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



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ULA sets new target launch date for Space Test Program STP-3 mission.

United Launch Alliance is targeting a Nov. 22 liftoff for the U.S. Space Force STP-3 mission aboard an Atlas 5 rocket.

Read the article: https://spacenews.com/ula-sets-new-target-launch-date-for-space-test-program-stp-3-mission/

Source: SpaceNews

Published on Oct. 26, 2021, 9:23 p.m.



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Verizon announces intent to use Amazon's planned Project Kuiper constellation.

Verizon Communications is working with Amazon to develop solutions for its proposed Project Kuiper megaconstellation, with the aim of using the satellites to extend connectivity services to more rural and remote communities across the United States.

Read the article: https://spacenews.com/verizon-announces-intent-to-use-amazons-planned-project-kuiper-constellation/

Source: SpaceNews

Published on Oct. 26, 2021, 9:23 p.m.



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NASA Invites Media to Learn About S-MODE Mission.

NASA will hold a media teleconference at 1:30 p.m. EDT Friday, Oct. 29 to share information about the Sub-Mesoscale Ocean Dynamics Experiment (S-MODE), a campaign to study small ocean whirlpools, eddies, and currents.

Read the article: http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-invites-media-to-learn-about-s-mode-mission

Source: NASA

Published on Oct. 26, 2021, 6:03 p.m.



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UK funds studies to remove two spacecraft from LEO.

The UK Space Agency has awarded study contracts for a mission to remove two spacecraft from low Earth orbit by 2025.

Read the article: https://spacenews.com/uk-funds-studies-to-remove-two-spacecraft-from-leo/

Source: SpaceNews

Published on Oct. 26, 2021, 5:43 p.m.



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You Can Help Train NASA's Rovers to Better Explore Mars.

Members of the public can now help teach an artificial intelligence algorithm to recognize scientific features in images taken by NASA's Perseverance rover.

Read the article: https://mars.nasa.gov/news/9063/

Source: NASA

Published on Oct. 26, 2021, 3:43 p.m.



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SpaceX given green light to launch Crew-3 mission to ISS, Crew-2's return date set.

Having completed the Flight Readiness Review for the United States Crew Vehicle 3 (USCV-3) mission, NASA, ESA, JAXA, and SpaceX teams have given the green light for Crew-3 to launch on October 31 at 02:21 EDT (06:21 UTC) and for Crew-2 to return to Earth no earlier than November 4. 

Read the article: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/10/crew-3-frr/

Source: NASA Spaceflight

Published on Oct. 26, 2021, 2:30 p.m.



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Critical tests for NASA's large rocket remain as launch day edges closer.

"We're absolutely committed to taking it a step at a time."

Read the article: https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/10/critical-tests-for-nasas-large-rocket-remain-as-launch-day-edges-closer/

Source: Arstechnica

Published on Oct. 26, 2021, 1:11 p.m.



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Hedron, formerly Analytical Space, raises $17.8 million.

Hedron, the company formerly called Analytical Space, raised $17.8 million in a Series A fundraising round.

Read the article: https://spacenews.com/hedron-formerly-analytical-space-raises-17-8-million/

Source: SpaceNews

Published on Oct. 26, 2021, 10:03 a.m.



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Rogozin says Crew Dragon safe for Russian cosmonauts.

The head of Roscosmos says he is now satisfied that SpaceX's Crew Dragon is safe enough to carry Russian cosmonauts, clearing a major obstacle for an agreement to exchange seats between Soyuz and commercial crew vehicles.

Read the article: https://spacenews.com/rogozin-says-crew-dragon-safe-for-russian-cosmonauts/

Source: SpaceNews

Published on Oct. 26, 2021, 9:53 a.m.




Recent Space Blogs:


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How much does the James Webb Space Telescope cost?.

Find annual expenditures, charts, and comparisons for NASA's expenditures on the James Webb Space Telescope, including contributions from the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency over the same period.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/articles/cost-of-the-jwst

Source: Planetary Society

Published on Oct. 25, 2021, 5:43 p.m.

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Blurring the lines between imagination and reality.

The realities of space go beyond what we can see, and perhaps even beyond what we can imagine.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/the-downlink/blurring-the-lines-between-imagination-and-reality

Source: Planetary Society

Published on Oct. 22, 2021, 2:33 p.m.

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ExoMars 2022: The Kazachok lander and Rosalind Franklin rover.

The European Space Agency and the Russian space agency are sending a joint mission to Mars in September 2022.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/space-missions/exomars-2022-kazachok-lander-rosalind-franklin-rover

Source: Planetary Society

Published on Oct. 20, 2021, 5:23 p.m.

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We love Lucy.

Everything you need to know about NASA’s Lucy mission to the Trojan asteroids.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/the-downlink/we-love-lucy

Source: Planetary Society

Published on Oct. 15, 2021, 2:39 p.m.

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NASA’s Lucy mission: an odyssey to the Trojan asteroids.

On October 16, NASA's Lucy spacecraft is expected to depart for the Trojan asteroids — rocky bodies that share an orbit with Jupiter.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/articles/what-can-nasa-learn-from-the-trojans

Source: Planetary Society

Published on Oct. 14, 2021, 9:49 p.m.

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The Cost of NASA's Psyche Mission to a Metallic Asteroid.

The Psyche mission will cost approximately $961 million over 12 years. But that's not the whole story.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/space-policy/psyche-cost

Source: Planetary Society

Published on Oct. 11, 2021, 9:09 p.m.

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The Cost of the Lucy Mission to the Trojan Asteroids.

The Lucy spacecraft will cost approximately $989 million over 16 years. But that's not the whole story.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/space-policy/lucy-cost

Source: Planetary Society

Published on Oct. 11, 2021, 8:39 p.m.

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Some good old-fashioned space mysteries.

Exploration is teaching us a lot about the cosmos, and a lot about how much we still don’t know.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/the-downlink/some-good-old-fashioned-space-mysteries

Source: Planetary Society

Published on Oct. 8, 2021, 2:39 p.m.

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The shape of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is changing. Here’s why..

A new study says the winds within the famous Great Red Spot are speeding up in some places and slowing down in others.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/articles/why-jupiter-great-red-spot-changing-shape

Source: Planetary Society

Published on Oct. 7, 2021, 11:09 a.m.