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Sun is Likely an Unaccounted Source of the Earth's Water

Sun is Likely an Unaccounted Source of the Earth's Water

Space Tech Journal
Nov 29, 2021
One in Five Galaxies in the Early Universe Could Still be Hidden

One in Five Galaxies in the Early Universe Could Still be Hidden

Outer space astronomers have discovered two previously invisible galaxies billions of light-years away. Their discovery suggests that up to one in five such distant galaxies remain hidden from our telescopes, camouflaged by cosmic dust. The new knowledge changes perceptions of our universe's evolution since the Big Bang.
Space Tech Journal
Nov 25, 2021
Saber Astronautics, Axiom Space Develop Australian Astronaut Programs

Saber Astronautics, Axiom Space Develop Australian Astronaut Programs

Saber Astronautics has signed a deal with private spaceflight leader Axiom Space, Inc. to create an Australian presence on the International Space Station. Saber Astronautics will develop the first formal program to enable Australians and Australian industry to, via Axiom, access the Station's orbiting microgravity laboratory and develop a new generation of space-developed products for human health, materials, electronics, cleantech, and more.
Space Tech Journal
Nov 23, 2021
DART Launch Could be Key Step Forward in Planetary Defence

DART Launch Could be Key Step Forward in Planetary Defence

DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test), which is scheduled to launch at 10:20 p.m. PST on Nov. 23 out of Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, is NASA's first planetary defense mission. This mission will demonstrate asteroid deflection via kinetic impact. The goal is to collide with the target to see how the orbit changes. It's a test run to see if such a plan is feasible should we find an asteroid on a collision course with Earth one day.
Space Tech Journal
Nov 17, 2021
NASA Outlines Challenges, Progress for Artemis Moon Missions

NASA Outlines Challenges, Progress for Artemis Moon Missions

In the first major Artemis update provided under the Biden-Harris Administration, NASA leadership discussed the challenges and progress of America's lunar exploration plans and reiterated a long-term commitment to exploring the Moon and sending astronauts to Mars.
Space Tech Journal
Nov 15, 2021
Net Zero Space: Initiative to Combat Space Debris

Net Zero Space: Initiative to Combat Space Debris

The "Net Zero Space" initiative which has been launched with support from several leading players in the space industry. The ambition of this international alliance is to create a sustainable outer space environment in 2030 by initiating immediate action to contain and mitigate the generation of in-orbit debris.
External Company Press Release
CSUG & Teledyne e2v Unveil AI-Enabled Smart Nanosatellite

CSUG & Teledyne e2v Unveil AI-Enabled Smart Nanosatellite

Designed for implementation in a 6U CubeSat (of 10cm x 20cm x 30cm dimensions), the QlevEr Sat demo is the latest development in an ongoing collaboration between CSUG and Teledyne e2v that was first established four years ago.
External Company Press Release
Satellite Vu Secures £1m Funding Boost From UK Space Agency

Satellite Vu Secures £1m Funding Boost From UK Space Agency

Satellite Vu, an Earth observation company which offers the highest resolution thermal imagery and insights, has secured a major new funding boost from the UK Space Agency.
Space Tech Journal
Nov 8, 2021
Ultra-Lightweight Thin Film Solar Cells for Space Mission

Ultra-Lightweight Thin Film Solar Cells for Space Mission

Midsummer has entered into a partnership with Italian Research Consortium Hypatia to provide ultra-lightweight thin film solar cells for a number of cutting-edge projects, including a space mission to the stratosphere planned for October 2022.
Space Tech Journal
Nov 5, 2021
Making Space Travel Inclusive for All

Making Space Travel Inclusive for All

In a weightless, microgravity environment like space, what do ability and disability look like? How can someone with partial sight or impaired mobility navigate in a confined space like the space station? As scientists and innovators continue to push the boundaries of spaceflight and the possibility of human life on other planets, how can we build space infrastructure that is inclusive of all humans?
Space Tech Journal
Nov 4, 2021
Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar - Smart Cities in 2022

Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar - Smart Cities in 2022

Friday 12 November 2021 - covering recent progress with smart cities and what is likely to happen in 2022. It deals with both new cities and existing ones that are radically modernising. Learn how the objectives are now far more ambitious
Space Tech Journal
Nov 2, 2021
CubeSat to Assess Origins of Hot Plasma in the Sun's Corona

CubeSat to Assess Origins of Hot Plasma in the Sun's Corona

NASA has selected the CubeSat Imaging X-Ray Solar Spectrometer, led by Southwest Research Institute, to measure the elemental composition of hot, multimillion-degree plasmas in the Sun's corona - its outermost atmosphere. The nanosatellite is expected to be launched in 2024 as a secondary payload on another satellite launch. CubIXSS will determine the origins of hot plasma - highly ionized gas - in solar flares and active regions.
Space Tech Journal
Oct 28, 2021
Crew-3 Astronauts Launch to Space Station, Microgravity Research

Crew-3 Astronauts Launch to Space Station, Microgravity Research

NASA's SpaceX Crew-3 mission is set to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon on Sunday, Oct. 31. Aboard Dragon with the crew will be more than 400 pounds of supplies and hardware, including over 150 pounds of which they will use to conduct experiments aboard the space station.
Space Tech Journal
Oct 28, 2021
Upcoming Webinar on Sensors and Sensor-Centric 6G Communications

Upcoming Webinar on Sensors and Sensor-Centric 6G Communications

Wednesday 3 November 2021 - Prospects for All Sensors and Preparation for Sensor-Centric 6G Communications in 2022. This webinar reveals progress in 2021 and prospects for 2022, and much more! Register your place on of the three sessions.
Space Tech Journal
Oct 26, 2021
Blue Origin and Sierra Space Developing Commercial Space Station

Blue Origin and Sierra Space Developing Commercial Space Station

Blue Origin and Sierra Space today announced plans for Orbital Reef, a commercially developed, owned, and operated space station to be built in low Earth orbit. The station will open the next chapter of human space exploration and development by facilitating the growth of a vibrant ecosystem and business model for the future.
Space Tech Journal
Oct 22, 2021
Nanoracks, Voyager Space, Lockheed Martin to Develop Space Station

Nanoracks, Voyager Space, Lockheed Martin to Develop Space Station

Nanoracks, in collaboration with Voyager Space and Lockheed Martin, has formed a team to develop the first-ever free flying commercial space station. The space station, known as Starlab, will be a continuously crewed commercial platform, dedicated to conducting critical research, fostering industrial activity, and ensuring continued US presence and leadership in low-Earth orbit. Starlab is expected to achieve initial operational capability by 2027.
Space Tech Journal
Oct 20, 2021
NASA Selects Gamma-ray Telescope to Chart Milky Way Evolution

NASA Selects Gamma-ray Telescope to Chart Milky Way Evolution

NASA has selected a new space telescope proposal that will study the recent history of star birth, star death, and the formation of chemical elements in the Milky Way. The gamma-ray telescope, called the Compton Spectrometer and Imager (COSI), is expected to launch in 2025 as NASA's latest small astrophysics mission.
Space Tech Journal
Oct 14, 2021
Blue Origin Completes Second Human Flight to Space and Back

Blue Origin Completes Second Human Flight to Space and Back

Blue Origin successfully completed its second human spaceflight on board New Shepard. The flight included four astronauts, Dr. Chris Boshuizen, Glen de Vries, Audrey Powers, and William Shatner, as well as thousands of postcards from Blue Origin's foundation, Club for the Future.
Space Tech Journal
Oct 11, 2021
Rocks on Jezero Crater, Mars, Show Sustained Interaction with Water

Rocks on Jezero Crater, Mars, Show Sustained Interaction with Water

Since the Perseverance rover landed in Jezero crater on Mars in February, the rover and its team of scientists back on Earth have been hard at work exploring the floor of the crater that once held an ancient lake. Perseverance and the Mars 2020 mission are looking for signs of ancient life on Mars and preparing a returnable cache of samples for later analyses on Earth.
Space Tech Journal
Oct 7, 2021
BepiColombo's First Views of Mercury

