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Low-mass planets make good neighbours for debris discs

Low-mass planets make good neighbours for debris discs | New Space | Scoop.it
Paris, France (ESA) Nov 29, 2012
Astronomers using ESA's Herschel Space Observatory have detected massive debris discs around 61 Virginis and Gliese 581, two nearby stars that are known to host super-Earth planets.
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Rocket Lab's Electron Mini Launcher Blasts Off in Debut Flight from New Zealand

Rocket Lab's Electron Mini Launcher Blasts Off in Debut Flight from New Zealand | New Space | Scoop.it
Rocket Lab's four-year campaign to develop an inexpensive, dedicated rocket to put small satellites into orbit reached a major milestone today (May 25) with the debut launch of its two-stage Electron booster from a new commercial spaceport in New Zealand.
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Rocket Lab's inaugural launch is a success, powered by 3-D printed engines.
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NASA Moves Up Launch of Psyche Mission to a Metal Asteroid - SpaceRef

NASA Moves Up Launch of Psyche Mission to a Metal Asteroid - SpaceRef | New Space | Scoop.it
Psyche, NASA's Discovery Mission to a unique metal asteroid, has been moved up one year with launch in the summer of 2022, and with a planned arrival at the main belt asteroid in 2026 -- four years earlier than the...
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Nasa sending a probe to PSyche, a nickel-iron asteroid.
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Experimental Spaceplane – DARPA Picks Boeing’s Phantom Express

Experimental Spaceplane – DARPA Picks Boeing’s Phantom Express | New Space | Scoop.it
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced today they are collaborating with Beoing to design, build and test a technology demonstration vehicle for the Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program. Boeing’s Phantom Express aims to enable faster, more affordable small satellite launches. In a Boeing statement, the aerospace firm will develop an autonomous, reusable spaceplane…
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DARPA selects Boeing reusable launch vehicle with 24 hour turnaround between flights.
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Vector Space aims to expand launch ranges with minimal infrastructure pads | NASASpaceFlight.com

Vector Space aims to expand launch ranges with minimal infrastructure pads | NASASpaceFlight.com | New Space | Scoop.it
Vector Space Systems, a startup small satellite launch service, is hoping to revolutionize the launch market not just through a dramatic reduction in cost for
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Vector Space will launch small payloads to orbit at low cost. They have already booked over 100 payloads.
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We Will Launch on Reuseable Rocket After Exceptional SpaceX Performance - Inmarsat CEO Tells Universe Today - Universe Today

We Will Launch on Reuseable Rocket After Exceptional SpaceX Performance - Inmarsat CEO Tells Universe Today - Universe Today | New Space | Scoop.it
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - Following SpaceX’s “exceptional performance” launching an immensely powerful broadband satellite on their maiden mission for Inmarsat this week on a Falcon 9 rocket, the company CEO told Universe Today that Inmarsat was willing to conduct future launches with SpaceX - including on a “reusable rocket in the future!”
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Inmarsat CEO heaps effusive praise on SpaceX after successful launch of massive communications satellite.
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How Hard Did It Rain on Mars? - SpaceRef

How Hard Did It Rain on Mars? - SpaceRef | New Space | Scoop.it
Heavy rain on Mars reshaped the planet's impact craters and carved out river-like channels in its surface billions of years ago, according to a new study published in Icarus....
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Long ago, rainfall on Mars altered the landscape in ways similar to what it has done on Earth.
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Could the Closest Extrasolar Planet Be Habitable? Astronomers Plan to Find Out - Universe Today

Could the Closest Extrasolar Planet Be Habitable? Astronomers Plan to Find Out - Universe Today | New Space | Scoop.it
According to a series of simulations conducted by scientists from the University of Exeter and the Met Office, it is possible that Proxima b is indeed habitable
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Studies support the idea that the nearest extra-solar planet (Proxima b) could have a life-friendly climate.
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Finding Alien Megastructures Around Nearby Pulsars - Universe Today

Finding Alien Megastructures Around Nearby Pulsars - Universe Today | New Space | Scoop.it
A new study addresses the possibility of being able to observe alien megastructures around nearby pulsars using current instruments
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NASA will not put a crew on EM-1, cites cost – not safety – as main reason | NASASpaceFlight.com

NASA will not put a crew on EM-1, cites cost – not safety – as main reason | NASASpaceFlight.com | New Space | Scoop.it
In what is a highly welcomed, if not somewhat surprising decision, NASA has officially announced that they will not place a crew onboard the first SLS flight,
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First flight of SLS/Orion delayed to late 2019 and perhaps later. Recent accidents and flawed welds make prospects look even dimmer.
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Falcon 9 readies for Static Fire test ahead of Inmarsat 5 F4 mission | NASASpaceFlight.com

Falcon 9 readies for Static Fire test ahead of Inmarsat 5 F4 mission | NASASpaceFlight.com | New Space | Scoop.it
SpaceX is set to demonstrate for a second time just how short a turnaround it can accomplish at LC-39A with Thursday's planned static fire of the Falcon 9 that
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SpaceX is making progress on increasing its launch cadence, to work off its extensive backlog of contracted launches.
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Satnews Publishers: Daily Satellite News

Satnews Publishers: Daily Satellite News | New Space | Scoop.it
Space solar power R&D competion initiated by by NSS and Space Canada _Satnews Publishers: Daily Satellite News https://t.co/TiR2zhCjgY
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Opportunity for students to publish new ideas in space solar power.
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NASA: Lunar Surface Cargo Transportation Services Request for Information (RFI)

