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  • SpaceX static fire Formosat-5 Falcon 9, aims for another ASDS landing
    Gearing up for their second Vandenberg flight in as many months, SpaceX has static fired the Falcon 9 that will lift an extremely light-weight Taiwanese satellite to orbit...No related posts.
    - 2 days ago 19 Aug 17, 12:49pm -
  • Japanese H-IIA launches with QZS-3
    Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries launched an H-IIA rocket on Saturday (05:30 UTC), carrying the third spacecraft for the country’s Quasi-Zenith Satellite System of GPS augmentation satellites. The H-IIA...No related posts.
    - 3 days ago 18 Aug 17, 11:26pm -
  • ULA Atlas V launches TDRS-M out of Cape Canaveral
    United Launch Alliance (ULA) has launched a new satellite for NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS) on Friday, with an Atlas V carrying the TDRS-M satellite...Related posts:ULA Atlas V duo preparing for key NASA launches Atlas…
    - 4 days ago 18 Aug 17, 2:40am -
  • Extended Russian EVA complete – conducts satellite deployments
    A Russian EVA was conducted outside of the International Space Station (ISS) with two Russian cosmonauts deploying several nanosatellites, collecting research samples and performing structural maintenance. Expedition 52...Related posts:Russian spa…
    - 4 days ago 17 Aug 17, 2:37pm -
  • Falcon 9 Block 4 debut a success, Dragon arrives for Station berthing
    After launching right on time in a rare single day launch window on Monday afternoon, SpaceX’s Dragon capsule for the SpX-12/CRS-12 mission arrived at the International Space Station...Related posts:Soyuz 2-1A caused Progress M-27M failure and I…
    - 5 days ago 16 Aug 17, 9:13am -
  • SpaceX Falcon 9 launches CRS-12 Dragon mission to the ISS
    SpaceX conducted its first flight from the US Eastern Range following July’s scheduled maintenance stand down on Monday, with its Falcon 9 resuming operations to deliver a Dragon...Related posts:SpaceX, Air Force assess more landing pads, Dragon…
    - 7 days ago 14 Aug 17, 11:13am -
  • SpaceX and Boeing in home stretch for Commercial Crew readiness
    With just one year to go until the scheduled completion of all uncrewed and crewed test flights for SpaceX and Boeing’s commercial crew transportation services, the NASA Advisory...No related posts.
    - 10 days ago 11 Aug 17, 7:08pm -
  • Virgin Orbit sign SITAEL contract for LauncherOne satellite launch
    Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne has signed an agreement to launch a SITAEL satellite developed in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Italian Space Agency (ASI). The...No related posts.
    - 10 days ago 11 Aug 17, 4:11pm -
  • SpaceX Falcon 9 conducts static fire as Falcon Heavy waits in the wings
    SpaceX has conducted a Static Fire test on the Falcon 9 set to launch the CRS-12 Dragon to the International Space Station (ISS). A successful test on Thursday...Related posts:SpaceX, Air Force assess more landing pads, Dragon processing at LZ-1…
    - 11 days ago 10 Aug 17, 11:26am -
  • RS-25 fires up again in another controller test for SLS
    A little more than two weeks after the last test, the RS-25 test team acceptance tested the next completed engine controller unit (ECU) that will eventually fly on...No related posts.
    - 12 days ago 9 Aug 17, 1:55pm -

NASA Breaking News

  • NASA Signs Combined Data Services Agreement for Polar Satellite Program
    NASA has procured combined data support services under an agreement with the Norwegian Space Centre in Oslo, Norway, for the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) program and various cooperative international missions. This action is supported under an…
    - 7 days ago 14 Aug 17, 8:08pm -
  • NASA Cargo Launches to Space Station Aboard SpaceX Resupply Mission
    Experiments seeking a better understanding of Parkinson’s disease and the origin of cosmic rays are on their way to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft following today’s 12:31 p.m. EDT launch.
    - 7 days ago 14 Aug 17, 4:33pm -
  • NASA Announces Television Coverage for Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse
    On Monday, Aug. 21, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the Sun, and NASA Television will carry it live from coast to coast from unique vantage points on the ground and from aircraft and spacecraft, including the International Space…
    - 10 days ago 11 Aug 17, 8:34pm -
  • NASA Awards Contract for Modification of Mobile Launcher
    NASA has awarded a contract to RS&H, Inc. of Merritt Island, Florida, for architectural engineering and design services for the modification of the mobile launcher at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
    - 10 days ago 11 Aug 17, 8:00pm -
  • NASA Awards Acquisition, Business Support Services Contract
    NASA has awarded a contract to Paragon TEC, Inc. of Cleveland to provide acquisition and business support services at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and its Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.
    - 10 days ago 11 Aug 17, 8:00pm -

