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The company developed and built the International Space Station\u2019s Harmony, Tranquility, [\u2026]\nThe post Thales Alenia Space Marks Major Milestone in Space Station Construction appeared first on European Spaceflight.","publishedAt":"2024-02-19T07:49:23.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-19T07:57:01.127Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22627,"title":"What\u2019s Happening in Space Policy February 18-24, 2024","url":"https:\/\/spacepolicyonline.com\/news\/whats-happening-in-space-policy-feb-18-24-2024\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/spacepolicyonline.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2023\/10\/johnson-3-300x129.png","newsSite":"SpacePolicyOnline.com","summary":"Here is SpacePolicyOnline.com\u2019s list of space policy events for the week of February 18-24, 2024 and any insight we can offer about them.\u00a0 The House and Senate are in recess [\u2026]","publishedAt":"2024-02-18T21:24:03.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-19T15:27:00.167Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22626,"title":"Electron launches Astroscale inspection satellite","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/electron-launches-astroscale-inspection-satellite\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2023\/09\/adrasj-illus.jpg","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"A Rocket Lab Electron launched an Astroscale spacecraft that will rendezvous with and inspect a spent upper stage in low Earth orbit as a precursor to removing it.","publishedAt":"2024-02-18T16:06:59.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-18T21:24:43.288Z","featured":false,"launches":[{"id":"3d959fa3-5a10-4b54-a603-4cfc7c414fb2","provider":"Launch Library 2"}],"events":[]},{"id":22625,"title":"AI company developing software to detect hypersonic missiles from space","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/ai-company-developing-software-to-detect-hypersonic-missiles-from-space\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2023\/03\/Raytheon_Technologies_SAT_Constellation-1.jpg","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"EpiSci won a $1.6 million SBIR contract from the Space Development Agency","publishedAt":"2024-02-18T11:00:00.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-18T11:06:20.081Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22624,"title":"Space Force to study Cape Canaveral launch sites for Starship","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/space-force-to-study-cape-canaveral-launch-sites-for-starship\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/50280361536_16ad227d49_k.jpg","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"The U.S. Space Force is preparing to kick off environmental studies that could lead to SpaceX Starship launches from either the Cape Canaveral facility used by the Delta 4 or a new complex.","publishedAt":"2024-02-17T22:35:36.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-17T22:36:21.347Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22623,"title":"India launches INSAT-3DS meteorological satellite with GSLV rocket","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/india-launches-insat-3ds-meteorological-satellite-with-gslv-rocket\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/GSLV-F14-INSAT-3DS-liftoff-17feb2024-isro-2.png","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"India successfully launched the new generation INSAT-3DS meteorological satellite early Saturday.","publishedAt":"2024-02-17T13:14:08.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-18T08:53:21.396Z","featured":false,"launches":[{"id":"d9a3c8e1-bc0d-4fab-a04c-218ffe44a026","provider":"Launch Library 2"}],"events":[]},{"id":22622,"title":"Japan Scores Success On Second H3 Launch","url":"https:\/\/spacepolicyonline.com\/news\/japan-scores-success-on-second-h3-launch\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/spacepolicyonline.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/H3-1-300x170.png","newsSite":"SpacePolicyOnline.com","summary":"The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries succeeded in launching the new H3 rocket today almost a year after the first attempt failed. 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The rocket successfully sent a mass simulator and two small satellites to the same 669-kilometer Sun-synchronous orbit it targeted on the previous mission. Liftoff commenced at 00:22 UTC (9:22 AM local time) from Launch Pad 2 of the Yoshinobu Launch Complex of the Tanegashima Space Center.","publishedAt":"2024-02-16T22:15:04.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-17T11:46:20.567Z","featured":false,"launches":[{"id":"71514e1b-5411-40b9-a0bf-a711f7e335d8","provider":"Launch Library 2"}],"events":[]},{"id":22616,"title":"Lockheed Martin ramping up small satellite production","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/lockheed-martin-ramping-up-small-satellite-production\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/52815763684_13a01bf6f3_k.jpg","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"The company has a backlog of 100 smallsats for defense and intelligence agencies","publishedAt":"2024-02-16T21:29:35.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-16T21:36:19.725Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22614,"title":"SpaceX launches 300th Falcon 9 rocket with successful Starlink mission","url":"https:\/\/www.teslarati.com\/spacex-300-falcon-9-rocket-launch-starlink\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/www.teslarati.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/spacex-falcon-9-300.jpeg","newsSite":"Teslarati","summary":"SpaceX launched the Falcon 9 rocket for the 300th time after a successful Starlink mission on Thursday evening. It was a busy...","publishedAt":"2024-02-16T18:07:00.