American Space News for 21 Mar 2018
The nature of planets orbiting stars in other systems will be the focus for ESA's fourth medium-class science mission, to be launched in mid 2028.
The Japanese government, working with private ventures, announced plans March 20 to establish a nearly billion-dollar fund to support the development of space startups in the country. SpaceNews.com
Technology image of the week: this scorched, twisted panel helps to understand how reentering satellites break apart as they fall to Earth
Be a part of Europe's Earth observation revolution by applying to join experts at one of two Sentinel-3B launch #SocialSpace activities on 25 April.
About 70,000 years ago, during human occupation of the planet, a small, reddish star approached our solar system and gravitationally disturbed comets and asteroids. Astronomers from the Complutense... University of Madrid and the University of Cambridge have verified that the movement of some of these objects is still marked by that stellar encounter.
An Alaskan spaceport will host the first launch of a rocket developed by a stealthy startup company as soon as next week, spaceport officials confirmed March 20. SpaceNews.com