Space Politics Blog

  • A new chapter
    I wanted to pass along some personal news: I’ve taken a position starting today with SpaceNews, as a senior writer there. I’ll be writing there on a lot about what you’ve seen here and elsewhere: space policy, commercial space, and related topi…
    - 2 Sep 14, 3:24pm -
  • House members seek details on SLS/Orion schedules and spending
    A day after NASA announced that the first SLS may not be ready for launch until as late as November 2018, two key members of the House Science Committee asked NASA for details on both the schedule and funding levels of the SLS and Orion programs. In…
    - 28 Aug 14, 4:28pm -
  • With an SLS slip looming, one senator wants to keep NASA’s budget “on track”
    An announcement Wednesday by NASA that the first launch of the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket could slip by nearly a year has led one key senator to suggest the program needs some budgetary help. NASA announced Wednesday that…
    - 28 Aug 14, 12:18am -
  • Air Force starts search for an RD-180 replacement
    Although the supply of Russian-built RD-180 engines that power the first stage of the Atlas V do not appear to be in the same level of jeopardy as feared earlier this year—United Launch Alliance took delivery of two of those engines last week—the…
    - 26 Aug 14, 4:12pm -
  • House gearing up for CR to last until December
    With no sign of progress on appropriations bills stalled in the Senate, the House is making plans to pass a “clean” continuing resolution that will keep the government running at least into December, a top House member said this week. In an inte…
    - 22 Aug 14, 1:23pm -
  • As China tests ASAT, US pushes multilateral space security efforts
    In a speech at a US Strategic Command symposium last week, a top State Department official made the case again for various multilateral efforts to improve space security, even as China appeared to perform another test of an anti-satellite (ASAT) wea…
    - 21 Aug 14, 2:58pm -
  • Buzz Aldrin endorses candidate in Alaska Senate race
    Republicans in Alaska are going to the polls today to select a candidate to run against incumbent Sen. Mark Begich (D) in the November general election. One of those candidates is hoping that a last-minute endorsement from a famous former astronaut w…
    - 19 Aug 14, 3:21pm -
  • The curious case of a deleted Forbes.com commentary on SpaceX
    SpaceX is no stranger to both strong support and harsh criticism of its activities, particularly in political circles. Last month, for example, three members of the House of Representatives asked NASA for details on an “epidemic of anomalies” the…
    - 19 Aug 14, 2:19pm -
  • Improving SOFIA
    Although a final resolution may not come until late this year, when Congress finally approves a fiscal year 2015 appropriations bill, it appears that NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) program has survived its near-deat…
    - 14 Aug 14, 3:57pm -
  • Orion manager warns he’s “challenged” to make December 2017 launch
    In two separate public appearances last week, the manager of NASA’s Orion spacecraft warned that he is “challenged” to keep Orion on track for the first Space Launch System (SLS) mission in late 2017. Mark Geyer spoke at the Mars Society’s a…
    - 13 Aug 14, 3:13pm -

Commercial Space Watch

SpaceRef

  • NASA Will Chase the Total Solar Eclipse
    For most viewers, the Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse will last less than two and half minutes. But for one team of NASA-funded scientists, the eclipse will last over seven minutes. Their secret? Following the shadow of the Moon...
    - 1 day ago 20 Aug 17, 2:11pm -
  • NASA ScienceCasts: The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
    On August 21, 2017, a continent-spanning wave of instruments from home-made pinhole cameras to the most sophisticated telescopes in operation today will be trained on the Eclipse Across America....
    - 1 day ago 20 Aug 17, 2:10pm -
  • This Week at NASA: The Solar Eclipse and More
    Natural phenomena such as the Aug. 21, 2017 solar eclipse can inspire awe, but scientists can also use eclipse-like events to learn more about the universe....
    - 2 days ago 19 Aug 17, 2:52pm -
  • Orion System Tests Underway
    To ensure everything performs as planned, the Orion spacecraft destined for Exploration Mission-1 was successfully powered up for the first time this week in the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Facility at NASA Kennedy Space Center....
    - 3 days ago 19 Aug 17, 12:00am -
  • Tropical Storm Harvey Seen From Orbit
    Composite image showing Tropical Storm Harvey over Trinidad & Tobago and Grenada, from 09:00 UTC on Friday, 18 August 2017....
    - 3 days ago 18 Aug 17, 11:58pm -
  • A Starburst With The Prospect of Gravitational Waves
    In 1887, American astronomer Lewis Swift discovered a glowing cloud, or nebula, that turned out to be a small galaxy about 2.2 million light years from Earth....
    - 3 days ago 18 Aug 17, 11:04pm -
  • NASA ISS Weekly Space to Ground Report - August 18, 2017
    NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station....
    - 3 days ago 18 Aug 17, 9:40pm -
  • NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 17 August 2017
    The SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft was berthed to the Harmony module of the International Space Station at 9:07 a.m. EDT. The hatch between the newly arrived spacecraft and the Harmony module of the space station is scheduled to be opened...
    - 3 days ago 18 Aug 17, 3:00pm -
  • New Thruster Design Increases Efficiency
    Hall thrusters (HTs) are used in earth-orbiting satellites, and also show promise to propel robotic spacecraft long distances, such as from Earth to Mars....
    - 4 days ago 18 Aug 17, 1:52am -
  • Improving Brown Dwarf Weather Forecasts
    Brown dwarfs have powerful winds and clouds -- specifically, hot patchy clouds made of iron droplets and silicate dust....
    - 4 days ago 17 Aug 17, 11:07pm -
  • NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 16 August 2017
    While the International Space Station was traveling over the Pacific Ocean north of New Zealand, NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Paolo Nespoli captured the Dragon spacecraft at 6:52 a.m. EDT using the station's r…
    - 4 days ago 17 Aug 17, 9:16pm -
  • NASA Studies Tethered CubeSat Mission to Study Lunar Swirls
    A novel mission concept involving two CubeSats connected by a thin, miles-long tether could help scientists understand how the Moon got its mysterious "tattoos" -- swirling patterns of light and dark found at more than 100 locations across the lunar.…
    - 4 days ago 17 Aug 17, 3:22pm -
  • Intense Star Formation in the Westerhout 43 Region
    Hidden from our sight, the Westerhout 43 star-forming region is revealed in full glory in this far-infrared image from ESA's Herschel space observatory....
    - 5 days ago 16 Aug 17, 10:39pm -
  • Probing Neptune's Depths To Reveal Secrets Of Icy Planets
    Scientists have helped solve the mystery of what lies beneath the surface of Neptune - the most distant planet in our solar system....
    - 5 days ago 16 Aug 17, 8:25pm -
  • Chaco Canyon Petroglyph May Represent Ancient Total Eclipse
    As the hullabaloo surrounding the Aug. 21 total eclipse of the sun swells by the day, a University of Colorado Boulder faculty member says a petroglyph in New Mexico's Chaco Canyon may represent a total eclipse that occurred there a...
    - 5 days ago 16 Aug 17, 6:29pm -