NASA: Lunar Surface Cargo Transportation Services Request for Information (RFI) - SpaceRef
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NASA is asking if any domestic service providers are interested in providing transport to the moon for NASA payloads.
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NASA Selects Tethers Unlimited for Four Small Business Awards – Parabolic Arc

NASA Selects Tethers Unlimited for Four Small Business Awards – Parabolic Arc | New Space | Scoop.it
Tethers Unlimited (TUI) will being developing a small satellite capable of growing itself in orbit and a metal press and milling system capable of
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Tether's Unlimited secures four SBIR grants to investigate manufacturing in orbit.
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NASA's Proposed 2018 Budget Could Push Europa Mission to Late 2020s

NASA's Proposed 2018 Budget Could Push Europa Mission to Late 2020s | New Space | Scoop.it
Congress will have to loosen the purse strings if it still wants NASA to launch a flyby mission to Jupiter's ocean-harboring moon Europa by 2022.
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No bucks, no Buck Rogers.
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We Have More Details on the Outermost Trappist-1 Planet! - Universe Today

We Have More Details on the Outermost Trappist-1 Planet! - Universe Today | New Space | Scoop.it
A new study by an international team of researchers has revealed information about the surface conditions on TRAPPIST-1's outermost planet.
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New facts emerge about the outermost planet in the TRAPPIST-1 system.
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Rocket Lab to Open 10 Day Launch Window for Electron – Parabolic Arc

Rocket Lab to Open 10 Day Launch Window for Electron – Parabolic Arc | New Space | Scoop.it
Rocket Lab announced that it will open a 10-day window beginning on May 22 for the maiden flight of its new Electron small-satellite launch
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Rocket Lab set to launch test flight from New Zealand launch complex.
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Moon Discovered Orbiting Dwarf Planet 2007 OR10 - SpaceRef

Moon Discovered Orbiting Dwarf Planet 2007 OR10 - SpaceRef | New Space | Scoop.it
The combined power of three space observatories, including NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, has helped astronomers uncover a moon orbiting the third largest dwarf planet, catalogued as 2007 OR10....
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Large dwarf planets (oxymoron?) almost always have moons. 2007 OR10 is another case. No moon has yet been found orbiting Sedna.
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Blue Origin Loses Engine Hardware During Testing - NASA Watch

Blue Origin Loses Engine Hardware During Testing - NASA Watch | New Space | Scoop.it
We lost a set of powerpack test hardware on one of our BE-4 test stands yesterday. Not unusual during development.— Blue Origin (@blueorigin) May 14, 2017 That's why we always set up our development programs to be hardware rich. Back...
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Blue Origin destroyed a BE-4 engine during testing. Another lesson learned.
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GAO: Improvements in NASA Cost & Schedule Performance Might Not Be Sustainable – Parabolic Arc

GAO: Improvements in NASA Cost & Schedule Performance Might Not Be Sustainable – Parabolic Arc | New Space | Scoop.it
A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) shows that NASA while has continued to improve its cost and schedule performance on major
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SLS and Orion continue to be major risks for cost and schedule overruns at NASA, according the General Accounting Office..
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SpaceX Falcon 9 in flawless Inmarsat-5 F4 launch | NASASpaceFlight.com

SpaceX Falcon 9 in flawless Inmarsat-5 F4 launch | NASASpaceFlight.com | New Space | Scoop.it
SpaceX conducted its sixth launch of the year Monday, with a Falcon 9 rocket deploying the Inmarsat-5 F4 communications satellite. Liftoff, from the Kennedy
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Successful launch of massive communication satellite showcases the evolution of the Falcon 9 booster into a heavy-duty workhorse.
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Life on Mars? Get Ready With 3D-Printed Habitats in the Desert

Life on Mars? Get Ready With 3D-Printed Habitats in the Desert | New Space | Scoop.it
Mars City Design will use enormous 3D printers to build mock Mars habitats in the Mojave Desert.
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Need a hab for your colony on Mars? 3D print a prototype in Mojave, California to see how it might look.
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Given the hazards of landing on Mars, SpaceX may send two Dragons in 2020

Given the hazards of landing on Mars, SpaceX may send two Dragons in 2020 | New Space | Scoop.it
Elon Musk has spoken favorably about NASA's Mars Exploration Rover missions.
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SpaceX plans to land two Red Dragon spacecraft on Mars in 2020.
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Drone is the first spacecraft in years to use a key Shuttle runway

The Air Force's space drone is the first ship to use the Shuttle Landing Facility since 2011.
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Air Force X-37B finally ends its orbital mission after over 700 days.
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Astrobotic to Develop CubeRover Standard for Planetary Surface Mobility – Parabolic Arc

Astrobotic to Develop CubeRover Standard for Planetary Surface Mobility – Parabolic Arc | New Space | Scoop.it
PITTSBURGH, May 4, 2017 (Astrobotic PR) – Astrobotic, in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University, has been selected by NASA to develop CubeRover, a class
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CubeSats have really democratized low Earth orbit. NASA now wants CubeRovers to lower the cost of exploring planetary surfaces.
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This Week at NASA: The James Webb Space Telescope Reaches Another Milestone and More - SpaceRef

This Week at NASA: The James Webb Space Telescope Reaches Another Milestone and More - SpaceRef | New Space | Scoop.it
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has successfully passed the center of curvature test at Goddard Space Flight Center, in Greenbelt, Md....
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James Webb telescope passes critical optical test.
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