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-17T11:46:27.748Z","featured":false,"launches":[{"id":"9603b3c2-da94-41c6-8012-30e990fdc999","provider":"Launch Library 2"}],"events":[]},{"id":22612,"title":"Intuitive Machines stock jumps after company says moon mission is in \u2018excellent health\u2019","url":"https:\/\/www.cnbc.com\/2024\/02\/16\/intuitive-machines-lunr-stock-jumps-after-moon-mission-update.html","imageUrl":"https:\/\/image.cnbcfm.com\/api\/v1\/image\/107374816-1708095824522-iss070e034016large.jpg","newsSite":"CNBC","summary":"Shares of Intuitive Machines jumped for a second consecutive day after the company issued an update that said its moon lander mission \u201cis in excellent health.\u201d","publishedAt":"2024-02-16T15:44:34.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-17T11:46:35.360Z","featured":false,"launches":[{"id":"942a1814-c237-41de-9970-d27bb9630f3b","provider":"Launch Library 2"}],"events":[]},{"id":22611,"title":"Why Space Force is growing more alarmed by China\u2019s eyes in the sky","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/why-space-force-is-growing-more-alarmed-by-chinas-eyes-in-the-sky\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2023\/12\/yaogan41-CZ5Y6-WSLC-15dec2023-ourspace-1.jpg","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"As China expands its presence in orbit, the U.S. Space Force continues to express concern about Beijing\u2019s advancing satellite capabilities. The latest cause for alarm is China\u2019s deployment of imaging satellites in geostationary orbit.","publishedAt":"2024-02-16T15:00:00.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-16T15:06:19.593Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22610,"title":"Viasat completes first broadband upgrade on military sealift fleet","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/viasat-completes-first-broadband-upgrade-on-military-sealift-fleet\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/GFmwoasaoAI0wNl-scaled.jpeg","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"The company plans to upgrade 105 ships under a 2022 agreement with the Military Sealift Command","publishedAt":"2024-02-16T13:05:10.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-16T13:06:18.846Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22609,"title":"Uruguay signs Artemis Accords","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/uruguay-signs-artemis-accords\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/53531745073_93a5f0c982_k.jpg","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"Uruguay signed the Artemis Accords outlining best practices in space exploration Feb. 15, the second country in as many weeks to do so.","publishedAt":"2024-02-16T12:35:00.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-16T12:36:19.044Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22608,"title":"India targets a surge in civil and commercial launches","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/india-targets-a-surge-in-civil-and-commercial-launches\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2023\/08\/chandrayaan-3-launch-isro-14july2023-1.jpg","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"India is planning up to 30 launches over a 15-months period, indicating the ambition for a significant rise in both civil and commercial launch activities.","publishedAt":"2024-02-16T09:32:52.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-16T09:36:19.610Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22607,"title":"Has the RFA ONE Maiden Flight Slipped to Q4 2024?","url":"https:\/\/europeanspaceflight.com\/has-the-rfa-one-maiden-flight-slipped-to-q4-2024\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/europeanspaceflight.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/Has-the-RFA-ONE-Maiden-Flight-Slipped-to-Q4-2024.jpg","newsSite":"European Spaceflight","summary":"German launch startup Rocket Factory Augsburg has stated that it is preparing for the maiden flight of its RFA ONE rocket in the second quarter of 2024. However, the flight appears to have slipped to the fourth quarter of this year. RFA will be launching the maiden flight of RFA ONE from SaxaVord, a spaceport [\u2026]\nThe post Has the RFA ONE Maiden Flight Slipped to Q4 2024? appeared first on European Spaceflight.","publishedAt":"2024-02-16T06:10:44.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-16T07:40:52.675Z","featured":false,"launches":[{"id":"91b13c6c-4525-496d-997b-3521bb6a4cd8","provider":"Launch Library 2"}],"events":[]},{"id":22606,"title":"Iridium adds five years to constellation lifetime estimate","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/iridium-adds-five-years-to-constellation-lifetime-estimate\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2021\/03\/iridium_1100_planet_Thales-Alenia-Space_Master-Image-Programmes.jpg","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"Iridium Communications expects to get another five years out of its satellites, pushing out any need to complete a replenishment of the L-band connectivity constellation to at least 2035.","publishedAt":"2024-02-16T00:57:39.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-16T01:06:19.325Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22605,"title":"White House: Russia Developing \u201cTroubling\u201d ASAT Capability, But Not Immediate Threat","url":"https:\/\/spacepolicyonline.com\/news\/white-house-russia-developing-troubling-asat-capability-but-not-immediate-threat\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/spacepolicyonline.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/Kirby-WH-Feb-15-2024-300x170.png","newsSite":"SpacePolicyOnline.com","summary":"National Security Council spokesman John Kirby confirmed today that Russia is developing a \u201ctroubling\u201d antisatellite, or ASAT, capability, but stressed it is not an immediate threat. Kirby was reacting to [\u2026]","publishedAt":"2024-02-16T00:52:17.