General Atomics has been awarded a DARPA contract to build a nuclear reactor that will fuel lunar missions

General Atomics was given a $22 million contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Corporation to develop a compact nuclear reactor for space propulsion; the agency reported April 9. General Atomics, located in San Diego, was chosen for the first step of the DRACO program, which stands for demonstration rocket for agile cislunar operations. The project […]

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Netherland’s startup gets €26 million in funding to expand its IoT satellite network

Hiber, a global internet of things (IoT) connectivity firm, has won about €26 million in funding from European Union agencies and private entities. The Amsterdam-based company seeks to expand its IoT satellite network to increase its connectivity through its Hiberband brand, the first low power global area network (LPGAN) globally. Hiberband uses tiny Nanosatellites at […]

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NASA postpones Mars helicopter Ingenuity’s controlled fight to April 11, 2021

When the Perseverance Rover left for Mars in July 2020, tucked in the vehicle’s belly was National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) Ingenuity helicopter set to make trips around Mars’s atmosphere soon. The historic flight was scheduled to take off on April 8, but there have been changes to the date. According to a tweet […]

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Pixxel plans to build the globe’s top resolution hyperspectral satellite array

Pixxel is the first Indian private earth imaging firm that invested $7.3 million with the new capital from Omnivore and Techstars. Other investors who joined include Lightspeed Ventures, Ryan Johnson (former leader at Planet Labs), Blume Ventures and growX. On Thursday, when the meeting took place, Pixxel did not hide its secret and went ahead […]

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SpaceX celebrates the anniversary of its first launch with the Starlink project

SpaceX is one of the most significant space company globally, with many inventions and technologies. Under the leadership of one of the richest men globally, Elon Musk is famous for his intelligence, commitment to work, and innovation explaining why the firm is outstanding.  Recently, SpaceX marks its anniversary since the first Starlink mission launch. This […]

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NASA conducts a fire test on Space Launch System

The fascination with the Cosmos has been fundamental and long-lasting. Humans are pushed to conquer the unseen, find new universes, test the limitations of science and technology, and then go further and further. For decades, the culture has gained from the innate drive to discover and test the limits of what humans understand and where […]

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NASA has invited SpaceX to deploy a cubesat flight

A proposal from SpaceX, which appeared to propose a vehicle besides its present Falcon 9 or the Falcon Heavy, was submitted to a NASA contest to deploy a constellation of cubesats. The source specification statement for the Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation Structure and Storm Intensity with a Constellation of Smallsats (TROPICS) flight, a collection of six […]

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For the Blackjack program, DARPA has ordered six satellites from the Blue Canyon Technologies

According to a company spokesperson, Blue Canyon Technologies has secured a contract option valued at $26.5 million to manufacture six satellites for Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. In addition to four satellites purchased in June under a $14.1 million deal, DARPA has exercised its option to acquire six more satellites. Under the Blackjack scheme, the deals were […]

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NASA should build a personnel and infrastructure plan, according to a safety panel

A safety panel urged NASA to take a comprehensive look at its personnel and infrastructure requirements. The agency’s control of its human spaceflight activities expands to include greater positions for businesses. Leaders of NASA’s Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) met on February 18 to reinforce questions posed in the agency’s annual report, which noted that […]

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