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Key House appropriator remains skeptical about Artemis  SPACE NEWS · 45 minutes
The chairman of the House appropriations subcommittee that funds NASA said he remains unconvinced of the need to accelerate NASA’s plans to... more
NASA-NOAA satellite catches last burst before demise of Tropical Depression 17E  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Mexico and found two small areas of very strong thunderstorms near two different coastlines. One area was in Potential Tropical... more
Dankberg teases ViaSat-4 specs, still mulling MEO constellation  SPACE NEWS · 1 hour
Viasat says that co-building its ViaSat-3 satellites with Boeing has given the company experience it can leverage to multiply the... more
SpaceX seeking many more satellites for space-based internet grid  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
SpaceX wants spectrum access for nearly four times as many satellites as originally planned for its high-speed internet constellation, the company and a UN agency confirmed Wednesday. more
Two decades of rain, snowfall from NASA's precipitation missions  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
NASA's Precipitation Measurement Missions (PMM) have collected rain and snowfall from space for nearly 20 years, and for the first time in 2019, scientists can access PMM's entire record as... more
NASA's Terra satellite catches end of Atlantic Tropical Depression 15  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Tropical Depression Fifteen or TD15, developed off the west coast of Africa on Oct. 14 by 5 p.m. EDT. The depression never strengthened into a tropical storm before... more
NASA hires Loverro to lead human spaceflight  SPACE NEWS · 4 hours
NASA announced Oct. 16 that it has hired Doug Loverro, a former Defense Department official responsible for space policy, to lead its... more
Researchers probe features of star clusters surrounding supermassive black holes  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
At the center of the galaxy, millions of stars whirl in orbits around a supermassive black hole. This circuit can take anywhere from a few hours for stars... more
New high-mass X-ray binary detected in the Large Magellanic Cloud  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Using ESA's XMM-Newton spacecraft, an international team of astronomers has discovered a new, very young high-mass X-ray binary (HMXB) in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). The newly found... more
Robotic spiders to explore the moon  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
There is no doubt that one of the hallmarks of the modern space age is that it is becoming increasingly democratic. In addition to more space agencies entering the fray, private aerospace companies are contributing like... more
Spire to expand fleet and offer AirSafe API for global aircraft tracking  SPACE NEWS · 8 hours
Spire Global plans to nearly double its satellite constellation and offer AirSafe API, a global aircraft tracking product that combines data from sensors in... more
Spire to expand fleet and offer global aircraft tracking  SPACE NEWS · 10 hours
Spire Global plans to nearly double its satellite constellation and offer AirSafe API, a global aircraft tracking product... more
NASA's Aqua satellite reveals flooding in Japan from Typhoon Hagibis  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Typhoon Hagibis made landfall in Japan over the weekend of October 12 and 13, bringing damaging winds, rough surf and flooding rains. NASA's Aqua satellite provided a visible... more
NASA unveils flexible, one-size-fits-all space suits  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Bye bye to bunny hops: when US astronauts next touch down on the Moon, expect them to walk almost as they do on Earth, thanks to a new generation of spacesuits offering key advantages over those... more
Planet to offer higher resolution, more spectral bands  SPACE NEWS · 22 hours
Planet is preparing to offer 50-centimeter-resolution imagery from its SkySat constellation and updating Dove satellites to gather imagery in eight... more
Army eyes commercial megaconstellations to support its future battlefield network  SPACE NEWS · 22 hours
Maj. Gen. Gallagher: The problem today is insufficient capacity and high latency in satellite links. SpaceNews.com more
NASA unveils new spacesuit prototypes for missions   REUTERS · 23 hours
NASA on Tuesday showed off two new spacesuits tailored for future moonwalking astronauts, signaling development of a crucial component to the space... more
NASA's Terra satellite catches a glimpse of a fleeting Ema  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Tropical Storm Ema had a very short life, but NASA's Terra satellite caught a glimpse of the storm before it dissipated in the Central Pacific Ocean. more
NASA reshuffles spacewalk schedule after hardware failure  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
NASA will postpone the remainder of an ongoing series of spacewalks at the International Space Station to upgrade batteries for its power... more
NASA moves up 1st all-female spacewalk to fix power unit  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
NASA is moving up the first all-female spacewalk to this week because of a power system failure at the International Space Station. more
NASA provides a farewell infrared view of extra-tropical storm Melissa  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
