on-moon-to-mars-objectives-comments-due-may-31

Source: NASA

Published on May 17, 2022, 7:34 p.m.



NASA's InSight Still Hunting Marsquakes as Power Levels Diminish News image
NASA's InSight Still Hunting Marsquakes as Power Levels Diminish.

Dusty solar panels and darker skies are expected to bring the Mars lander mission to a close around the end of this year.

Read the article: https://mars.nasa.gov/insight/news/nasas-insight-still-hunting-marsquakes-as-power-levels-diminish

Source: NASA

Published on May 17, 2022, 6:24 p.m.



Mars 2020 continues science in Jezero, Mars Odyssey solves Martian frost mystery News image
Mars 2020 continues science in Jezero, Mars Odyssey solves Martian frost mystery.

In late April, Perseverance and Ingenuity arrived at the edge of Jezero Crater's ancient river delta — an area of the crater that was likely once formed by flowing water, and a major focus of the Mars 2020 mission. Perseverance‘s arrival at the delta marked the beginning of the rover's second science campaign in the crater, officially kicking off on sol 407 of the mission.

Read the article: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2022/05/mars-2020-odyssey-frost/

Source: NASA Spaceflight

Published on May 17, 2022, 5:42 p.m.



NASA reveals launch dates for Artemis I through the first half of 2023 News image
NASA reveals launch dates for Artemis I through the first half of 2023.

NASA administrator declares the SLS rocket will launch this year "in August."

Read the article: https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/05/nasa-reveals-launch-dates-for-artemis-i-through-the-first-half-of-2023/

Source: Arstechnica

Published on May 17, 2022, 5:41 p.m.





Recent Space Blogs:



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How Uranus and Neptune are key to unlocking how planets form.

A flagship mission to the ice giants — Uranus and Neptune — will forever change our understanding of the origin and evolution of our solar system.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/articles/uranus-neptune-how-planets-form

Source: Planetary Society

Published on May 17, 2022, 2:04 p.m.

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RocketStars: Former Marine leads ULA's astronaut safety system.

A former U.S. Marine is United Launch Alliance's (ULA's) lead engineer for the Emergency Detection System (EDS) that increases safety for astronauts launching atop Atlas V rockets and the Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage (ICPS) of NASA's Space Laun...

Read the article: https://blog.ulalaunch.com/blog/rocketstars-former-marine-leads-ulas-astronaut-safety-system

Source: United Launch Alliance

Published on May 16, 2022, 2:54 p.m.

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RocketStars: ULA software launches human spaceflight missions.

Meet Katelyn Griego, the United Launch Alliance (ULA) software engineer who programs the Atlas V rocket for launches of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft and Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage (ICPS) on NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) for lunar...

Read the article: https://blog.ulalaunch.com/blog/rocketstars-ula-software-launches-human-spaceflight-missions

Source: United Launch Alliance

Published on May 15, 2022, 12:34 a.m.

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RocketStars:  Meet ULA's mission integration engineer for Starliner.

Tiffany Young, a dancer and a black belt in karate, is a United Launch Alliance (ULA) systems engineer tasked with overseeing the interface requirements between the Atlas V N22 rocket and Boeing's Starliner spacecraft.

Read the article: https://blog.ulalaunch.com/blog/rocketstars-meet-ulas-mission-integration-engineer-for-starliner

Source: United Launch Alliance

Published on May 13, 2022, 6:34 p.m.

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Your cosmic community.

There’s no limit to what a community of like-minded space enthusiasts, advocates and even famous luminaries can achieve when we all work together.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/the-downlink/your-cosmic-community

Source: Planetary Society

Published on May 13, 2022, 2:34 p.m.

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When to worry about an asteroid striking Earth.

The chances of large impacts from asteroids and near-Earth objects capable of causing widespread damage on Earth are small — but they aren’t zero.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/articles/asteroid-hitting-earth-when-to-worry

Source: Planetary Society

Published on May 10, 2022, 2:03 p.m.

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That’s so metal.

Gear up for a mission to a metallic world and catch up on the latest in space news.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/the-downlink/thats-so-metal

Source: Planetary Society

Published on May 6, 2022, 2:34 p.m.

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OFT-2: Atlas V and Starliner joined for launch.

Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft was hoisted atop the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket today in preparation for the second Orbital Flight Test (OFT-2)which will demonstrate the crew transportation system’s ability to safely carry astr...

Read the article: https://blog.ulalaunch.com/blog/oft-2-atlas-v-and-starliner-joined-for-launch

Source: United Launch Alliance

Published on May 4, 2022, 8:53 p.m.

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Job opening: Chief Financial Officer.

The Planetary Society is seeking a Chief Financial Officer. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and working with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Board of Directors, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) leads all financial and human resource functions for The Planetary Society.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/careers/job-opening-chief-financial-officer

Source: Planetary Society

Published on May 2, 2022, 8:35 p.m.