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 Force general warns of ‘window of vulnerability' in satellite defense News image
Space Force general warns of ‘window of vulnerability' in satellite defense.

U.S. Space Command's Gen. Stephen Whiting: “The PRC is moving breathtakingly fast in space”

Read the article: https://spacenews.com/space-force-general-warns-of-window-of-vulnerability-in-satellite-defense/

Source: SpaceNews

Published on Feb. 29, 2024, 5:06 p.m.



China launches first high orbit internet satellite News image
China launches first high orbit internet satellite.

China launched the first of a new "high orbit" internet satellite series Thursday, apparently to provide internet services to China and surrounding areas.

Read the article: https://spacenews.com/china-launches-first-high-orbit-internet-satellite/

Source: SpaceNews

Published on Feb. 29, 2024, 2:40 p.m.



NASA monitoring increased leak in Russian ISS module News image
NASA monitoring increased leak in Russian ISS module.

NASA says it is studying a long-running air leak on a Russian International Space Station module that recently doubled in magnitude, but that the leak does not currently pose a safety risk.

Read the article: https://spacenews.com/nasa-monitoring-increased-leak-in-russian-iss-module/

Source: SpaceNews

Published on Feb. 29, 2024, 12:36 p.m.



India targets uncrewed Gaganyaan orbital test mission in July, crewed flight in 2025 News image
India targets uncrewed Gaganyaan orbital test mission in July, crewed flight in 2025.

India plans to conduct a first uncrewed orbital test flight for its Gaganyaan human spaceflight program in July this year.

Read the article: https://spacenews.com/india-targets-uncrewed-gaganyaan-orbital-test-mission-in-july-crewed-flight-in-2025/

Source: SpaceNews

Published on Feb. 29, 2024, 10:26 a.m.



Elve raises $15 million to speed up manufacturing of millimeter-wave amplifiers News image
Elve raises $15 million to speed up manufacturing of millimeter-wave amplifiers.

Elve, a startup manufacturing millimeter wave amplifiers for terrestrial and space applications, raised $15 million in a Series A investment round.

Read the article: https://spacenews.com/elve-raises-15-million-to-speed-up-manufacturing-of-millimeter-wave-amplifiers/

Source: SpaceNews

Published on Feb. 29, 2024, 7:13 a.m.



NASA AND IM AGREE: ODYSSEUS IS A SUCCESS News image
NASA AND IM AGREE: ODYSSEUS IS A SUCCESS.

Intuitive Machines' Odysseus lunar lander, the first U.S. spacecraft to soft-land on the Moon in 52 years, is a success as far as the company and NASA are concerned. Despite […]

Read the article: https://spacepolicyonline.com/news/nasa-and-im-agree-odysseus-is-a-success/

Source: SpacePolicyOnline.com

Published on Feb. 29, 2024, 4:54 a.m.



Leak in ISS Russian Segment Increases, But Not an Immediate Concern News image
Leak in ISS Russian Segment Increases, But Not an Immediate Concern.

NASA said today the air leak in the Russian segment of the International Space Station has increased, but along with Russia's Roscosmos stressed it does not present an imminent threat. […]

Read the article: https://spacepolicyonline.com/news/leak-in-iss-russian-segment-increases-but-not-an-immediate-concern/

Source: SpacePolicyOnline.com

Published on Feb. 29, 2024, 2:56 a.m.



Intuitive Machines and NASA call IM-1 lunar lander a success as mission winds down News image
Intuitive Machines and NASA call IM-1 lunar lander a success as mission winds down.

NASA and Intuitive Machines declared the IM-1 mission, in its final hours, an “unqualified success” despite a hard landing that left the spacecraft askew.

Read the article: https://spacenews.com/intuitive-machines-and-nasa-call-im-1-lunar-lander-a-success-as-mission-winds-down/

Source: SpaceNews

Published on Feb. 29, 2024, midnight



Congressional Leadership Agrees to Push Shutdown Worries Down the Road News image
Congressional Leadership Agrees to Push Shutdown Worries Down the Road.

The top Democratic and Republican leaders in the Senate and House agreed today to pass another Continuing Resolution this week to avoid a partial government shutdown. Funding for departments and […]

Read the article: https://spacepolicyonline.com/news/congressional-leadership-agrees-to-push-shutdown-worries-down-the-road/

Source: SpacePolicyOnline.com

Published on Feb. 28, 2024, 11:59 p.m.





Recent Space Blogs:



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Two words: space warehouse.

What is a space warehouse, and why should we care?

Read the article: https://europeanspaceflight.substack.com/p/two-words-space-warehouse

Source: European Spaceflight

Published on Feb. 29, 2024, 1:40 p.m.

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The coolest new space pictures: February 2024.

A U.S. mission lands on the Moon for the first time in decades, thanks to collaboration between NASA and commercial space.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/worlds/coolest-space-pictures

Source: Planetary Society

Published on Feb. 28, 2024, 10:46 p.m.

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A ridge over hidden water.

Ridges on Mars and Europa hint at past and present water. Distant dwarf planets are unexpectedly warm. And we’re working hard to help find life.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/the-downlink/a-ridge-over-hidden-water

Source: Planetary Society

Published on Feb. 23, 2024, 3:36 p.m.

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Can SpaceX’s Starship save Mars Sample Return?.

Though promising conceptually, Starship presents more questions than answers for NASA's Mars Sample Return needs.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/articles/can-spacexs-starship-save-nasas-mars-sample-return

Source: Planetary Society

Published on Feb. 22, 2024, 4:46 p.m.

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Robots and Astronauts: ESA's Cosmic Buddy System.

Plus, an interview with ESA Human and Robotic Exploration Director Daniel Neuenschwander

Read the article: https://europeanspaceflight.substack.com/p/robots-and-astronauts-esas-cosmic

Source: European Spaceflight

Published on Feb. 22, 2024, 2:02 p.m.

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OSIRIS-APEX, NASA's asteroid Apophis chaser.

The NASA probe is on a mission to the potentially dangerous asteroid Apophis

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/space-missions/osiris-apex

Source: Planetary Society

Published on Feb. 20, 2024, 9:56 p.m.

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How to host an eclipse party.

Hosting a solar eclipse-watching party is a fantastic way to share one of nature’s most awe-inspiring events with your friends and family. Here’s a guide to hosting a safe and memorable eclipse-watching party.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/articles/how-to-host-an-eclipse-party

Source: Planetary Society

Published on Feb. 20, 2024, 3:06 p.m.

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Weekly Roundup for SpacePolicyOnline.com: February 12-18, 2024.

Here are links to all the articles published on SpacePolicyOnline.com over the last week, February 11-18, 2024, including our “What’s Happening in Space Policy” for this coming week. Click on […]

Read the article: https://spacepolicyonline.com/news/weekly-roundup-for-spacepolicyonline-com-february-12-18-2024/

Source: SpacePolicyOnline.com

Published on Feb. 19, 2024, 3:17 p.m.

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Far from predictable.

Some things, like solar cycles, are hard to predict. Others, like Zoozve taking the world by storm, are even more unpredictable.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/the-downlink/far-from-predictable

Source: Planetary Society

Published on Feb. 16, 2024, 3:37 p.m.