NASA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over North Atlantic Ocean on Oct. 14 and provided forecasters with an infrared view of Tropical Storm Melissa that revealed wind shear was... more
Soil on moon and Mars likely to support crops  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Researchers at Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands have produced crops in Mars and Moon soil simulant developed by NASA. The research supports the idea that it would not... more
Soil on moon and Mars likely to support crops  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have produced crops in Mars and moon soil simulant developed by NASA. The research supports the idea that it would not only be possible to grow food on Mars... more
SpaceX submits paperwork for 30,000 more Starlink satellites  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
The FCC, on SpaceX’s behalf, submitted 20 filings to the ITU for 1,500 satellites apiece in various low Earth orbits,... more
Astronaut organization seeks role advising Artemis  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
An organization of current and former space travelers is offering its expertise to NASA as the agency works towards a “quite aggressive” goal of... more
Image: Foreground asteroid passing the Crab Nebula  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
When astronomers use the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to study the deep sky, asteroids from our solar system can leave their marks on the captured pictures of far-away galaxies or nebulae. But rather than... more
Nobel-winning lithium-ion batteries powering space  ESA · 1 day
ESA’s space power experts congratulate the winners of this year’s Nobel Prize for Chemistry, for their invention of lithium-ion batteries. These energy-dense, long-lasting and rechargeable batteries... more
Lakes worldwide are experiencing more severe algal blooms  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The intensity of summer algal blooms has increased over the past three decades, according to a first-ever global survey of dozens of large, freshwater lakes. Researchers used 30 years of data from... more
LeoLabs unveils next generation with Kiwi Space Radar  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
LeoLabs, the Silicon Valley space mapping startup, announced Oct. 14, initial operation of the Kiwi Space Radar, the firm’s third... more
Lakes worldwide are experiencing more severe algal blooms  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The intensity of summer algal blooms has increased over the past three decades, according to a first-ever global survey of dozens of large, freshwater lakes, which was conducted by Carnegie's Jeff Ho... more
Satellite industry slowly embracing the cloud  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
Satellite operators are partnering with cloud service providers, but not on everything. SpaceNews.com more
Hubble snaps spiral's profile  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope sees galaxies of all shapes, sizes, luminosities and orientations in the cosmos. Sometimes, the telescope gazes at a galaxy oriented sideways—as shown here. The spiral galaxy featured in this Hubble image is called NGC 3717,... more
China begins preparations for crucial Long March 5 rocket launch  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
China is set to attempt a return-to-flight of its largest rocket at the end of the... more
Extending the life of geosynchronous satellites  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Space Logistics LLC, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman, has launched a satellite that can extend the life of other satellites. The satellite is called MEV-1, or Mission Extension Vehicle-1. MEV-1 is the first of its kind. more
Head of tech interviewed  ESA · 2 days
Space YouTuber Scott Manley interviewed Franco Ongaro, ESA's Director of Technology, Engineering and Quality, as part of his trip to ESA's Open Day at ESTEC more
Hubble Captures Detailed Image of NGC 4380  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced a spectacularly detailed image of a galaxy called NGC 4380. NGC 4380 is a spiral... more
Why Is the Milky Way Galaxy Getting So Gassy?  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
Using 10 years of data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, the team of astronomers concluded that there is more gas coming into our galaxy than leaving it. more
NASA sees Atlantic subtropical storm Melissa form off New England coast  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Satellite data has confirmed the formation of Subtropical Storm Melissa. NASA's Terra Satellite provided a visible image the former Nor'easter turned subtropical storm off the coast... more
Op-ed | Priority-one for space policy should be to protect U.S. satellites  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
Should dominance be our immediate space security priority? The short answer is no. SpaceNews.com more
Suomi NPP satellite finds a weaker typhoon Hagibis nearing Japan  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
On Oct. 10, Hagibis was a super typhoon, but overnight, the storm weakened to typhoon status. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible image of the large storm... more
NASA considering purchase of additional Soyuz seats  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
NASA expects to buy at least one more Soyuz seat from Russia to provide assured access to the International Space Station should... more
