Categorie
Space

‘Amazing milestone’: James Webb Telescope fully deployed in space (Al Jazeera)

The James Webb Space Telescope has completed a tricky two-week-long deployment phase, unfolding its huge, gold-plated, flower-shaped mirror panel as it readies to study every phase of cosmic history.

Engineering teams at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, cheered on Saturday as NASA announced on Twitter that the final portion of the 6.5-metre (21-foot) mirror was deployed.

‘Amazing milestone’: James Webb Telescope fully deployed in space | Space News | Al Jazeera

Categorie
Space

Turismo spaziale, la russa Suborbital lancia la sfida a Musk e Bezos (Nicola Desiderio, CorCom)

Il C-21, nuovo modulo di trasporto per i passeggeri, raggiungerà un’altitudine massima di 101 km, portando con sé un pilota e due cosmoturisti che potranno godere di una perfetta visibilità della Terra, con 3 minuti di assenza di gravità

Turismo spaziale, Suborbital Corporation lancia la sfida a Musk e Bezos (corrierecomunicazioni.it)

Categorie
Space

Stazione spaziale internazionale, gli Usa rimarranno a bordo fino al 2030 (Nicola Desiderio, CorCom)

La Casa Bianca alla ricerca di nuove collaborazioni per prorogare la propria presenza nel progetto. Ma prima del via libera definitivo sarà necessario un passaggio legislativo per estendere la durata del Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act

Stazione spaziale internazionale, gli Usa prorogano l’impegno al 2030 (corrierecomunicazioni.it)

Categorie
Space

U.S. military looking to build lasting relationships with commercial space industry (Sandra Erwin, SpaceNews)

The U.S. military wants to buy more products and services from commercial space companies. This is easier said than done, however, as the Pentagon is still trying to figure out how to work with the new space sector and attract suppliers that have not traditionally pursued government contracts, officials said Dec. 14 at TechCrunch Sessions: Space 2021.

U.S. military looking to build lasting relationships with commercial space industry – SpaceNews

Categorie
Space

No decision yet on where to build OneWeb second-generation satellites (Jeff Foust, SpaceNews)

A week after a OneWeb executive told British officials that the company would move production of its second generation of satellites to the United Kingdom, another executive said the company has yet to decide where it will build those satellites.

At a Dec. 8 hearing by the U.K. Parliament’s science and technology committee, Chris McLaughlin, chief of government, regulatory affairs and engagement at OneWeb, said the company intended to build a second generation of satellites in the U.K. starting in the middle of the decade.

No decision yet on where to build OneWeb second-generation satellites – SpaceNews

Categorie
Space

Don’t wait for a disaster: Industry-led space traffic management (Benjamin Staats, SpaceNews)

​In 1956, a mid-air collision between two commercial planes above the Grand Canyon killed all 128 passengers. The rapid growth of commercial air traffic combined with a lag in air traffic control (ATC) improvements made such a disaster inevitable. Federal budget cuts prevented the government-operated ATC framework from establishing the necessary radar systems to improve air traffic safety. Unfortunately, it took the 1956 mid-air collision to trigger the funding and reforms needed to improve air safety.

Op-ed | Don’t wait for a disaster: Industry-led space traffic management – SpaceNews

Categorie
Space

Stoke Space raises $65 million for reusable launch vehicle development (Jeff Foust, SpaceNews)

Stoke Space raised $65 million in a Series A round announced Dec. 15, funding development and testing of the upper stage of a reusable launch vehicle.

The company, based in the Seattle suburb of Kent, Washington, said Breakthrough Energy Ventures led the round. Several other new investors also joined the round, including Spark Capital, Point72 Ventures, Toyota Ventures, Alameda Research and Global Founders Capital. Several investors in the company’s $9.1 million seed round, announced in February, participated as well.

Stoke Space raises $65 million for reusable launch vehicle development – SpaceNews

Categorie
Space

Honeywell and Skyloom to produce laser crosslinks for military and commercial satellites (Sandra Erwin, SpaceNews)

U.S. aerospace giant Honeywell announced Dec. 15 it has teamed with telecommunications startup Skyloom to produce laser crosslink terminals for commercial and military satellites. 

Optical links enable satellites to communicate with each other and reduce networks’ reliance on ground stations. They provide much higher transmission data rates than traditional radio-frequency communications. 

Honeywell and Skyloom to produce laser crosslinks for military and commercial satellites – SpaceNews

Categorie
Space

Four NASA Earth Science missions to launch in 2022 (Debra Werner, SpaceNews)

NASA’s Earth Science Division is preparing to launch four satellite missions in 2022 to provide observations of weather conditions, mineral dust, oceans and surface water.

First up is TROPICS, which stands for Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation Structure and Storm Intensity with a Constellation of SmallSats. Six TROPICS cubesats are scheduled to launch in March on an Astra Space rocket.

Four NASA Earth Science missions to launch in 2022 – SpaceNews

Page 1 of 13
1 2 3 13