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



Canada's MDA eyes UK expansion News image
Canada's MDA eyes UK expansion.

Canada's MDA sees a growing opportunity to expand its international space business from the United Kingdom, where it plans to double its team to 80 employees in the next 12 months.

Read the article: https://spacenews.com/canadas-mda-eyes-uk-expansion/

Source: SpaceNews

Published on Aug. 10, 2022, 11:55 p.m.



Lockheed Martin's venture fund to increase investments in space companies News image
Lockheed Martin's venture fund to increase investments in space companies.

Lockheed Martin Ventures is increasing investments by $200 million and much of that will be focused on the space domain

Read the article: https://spacenews.com/lockheed-martins-venture-fund-to-increase-investments-in-space-companies/

Source: SpaceNews

Published on Aug. 10, 2022, 11:15 p.m.



Orbital Insight and Asterra join forces to monitor infrastructure News image
Orbital Insight and Asterra join forces to monitor infrastructure.

Orbital Insight announced plans Aug. 9 to work with Israeli startup Asterra to jointly provide remote sensing analytics to water utilities, infrastructure organizations and other industries.

Read the article: https://spacenews.com/orbital-insight-asterra/

Source: SpaceNews

Published on Aug. 10, 2022, 10:55 p.m.



SpaceX loses $900 million in rural broadband subsidies News image
SpaceX loses $900 million in rural broadband subsidies.

SpaceX has lost its bid for nearly $900 million in rural broadband subsidies for its Starlink broadband service.

Read the article: https://spacenews.com/spacex-loses-900-million-rural-broadband-subsidy/

Source: SpaceNews

Published on Aug. 10, 2022, 9:45 p.m.



Increased solar activity creates new challenges for smallsats News image
Increased solar activity creates new challenges for smallsats.

A new solar activity cycle that may be stronger than forecast poses challenges for smallsat operators keeping their spacecraft in orbit and functioning.

Read the article: https://spacenews.com/increased-solar-activity-creates-new-challenges-for-smallsats/

Source: SpaceNews

Published on Aug. 10, 2022, 9:15 p.m.



NASA to Stream Artemis I Rollout, Briefings on Science, Tech Payloads News image
NASA to Stream Artemis I Rollout, Briefings on Science, Tech Payloads.

NASA will hold a trio of media teleconferences the week of Aug. 14 to preview the science and technology payloads that will fly as part of the agency's Artemis I flight test.

Read the article: http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-to-stream-artemis-i-rollout-briefings-on-science-tech-payloads

Source: NASA

Published on Aug. 10, 2022, 9:15 p.m.



U.S. Army a key customer of BlackSky's next-generation imaging satellite News image
U.S. Army a key customer of BlackSky's next-generation imaging satellite.

BlackSky will launch a new imaging satellite in 2023 that will be used exclusively by the U.S. Army for tests and experiments.

Read the article: https://spacenews.com/u-s-army-a-key-customer-of-blackskys-next-generation-imaging-satellite/

Source: SpaceNews

Published on Aug. 10, 2022, 9:05 p.m.



NASA Sets Coverage for Russian Spacewalk News image
NASA Sets Coverage for Russian Spacewalk.

NASA will provide live coverage on Wednesday, Aug. 17, of a spacewalk with two Russian cosmonauts to continue outfitting the European robotic arm on the International Space Station's Nauka laboratory.

Read the article: http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-sets-coverage-for-russian-spacewalk

Source: NASA

Published on Aug. 10, 2022, 8:45 p.m.



DARPA selects companies for inter-satellite laser communications project News image
DARPA selects companies for inter-satellite laser communications project.

Eleven organizations were selected by DARPA to help develop laser terminals and technical standards to connect satellites in space.

Read the article: https://spacenews.com/darpa-selects-companies-for-inter-satellite-laser-communications-project/

Source: SpaceNews

Published on Aug. 10, 2022, 7:55 p.m.





Recent Space Blogs:



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Artemis I launch guide: What to expect.

NASA's Space Launch System rocket is sending the Orion crew capsule to the Moon and back.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/articles/artemis-i-launch-guide

Source: Planetary Society

Published on Aug. 9, 2022, 2:06 p.m.

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European Spaceflight Update - ESA goes nuclear.

A weekly European spaceflight update with exclusive infographics, in-depth analysis, and a review of the week's biggest announcements.

Read the article: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/andrewparsonson/issues/esa-goes-nuclear-1291428

Source: European Spaceflight Update

Published on Aug. 8, 2022, 2:05 p.m.

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Rather remarkable robots.

The robotic explorers of our Cosmos are truly impressive, as showcased by several spacecraft this week.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/the-downlink/rather-remarkable-robots

Source: Planetary Society

Published on Aug. 5, 2022, 2:35 p.m.

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European Spaceflight Update - ESA wants space-based solar power.

A weekly European spaceflight update with exclusive infographics, in-depth analysis, and a review of the week's biggest announcements.

Read the article: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/andrewparsonson/issues/esa-wants-space-based-solar-power-1281360

Source: European Spaceflight Update

Published on Aug. 5, 2022, 1:25 p.m.

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SBIRS GEO 6: Atlas V successfully launches for Space Force.

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit-6 (SBIRS GEO 6) mission for the U.S. Space Force’s Space Systems Command lifted off on Aug. 4 at 6:29 a.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex...

Read the article: https://blog.ulalaunch.com/blog/ussf-12-atlas-v-successfully-launches-for-space-force-0

Source: United Launch Alliance

Published on Aug. 4, 2022, 2:21 p.m.

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Why we have the SLS.

The SLS rests on a secure foundation of political support, a consequence of the U.S. framework of representative democracy and discretionary funding.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/articles/why-we-have-the-sls

Source: Planetary Society

Published on Aug. 3, 2022, 12:31 p.m.

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The Cost of SLS and Orion.

NASA has spent nearly $50 billion on the SLS, Orion, and related ground infrastructure programs prior to their first test launch in 2022.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/space-policy/cost-of-sls-and-orion

Source: Planetary Society

Published on Aug. 3, 2022, 12:02 p.m.

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Triton, Neptune's largest moon.

Triton is likely a captured Kuiper Belt Object and possibly an ocean world.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/worlds/triton

Source: Planetary Society

Published on Aug. 2, 2022, 2:02 p.m.

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RocketStars: Ron McKee serves as SBIRS GEO 6 launch conductor.

Once a missileer on station to defend the nation, Ron McKee now works at United Launch Alliance (ULA) where he will orchestrate the Atlas V countdown as the launch conductor for the sixth Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS GEO 6) early warning satell...

Read the article: https://blog.ulalaunch.com/blog/rocketstars-ron-mckee-serves-as-sbirs-geo-6-launch-conductor

Source: United Launch Alliance

Published on Aug. 1, 2022, 4:22 p.m.