Northrop Grumman Corp. has completed a successful preliminary design review (PDR) of the Relay Ground Station-Asia (RGS-A) for the U.S. Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific's missile warning system. The PDR was completed one month ahead of schedule, demonstrating...
Boston MA (SPX) Jun 07, 2023
The MIT physicist is searching for answers to one of the biggest questions in modern physics: How can our universe abide by two incompatible rulebooks? The first - the Standard Model of Physics - is the quantum mechanical theory of particles, fields, and forces, and the ways in which they interact to build the universe we live in. The second - Einstein's theory of general relativity - describes
Paris (ESA) Jun 02, 2023
The dietary regimen of astronauts is a crucial aspect of space missions that impacts overall health and morale. The European Space Agency (ESA) has been funding research on cooking techniques in microgravity conditions, with a recent focus on frying food, a worldwide culinary method with intricate physics and chemistry at play. In a breakthrough for future lunar and Martian missions, the research has suggested that a beloved comfort food, fries, may be feasible to prepare even in outer space.
Pennsylvania PA (SPX) Jun 07, 2023
When it comes to supplying energy for space exploration and settlements, commonly available solar cells made of silicon or gallium arsenide are still too heavy to be feasibly transported by rocket. To address this challenge, a wide variety of lightweight alternatives are being explored, including solar cells made of a thin layer of molybdenum selenide, which fall into the broader category of 2D
June 6, 2023 Now commercially available, Kymeta’s compact, low-power Peregrine u8 LEO terminal, paired with OneWeb’s LEO network, will redefine maritime communications. Redmond, WA — June 6, 2023 – World-leading flat panel satellite antenna company Kymeta ( and low Earth...
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 06, 2023
There's a special sort of hopeful-nervousness I feel on a weekend with a challenging drive. It's how I felt this last weekend, waiting for our rover to try and execute the 11 meter drive that was supposed to get us off a large rock precluding any arm activities over the weekend. Well, we did get off the rock (yay!) but our wheels still slipped in the surrounding sand and ended the drive early in
Beijing (XNA) Jun 06, 2023
The moon is the only natural satellite of Earth. It is also the nearest celestial body to our planet, and selenology, or the study of the moon, is very important for scientists, as it can give them insights into other celestial bodies and advance planetary science. If we want to know the history of Earth, together with the history of our solar system, studying the moon is essential. The ex
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 06, 2023
Digital advertising is changing course and, with its 25 high-tech websites including,,, and, is onboard with this change. Simon Mansfield, publisher of Space Media Network says the major ad networks are a broken business model due to their disregard for demographic specifics, leading to questionable ad relevance, and site perf
Testing LimitationsTesting prior to launching a constellation comes with a number of limitations and challenges. Most accurate testing requires ground antennas to be transported to a test site. While this is highly accurate, it is expensive and time-consuming, and...
NASA’s SpaceX 28th commercial resupply services mission has successfully launched, carrying two new solar arrays, science investigations, and supplies to the International Space Station. The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft was launched on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy...
Baltimore MD (SPX) Jun 06, 2023
When the Hubble Space Telescope was launched in 1990, there were about 470 artificial satellites orbiting Earth. By 2000, that number doubled. But by 2023, the rising number has grown almost exponentially to nearly 8,000 satellites. For Hubble this means that satellites photobomb about 10% of its exposures on celestial targets. But a typical satellite trail is very thin and will affect less than
The highly anticipated Communications Module of the SpainSat NG-I telecommunications satellite has finally left the Thales Alenia Space plant in Tres Cantos, Spain, and is on its way to Airbus Defence and Space in Toulouse, France. The module will...
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 02, 2023
A team of researchers from EPFL have found a way to use the phenomenon of strong gravitational lensing to determine with precision - about 3 times more precise than any other technique - the mass of a galaxy containing a quasar, as well as their evolution in cosmic time. Knowing the mass of quasar host galaxies provides insight into the evolution of galaxies in the early universe, for building s
Evanston IL (SPX) Jun 02, 2023
An international team of astrophysicists has discovered something wholly new, hidden in the center of the Milky Way galaxy. In the early 1980s, Northwestern University's Farhad Yusef-Zadeh discovered gigantic, one-dimensional filaments dangling vertically near Sagittarius A*, our galaxy's central supermassive black hole. Now, Yusef-Zadeh and his collaborators have discovered a new populati
Kennedy Space Center FL (UPI) Jun 06, 2023
After some delays over the weekend, SpaceX has successfully launched its Crew Resupply Mission 28 from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The initial launch was postponed due to unfavorable weather conditions, particularly high winds in the booster recovery zone. The mission was successfully executed at 11:47 a.m. EDT Monday, with weather conditions deemed 60% favorable for liftoff. Spac
Euclid Simulations: Preparing for the Unknown of SpaceAs the Euclid simulations campaign reaches its halfway point, the Main Control Room is focused on the Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP) and spacecraft commissioning. These two moments are critical for...
Hungarian start-up Genesis Sustainable Future Ltd (SFL) operates as a leaf-analyser through a smart solution, offering farmers a portable laboratory based on space technology that helps them perform species-specific and on-site plant testing. According to Genesis Sustainable Future (Genesis SFL), portable...
SAN DIEGO, June 05, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS), a Technology Company in the Defense, National Security and Global Markets, has been awarded a contract by the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren...