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Friday 16 February 2024

This week, off world: A new private Moon mission, Russia developing a nuclear based space weapon and loads more...

  Here’s where you can donate to help Ukrainian refugees and war victims... 

...and here is (one) place you can donate to help children in Afghanistan, caught under the Taliban.



    


 Pick o' the podcasts:


 




From the video store:


Russia launches Kosmos 2575 military satellite atop Soyuz rocket


Russia 'developing space-based nuclear weapon' to target US satellites, sparking security concerns | US News | Sky News


NASA climate satellite blasts off to survey oceans and atmosphere of a warming Earth (msn.com)


Vulcan Cert-1: Behind the Scenes with ULA's Launch Conductor Dillon Rice


The New Space Shuttle | Sierra Space's Dream Chaser




Trillion-tonne iceberg A23a spins on the spot - BBC News


SpaceX launches classified USSF-124 satellites on secret Valentine's Day mission for US Space Force (video) | Space


SpaceX launches private 'Odysseus' lander on pioneering moon mission (video) | Space



SpaceX launches Starlink batch on 3rd mission in less the 24 hours, nails landing

Progress MS-26 launch


Chinese astronauts light candle with match on Tiangong space station to show flame behavior 



Reading material:


Varda gets reentry license for space manufacturing capsule - SpaceNews


Future military target-tracking satellites to be operated by U.S. Space Force  - SpaceNews


Mongolia in talks with SpaceX to launch first national satellite (msn.com)


Orbital Composites and Virtus Solis announce space-based solar power demonstration - SpaceNews


China launches 20 satellites on separate inland and sea rocket launches - SpaceNews


Satellite phone networks can democratize global communication - SpaceNews


Cosmic Dust Could Spread Life from World to World Across the Galaxy - Universe Today



Friday 2 February 2024

This week, off world: Japan's SLIM lunar lander recovers, Sierra-Nevada's Dreamchaser spaceplane unveiled, and loads more...


   Here’s where you can donate to help Ukrainian refugees and war victims... 

...and here is (one) place you can donate to help children in Afghanistan, caught under the Taliban.



    


 Pick o' the podcasts:









From the video store:


Sierra Space unveils Dream Chaser space plane ahead of 1st flight to ISS | Space



NG-20 S.S. Patricia Hilliard Robertson Cygnus capture


Rocket Lab launches 4 satellites, recovers booster from the sea | Space



Near-Earth Asteroid 2024 BJ


SpaceX completes Starlink doubleheader with launches from Florida and California


Virgin Galactic customer Ron Rosano's civilian spaceflight experience (usatoday.com)



Reading material:


Japan: Moon lander Slim comes back to life and resumes mission... ...then snaps final pics before going dormant (photos) | Space


Starlab commercial space station to launch on Starship - SpaceNews


Lockheed Martin’s misplaced satellite to fall back to Earth next month - SpaceNews


Exotrail developing space tug to carry small satellites to geostationary orbit - SpaceNews


Space Force Guardian to reach orbit for 1st time on SpaceX's Crew-9 astronaut launch | Space


Asteroid Ryugu Contained Bonus Comet Particles - Universe Today




Should We Send Humans to Mars? - Universe Today




How Did Life Get Started on Earth? Atmospheric Haze Might Have Been the Key - Universe Today




Asteroid Ryugu Contained Bonus Comet Particles - Universe Today




Space Junk is Going to be a Problem for Vera Rubin - Universe Today




Northrop Grumman's orbital refueling port selected for U.S. military satellites - SpaceNews



Friday 26 January 2024

This week, off world: Karaoke in space, Japan lands on the Moon, and loads more...

  Here’s where you can donate to help Ukrainian refugees and war victims... 

...and here is (one) place you can donate to help children in Afghanistan, caught under the Taliban.