BepiColombo's First Views of Mercury

The ESA/JAXA BepiColombo mission has captured its first views of its destination planet Mercury as it swooped past in a close gravity assist flyby.
Space Tech Journal
Nov 29, 2021
One in Five Galaxies in the Early Universe Could Still be Hidden

One in Five Galaxies in the Early Universe Could Still be Hidden

Outer space astronomers have discovered two previously invisible galaxies billions of light-years away. Their discovery suggests that up to one in five such distant galaxies remain hidden from our telescopes, camouflaged by cosmic dust. The new knowledge changes perceptions of our universe's evolution since the Big Bang.
Space Tech Journal
Nov 23, 2021
DART Launch Could be Key Step Forward in Planetary Defence

DART Launch Could be Key Step Forward in Planetary Defence

DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test), which is scheduled to launch at 10:20 p.m. PST on Nov. 23 out of Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, is NASA's first planetary defense mission. This mission will demonstrate asteroid deflection via kinetic impact. The goal is to collide with the target to see how the orbit changes. It's a test run to see if such a plan is feasible should we find an asteroid on a collision course with Earth one day.
Space Tech Journal
Nov 15, 2021
Net Zero Space: Initiative to Combat Space Debris

Net Zero Space: Initiative to Combat Space Debris

The "Net Zero Space" initiative which has been launched with support from several leading players in the space industry. The ambition of this international alliance is to create a sustainable outer space environment in 2030 by initiating immediate action to contain and mitigate the generation of in-orbit debris.
External Company Press Release
Satellite Vu Secures £1m Funding Boost From UK Space Agency

Satellite Vu Secures £1m Funding Boost From UK Space Agency

Satellite Vu, an Earth observation company which offers the highest resolution thermal imagery and insights, has secured a major new funding boost from the UK Space Agency.
Space Tech Journal
Nov 5, 2021
Making Space Travel Inclusive for All

Making Space Travel Inclusive for All

In a weightless, microgravity environment like space, what do ability and disability look like? How can someone with partial sight or impaired mobility navigate in a confined space like the space station? As scientists and innovators continue to push the boundaries of spaceflight and the possibility of human life on other planets, how can we build space infrastructure that is inclusive of all humans?
Space Tech Journal
Nov 2, 2021
CubeSat to Assess Origins of Hot Plasma in the Sun's Corona

CubeSat to Assess Origins of Hot Plasma in the Sun's Corona

NASA has selected the CubeSat Imaging X-Ray Solar Spectrometer, led by Southwest Research Institute, to measure the elemental composition of hot, multimillion-degree plasmas in the Sun's corona - its outermost atmosphere. The nanosatellite is expected to be launched in 2024 as a secondary payload on another satellite launch. CubIXSS will determine the origins of hot plasma - highly ionized gas - in solar flares and active regions.
Space Tech Journal
Oct 28, 2021
Upcoming Webinar on Sensors and Sensor-Centric 6G Communications

Upcoming Webinar on Sensors and Sensor-Centric 6G Communications

Wednesday 3 November 2021 - Prospects for All Sensors and Preparation for Sensor-Centric 6G Communications in 2022. This webinar reveals progress in 2021 and prospects for 2022, and much more! Register your place on of the three sessions.
Space Tech Journal
Oct 22, 2021
Nanoracks, Voyager Space, Lockheed Martin to Develop Space Station

Nanoracks, Voyager Space, Lockheed Martin to Develop Space Station

Nanoracks, in collaboration with Voyager Space and Lockheed Martin, has formed a team to develop the first-ever free flying commercial space station. The space station, known as Starlab, will be a continuously crewed commercial platform, dedicated to conducting critical research, fostering industrial activity, and ensuring continued US presence and leadership in low-Earth orbit. Starlab is expected to achieve initial operational capability by 2027.
Space Tech Journal
Oct 14, 2021
Blue Origin Completes Second Human Flight to Space and Back

Blue Origin Completes Second Human Flight to Space and Back

Blue Origin successfully completed its second human spaceflight on board New Shepard. The flight included four astronauts, Dr. Chris Boshuizen, Glen de Vries, Audrey Powers, and William Shatner, as well as thousands of postcards from Blue Origin's foundation, Club for the Future.
Space Tech Journal
Oct 7, 2021
BepiColombo's First Views of Mercury