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-16T00:57:28.994Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22604,"title":"Industry seeks more resources, policy changes to support transition from ISS to commercial space stations","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/industry-seeks-more-resources-policy-changes-to-support-transition-from-iss-to-commercial-space-stations\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2023\/06\/Axiom-.jpeg","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"Executives with two companies developing commercial space stations called on NASA and Congress to take fiscal and policy steps to avoid a space station gap they feared could cede leadership in low Earth orbit to China.","publishedAt":"2024-02-16T00:27:08.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-16T00:36:19.042Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22602,"title":"White House confirms it has intelligence on Russia\u2019s anti-satellite weapon, but says no immediate threat","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/white-house-confirms-it-has-intelligence-on-russians-anti-satellite-weapon-but-says-no-immediate-threat\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/GGZoNRnWYAIDbJN.jpeg","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"Biden administration says it plans to engage directly with Russia and eventually share more details about what Russia is developing","publishedAt":"2024-02-15T23:05:35.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-15T23:56:22.879Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22613,"title":"After a decade and $1.2 billion, NASA reveals its booty from Bennu: 121 grams","url":"https:\/\/arstechnica.com\/space\/2024\/02\/after-a-decade-and-1-2-billion-nasa-reveals-its-booty-from-bennu-121-grams\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/cdn.arstechnica.net\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/O-REx_PE_K-1_20240122-resized.jpg","newsSite":"Arstechnica","summary":"A long way, and a lot of money, for half a cup.","publishedAt":"2024-02-15T22:58:08.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-16T16:36:39.159Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22601,"title":"Investing in Space: The role of Starlink in limiting space debris ","url":"https:\/\/www.cnbc.com\/2024\/02\/15\/investing-in-space-the-role-of-starlink-in-limiting-space-debris-.html","imageUrl":"https:\/\/image.cnbcfm.com\/api\/v1\/image\/107200829-1677589923421-IMG_0131.jpg","newsSite":"CNBC","summary":"For even the most accomplished satellite operators, losing 100 satellites in a year would represent wiping out most, if not all, of their current fleet.","publishedAt":"2024-02-15T21:43:58.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-15T21:47:02.635Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22600,"title":"SpaceX takes a proactive step toward responsible behavior in orbit","url":"https:\/\/arstechnica.com\/space\/2024\/02\/spacex-takes-a-proactive-step-toward-responsible-behavior-in-orbit\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/cdn.arstechnica.net\/wp-content\/uploads\/2023\/02\/starlink-v2-mini.jpeg","newsSite":"Arstechnica","summary":"\"We commend this commitment as a first step.\"","publishedAt":"2024-02-15T21:18:28.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-15T21:26:38.976Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22598,"title":"Launch Roundup: SpaceX to launch next ISS crew rotation; Electron launches debris removal demonstration","url":"https:\/\/www.nasaspaceflight.com\/2024\/02\/launch-roundup-021524\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/www.nasaspaceflight.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/AS_c10_A_4K.0001-1170x658.jpg","newsSite":"NASASpaceflight","summary":"Despite multiple scrubs and delays due to weather violations, SpaceX broke its own cadence record in January with 10 launches and landings in a calendar month. Those weather challenges have prevailed into February. Between these and the pad logistics related to launching the Intuitive Machines IM-1 mission, PACE satellite, USSF-124, and an upcoming crewed mission, it currently looks unlikely that the company will repeat this target by the end of February.","publishedAt":"2024-02-15T21:03:40.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-15T21:50:39.308Z","featured":false,"launches":[{"id":"2f101902-03dd-4b23-8546-d25ea514b36f","provider":"Launch Library 2"}],"events":[]},{"id":22594,"title":"IM-1 Heads for the Moon","url":"https:\/\/www.spacescout.info\/2024\/02\/im-1-heads-for-the-moon\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/www.spacescout.info\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/launchbrandon-scaled.jpeg","newsSite":"Space Scout","summary":"On January 15th, at 1:05 AM Eastern Time, Intuitive Machine\u2019s NOVA-C lander Odysseus lifted off in support of the IM-1 mission \u2013 with the aim of becoming the first American spacecraft to make it to the lunar surface in over 50 years, following the failure of the Astrobotic Peregrine lander in January. The mission, the second under the Commercial Lunar Payload Service initiative, aims to deliver lower cost science packages to the lunar surface by utilizing If successful, IM-1 will become the first American spacecraft to set down on the South Pole, a region prized for its resources but rife for potential conflict in the near future.","publishedAt":"2024-02-15T15:40:00.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-15T16:19:23.275Z","featured":false,"launches":[{"id":"942a1814-c237-41de-9970-d27bb9630f3b","provider":"Launch Library 2"}],"events":[]},{"id":22591,"title":"Intuitive Machines stock spikes 35% as company\u2019s first moon mission starts","url":"https:\/\/www.cnbc.com\/2024\/02\/15\/intuitive-machines-lunr-stock-first-moon-mission-begins.html","imageUrl":"https:\/\/image.cnbcfm.com\/api\/v1\/image\/107374090-1707998024348-gettyimages-2003732369-AA_15022024_1531658.jpeg","newsSite":"CNBC","summary":"Shares of Intuitive Machines spiked in trading on Thursday, as the space company began its first mission to the moon\u2019s surface earlier in the morning.","publishedAt":"2024-02-15T14:56:30.