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mu Space Confirms Satellite Mission Aboard New Glenn – Parabolic Arc

mu Space Confirms Satellite Mission Aboard New Glenn – Parabolic Arc | New Space | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, DC (mu Space PR) – mu Space Corp today confirmed at the Satellite 2018 that they will launch a geostationary satellite aboard Blue
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Blue Origin gains a customer for New Glenn launch in 2020.
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Scientists design conceptual asteroid deflector and evaluate it against massive potential threat

Scientists design conceptual asteroid deflector and evaluate it against massive potential threat | New Space | Scoop.it
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists are part of a national planetary defense team that designed a conceptual spacecraft to deflect Earth-bound asteroids and evaluated whether it would be able to nudg
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NASA is planning to protect Earth from a killer asteroid that may hit in 2135.
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It's Business Time at Rocket Lab

It's Business Time at Rocket Lab | New Space | Scoop.it
Huntington Beach CA (SPX) Mar 15, 2018 -
US orbital launch provider Rocket Lab has confirmed its next launch will be the company's first fully commercial flight. Two Lemur-2 cubesats for launch customer Spire Global will be on board the up
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Rocket Lab is set to join the elite fraternity of orbital launch providers.
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Tethers Unlimited’s MakerSat Would Allow Small Satellites to Grow on Orbit – Parabolic Arc

Tethers Unlimited’s MakerSat Would Allow Small Satellites to Grow on Orbit – Parabolic Arc | New Space | Scoop.it
Tethers Unlimited has been selected to receive up to $750,000 in NASA funding to demonstration technology that would allow small satellites to grow after
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Tethers Unlimited wins SBIR Phase II grant to develop technology allowing small satellites to grow in size after they are in orbit.
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World-first Firing of Air-breathing Electric Thruster – Parabolic Arc

World-first Firing of Air-breathing Electric Thruster – Parabolic Arc | New Space | Scoop.it
PARIS (ESA PR) — In a world-first, an ESA-led team has built and fired an electric thruster to ingest scarce air molecules from the
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Proof of concept, but will it work in orbit?
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We're getting closer to making the electric thruster a viable propulsion option.

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SpaceX Launches 50th Falcon 9 Overnight, Delivers Heavyweight Hispasat 30W-6 to Orbit «

SpaceX Launches 50th Falcon 9 Overnight, Delivers Heavyweight Hispasat 30W-6 to Orbit « | New Space | Scoop.it
Hispasat 30W-6 launch report
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SpaceX sends a heavy communications satellite toward geosynchronous orbit.
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New drugs could make astronauts more resistant to cosmic rays that cause cancer during missions to Mars

New drugs could make astronauts more resistant to cosmic rays that cause cancer during missions to Mars | New Space | Scoop.it

SCIENTISTS are set to reveal new drugs which could make astronauts more resistant to cancer-causing space radiation during lengthy missions to…
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Prepare for your trip to Mars by taking radiation resistance supplements and drugs.
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Asteroid Institute Announces Google Cloud, AGI as New Partners for ADAM Project – Parabolic Arc

Asteroid Institute Announces Google Cloud, AGI as New Partners for ADAM Project – Parabolic Arc | New Space | Scoop.it
SILICON VALLEY, Calif., February 28, 2018 (B612 Foundation PR) — The Asteroid Institute today announced Google Cloud and AGI as new technology partners in
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The Asteroid institute works with advanced software and the Google Cloud to protect the Earth from dangerous asteroids.
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Is it time to take the Hyperloop seriously? – Ars Technica

Is it time to take the Hyperloop seriously? – Ars Technica | New Space | Scoop.it
Is it time to take the Hyperloop seriously? Ars Staff 03/4/2018 8:00 am Categories: Cars, Features View non-AMP version at arstechnica.com Imagine traveling the length of the United Kingdom—from London to Edinburgh, 400-plus miles—in under an hour.
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Hyperloop transportation between cities on Mars would be easier than on Earth because it will be easier to hold a near vacuum in the tube.
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Why hasn't NASA sent humans to Mars?