Study investigates how aging influences fate of fibro-adipogenic progenitors in skeletal muscles  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
In adult skeletal muscle, loss of myofiber integrity caused by mechanical injuries or diseases are repaired by resident muscle stem cells, called satellite cells,... more
Lunar Water Ice May Have Multiple Sources, Researchers Say  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
Lunar orbiters such as India’s Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft and NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) recently detected water icy on... more
Clock ticks as SpaceX builds craft for NASA  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Two weeks ago, the head of NASA seemed sick of waiting for SpaceX and Boeing Co. to finish developing the capsules that are supposed to carry U.S. astronauts to and from the... more
NASA official hints first SLS launch could slip to mid-2021  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
While NASA continues to wait to set a new official date for the first launch of... more
NRL launches space weather instrument on NASA satellite  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) instrument aboard NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) satellite will deliver unprecedented information to help scientists investigate how both terrestrial and solar weather impact the ionosphere, the... more
Milky Way Galaxy Accretes More Gas Than Expected  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
Using data gathered by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have calculated the mass inflow and outflow rates of cool... more
Radiation detector with the lowest noise in the world boosts quantum work  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Researchers from Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have built a super-sensitive bolometer, a type of thermal radiation detector. The new... more
Past, present and future  ESA · 5 days
Exoplanet pioneer Michel Mayor, one of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics winners, met early career scientists during his recent visit to ESA in Spain more
Summit supercomputer simulates how humans will 'brake' during Mars landing  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The type of vehicle that will carry people to the Red Planet is shaping up to be "like a two-story house you're trying to land on another planet.... more
Pegasus launches ICON space science mission  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
A long-delayed NASA space science satellite finally reached orbit Oct. 10 on a Pegasus rocket, a launch vehicle with an uncertain future. SpaceNews.com more
NASA administrator explains Twitter spat with SpaceX  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Thursday that a recent Twitter statement critical of SpaceX was a signal to all the space agency's contractors about realistic development timelines. more
NASA and SpaceX hope for manned mission to ISS in early 2020  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
SpaceX could launch US astronauts to the International Space Station as early as next year if tests on the company's long-delayed Crew Dragon capsule... more
NASA launches satellite to explore where air meets space  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
NASA launched a satellite on Thursday night to explore the mysterious, dynamic region where air meets space. more
Satellites could claim larger share of booming IoT market  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Quilty Analytics is “quite bullish" on satellite IoT for incumbents and some new entrants, Partner Justin Cadman said... more
Manufacturers say wider range of satellites they build is stressing mission assurance  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Manufacturers speaking Oct. 10 at the Satellite Innovation conference here said they are trying to evolve their approaches to mission assurance — making sure... more
NASA aims for first manned SpaceX mission in first-quarter 2020  REUTERS · 6 days
SpaceX's Crew Dragon astronaut capsule will be ready for its first manned test flight into orbit... more
Manned SpaceX mission will happen in first quarter of 2020: NASA boss  REUTERS · 6 days
NASA boss Jim Bridenstine said on Thursday that the first manned mission into orbit by SpaceX's Crew Dragon would take place in the first... more
Decommissioned Earth science satellite to remain in orbit for centuries  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
A U.S.-European satellite that completed its mission earlier this month has been decommissioned but will remain... more
Earth observation customers want speedy satellite tasking  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Companies supplying Earth observation data should speed up satellite tasking for customers whose demands are time sensitive, according to a panel of... more
Sharing data for improved forest protection and monitoring  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Although the mapping of aboveground biomass is now possible with satellite remote sensing, these maps still have to be calibrated and validated using on-site data gathered by researchers across the world. more
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite needed 3 orbits to see all of Super Typhoon Hagibis  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided forecasters with a composite visible image of the very large Super Typhoon Hagibis in the... more