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-15T21:07:19.718Z","featured":false,"launches":[{"id":"942a1814-c237-41de-9970-d27bb9630f3b","provider":"Launch Library 2"}],"events":[]},{"id":22590,"title":"Moon company Intuitive Machines begins first mission after SpaceX launch","url":"https:\/\/www.cnbc.com\/2024\/02\/15\/intuitive-machines-first-moon-mission-begins-after-spacex-launch.html","imageUrl":"https:\/\/image.cnbcfm.com\/api\/v1\/image\/107374092-1707998347771-nasa_tv_im1.png","newsSite":"CNBC","summary":"Texas-based Intuitive Machines\u2019 inaugural moon mission began early Thursday morning, heading toward what could be the first U.S. lunar landing in more than 50 years.","publishedAt":"2024-02-15T12:51:25.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-15T20:21:03.637Z","featured":false,"launches":[{"id":"942a1814-c237-41de-9970-d27bb9630f3b","provider":"Launch Library 2"}],"events":[]},{"id":22589,"title":"Sidereus Space Complete Short-Duration Hot Fire Test Campaign","url":"https:\/\/europeanspaceflight.com\/sidereus-space-complete-short-duration-hot-fire-test-campaign\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/europeanspaceflight.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/Sidereus-Space-Complete-Short-Duration-Hot-Fire-Test-Campaign.jpg","newsSite":"European Spaceflight","summary":"Italian launch startup Sidereus Space Dynamics has announced the completion of a short-duration hot fire test campaign for its MR-5 rocket engine. 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The mission, IM-1, saw the launch of the first of the IM Nova-C class landers from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Feb. 15 at 1:05 AM ET (06:05 UTC). The first launch attempt was scrubbed on Feb. 14 due to off-nominal methane temperatures prior to loading. 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The first of the two missions was launched on 7 February from the brand-new Launch Complex 3 at the [\u2026]\nThe post Cold Weather Proves Challenging for T-Minus Launch Campaign appeared first on European Spaceflight.","publishedAt":"2024-02-12T14:50:00.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-12T14:56:56.936Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22550,"title":"LeoLabs raises $29 million","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/leolabs-raises-29-million\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/rsz_1screenshot_2024-02-09_at_63643_pm.png","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"With the new funding, LeoLabs will scale our existing technologies and capabilities, and develop new ones.","publishedAt":"2024-02-12T14:00:00.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-12T14:06:19.178Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22549,"title":"Daily Telescope: A solar eclipse from the surface of Mars","url":"https:\/\/arstechnica.com\/space\/2024\/02\/daily-telescope-a-solar-eclipse-from-the-surface-of-mars\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/cdn.arstechnica.net\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/Mars_Perseverance_ZL7_1056_0760664097_707EBY_N0501254ZCAM01538_1100LMJ.png","newsSite":"Arstechnica","summary":"From Mars, with love.","publishedAt":"2024-02-12T13:00:28.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-12T13:07:02.237Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22548,"title":"Before Ingenuity ever landed on Mars, scientists almost managed to kill it","url":"https:\/\/arstechnica.com\/space\/2024\/02\/before-ingenuity-ever-landed-on-mars-scientists-almost-managed-to-kill-it\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/cdn.arstechnica.net\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/53510862189_fb73b23aa4_k.jpg","newsSite":"Arstechnica","summary":"\"The Mars 2020 science team wasn't interested in Ingenuity.\"","publishedAt":"2024-02-12T11:45:24.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-12T11:56:36.683Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22547,"title":"Space startup Aalyria demonstrates satellite mesh network","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/space-startup-aalyria-demonstrates-satellite-mesh-network\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/Screenshot-2024-01-05-at-10.38.40%E2%80%AFAM.png","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"The company is working with the Defense Innovation Unit to create a \u201chybrid space architecture\u201d","publishedAt":"2024-02-12T11:15:00.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-12T11:16:18.723Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22546,"title":"UKSA Commits \u00a33.5M to the Development of Satellite Servicing Tech","url":"https:\/\/europeanspaceflight.com\/uksa-commits-3-5m-to-the-development-of-satellite-servicing-tech\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/europeanspaceflight.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/UKSA-Commits-3.5M-Pounds-to-the-Development-of-Satellite-Servicing-Tech.jpg","newsSite":"European Spaceflight","summary":"The UK Space Agency has announced that it has committed \u00a33.5 million in funding to further the development of technology aimed at extending the life of satellites. The Satellite Applications Catapult will receive \u00a32 million of the total amount to upgrade its In-Orbit Servicing and Manufacturing (IOSM) facility. The Satellite Applications Catapult was established in [\u2026]\nThe post UKSA Commits \u00a33.5M to the Development of Satellite Servicing Tech appeared first on European Spaceflight.","publishedAt":"2024-02-12T07:59:12.