Why hasn't NASA sent humans to Mars? | New Space | Scoop.it
It's not a matter of technology or innovation.
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This is why we are not on Mars today.
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3 Challenges for Engineering A Space Elevator > ENGINEERING.com

3 Challenges for Engineering A Space Elevator > ENGINEERING.com | New Space | Scoop.it
Examining our best prospects for building materials, ensuring stability and combating orbital debris.
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The idea of a space elevator is so enticing that people are still working on it despite the major challenges to it ever coming to pass.
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Financial documents raise questions about AR1 engine’s readiness

Financial documents raise questions about AR1 engine’s readiness | New Space | Scoop.it
"We are committed to delivering an engine in 2019," the company said.
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Could Aerojet Rocketdyne's problems with their AR1 engine hand Air Force contracts to Blue Origin on a silver platter?
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National Space Council Approves 4 Recommendations on Regulatory Reform – Parabolic Arc

National Space Council Approves 4 Recommendations on Regulatory Reform – Parabolic Arc | New Space | Scoop.it
“President Trump declared that our nation stands ‘at the birth of a new millennium, ready to unlock the mysteries of space’ – and after
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The National Space Council has shown that it is indeed active by formulating four regulatory recommendations.
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The ambitious Russian project can give new impetus to the exploration of space

The ambitious Russian project can give new impetus to the exploration of space | New Space | Scoop.it
The ambitious Russian project can give new impetus to the exploration of space One of the most ambitious Soviet-Russian projects in the field of space
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Machine translated article on development of a high-powered Russian nuclear space propulsion system
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NASA Selects 3 ISRU Projects for SBIR Funding – Parabolic Arc

NASA Selects 3 ISRU Projects for SBIR Funding – Parabolic Arc | New Space | Scoop.it
NASA has selected three proposed focused on a miniaturized lunar rover and extraction of CO2 from the martian atmosphere under the space agency’s Small
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Vector to Conduct Dedicated Launch of Alba Orbital PocketQube Satellites on First Orbital Attempt – Parabolic Arc

Vector to Conduct Dedicated Launch of Alba Orbital PocketQube Satellites on First Orbital Attempt – Parabolic Arc | New Space | Scoop.it
TUCSON, Ariz., March 8, 2018 (Vector PR) — Vector, a nanosatellite launch company comprised of new-space and enterprise software industry veterans from SpaceX, Virgin
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Scientists Find that Earth Bacteria Could Thrive on Enceladus

Scientists Find that Earth Bacteria Could Thrive on Enceladus | New Space | Scoop.it
Space and Astronomy news
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Bacterium discovered off Okinawa that could survive and thrive under Enceladus's ice crust.
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Rideshare mission for U.S. military confirmed as second Falcon Heavy launch – Spaceflight Now

Rideshare mission for U.S. military confirmed as second Falcon Heavy launch – Spaceflight Now | New Space | Scoop.it
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Two more Falcon Heavy flights scheduled for 2018
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Flagship U.S. space telescope facing further delays

Flagship U.S. space telescope facing further delays | New Space | Scoop.it
Cost of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope could exceed cap set by Congress
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Plagued by cost overruns in the past, problems in testing have eroded schedule and cost margins recently. Will the JWST ever take its place in space?
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New Company Emerges in Satellite Internet Race – Parabolic Arc

New Company Emerges in Satellite Internet Race – Parabolic Arc | New Space | Scoop.it
Another company has emerged that is aiming to provide satellite Internet to under served areas, Tech Crunch reports. Launching from stealth today with a
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Astranis has some high-powered backing. Can they preempt SpaceX and OneWeb?
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Report: Nield Departure from FAA Linked to Space Deregulation Push – Parabolic Arc

Report: Nield Departure from FAA Linked to Space Deregulation Push – Parabolic Arc | New Space | Scoop.it
The Wall Street Journal reports that George Nield’s decision to retire as head of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation (FAA
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Will Nield's retirement speed up deregulation in the commercial space sector?
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Musk dream of space-based Internet sent others crashing to Earth - Article

Musk dream of space-based Internet sent others crashing to Earth - Article | New Space | Scoop.it

Billions of dollars have vanished in the quest to provide internet service from low-earth orbit. Globalstar Inc. and Iridium Communications Inc. crashed into bankruptcy but are still at it, while another effort folded despite backing from Bill Gates, Boeing Co. and others...

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Elon Musk has proved the doubters wrong before. Can he do it again, this time with broadband Internet?
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In response to Trump budget, NASA ending separate technology plan

In response to Trump budget, NASA ending separate technology plan | New Space | Scoop.it
"We need Space Technology if we want NASA to have a bold future."
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Trump budget for NASA could have the effect of terminating development of advanced technology in favor of keeping over-budget and behind schedule, but politically popular, programs alive.
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How to Build the Ultimate Solar System

How to Build the Ultimate Solar System | New Space | Scoop.it
This system is completely stable—I double-checked with computer simulations. But nature would have a tough time forming this system.…
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How many planets can you pack into the habitable zone of a star? Would you believe 416?
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Get NASA out of the rocket business

Get NASA out of the rocket business | New Space | Scoop.it
Let private space entrepreneurs work on cutting costs: Our view
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USA Today editorial board considers SLS a waste. A lot of knowledgeable people have been saying this for a long time. What more must be said or done before the cash bleeding is stopped?
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