American Space News for 23 Nov 2022
A tiny cubesat moon lander riding with Artemis 1 could not establish contact in time to reach its destination, but it may be able to do some other deep-space work.
SpaceX overcame a bleak weather forecast to launch a satellite Nov. 22 that expands Eutelsat further into fast-growing markets for providing broadband to planes and ships. The post SpaceX launches... Eutelsat 10B on expendable Falcon 9 appeared first on SpaceNews.
An agreement among three European countries could help secure near-term funding for launch vehicle development but have a bigger effect in the long term on how future projects are financed. The post... France, Germany and Italy sign agreement on launch vehicle development appeared first on SpaceNews.
The U.S. Special Operations Command awarded Viasat a $325 million contract to provide communications equipment and networking services over the next five years. The post Viasat wins $325 million U.S.... Special Operations Command contract appeared first on SpaceNews.
NASA and SpaceX now are targeting 2:20 p.m. EST Saturday, Nov. 26, to launch the company's 26th commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station.
The Space Force on Nov. 22 formally established a unit within U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. The post Space Force establishes permanent presence in Indo-Pacific region appeared first on SpaceNews.
In early September 1859, the Northern Lights could suddenly be seen as far south as the Caribbean. The cause was a geomagnetic solar storm--specifically a coronal mass ejection, now dubbed the... Carrington Event, after the astronomer who recorded it.
"Good Night Oppy" finally arrives on Amazon's Prime Video streaming service on Wednesday (Nov. 23), just in time for holiday viewing over the long Thanksgiving Day weekend.
The Very Large Telescope (VLT) at Cerro Paranal in northern Chile, is undoubtedly one of the premier ground-based observatories. But a new infrared instrument recently installed on the telescope has... made the VLT even better. The Enhanced Resolution Imager and Spectrograph (ERIS) was delivered to Chile in December, 2021 and the first test observations were …
Astronomers at Caltech have used a machine learning algorithm to classify 1,000 supernovae completely autonomously. The algorithm was applied to data captured by the Zwicky Transient Facility, or ZTF,... a sky survey instrument based at Caltech's Palomar Observatory.
The enormous spacecraft that will head to Jupiter's moon Europa uses four large reaction wheels to help keep it oriented.
Jay Pasachoff perhaps witnessed more solar eclipses than anyone else. But his greatest contribution to science may have been his public outreach and inspiration of future generations of scientists.
NASA has released its James Webb History Report, which explains why they are not changing the name of their flagship observatory. The post NASA's Report Details a Dark Time in American History but... Finds no Direct Evidence That Webb Fired People for Their Sexual Orientation appeared first on Universe Today.
The Lego Star Wars advent calendar includes 329 pieces to make figures, vehicles, and more.
The Perseverance rover is approaching its one-year anniversary since landing on Feb. 18, 2021 -- one Mars year, that is.
The European Space Agency made history Wednesday by selecting an amputee who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident to be among its newest batch of astronauts--a leap toward its pioneering ambition to... send someone with a physical disability into space.
2022 WJ1 was a tiny asteroid on a collision course with Earth. But astronomers saw it coming, and NASA's Scout impact hazard assessment system calculated where it would hit.
This HP Reverb G2 VR headset, complete with motion controllers, is a Black Friday bargain at just $299.
The European Space Agency announced five new career astronauts as well as history's first astronaut recruit with a disability on Wednesday after adopting a record budget to fund its projects.
NASA’s JWST data just keeps on delivering amazing discoveries. Back in July, it observed the exoplanet WASP-39 b and found fingerprints of atoms and molecules and active chemical reactions in... its clouds. Now, a team of scientists extends that discovery with a much deeper analysis of the data. According to Dr. Natalie Batalha, from the …
Some of the brightest objects in the sky are called blazars. They consist of a supermassive black hole feeding off material swirling around it in a disk, which can create two powerful jets... perpendicular to the disk on each side. A blazar is especially bright because one of its powerful jets of high-speed particles points straight at Earth. For decades, scientists have wondered: How do particles in these jets get accelerated to such high energies?
European Space Agency member states have provided the agency with 16.9 billion euros ($17.5 billion) for the next three years, a significant increase over 2019 but more than 1.5 billion euros below... what the agency sought. The post ESA secures 16.9 billion euros at ministerial appeared first on SpaceNews.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced a new astronaut class with two women in the lineup and an amputee paralympic sprinter who is a trauma surgeon.
Less than a week after the James Webb Space Telescope was ready for science, the first reports of discoveries of galaxies at record distances and, consequently, at record-early times appeared in... preprints. Even more remarkably, these galaxies seem to be so massive that they challenge our understanding of how structure forms in the universe.
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