PASADENA, Calif. (NASA PR) — When NASA’s Lunar Flashlight launches no earlier than Nov. 30, the tiny satellite will begin a three-month journey, with mission navigators guiding the spacecraft far past the Moon. It will then be slowly pulled back by gravity from Earth and the Sun before settling into a wide science-gathering orbit to hunt for surface water ice inside dark regions on the Moon that haven’t seen sunlight in billions of years.
TOKYO, November 28, 2022 (ispace PR) — ispace, inc., a global lunar exploration company, announced today that it has completed launch preparations including integration of the HAKUTO-R Mission 1 lunar lander into the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
China will send a new crew to its space station and SpaceX will launch a private mission to land on the moon for a Japanese company this week. A Chinese company is also set to conduct the maiden launch of a new orbital booster during a week in which six flights are scheduled from three nations.
Virgin Orbit (NASDAQ: VORB) announced last week that it has abandoned plans to sell additional securities “due to current market conditions” amid shrinking cash reserves, a declining stock price, financial losses and regulatory delays in launching satellites.
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NASA has selected Rocket Lab to launch four Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation Structure and Storm Intensity with a Constellation of Smallsats (TROPICS) spacecraft after the original launch provider destroyed the first two in a launch failure.
LOS ANGELES (Whatnot PR) — Whatnot, the largest live shopping platform in the U.S., today announced the kickoff of its biggest Black Friday shopping event ever, ending with an out-of-this-world opportunity to win a flight to space with Blue Origin.
Incremental HTS Ku-band capacity addressing demand in mobile connectivity
Substantial firm commitments from leading in-flight connectivity service providers
Ensuring service continuity for customers on EUTELSAT 10A
Paris, 23 November 2022 – Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) has announced that the EUTELSAT 10B satellite was successfully launched into Geostationary Transfer Orbit by American space launch provider SpaceX using a Falcon 9 expendable rocket that lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA at 21.57 pm Eastern time on November 22nd(corresponding to 2.57 am UTC and 3.57 am CET on November 23rd). The separation of the all-electric satellite occurred after a 37-minute flight and the spacecraft systems checkout was then successfully completed over a period of approximately 3 hours.
PARIS (ESA PR) — The European Space Agency has chosen 17 new astronaut candidates from more than 22,500 applicants from across its Member States. In this new 2022 class of ESA astronauts are five career astronauts, 11 members of an astronaut reserve and one astronaut with a disability.
WASHINGTON (NASA PR) — In addition to funding emerging technologies that have potential to support its missions, NASA also invests in commercially viable ideas that could bolster the aerospace market and encourage U.S. economic growth. New awards will support 12 small businesses in developing early-stage, high-risk technology concepts that could be commercialized in areas like climate resilience, low-cost solar cells, and active debris remediation.
In 2022, the NASA Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) program piloted this new opportunity for U.S. small businesses to receive funding for technology concepts with strong commercial relevance, called SBIR Ignite. The 2022 round of awards will distribute nearly $2 million among 12 selected companies. For nine of these companies, this is their first time working with the NASA SBIR program.