    


 Pick o' the podcasts:


 

 

 




From the video store:


Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems (ARTES) 4.0


Ax-3 crew enters space station after SpaceX Dragon docking


The crew of the Tiangong space station karaoke in their down time, and I am entirely here for the idea. If by any chance they read this: Would you consider doing a broadcast karaoke session, perhaps in tandem with the ISS crew, if willing?


Full-scale Sierra Space inflatable habitat explained - Watch it burst in test!



Reading material:


Venus’ Clouds Contain Sulfuric Acid. That’s Not a Problem for Life. - Universe Today


Albedo raises $35 million for commercial very low Earth orbit constellation - SpaceNews



Final Update for Peregrine Mission One | Astrobotic



Iran conducts satellite launch as the West maintain concerns over ballistic missile capabilities (msn.com)


Guetlein calls for a change in culture in 'responsive space' - SpaceNews


Zeno to recycle decades-old radioactive material to fuel its radioisotope power systems - SpaceNews



Northrop charges on lunar Gateway module program reach $100 million - SpaceNews



Satellites and the specter of IoT attacks - SpaceNews



Lockheed Martin, Boeing win contracts to design U.S. military narrowband communications satellites - SpaceNews



Europe sets up space finance taskforce - SpaceNews



Friday 19 January 2024

This week, off world: Another private space mission to the ISS, Japan lands robots on the Moon (with a snag) and loads more...

 Here’s where you can donate to help Ukrainian refugees and war victims... 

...and here is (one) place you can donate to help children in Afghanistan, caught under the Taliban.



    


 Pick o' the podcasts:


 



From the video store:


Japan lands a robot probe on the Moon... though there may be a snag...


SpaceX launches private Ax-3 astronaut mission to space station | Space


Tianzhou-7 launch

Tianzhou-6 undocking


Geosynchronous Orbits are WEIRD: 


The Satellite Orbit Tier List:



Reading material:


Satellites watch Iceland volcano spew lava towards fishing village (photo) | Space


Plasma Environment, Radiation, Structure, and Evolution of the Uranian System (PERSEUS): A Proposal for a Mission to Uranaus | Space Science Reviews (springer.com)


9 out-of-this-world images of Earth taken by Landsat satellites (msn.com)


The moon once had way more water than we ever imagined, lunar meteorite reveals | Space


Space Development Agency awards contracts worth $2.5 billion for missile-tracking satellites - SpaceNews



Reflectors in Space Could Make Solar Power More Effective - Universe Today


Viasat showcases navigation capability the UK lost after Brexit - SpaceNews


Water ice buried at Mars' equator is over 2 miles thick | Space






Friday 12 January 2024

This week, off world: The world's most capable SRB takes flight, Vulcan succeeds in it's first launch and loads more...

 Here’s where you can donate to help Ukrainian refugees and war victims... 

...and here is (one) place you can donate to help children in Afghanistan, caught under the Taliban.



    


 Pick o' the podcasts:






From the video store:


Gravity-1 first launch

Einstein Probe launch


Building Satellites At Scale


SpaceX launches 23 Starlink satellites on 3rd mission of 2024, nails landing

REAL TIME - Artemis 1 Orion Re-Entry


Europe's future of space travel


Record setting SpaceX booster lost at sea:


Peregrine lunar lander would have taken 10 to 60 days to reach moon - why?


Japan Launches Rocket Carrying Intelligence Satellite | Watch (msn.com)



Reading material:


Astrobotic gets payloads working on ailing Peregrine lander - SpaceNews




NASA Selects Bold Proposal to "Swarm" Proxima Centauri with Tiny Probes - Universe Today


Greener plants can tell when a volcano is about to erupt (interestingengineering.com)


Man captures moment he speaks to astronaut after making contact with space station using homemade device (unilad.com)


NASA adds funding to Blue Origin and Voyager Space commercial space station agreements - SpaceNews


Space Force wargames potential satellite refueling plans - SpaceNews


Strike on Crimea: Satellite image reveals consequences (msn.com)