[embedded content] The next frontier isn’t just for the next generation – it’s for this generation. With our Artemis program, we will land the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024. Then, we will use what we learn on and around the Moon to take the next giant leap – sending astronauts
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FILE PHOTO: Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, founder and chief executive of online fashion retailer Zozo, who has been chosen as the first private passenger by SpaceX, attends a news conference at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan in Tokyo, Japan, October 9, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa’s search for a
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Researchers have claimed that Mars, the red planet is losing water more quickly than what theory as well as past observations would suggest. The gradual disappearance of the water occurs when sunlight and chemistry turn water molecules into the hydrogen and oxygen atoms that they are made up of. When they are broken down, Mars’s
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[embedded content] In 1969 when NASA astronauts took one small step on the lunar surface, the feat resulted in a giant leap forward in innovations for humanity. The many challenges NASA overcame on the way to the Moon led the agency and its partners to devise new inventions and techniques that spread into public life,
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Walker replaces Keoki Jackson, who will become Lockheed Martin’s chief engineer WASHINGTON — Former director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Steven Walker has been named vice president and chief technology officer of Lockheed Martin Corp. effective Jan. 13. Steven Walker. Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Michael Pausic Walker replaces Keoki Jackson, who
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HONOLULU — The first core stage for NASA’s Space Launch System finally rolled out of its factory Jan. 8, ready to be shipped to a NASA center for a key series of tests in the coming months. The core stage of the SLS rolled out of the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, accompanied by
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Exoskeletons to give wearers super-human strength and games to playfully teach children software skills for coding — such innovations were on display at the Consumer Electronics Show this week. Mechanical muscleA Guardian XO exoskeleton made in a collaboration between Sarcos Robotics and Delta Air Lines let CES goers easily lift a 50-pound (22.7 kilos) suitcase
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HELSINKI — Chinese private space launch firm Galactic Energy has raised $21.5 million for the development and launch of new rockets. The round was led by Puhua Capital and Huaqiang Capital with six further investors. The funding was secured in October and announced by Galactic Energy late December (Chinese). The funds will be used for
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Virgin Galactic’s next passenger spaceship has reached a major construction milestone, the company said Wednesday. All major structural elements have been assembled and the rocket plane is standing on its own landing gear at Mojave Air & Space Port in California, Virgin Galactic said in a statement. Photos of the “Weight on Wheels” achievement show
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To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES Thales Alenia Space and its majority shareholder Thales Group have signed a study contract with the French defense procurement agency DGA to evaluate the use of a Stratobus-type airship for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance applications. The study contract
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WASHINGTON — Dutch conglomerate Celestia Technologies Group hopes to provide more satellite gateway stations following its December acquisition of Antwerp Space’s ground systems division in Belgium.  Celestia, now 250 people eight seven countries, generated 30 million euros ($33.3 million) in 2019 revenue, with Airbus, Thales Alenia Space and the European Space Agency as its top
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HONOLULU — As one astronomy cubesat reaches the end of its mission, scientists and NASA officials argue that such spacecraft have demonstrated they can perform useful science often not feasible with larger missions. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory announced Jan. 3 that it had lost contact with the Arcsecond Space Telescope Enabling Research in Astrophysics, or
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(Reuters) – NASA is opening an independent investigation with Boeing over a software glitch that prevented its unmanned astronaut capsule from reaching the International Space Station in December, the agency said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: One of Boeing Co’s CST-100 Starliner astronaut capsules is seen at a production facility in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., January
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SAN FRANCISCO – York Space Systems announced plans Jan. 7 to conduct a series of missions to rapidly flight qualify government and industry satellite payloads, subsystems and components. York’s first flight in the new Hydra Mission Series is scheduled to launch in December 2020. “We want to leverage our open, adaptable spacecraft bus architecture to
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[embedded content] Apollo 12 launched from Cape Kennedy on Nov. 14, 1969, into a cloudy, rain-swept sky. Launch controllers lost telemetry contact at 36 seconds, and again at 52 seconds, when the Saturn V launch vehicle was struck by lightning. In addition to continuing Apollo’s lunar exploration tasks, Charles Conrad, Alan Bean, and Richard Gordon
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An AI computer model can diagnose and identify 10 of the most common types of brain cancer with the same accuracy as human doctors, researchers said Monday. More than 15 million people worldwide are diagnosed with cancer every year, and 80 percent of those will undergo surgery. In the United States alone more than one
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