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



Planetary scientists are starting to get stirred up by Starship's potential News image
Planetary scientists are starting to get stirred up by Starship's potential.

"It could provide a revolutionary new way of exploring these worlds."

Read the article: https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/12/planetary-scientists-are-starting-to-get-stirred-up-by-starships-potential/

Source: Arstechnica

Published on Dec. 1, 2021, 11:45 a.m.



SpaceX grapples with Raptor production problems News image
SpaceX grapples with Raptor production problems.

Problems increasing production of the Raptor engines that power SpaceX's Starship vehicle have led to personnel shakeups at the company and a warning from founder Elon Musk that the company risked “bankruptcy” if the company could not resolve them.

Read the article: https://spacenews.com/spacex-grapples-with-raptor-production-problems/

Source: SpaceNews

Published on Dec. 1, 2021, 11:28 a.m.



SpaceX raises Falcon 9 rocket vertical for Starlink rideshare launch News image
SpaceX raises Falcon 9 rocket vertical for Starlink rideshare launch.

SpaceX has raised Falcon 9 vertical for a record-breaking Starlink and rideshare mission known as Starlink Group 4 Launch 3 (4-3). According...

Read the article: https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-falcon-9-vertical-starlink-4-3-rideshare/

Source: Teslarati

Published on Dec. 1, 2021, 10:09 a.m.



NASA inspector general warns of space station gap News image
NASA inspector general warns of space station gap.

Concerns about the long-term viability of some existing International Space Station modules and the potential of delays in development of commercial space stations heighten the risk of a gap in low Earth orbit destinations, a new report warns.

Read the article: https://spacenews.com/nasa-inspector-general-warns-of-space-station-gap/

Source: SpaceNews

Published on Dec. 1, 2021, 9:58 a.m.



Lightfoot to lead Lockheed Martin space unit News image
Lightfoot to lead Lockheed Martin space unit.

Lockheed Martin has named a former acting administrator of NASA as the new head of its space business unit.

Read the article: https://spacenews.com/lightfoot-to-lead-lockheed-martin-space-unit/

Source: SpaceNews

Published on Nov. 30, 2021, 11:38 p.m.



China launches surge of space missions News image
China launches surge of space missions.

China has launched four space missions from three different spaceports in the span of a week, hauling cargo into orbit for military communications, radar surveillance, and optical imaging.

Read the article: https://spaceflightnow.com/2021/11/30/china-launches-four-rockets-to-orbit-in-one-week/

Source: Spaceflight Now

Published on Nov. 30, 2021, 10:18 p.m.



Elon Musk says SpaceX could soon face bankruptcy – here's why that's unlikely News image
Elon Musk says SpaceX could soon face bankruptcy – here's why that's unlikely.

In a new leaked email, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says that the company could go bankrupt if, by the end of 2022,...

Read the article: https://www.teslarati.com/elon-musk-spacex-starship-starlink-bankruptcy/

Source: Teslarati

Published on Nov. 30, 2021, 9:29 p.m.



NASA TV to Air IXPE Prelaunch Activities, Launch News image
NASA TV to Air IXPE Prelaunch Activities, Launch.

NASA will provide coverage of the upcoming prelaunch and launch activities for the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) mission, the first satellite dedicated to measuring the polarization of X-rays from a variety of cosmic sources, such as black holes and neutron stars.

Read the article: http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-tv-to-air-ixpe-prelaunch-activities-launch

Source: NASA

Published on Nov. 30, 2021, 8:59 p.m.



Anuvu raises $50 million for small GEO mobility constellation News image
Anuvu raises $50 million for small GEO mobility constellation.

Investors that rescued Anuvu from bankruptcy in March have thrown $50 million behind plans for the mobile connectivity provider to have its own constellation of small geostationary-orbit (GEO) satellites.

Read the article: https://spacenews.com/anuvu-raises-50-million-for-small-geo-mobility-constellation/

Source: SpaceNews

Published on Nov. 30, 2021, 8:48 p.m.





Recent Space Blogs:



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STP-3: Atlas V to power payloads during long ascent.

An unprecedented accommodation provided by the Atlas V rocket to supply power to the two satellites launching aboard the Space Test Program (STP)-3 mission is designed to give both spacecraft the best opportunity to begin successful missions.For the...

Read the article: https://blog.ulalaunch.com/blog/stp-3-atlas-v-to-power-payloads-during-long-ascent

Source: United Launch Alliance

Published on Nov. 30, 2021, 6:59 p.m.

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RocketStars: Bringing a new payload fairing to Atlas, Vulcan.

Protecting the Space Test Program (STP)-3 satellites during ascent through Earth's atmosphere is the first-of-its-kind payload fairing on the Atlas V rocket, a design that United Launch Alliance (ULA) engineer Melissa Collins spent more than two years working to develop and qualify for launch.

Read the article: https://blog.ulalaunch.com/blog/rocketstars-bringing-a-new-payload-fairing-to-atlas-vulcan

Source: United Launch Alliance

Published on Nov. 29, 2021, 11 a.m.

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Optimism, ethics and pride.

The values that have driven space exploration since its beginnings are still going strong today.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/the-downlink/optimism-ethics-and-pride

Source: Planetary Society

Published on Nov. 26, 2021, 3:32 p.m.

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STP-3: Two satellites placed atop Atlas V for launch.

The most powerful variant of the Atlas V rocket is ready for its longest flight in history to deliver two spacecraft into geosynchronous orbit for the U.S. Space Force.

Read the article: https://blog.ulalaunch.com/blog/stp-3-two-satellites-placed-atop-atlas-v-for-launch

Source: United Launch Alliance

Published on Nov. 22, 2021, 5:19 p.m.

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Gifts for space lovers.

Looking for the best space gifts for the holidays? Whether you’re shopping for the space enthusiast in your life or are looking for ideas for your own wish list, we’ve got you covered. This space gift guide brings together suggestions from the people who love space the most: Planetary Society members and supporters.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/articles/gifts-for-space-lovers-2021

Source: Planetary Society

Published on Nov. 22, 2021, 4:12 p.m.

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Craters are great but we’ve had enough, thank you.

Take a look at some of Earth’s epic impact craters, and learn what we’re doing to ensure they’re our last.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/the-downlink/craters-are-great-but-weve-had-enough-thank-you

Source: Planetary Society

Published on Nov. 19, 2021, 8:22 p.m.

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DART mission resources for space fans and the press.

Exclusive Planetary Society materials to help space fans tell the world about NASA's upcoming mission to impact an asteroid.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/articles/dart-mission-resources

Source: Planetary Society

Published on Nov. 17, 2021, 3:06 p.m.

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GOES-T: Atlas V arrives at launch site for next generation weather satellite.

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket that will launch the GOES-T weather observatory for NASA's Launch Services Program in 2022 has arrived at Cape Canaveral from the factory aboard the R/S RocketShip.The Atlas V booster stage and Centaur...

Read the article: https://blog.ulalaunch.com/blog/goes-t-meet-rocketship-ulas-vessel-that-makes-deliveries

Source: United Launch Alliance

Published on Nov. 16, 2021, 5:20 p.m.

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LightSail 2 sails into Smithsonian.

The prestigious Washington, D.C. institution will display two models of LightSail 2, which is continuing to demonstrate flight by light in Earth orbit.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/articles/lightsail-2-sails-into-smithsonian

Source: Planetary Society

Published on Nov. 16, 2021, 3:07 p.m.