Discovery Space News

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Space Daily

  • Mars 2020 mission to use smart methods to seek signs of past life
    Washington DC (SPX) Aug 21, 2017NASA's Mars 2020 mission, which will look for signs of past life on Mars, will use smart methods originally developed to find the oldest life on Earth, according the mission's Deputy Project Scientist, Dr Ken Willif…
    - 2 days ago 20 Aug 17, 12:25am -
  • Roscosmos Approves Luna-25 Space Station Model in Moon Exploration Project
    Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 21, 2017Russia's Roscosmos State Space Corporation on Friday said it approved a model of the Luna-25 space station created as part of the development project Luna-Glob Moon exploration program with the start of the mission sch…
    - 2 days ago 20 Aug 17, 12:25am -
  • Equipment for Angara heavy-class rocket arrives at Vostochny Cosmodrome
    Vostochny (Sputnik) Aug 21, 2017The first technological equipment for the launch of the Angara heavy class carrier rocket has been delivered to the Vostochny Space Center in Russian Far East, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on We…
    - 2 days ago 20 Aug 17, 12:25am -
  • Air routes adjusted to protect FAST radio telescope
    Beijing (XNA) Aug 21, 2017The Civil Aviation Administration of China has adjusted air routes around the world's largest radio telescope in southwestern province of Guizhou to protect the electromagnetic environment. The Five-hundred-meter Aper…
    - 2 days ago 20 Aug 17, 12:25am -
  • System tests prepare Orion for deep space exploration
    Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Aug 21, 2017Hurtling beyond the Moon at a speedy 25,000 mph for a three-week mission requires a space processor capable of operating with guaranteed reliability, in a high radiation environment tens of thousands of mi…
    - 2 days ago 20 Aug 17, 12:25am -
  • NASA launches latest TDRS communications satellite
    Cape Canaveral AFS FL (SPX) Aug 21, 2017NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-M (TDRS-M), which is the third and final in a series of next generation communications satellites, has successfully been placed into orbit following separation from a…
    - 2 days ago 20 Aug 17, 12:25am -
  • Russian Space Cameras on ISS May Replace US Models in 2018
    Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 21, 2017Russian-made cameras for recording the activities of astronauts in outer space may replace similar US-made models as early as next year, Russia's Rocket and Space Corporation Energia (RSC Energia) said Thursday. Ea…
    - 2 days ago 20 Aug 17, 12:25am -
  • Japan launches satellite for better GPS system
    Tokyo (AFP) Aug 19, 2017 Japan on Saturday launched the third satellite in its effort to build a homegrown geolocation system aimed at improving the accuracy of car navigation systems and smartphone maps to mere centimetres. An H-IIA rocket blas…
    - 2 days ago 20 Aug 17, 12:25am -
  • ESA's Proba-3 will create artificial solar eclipses
    Paris (ESA) Aug 21, 2017Astrophysicists are joining sightseers in watching Monday's total solar eclipse across North America but, in the decade to come, they will be viewing eclipses that last for hours instead of a few minutes - thanks to a pione…
    - 2 days ago 20 Aug 17, 12:25am -
  • Soyuz-2 Rocket to Arrive at Vostochny on September 20 for November Launch
    Vostochny (Sputnik) Aug 21, 2017Russia's Center for Ground-Based Space Infrastructure Facilities, the operator of Russia's cosmodromes, will ensure the delivery of the Soyuz-2 carrier rocket for the first 2017 launch from the Vostochny Cosmodrome…
    - 2 days ago 20 Aug 17, 12:25am -
  • ORS-5 satellite prepped for launch
    Los Angeles AFP CA (AFNS) Aug 21, 2017With a Flight Readiness Review successfully concluded Aug. 17, the Air Force's Operational Responsive Space (ORS)-5 satellite is now ready for its journey to equatorial orbit from Space Launch Complex-46 at Ca…
    - 2 days ago 20 Aug 17, 12:25am -
  • NASA protects its super heroes from space weather
    Houston TX (SPX) Aug 21, 2017It's not a bird or a plane but it might be a solar storm. We like to think of astronauts as our super heroes, but the reality is astronauts are not built like Superman who gains strength from the sun. In fact, much of…
    - 2 days ago 20 Aug 17, 12:25am -
  • Harnessing rich satellite data to estimate crop yield
    Urbana IL (SPX) Aug 21, 2017Without advanced sensing technology, humans see only a small portion of the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Satellites see the full range--from high-energy gamma rays, to visible, infrared, and low-energy microwaves. T…
    - 2 days ago 20 Aug 17, 12:25am -
  • Russian Military Likely to Give Up Using Baikonur Spaceport Soon: Here's Why
    Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 21, 2017Roscosmos and the Russian Ministry of Defense are likely to team up to facilitate the construction of the launch pad for the Angara heavy-lift carrier rockets, RIA Novosti contributor Andrei Stanavov writes, shedding l…
    - 2 days ago 20 Aug 17, 12:25am -
  • Large asteroid to safely pass Earth on September 1
    Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 21, 2017Asteroid Florence, a large near-Earth asteroid, will pass safely by Earth on Sept. 1, 2017, at a distance of about 4.4 million miles, (7.0 million kilometers, or about 18 Earth-Moon distances). Florence is among t…
    - 2 days ago 20 Aug 17, 12:25am -