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-12T08:07:49.748Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22545,"title":"What\u2019s Happening in Space Policy February 11-17, 2024","url":"https:\/\/spacepolicyonline.com\/news\/whats-happening-in-space-policy-february-11-17-2024\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/spacepolicyonline.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2023\/03\/Ken-Bowersox-Ingalls-240x300.jpg","newsSite":"SpacePolicyOnline.com","summary":"Here is SpacePolicyOnline.com\u2019s list of space policy events for the week of February 11-17, 2024 and any insight we can offer about them. The House is in session this week. 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These layoffs, combined with mounting cost overruns and a strained workforce, paint a grim picture for the agency\u2019s broad reaching exploration goals over the next few years, as Congress has been unable to pass spending bills to ensure improved funding levels.","publishedAt":"2024-02-10T15:30:00.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-10T15:45:46.074Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22539,"title":"ESA Publishes Call for Reusable Rocket Booster Concepts","url":"https:\/\/europeanspaceflight.com\/esa-publishes-call-for-reusable-rocket-booster-concepts\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/europeanspaceflight.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/ESA-Publishes-Call-for-Reusable-Rocket-Booster-Concepts.jpg","newsSite":"European Spaceflight","summary":"The European Space Agency has published a call for reusable rocket booster concept proposals that will allow Europe to develop \u201cthe necessary reusable transportation systems to achieve routine access to space.\u201d The Boosters for European Space Transportation (BEST!) initiative is being managed by ESA\u2019s Space Transportation Directorate under its Future Launcher Preparatory Programme (FLPP). According [\u2026]\nThe post ESA Publishes Call for Reusable Rocket Booster Concepts appeared first on European Spaceflight.","publishedAt":"2024-02-10T08:58:58.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-10T09:06:56.738Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22538,"title":"Greece signs Artemis Accords","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/greece-signs-artemis-accords\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/greece-aa.jpg","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"Greece became the latest country to sign the Artemis Accords outlining best practices for sustainable space exploration Feb. 9.","publishedAt":"2024-02-10T00:12:01.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-10T00:16:18.475Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22537,"title":"Axiom-3 Home at Last","url":"https:\/\/spacepolicyonline.com\/news\/axiom-3-home-at-last\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/spacepolicyonline.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/01\/Ax-3-Crew-300x169.png","newsSite":"SpacePolicyOnline.com","summary":"The four-person Axiom-3 private astronaut crew is home at last, days late because of poor weather in Florida. 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Gen. Steven L. Basham argues the importance of military collaboration in space with Europe to secure leadership.","publishedAt":"2024-02-09T14:00:00.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-09T14:06:19.057Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22534,"title":"Ax-3 private astronaut mission splashes down","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/ax-3-private-astronaut-mission-splashes-down\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/ax3-splashdown.jpg","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft splashed down off the Florida coast Feb. 9, wrapping up a three-week private astronaut mission to the International Space Station.","publishedAt":"2024-02-09T13:56:42.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-09T18:11:33.681Z","featured":false,"launches":[{"id":"da48063e-b50f-4602-adab-ad7331ee6d82","provider":"Launch Library 2"}],"events":[{"id":911,"provider":"Launch Library 2"}]},{"id":22532,"title":"Satellite operators join forces to chase direct-to-smartphone opportunity","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/satellite-operators-join-forces-to-chase-direct-to-smartphone-opportunity\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2023\/03\/I-6-F1-in-orbit.jpg","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"A group of satellite operators have joined forces to push the fledgling direct-to-smartphone market to adopt services using their radiowaves, rather than spectrum derived from terrestrial mobile network operators.","publishedAt":"2024-02-09T13:14:27.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-09T13:16:18.614Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22531,"title":"Beijing government releases commercial space action plan","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/beijing-government-releases-commercial-space-action-plan\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/01\/Zhuque-3-VTVL-1-Jiuquan-19jan2024-Landspace-1.jpg","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"Beijing\u2019s municipal government has released a set of policies to foster an innovative commercial space ecosystem in the city over the next five years.","publishedAt":"2024-02-09T12:32:05.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-09T12:36:20.041Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22530,"title":"Rocket Report: US military still wants point-to-point; India\u2019s big 2024 ambitions","url":"https:\/\/arstechnica.com\/space\/2024\/02\/rocket-report-us-military-still-wants-point-to-point-indias-big-2024-ambitions\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/cdn.arstechnica.net\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/GF1QWhabsAAZW-r.jpg","newsSite":"Arstechnica","summary":"\"We\u2019re still targeting to get Neutron on the pad before the end of the year.\"","publishedAt":"2024-02-09T12:00:00.