BepiColombo's First Views of Mercury

The ESA/JAXA BepiColombo mission has captured its first views of its destination planet Mercury as it swooped past in a close gravity assist flyby.
Space Tech Journal
Nov 25, 2021
Saber Astronautics, Axiom Space Develop Australian Astronaut Programs

Saber Astronautics, Axiom Space Develop Australian Astronaut Programs

Saber Astronautics has signed a deal with private spaceflight leader Axiom Space, Inc. to create an Australian presence on the International Space Station. Saber Astronautics will develop the first formal program to enable Australians and Australian industry to, via Axiom, access the Station's orbiting microgravity laboratory and develop a new generation of space-developed products for human health, materials, electronics, cleantech, and more.
Space Tech Journal
Nov 17, 2021
NASA Outlines Challenges, Progress for Artemis Moon Missions

NASA Outlines Challenges, Progress for Artemis Moon Missions

In the first major Artemis update provided under the Biden-Harris Administration, NASA leadership discussed the challenges and progress of America's lunar exploration plans and reiterated a long-term commitment to exploring the Moon and sending astronauts to Mars.
External Company Press Release
CSUG & Teledyne e2v Unveil AI-Enabled Smart Nanosatellite

CSUG & Teledyne e2v Unveil AI-Enabled Smart Nanosatellite

Designed for implementation in a 6U CubeSat (of 10cm x 20cm x 30cm dimensions), the QlevEr Sat demo is the latest development in an ongoing collaboration between CSUG and Teledyne e2v that was first established four years ago.
Space Tech Journal
Nov 8, 2021
Ultra-Lightweight Thin Film Solar Cells for Space Mission

Ultra-Lightweight Thin Film Solar Cells for Space Mission

Midsummer has entered into a partnership with Italian Research Consortium Hypatia to provide ultra-lightweight thin film solar cells for a number of cutting-edge projects, including a space mission to the stratosphere planned for October 2022.
Space Tech Journal
Nov 4, 2021
Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar - Smart Cities in 2022

Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar - Smart Cities in 2022

Friday 12 November 2021 - covering recent progress with smart cities and what is likely to happen in 2022. It deals with both new cities and existing ones that are radically modernising. Learn how the objectives are now far more ambitious
Space Tech Journal
Oct 28, 2021
Crew-3 Astronauts Launch to Space Station, Microgravity Research

Crew-3 Astronauts Launch to Space Station, Microgravity Research

NASA's SpaceX Crew-3 mission is set to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon on Sunday, Oct. 31. Aboard Dragon with the crew will be more than 400 pounds of supplies and hardware, including over 150 pounds of which they will use to conduct experiments aboard the space station.
Space Tech Journal
Oct 26, 2021
Blue Origin and Sierra Space Developing Commercial Space Station

Blue Origin and Sierra Space Developing Commercial Space Station

Blue Origin and Sierra Space today announced plans for Orbital Reef, a commercially developed, owned, and operated space station to be built in low Earth orbit. The station will open the next chapter of human space exploration and development by facilitating the growth of a vibrant ecosystem and business model for the future.
Space Tech Journal
Oct 20, 2021
NASA Selects Gamma-ray Telescope to Chart Milky Way Evolution

NASA Selects Gamma-ray Telescope to Chart Milky Way Evolution

NASA has selected a new space telescope proposal that will study the recent history of star birth, star death, and the formation of chemical elements in the Milky Way. The gamma-ray telescope, called the Compton Spectrometer and Imager (COSI), is expected to launch in 2025 as NASA's latest small astrophysics mission.
Space Tech Journal
Oct 11, 2021
Rocks on Jezero Crater, Mars, Show Sustained Interaction with Water

Rocks on Jezero Crater, Mars, Show Sustained Interaction with Water

Since the Perseverance rover landed in Jezero crater on Mars in February, the rover and its team of scientists back on Earth have been hard at work exploring the floor of the crater that once held an ancient lake. Perseverance and the Mars 2020 mission are looking for signs of ancient life on Mars and preparing a returnable cache of samples for later analyses on Earth.
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