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Dream Chaser marks new era in commercial space travel

you'll see our Dream Chaser space vehicle. This vehicle is currently under contract with NASA under the Commercial Resupply Services contract.

Arianespace looks to transitions of vehicles and business in 2022

After its most active year in two decades capped by the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope for NASA, Arianespace is heading into a period of transition in 2022 marked by the introduction of new vehicles and a changing mix of customers.

Starlink’s head of India resigns as SpaceX refunds preorders

Starlink’s lead executive in India said he resigned Friday for personal reasons, a month after the country’s government ordered SpaceX to stop preselling the satellite broadband service until it gives regulatory approval.

Bill Gates-founded clean-tech initiative funds rocket startup

Bill Gates-founded Breakthrough Energy has backed Stoke Space's goal of creating a fully-reusable rocket in the company's latest funding round.

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Reaches a Total of 30 Minutes Aloft

he 17th flight of NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter on Dec. 5 pushed the total flight time past the 30-minute mark. The 117-second sortie brought history’s first aircraft to operate from the surface of another world closer to its original airfield, “Wright Brothers Field,” where it will await the arrival of the agency’s Perseverance Mars rover, currently exploring “South Séítah” region of Mars’ Jezero Crater.

USRA Continues Low Earth Orbit Presence with Nanoracks and Voyager Space

Universities Space Research Association (USRA) has been selected by Nanoracks and Voyager Space –along with ZIN Technologies, The Ohio State University, and the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation–to join the founding leadership team in charge of supporting the development of the Starlab George Washington Carver (GWC) Science Park.

NASA’s Next Small Satellite Launch Set for January Aboard Astra Space Rocket

NASA plans to send five small satellites to space as part of the first mission under the agency’s Venture Class Launch Services Demonstration 2 contract.

Italy Contributed 3 Instruments to NASA-ASI IXPE Mission

A lot of Italian science born from the exclusive collaboration between NASA and the Italian Space Agency (ASI) was aboard the IXPE (Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer) satellite, which took off punctually from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 7.00 Italian time on 9 December. 

New Deep Learning Method Adds 301 Planets to Kepler’s Total Count

Scientists recently added a whopping 301 newly validated exoplanets to the total exoplanet tally. The throng of planets is the latest to join the 4,569  already validated planets orbiting a multitude of distant stars. How did scientists discover such a huge number of planets, seemingly all at once? The answer lies with a new deep neural network called ExoMiner.

Plant Scientist Harvests Success in Antarctica EDEN Greenhouse

By Linda HerridgeNASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center When plant scientist Jess Bunchek leaves Antarctica in the coming weeks and returns to her roots at NASA’s...


Bigelow Aerospace transfers BEAM space station module to NASA

NASA has hired a new company to provide engineering support for an inflatable module on the International Space Station originally built and managed by Bigelow Aerospace.
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