SpaceNews

  • Ukraine changes tactics on North Korea engine claims
    In the days that followed Monday’s report in The New York Times that North Korea may have illicitly procured advanced Soviet-era rocket engines from Ukraine, the response out of the post-Soviet nation could best be described as trolling.SpaceNe…
    - 3 days ago 18 Aug 17, 7:18pm -
  • TDRS launch marks end of an era
    The successful launch of a NASA communications satellite Aug. 18 is the final flight of the current generation of data relay spacecraft as well as for a venerable satellite bus.SpaceNews.com
    - 3 days ago 18 Aug 17, 4:52pm -
  • CASIS awards Audacy grant to test radio on space station
    Audacy, a company established in 2015 to create a commercial space-based communications network, plans to send the Audacy Lynq demonstration mission to the space station’s NanoRacks External Payload Platform on a NASA commercial cargo fight in la…
    - 4 days ago 18 Aug 17, 2:16am -
  • Air Force names space operations officials
    The U.S. Air Force has named Shawn Barnes to be assistant deputy chief of staff for space operations directorate, and Maj. Gen. Pamela Lincoln to be mobilization assistant to the deputy chief of staff for space operations.SpaceNews.com
    - 4 days ago 17 Aug 17, 10:55pm -
  • Options grow for smallsats seeking secondary payload opportunities
    As the number of small satellites seeking launch continues to grow, new opportunities are emerging fly those satellites as secondary payloads on other launches as well as tools to identify those opportunities.SpaceNews.com
    - 4 days ago 17 Aug 17, 8:16pm -

CBS Space News

  • CBS News Space Page is Moving!
    By WILLIAM HARWOODCBS NewsEDITOR’S NOTE: We are in the process of moving stories on this page to the CBS News Sci-Tech page. This site will be taken down in the next few weeks. We appreciate your patience!
    - 30 Jul 15, 3:32am -
  • Cause of Russian Progress failure still TBD
    Four weeks after a Progress space station supply ship spun out of control in a launch mishap, Russian engineers have not yet revealed what might have gone wrong, casting a cloud of uncertainty over downstream flights of unpiloted cargo ships as well…
    - 28 May 15, 2:51am -
  • NASA selects instruments for Europa mission
    Taking a major step toward an eventual robotic mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa, NASA has selected nine sophisticated instruments for a solar-powered spacecraft designed to find out whether the hidden realm could support life of some sort, agency o…
    - 26 May 15, 8:45pm -
  • SpaceX cargo ship returns to Earth
    A SpaceX cargo capsule loaded with 3,100 pounds of research samples, no-longer-needed equipment and trash returned to Earth Thursday after a month-long stay at the International Space Station.
    - 21 May 15, 6:25pm -
  • X-37B spaceplane launched on secret mission
    A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket thundered away from Cape Canaveral Wednesday, boosting an unpiloted military spaceplane into orbit for a secret mission.
    - 21 May 15, 2:13am -
  • Air Force set to launch spaceplane on mostly secret mission
    An Air Force X-37B spaceplane, a mini shuttle making the program's fourth flight, is poised for launch Wednesday on a mostly classified mission featuring an unusual hitchhiker: a small publicly-funded satellite built to test the feasibility of using…
    - 19 May 15, 5:35pm -
  • Brightman steps down from station flight
    Soprano and would-be space tourist Sarah Brightman, who was in training for a flight to the International Space Station this fall aboard a Russian Soyuz ferry craft, will not be chasing her dream aloft after all, the singer's website and Facebook pag…
    - 13 May 15, 7:45pm -
  • Russia delays upcoming ISS flights in wake of Progress failure
    Russia is delaying the return to Earth of three space station crew members by about a month in the wake of the April 18 failure of a Russian Progress supply ship. Launch of three fresh crew members also will be delayed, from May 26 to late July.
    - 12 May 15, 8:33pm -
  • SpaceX stages emergency escape system test
    Simulating a launch pad emergency, an unmanned SpaceX Dragon capsule was blasted away from Cape Canaveral Wednesday, shooting to an altitude of several thousand feet before arcing over for an offshore splashdown in a dramatic emergency escape system…
    - 6 May 15, 2:15pm -
  • SpaceX gears up for pad abort test
    SpaceX is readying an unmanned Dragon capsule for a simulated launch pad abort Wednesday, a short, high-speed flight to demonstrate an innovative rocket-powered escape system designed to quickly pull a crew to safety in the event of an impending boos…
    - 5 May 15, 4:24pm -
  • Messenger probe, out of gas, crashes into Mercury
    NASA's hardy Messenger spacecraft, out of fuel at the end of a remarkably successful 11-year mission, ended its life with a bang Thursday, smashing into the hellish surface of Mercury at some 8,750 miles per hour and blasting out a new crater in the…
    - 30 Apr 15, 9:01pm -
  • Blue Origin launches sub-orbital New Shepard test flight
    Blue Origin, a rocket engine and spacecraft development company owned by Amazon-founder Jeff Bezos, carried out an unpiloted maiden test flight of the company's New Shepard sub-orbital launch vehicle Wednesday, the company revealed early Thursday.
    - 30 Apr 15, 7:19am -
  • New Horizons detects possible polar cap on Pluto
    New photos and animations of Pluto and its large moon Charon taken by the fast-approaching New Horizons probe are revealing distinct surface features for the first time, including a bright area that could be a snowy polar cap, mission managers said W…
    - 29 Apr 15, 9:30pm -
  • Russian abandon efforts to salvage wayward cargo ship
    Russian flight controllers have given up attempting to salvage a Progress cargo ship loaded with 3 tons of supplies and equipment intended for the International Space Station. Instead, the spacecraft likely will re-enter the atmosphere and burn up wi…
    - 29 Apr 15, 4:04pm -
  • Progress cargo ship spins out of control after launch
    A Russian Progress supply ship loaded with more than 3 tons of supplies and equipment bound for the International Space Station apparently spun out of control shortly after reaching orbit Tuesday, putting the resupply mission in jeopardy.
    - 28 Apr 15, 2:34pm -