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-09T12:06:43.020Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22529,"title":"ATMOS Raises \u20ac1.3M More to Fund Development of Return Capsule","url":"https:\/\/europeanspaceflight.com\/atmos-raises-e1-3m-more-to-fund-development-of-return-capsule\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/europeanspaceflight.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/ATMOS-Raises-1.3M-Euros-More-to-Fund-Development-of-Return-Capsule.jpg","newsSite":"European Spaceflight","summary":"German NewSpace startup ATMOS Space Cargo has announced a \u20ac1.3-million extension of its seed funding round. 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Its aim is to support the development of a commercial cargo transportation service to and from low Earth orbit, offering resupply capabilities [\u2026]\nThe post ESA Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti to Lead Agency\u2019s LEO Cargo Return Initiative appeared first on European Spaceflight.","publishedAt":"2024-02-08T07:28:42.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-08T07:37:02.102Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22508,"title":"Japan funding water-based satellite propulsion upgrade","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/japan-funding-water-based-satellite-propulsion-upgrade\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/rsz_water-hall-effect-thruster.png","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"Japan has awarded Tokyo-based small satellite thruster developer Pale Blue a grant worth up to $27 million to upgrade its water-based propulsion technology for larger spacecraft.","publishedAt":"2024-02-07T22:45:26.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-07T22:56:18.681Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22507,"title":"ArianeGroup prepares to ship Ariane 6 maiden flight rocket to Kourou","url":"https:\/\/www.nasaspaceflight.com\/2024\/02\/ariane-6-prepares-ship-kourou\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/www.nasaspaceflight.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/Bild_2024-02-06_194129225-1170x778.png","newsSite":"NASASpaceflight","summary":"The combined Ariane 6 launcher task force, consisting of ESA, CNES, and ArianeGroup, has reported on the progress of Ariane 6, the steps to launch, and the beginning of stage shipments to the launch site.\n","publishedAt":"2024-02-07T21:35:58.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-08T07:01:02.143Z","featured":false,"launches":[{"id":"3e461ec0-8b64-4804-b9aa-e1e1f066065a","provider":"Launch Library 2"}],"events":[]},{"id":22505,"title":"Tech executive Tim Solms named CEO of Slingshot Aerospace","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/tech-executive-tim-solms-named-ceo-of-slingshot-aerospace\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2022\/03\/Slingshot-Laboratory-Screenshot.png","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"Founded in 2017, Slingshot is based in El Segundo, California; and Austin, Texas.","publishedAt":"2024-02-07T17:44:54.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-07T17:46:19.713Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22504,"title":"As IM-1 Prepares for Launch, Questions Abound for CLPS","url":"https:\/\/www.spacescout.info\/2024\/02\/im-1-prepares-for-launch\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/www.spacescout.info\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/header.png","newsSite":"Space Scout","summary":"Intuitive Machines is targeting February 14th for the launch of IM-1, the first flight of its NOVA-C robotic moon lander as part of NASA\u2019s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) initiative. The spacecraft, christened Odysseus, aims to carry six NASA payloads to Malapert A, a crater near the lunar South Pole. The initial window lasts for three days this month, with all opportunities resulting in a landing on February 22nd; should the launch delay, the next window opens in March. The mission comes soon after the inaugural flight of the CLPS program, Astrobotic\u2019s Peregrine Mission One, which failed to reach the lunar surface following a propellant leak shortly after launch. 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Meanwhile, JAXA is preparing for the second flight of the H3 rocket after its unsuccessful maiden launch in 2023, while Roscosmos will resupply the International Space Station (ISS) with Progress MS-26 launching on Soyuz.","publishedAt":"2024-02-06T23:17:03.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-14T23:47:15.774Z","featured":false,"launches":[{"id":"942a1814-c237-41de-9970-d27bb9630f3b","provider":"Launch Library 2"}],"events":[]},{"id":22495,"title":"JPL to lay off 8% of workforce","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/jpl-to-lay-off-8-of-workforce\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/06\/jplskyline.jpg","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"NASA\u2019s Jet Propulsion Laboratory announced Feb. 6 it will lay off 530 employees, about 8% of its staff, citing uncertainty about its budget for 2024.","publishedAt":"2024-02-06T23:08:55.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-06T23:16:19.387Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22494,"title":"Space VCs urge startups to pursue government contracts but stay focused on commercial success","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/space-vcs-urge-startups-to-pursue-government-contracts-but-stay-focused-on-commercial-success\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/SmallSAtcreenshot-2024-02-06-at-5.35.40%E2%80%AFPM.png","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"While venture capital has retrenched, \u201cthe government has stepped up and created a tailwind for the space industry.\"","publishedAt":"2024-02-06T22:51:32.