The Milky Way kidnapped several tiny galaxies from its neighbor  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Just like the moon orbits the Earth, and the Earth orbits the sun, galaxies orbit each other according to the predictions of cosmology. more
Sharing data for improved forest protection and monitoring  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Although the mapping of aboveground biomass is now possible with satellite remote sensing, these maps still have to be calibrated and validated using on-site data gathered by researchers across the world. IIASA... more
The Milky Way kidnapped several tiny galaxies from its neighbor  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A team of astronomers has discovered that several of the small -- or 'dwarf' -- galaxies orbiting the Milky Way were likely stolen from the Large Magellanic Cloud,... more
The Milky Way kidnapped several tiny galaxies from its neighbor  nanowerk · 6 days
Research shows our galaxy is undergoing a massive merger with its largest satellite galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud. more
ESA’s Mars Express Orbiter Spots Ancient River System  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
A new image from the High Resolution Stereo Camera onboard ESA’s Mars Express shows the part of Nirgal Vallis, a... more
Luca powers up for a spacewalk  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Luca Parmitano is preparing to step out into space for his first spacewalk of the Beyond mission. more
Milky Way's center will be revealed by NASA's Webb Telescope  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The center of our galaxy is a crowded place: A black hole weighing 4 million times as much as our sun is surrounded by millions of stars whipping... more
Luca powers up for a spacewalk  ESA · 6 days
European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Luca Parmitano is preparing to step out into space for his first spacewalk of the Beyond mission. more
Chinese satellite startups Galaxy Space, MinoSpace secure new funding  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Private satellite firms secure new funding which adds to an estimated $1.4 billion already invested in the Chinese... more
'Upside-Down Rivers' of Warm Water Are Carving Antarctica to Pieces  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
Satellite images show huge cracks and holes forming in the same parts of Antarctica's ice shelves every year. New research suggests that hidden 'rivers' of warm water are... more
Call for innovation to advance Europe’s lab in space  ESA · 7 days
The International Space Station is open for business and ESA is calling on industry to help extend the... more
Inflection point within the year for megaconstellations?  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
An inflection point is coming in the next six to twelve months for the multibillion dollar satellite megaconstellations, when it will become... more
Boeing, SpaceX press towards commercial crew test flights this year  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Boeing expects to carry out a pad abort test for its CST-100 Starliner commercial crew vehicle... more
Troughs developed in ice-stream shear margins precondition ice shelves for ocean-driven breakup  Science Magazine · 1 week
Floating ice shelves of fast-flowing ice streams are prone to rift initiation and calving originating along zones of rapid shearing at their margins. Predicting... more
AI challenged to stave off collisions in space  ESA · 1 week
ESA is challenging machine learning experts to help forecast and prevent collisions in space. The Agency’s Advanced Concepts Team and... more
Carbon-rich hot bubble detected in the planetary nebula NGC 5189  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Using ESA's XMM-Newton space telescope, astronomers have found that the planetary nebula NGC 5189 harbors a carbon-enriched X-ray-emitting hot bubble. The discovery, presented in a paper published September... more
Ten years after 'suicide' mission, NASA thirsts for lunar water  REUTERS · 1 week
A decade after NASA sent a rocket crashing into the moon's south pole, spewing a plume... more
Researchers Measure Pressure in Solar System’s Heliosheath  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Using data from NASA’s Voyager spacecraft, a team of scientists has calculated the total pressure from particles in the outer region of... more
Exoplanet explorers  ESA · 1 week
Watch Nobel laureate Michel Mayor’s seminar about exoplanets Thursday 10:30–11:30 CEST live from ESA’s European Space Astronomy Centre more
Northrop Grumman’s satellite servicer MEV-1, Eutelsat satellite, launch on ILS Proton  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
An International Launch Services Proton rocket carried Northrop Grumman’s first satellite-servicing spacecraft and a... more
Exoplanet and cosmology discoveries awarded Nobel Prize in Physics  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
ESA congratulates 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics laureates Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz, who have been awarded the prestigious prize for the first discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type... more
SpaceX says rideshare missions will launch on time, even if partly empty  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
SpaceX plans to launch regular Falcon 9 rideshare missions starting in March and won’t delay launches for tardy customers, a company executive said Oct.... more
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