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Space Politicy Online

  • What’s Happening in Space Policy August 20-September 8, 2017
    Here is our list of space policy events for the next THREE weeks, August 20-September 8, 2017, and any insight we can offer about them.  The House and Senate are in recess until September 5 (except for pro forma sessions). During the Weeks Mother Na…
    - 2 days ago 20 Aug 17, 2:34am -
  • Trump R&D Priorities Include Military Space Systems
    Two White House offices issued guidance to federal agencies today in formulating their FY2019 budget requests on the Trump Administration’s research and development (R&D) priorities.  Civil space activities are not on the list, but military space…
    - 4 days ago 18 Aug 17, 3:14am -
  • SpaceX Confident Commercial Crew Flights in One Year
    A SpaceX official expressed optimism today that the company’s commercial crew system will be ready to take astronauts into space by this time next year.  NASA’s deputy International Space Station (ISS) program manager was a bit more cautious, es…
    - 7 days ago 14 Aug 17, 9:48pm -
  • What’s Happening in Space Policy August 13-September 1, 2017
    Here is our list of space policy events for the next THREE weeks, August 13-September 1, 2017, and any insight we can offer about them.   The House and Senate are in recess until September 5 (except for pro forma sessions). During the Weeks With so…
    - 8 days ago 13 Aug 17, 3:46pm -
  • RESTORE-L Passes PDR As Future Remains Cloudy
    NASA’s satellite servicing technology development and demonstration mission, Restore-L, passed a milestone today, successfully clearing Preliminary Design Review (PDR). The Trump Administration wants to downscale the program significantly however,…
    - 13 days ago 9 Aug 17, 3:01am -
  • Cardillo Champions Regulatory Reform for Commercial Remote Sensing Satellites
    Robert Cardillo, Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), sounded a clarion call for reforming the way the government regulates commercial remote sensing satellites today.  The intelligence community (IC), of which NGA is part,…
    - 14 days ago 7 Aug 17, 10:29pm -
  • What’s Happening in Space Policy August 6-13, 2017
    Here is our list of space policy events for the week of August 6-13, 2017 and any insight we can offer about them. The House and Senate are in recess (except for pro-forma sessions) until September 5. During the Week The action this week starts in Lo…
    - 15 days ago 6 Aug 17, 3:19pm -
  • Senate Heads Out for Recess Without Acting on NDAA
    The Senate headed out of town for a slightly delayed August recess tonight and will return to work on September 5.  The FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) will have to wait until then to be considered by the Senate. Originally, the Sen…
    - 18 days ago 4 Aug 17, 3:42am -
  • Updated Fact Sheets Now Available on SpacePolicyOnline.com
    Editor’s Note:   We have updated our fact sheets on NASA’s budget request, NOAA’s budget request, and the 115th Congress Legislative Checklist. Those and other SpacePolicyOnline.com fact sheets are available from our top menu under Reports|Spa…
    - 19 days ago 3 Aug 17, 3:08am -
  • Trump Signs Sanctions Bill
    President Trump today signed into law a bill that imposes additional sanctions on Russia.  The final version of the bill exempts NASA’s activities with Russia and space launches conducted for NASA or the commercial sector. Although he signed the b…
    - 19 days ago 3 Aug 17, 2:59am -

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HubbleSite.com News Photos

Hubble Detects Exoplanet with Glowing Water Atmosphere
Hubble Detects Exoplanet with Glowing Water Atmosphere
- 19 days ago 2 Aug 17, 5:00pm -
NASA's Hubble Sees Martian Moon Orbiting the Red Planet
NASA's Hubble Sees Martian Moon Orbiting the Red Planet
- 32 days ago 20 Jul 17, 5:00pm -
Hubble Pushed Beyond Limits to Spot Clumps of New Stars in Distant Galaxy
Hubble Pushed Beyond Limits to Spot Clumps of New Stars in Distant Galaxy
- 46 days ago 6 Jul 17, 5:00pm -
Hubble Captures Massive Dead Disk Galaxy that Challenges Theories of Galaxy Evolution
Hubble Captures Massive Dead Disk Galaxy that Challenges Theories of Galaxy Evolution
- 61 days ago 21 Jun 17, 5:00pm -
Icy Moons, Galaxy Clusters, and Distant Worlds Among Selected Targets for James Webb Space Telescope
Icy Moons, Galaxy Clusters, and Distant Worlds Among Selected Targets for James Webb Space Telescope
- 67 days ago 15 Jun 17, 6:00pm -
Hubble Astronomers Develop a New Use for a Century-Old Relativity Experiment to Measure a White Dwarf's Mass
Hubble Astronomers Develop a New Use for a Century-Old Relativity Experiment to Measure a White Dwarf's Mass
- 75 days ago 7 Jun 17, 3:15pm -