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-06T22:56:18.864Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22492,"title":"Virgin Galactic and the FAA are investigating a dropped pin on last spaceflight","url":"https:\/\/arstechnica.com\/space\/2024\/02\/virgin-galactic-reports-dropped-pin-on-its-last-flight-says-it-posed-no-safety-risk\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/cdn.arstechnica.net\/wp-content\/uploads\/2016\/02\/IMG_4490.jpg","newsSite":"Arstechnica","summary":"\"The FAA is overseeing the Virgin Galactic-led mishap investigation.\"","publishedAt":"2024-02-06T19:57:14.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-07T17:55:58.812Z","featured":false,"launches":[{"id":"206ec3ec-d265-4f74-b7c1-40ef231ef1d2","provider":"Launch Library 2"}],"events":[]},{"id":22491,"title":"Spectrum for the Space and Satellite Industry","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/spectrum-for-the-space-and-satellite-industry\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/01\/WRC_opening.jpg","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"The recent World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-23) in Dubai saw regulators and industry players from across the globe attempt to shape the future of telecom, satellite and space applications.","publishedAt":"2024-02-06T17:42:08.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-06T17:46:18.747Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22489,"title":"Daily Telescope: A stunning new image of Io reveals a volcanic plume","url":"https:\/\/arstechnica.com\/space\/2024\/02\/daily-telescope-a-stunning-new-image-of-io-reveals-a-volcanic-plume\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/cdn.arstechnica.net\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/io-flyby.jpg","newsSite":"Arstechnica","summary":"Juno continues to deliver in the Jovian system.","publishedAt":"2024-02-06T13:00:16.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-06T13:06:37.072Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22488,"title":"AI startup Synthetaic raises $15 million in Series B funding","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/ai-startup-synthetaic-raises-15-million-in-series-b-funding\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/Fw6EiU7agAEb5Jw-scaled.jpeg","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"Synthetaic uses artificial intelligence to analyze data from space and air sensors.","publishedAt":"2024-02-06T13:00:00.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-06T13:06:18.891Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22490,"title":"Greece Announces \u20ac60M Earth Observation Microsatellite Constellation","url":"https:\/\/europeanspaceflight.com\/greece-announces-e60m-earth-observation-microsatellite-constellation\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/europeanspaceflight.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/Greece-Announces-60M-Euro-Earth-Observation-Microsatellite-Constellation.jpg","newsSite":"European Spaceflight","summary":"The Greek Ministry of Digital Governance has announced that the country is going ahead with the development of a \u20ac60-million Earth observation microsatellite constellation. Once operational, the constellation will provide the country with optical, multispectral, and hyperspectral Earth observation data. An initial call for information for what was then referred to as the National Programme [\u2026]\nThe post Greece Announces \u20ac60M Earth Observation Microsatellite Constellation appeared first on European Spaceflight.","publishedAt":"2024-02-06T12:58:33.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-06T13:06:57.374Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22487,"title":"Lynk Global finalizes SPAC merger deal","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/lynk-global-finalizes-spac-merger-deal\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/Lynk-overview.png","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"Lynk Global has agreed to a merger that would raise money for the direct-to-smartphone operator and list its shares on Nasdaq, the venture said Feb. 5 in a regulatory filing that details its revenue projections for the emerging market.","publishedAt":"2024-02-06T02:47:58.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-06T02:56:19.118Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22486,"title":"Virgin Galactic investigating dropped pin on most recent suborbital flight","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/virgin-galactic-investigating-dropped-pin-on-most-recent-suborbital-flight\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/eve-unity.jpg","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"Virgin Galactic said Feb. 5 it is investigating why a pin fell from the aircraft used by its VSS Unity suborbital spaceplane on its most recent flight last month, adding that the incident did not pose a safety risk to those on board.","publishedAt":"2024-02-06T02:20:21.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-06T16:58:10.694Z","featured":false,"launches":[{"id":"206ec3ec-d265-4f74-b7c1-40ef231ef1d2","provider":"Launch Library 2"}],"events":[]},{"id":22485,"title":"First Intuitive Machines lunar lander mission set for Feb. 14 launch","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/first-intuitive-machines-lunar-lander-mission-set-for-feb-14-launch\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/im1-encapsulated.jpg","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"Intuitive Machines and SpaceX have confirmed plans to launch the IM-1 lunar lander mission as soon as Feb. 14, pending a fueling test on the pad later this week.","publishedAt":"2024-02-06T00:37:27.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-06T16:58:27.086Z","featured":false,"launches":[{"id":"942a1814-c237-41de-9970-d27bb9630f3b","provider":"Launch Library 2"}],"events":[]},{"id":22484,"title":"Falcon 9 launches PACE science satellite for NASA","url":"https:\/\/www.nasaspaceflight.com\/2024\/02\/pace-launch\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/www.nasaspaceflight.