Google Space News

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Kepler Updates - NASA

Scientists Improve Brown Dwarf Weather Forecasts
Scientists Improve Brown Dwarf Weather Forecasts
- 4 days ago 17 Aug 17, 5:36pm -
An Eclipse by Any Other Name: Doing Science with Transits and Occultations
An Eclipse by Any Other Name: Doing Science with Transits and Occultations
- 4 days ago 17 Aug 17, 1:48pm -
Hidden Stars May Make Planets Appear Smaller
Hidden Stars May Make Planets Appear Smaller
- 41 days ago 11 Jul 17, 4:25pm -
Geert Barentsen Talks About Bringing People Together To Contribute to Exoplanet Science
Geert Barentsen Talks About Bringing People Together To Contribute to Exoplanet Science
- 59 days ago 23 Jun 17, 5:08pm -
Podcast Archive 2009: NASA’s Kepler Mission to Look for Earth-like Planets
Podcast Archive 2009: NASA’s Kepler Mission to Look for Earth-like Planets
- 62 days ago 21 Jun 17, 5:31am -
NASA Releases Kepler Survey Catalog with Hundreds of New Planet Candidates
NASA Releases Kepler Survey Catalog with Hundreds of New Planet Candidates
- 63 days ago 19 Jun 17, 3:18pm -

Space Ref - Calendar of Events

NASA News Aggregated

  • NASA Successfully Launches Latest Communications Satellite
    NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-M (TDRS-M), which is the third and final in a series of next generation communications satellites, has successfully been placed into orbit following separation from an United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V ro…
    - 3 days ago 18 Aug 17, 3:53pm -
  • Probabilistic Survivability Versus Time Modeling
    Abstract: This presentation documents Kennedy Space Center's Independent Assessment work completed on three assessments for the Ground Systems Development and Operations (GSDO) Program to assist the Chief Safety and Mission Assurance Officer during k…
    - 3 days ago 18 Aug 17, 3:48pm -
  • Why Going to Mars is HARD!
    Abstract: No abstract available
    - 3 days ago 18 Aug 17, 3:40pm -
  • Hubble's Twisted Galaxy
    Gravity governs the movements of the cosmos. It draws flocks of galaxies together to form small groups and more massive galaxy clusters, and brings duos so close that they begin to tug at one another.
    - 3 days ago 18 Aug 17, 2:00pm -
  • Cause and Cure - Deterioration in Accuracy of CFD Simulations With Use of High-Aspect-Ratio Triangular Tetrahedral Grids
    Abstract: Traditionally high-aspect ratio triangular/tetrahedral meshes are avoided by CFD re-searchers in the vicinity of a solid wall, as it is known to reduce the accuracy of gradient computations in those regions and also cause numerical instabil…
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  • Atlas V Lifts-off with TDRS-M
    Atlas V Lifts-off with TDRS-M
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  • Total Eclipse Over America
    Houston, We Have a Podcast. Episode 7: Dr. Mark Matney, Space Debris Scientist and Astronomer, talks about the science and history of eclipses. He also describes the total solar eclipse that will sweep over the U.S. on August 21, 2017, and how to saf…
    - 3 days ago 18 Aug 17, 12:30pm -
  • Lika Guhathakurta Talks About Studying the Sun and the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
    A conversation with Madhulika Guhathakurta, lead program scientist for new initiatives in the Exploration Technology Directorate at NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, and the lead scientist for the 2017 total solar eclipse.
    - 4 days ago 17 Aug 17, 6:25pm -
  • Scientists Improve Brown Dwarf Weather Forecasts
    Researchers have a new model for explaining how clouds move and change shape in brown dwarfs, using insights from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
    - 4 days ago 17 Aug 17, 5:36pm -
  • Eclipse Balloons: Podcast
    A feature from NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley originally posted on July 27, 2017.
    - 4 days ago 17 Aug 17, 5:05pm -
  • Greatest Eclipse and Greatest Duration: What’s the Difference?
    Two points along the shadow’s path are of particular interest to eclipse viewers seeking the longest-lasting totality: the point of greatest eclipse and the point of greatest duration. But neither is necessarily greater than the other. So what is t…
    - 4 days ago 17 Aug 17, 2:34pm -
  • An Eclipse by Any Other Name: Doing Science with Transits and Occultations
    While the mechanics of a total solar eclipse are actually rather mundane, different flavors of this phenomenon make some very sophisticated science possible.
    - 4 days ago 17 Aug 17, 1:48pm -
  • Jupiter: A New Point of View
    This striking Jovian vista was created by citizen scientists Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran using data from the JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno spacecraft.
    - 4 days ago 17 Aug 17, 12:54pm -
  • TDRS: An Era of Continuous Space Communications
    When NASA created Tracking and Data Relay Satellite system in the 1980s, it revolutionized space communications. As NASA launches the 13th TDRS satellite, it looks forward to the next communications innovation.
    - 5 days ago 16 Aug 17, 8:00pm -
  • Space Station Flight Over the Bahamas
    One of the most recognizable points on the Earth for astronauts to photograph is the Bahamas. Randy Bresnik of NASA shared this Aug. 13 photo from the International Space Station, saying, "The stunning Bahamas were a real treat for us. The vivid turq…
    - 5 days ago 16 Aug 17, 3:43pm -
  • 2017 Astronaut Candidates Available for Interviews Before Training
    NASA’s newest astronaut candidates, a diverse dozen women and men, will participate in media interviews and a final news conference before training on Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
    - 5 days ago 16 Aug 17, 1:35pm -
  • NASA Awards Contract for Infrastructure, Applications, Communications
    NASA has awarded the Kennedy Infrastructure, Applications and Communication (KIAC) contract to ASRC Federal Data Solutions, LLC of Beltsville, Maryland.
    - 6 days ago 15 Aug 17, 8:00pm -
  • NASA Awards Contract to Extend Operations of Research, Development Center
    NASA has awarded a contract to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, California, to extend operations of the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), also in Pasadena, through Sept. 30, 2018.
    - 6 days ago 15 Aug 17, 8:00pm -
  • NASA Television to Air Launch of Next Communications Satellite
    NASA is targeting 8:03 a.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 18, for the launch of its next Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) mission atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The launch, and related activi…
    - 6 days ago 15 Aug 17, 7:00pm -
  • Spiraling Cloud Patterns Over Guadalupe Island
    On May 24, 2017, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite captured a natural-color image of long, spiraling cloud patterns, or "von Kármán vortices," on the lee side of Guadalupe Island. The volcanic island r…
    - 6 days ago 15 Aug 17, 4:47pm -
  • SpaceX CRS-12 Cargo Mission Launch
    The two-stage Falcon 9 launch vehicle lifts off Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kenney Space Center carrying the Dragon resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station.
    - 7 days ago 14 Aug 17, 8:17pm -
  • NASA Cargo Launches to Space Station Aboard SpaceX Resupply Mission
    Experiments seeking a better understanding of Parkinson’s disease and the origin of cosmic rays are on their way to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft following today’s 12:31 p.m. EDT launch.
    - 7 days ago 14 Aug 17, 4:33pm -
  • Rodents Help NASA Take the Next Step to Mars
    NASA is conducting research to learn more about the long-term impact of extended human spaceflight. One experiment about to launch, Rodent Research-9, is contributing to this goal by sending rodents to the International Space Station, to study how a…
    - 7 days ago 14 Aug 17, 1:28pm -
  • The Most Awesome Podcast from Space
    Houston, We Have a Podcast. Episode 6: Jack "2fish" Fischer, NASA Astronaut, talks about life on the International Space Station... while on board the International Space Station. This podcast was recorded during a live event on Aug 10, 2017.
    - 10 days ago 11 Aug 17, 9:00pm -
  • NASA Television to Air Six-Hour Spacewalk at International Space Station
    Two Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station Thursday, Aug. 17, to deploy several nanosatellites, collect research samples and perform structural maintenance.
    - 10 days ago 11 Aug 17, 6:22pm -
  • This Week @NASA, August 11, 2017
    Preparing for Eclipse 2017, TDRS-M Update and more ...
    - 10 days ago 11 Aug 17, 4:36pm -
  • Space to Ground: A Closer Look: 8/11/17
    When there are 12 human eyes in space you need to check your vision. You also need supplies and Dragon is bringing them next week.
    - 10 days ago 11 Aug 17, 12:00pm -
  • A Starburst with the Prospect of Gravitational Waves
    More than a hundred years after Swift’s discovery of the "starburst" galaxy IC 10, astronomers are studying IC 10 with the most powerful telescopes of the 21st century.
    - 11 days ago 10 Aug 17, 4:30pm -
  • NASA Airborne Mission Returns to Africa to Study Smoke, Clouds
    In August, NASA's P-3 research plane will be flying through both clouds and smoke over the South Atlantic Ocean to better understand tiny airborne particles called aerosols.
    - 11 days ago 10 Aug 17, 3:00pm -
  • NASA Television to Air Launch of Next Space Station Resupply Mission
    NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting its 12th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station for 12:31 p.m. EDT Monday, Aug. 14. Coverage will begin on NASA Television and the agency’s website Sunday, Aug. 13,…
    - 12 days ago 9 Aug 17, 9:17pm -
  • NASA Selects Proposals to Study Galaxies, Stars, Planets
    NASA has selected six astrophysics Explorers Program proposals for concept studies. The proposed missions would study gamma-ray and X-ray emissions from clusters of galaxies and neutron star systems, as well as infrared emissions from galaxies in th…
    - 12 days ago 9 Aug 17, 7:28pm -
  • Cassini to Begin Final Five Orbits Around Saturn
    NASA's Cassini spacecraft will enter new territory in its final mission phase, the Grand Finale, as it prepares to embark on a set of ultra-close passes through Saturn’s upper atmosphere with its final five orbits around the planet.
    - 12 days ago 9 Aug 17, 5:23pm -
  • RAVAN CubeSat Measures Earth’s Outgoing Energy
    An experimental small satellite has successfully collected and delivered data on a key measurement for predicting changes in Earth’s climate.
    - 12 days ago 9 Aug 17, 3:00pm -
  • NASA Program Gives Students Access to Astronauts
    A NASA program allows students to communicate with the International Space Station via ham radio.
    - 13 days ago 8 Aug 17, 4:54pm -
  • Prediction of Turbulent Temperature Fluctuations in Hot Jets
    Abstract: Large-eddy simulations were used to investigate turbulent temperature fluctuations and turbulent heat flux in hot jets. A high-resolution finite-difference Navier-Stokes solver, WRLES, was used to compute the flow from a 2-inch round nozzle…
    - 13 days ago 8 Aug 17, 3:58pm -
  • Jet Surface Interaction Noise in a High Aspect Ratio Rectangular Exhaust
    Abstract: A physics-based prediction model is employed to simulate jet surface interaction (JSI) noise in a transversely sheared jet exhaust. The methodology finds application in jets with a high aspect ratio (AR) rectangular exhaust in the proximity…
    - 13 days ago 8 Aug 17, 3:55pm -
  • Axial-Flow Turbine Rotor Discharge-Flow Overexpansion and Limit-Loading Condition, Part I: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Investigation
    Abstract: A Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) investigation is conducted over a two-dimensional axial-flow turbine rotor blade row to study the phenomena of turbine rotor discharge flow overexpansion at subcritical, critical, and supercritical condit…
    - 13 days ago 8 Aug 17, 3:53pm -
  • A Compilation of MATLAB Scripts and Functions for MACGMC Analyses
    Abstract: The primary aim of the current effort is to provide scripts that automate many of the repetitive pre- and post-processing tasks associated with composite materials analyses using the Micromechanics Analysis Code with the Generalized Method…
    - 13 days ago 8 Aug 17, 3:44pm -
  • This Week @NASA, August 4, 2017
    Earth-like Atmosphere Unlikely to Survive Exoplanet’s Orbit, Getting a Feel for Eclipses and more ...
    - 17 days ago 4 Aug 17, 6:03pm -
  • Space to Ground: A Stunning Launch: 8/4/2017
    The station has new crew members and they are studying what space is doing to their bodies. You can also follow them on social media.
    - 17 days ago 4 Aug 17, 12:00pm -
  • California Cub Scouts to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station
    Cub Scouts of the Bay Area will speak with a NASA astronaut living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 1:40 p.m. EDT Monday, Aug. 7.
    - 18 days ago 3 Aug 17, 2:32pm -
  • NASA Recommends Safety Tips to View the August Solar Eclipse
    More than 300 million people in the United States potentially could directly view the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, and NASA wants everyone who will witness this celestial phenomenon to do so safely.
    - 19 days ago 2 Aug 17, 12:10pm -
  • What's Up - August 2017
    Prep for the August solar eclipse by observing the moon's phases. Plus, catch 2 meteor showers.
    - 20 days ago 1 Aug 17, 3:58pm -
  • NASA’s Voyager Spacecraft Still Reaching for the Stars After 40 Years
    Humanity’s farthest and longest-lived spacecraft, Voyager 1 and 2, achieve 40 years of operation and exploration this August and September. Despite their vast distance, they continue to communicate with NASA daily, still probing the final frontier.
    - 21 days ago 31 Jul 17, 9:31pm -
  • NASA's Randy Bresnik, Crewmates Arrive at International Space Station
    After a six-hour spaceflight, NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, Sergey Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos and Paolo Nespoli of ESA (European Space Agency) arrived at the International Space Station at 5:54 p.m. EDT Friday to continue important scientific research i…
    - 24 days ago 28 Jul 17, 10:00pm -
  • NASA Selects Proposals to Study Sun, Space Environment
    NASA has selected nine proposals under its Explorers Program that will return transformational science about the Sun and space environment and fill science gaps between the agency’s larger missions; eight for focused scientific investigations and o…
    - 24 days ago 28 Jul 17, 8:00pm -
  • This Week @NASA, July 28, 2017
    New Crew Launches to the Space Station, New 4K Footage of Spacewalk and more ...
    - 24 days ago 28 Jul 17, 6:14pm -
  • Space to Ground: A New Method: 07/27/2017
    Mission Control will monitor a new crew launching Friday to the station. The crew on the station studied how liquids and gases mix in space.
    - 24 days ago 28 Jul 17, 2:48pm -
  • Three Up, Three Down – NASA Tests RS-25 Flight Controller
    In the heart of baseball season, NASA completed its equivalent of a clean inning, successfully testing the third RS-25 flight controller for use on the new Space Launch System (SLS) deep space rocket.
    - 27 days ago 25 Jul 17, 9:29pm -
  • NASA to Show Technologies at Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture 2017
    Visitors to the Experimental Aircraft Association’s 2017 AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin will see NASA’s latest technologies from across the agency.
    - 31 days ago 21 Jul 17, 8:08pm -

News about Space - Aggregated

  • newTrump Eliminates National Climate Assessment Panel
    The Trump administration just disbanded a federal advisory committee on climate change, Washington Post "The Trump administration has decided to disband the federal advisory panel for the National Climate Assessment, a group aimed at helping policyma…
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  • newCan You Photograph the Solar Eclipse with Your Phone or Tablet?
    Can you photograph the phenomenon with my cell phone or tablet? With a few caveats, the answer is "yes."
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  • newThe Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017 Is Happening Today
    The first total solar eclipse to cross the contiguous United States in 99 years occurs today, and millions of skywatchers are ready to watch.
    - 2 hours ago 21 Aug 17, 4:00pm -
  • newEclipse Watching - NASA Style
    There's a Powerpoint chart using too many words to say "don't look at the sun. It will get dark & then it will get bright" #SolarEclipse2017 https://t.co/94nj2kREmV— NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) August 21, 2017 Acting Admin Lig…
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  • newSeveral ways to view today's eclipse in Central Florida
    Central Florida residents could be in for a visual spectacle today more than 99 years in the making. For the first time since June 8, 1918, a total solar eclipse will blot out more than 85 percent of the sun in Orlando. The moon begins its 175-minut…
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