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/NSF-2024-02-05-21-42-58-718-scaled.jpg","newsSite":"NASASpaceflight","summary":"After a record-setting month featuring 10 launches, SpaceX is gearing up for a busy February. One of the launches this month is the Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) ocean science satellite, which flew aboard a Falcon 9 in a rare polar corridor launch from Florida.","publishedAt":"2024-02-05T21:45:41.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-08T16:16:54.329Z","featured":false,"launches":[{"id":"549f26ed-a5f7-49fb-97a7-fb2ffa26e3e8","provider":"Launch Library 2"}],"events":[]},{"id":22483,"title":"Marshall Space Flight Center Gets New Director","url":"https:\/\/spacepolicyonline.com\/news\/marshall-space-flight-center-gets-new-director\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/spacepolicyonline.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/Joseph-Pelfrey-240x300.webp","newsSite":"SpacePolicyOnline.com","summary":"NASA Administrator Bill Nelson appointed Joseph Pelfrey as the new Director of Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL today. Pelfrey has been acting Center Director since Jody Singer retired [\u2026]","publishedAt":"2024-02-05T19:37:03.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-05T19:37:29.660Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22482,"title":"A Valentine\u2019s Day Launch for the Next U.S. Moon Mission","url":"https:\/\/spacepolicyonline.com\/news\/a-valentines-day-launch-for-the-next-u-s-moon-mission\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/spacepolicyonline.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/CLPS-landing-sites-300x194.webp","newsSite":"SpacePolicyOnline.com","summary":"Launch service provider SpaceX said today the first Intuitive Machines mission to the Moon is scheduled for launch on Valentine\u2019s Day, February 14. Intuitive Machines is one of several companies [\u2026]","publishedAt":"2024-02-05T18:36:01.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-06T16:58:52.913Z","featured":false,"launches":[{"id":"942a1814-c237-41de-9970-d27bb9630f3b","provider":"Launch Library 2"}],"events":[]},{"id":22481,"title":"NASA\u2019s PACE Climate Sat Ready to Fly","url":"https:\/\/www.spacescout.info\/2024\/02\/nasas-pace-climate-sat-ready-to-fly\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/www.spacescout.info\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/PacePad.jpeg","newsSite":"Space Scout","summary":"After nearly nine years of planning, preparation, and even once being slated for cancellation entirely, NASA\u2019s Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) Earth-observation mission is set for launch. Initially conceived in 2015, PACE will finally reach orbit and begin its planned 3-10 year mission on a launch currently slated for February 6, 2024 at 1:33 AM.","publishedAt":"2024-02-05T17:54:00.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-05T17:55:55.617Z","featured":false,"launches":[{"id":"549f26ed-a5f7-49fb-97a7-fb2ffa26e3e8","provider":"Launch Library 2"}],"events":[]},{"id":22480,"title":"The last vestige of old space architectural thinking","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/last-vestige-old-space-architectural-thinking\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/mobile-launcher-1.webp","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"Despite the recent explosive increase in launch cadence, ground systems tend to be outdated, underfunded, and overlooked.","publishedAt":"2024-02-05T15:30:00.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-05T15:36:19.734Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22479,"title":"HyImpulse Are All Packed and Heading Down Under","url":"https:\/\/europeanspaceflight.com\/hyimpulse-are-all-packed-and-heading-down-under\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/europeanspaceflight.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/HyImpulse-Are-All-Packed-and-Heading-Down-Under.jpg","newsSite":"European Spaceflight","summary":"German launch startup HyImpulse has confirmed that its SR75 rocket and all related support systems have been boxed up and have embarked on the long journey to Australia. SR75 is a single-stage suborbital launch vehicle that is designed to be capable of delivering up to 250 kilograms to a maximum altitude of around 200 kilometres. [\u2026]\nThe post HyImpulse Are All Packed and Heading Down Under appeared first on European Spaceflight.","publishedAt":"2024-02-05T14:33:36.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-05T17:56:09.910Z","featured":false,"launches":[{"id":"e6834392-f1ad-4bc2-997a-b08252f37181","provider":"Launch Library 2"}],"events":[]},{"id":22478,"title":"NASA compiling lessons learned from Artemis 1","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/nasa-compiling-lessons-learned-from-artemis-1\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2022\/11\/art1launch-ingalls.jpg","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"NASA is wrapping up an effort to collect lessons learned from the Artemis 1 mission that address both technical and programmatic issues that the agency hopes to apply more broadly to the overall Artemis lunar exploration campaign.","publishedAt":"2024-02-05T12:37:43.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-05T17:56:16.431Z","featured":false,"launches":[{"id":"65896761-b6ca-4df3-9699-e077a360c52a","provider":"Launch Library 2"}],"events":[]},{"id":22477,"title":"Exolaunch Awarded First European Space Agency Launch Contract","url":"https:\/\/europeanspaceflight.com\/exolaunch-awarded-first-european-space-agency-launch-contract\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/europeanspaceflight.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/Exolaunch-Awarded-First-European-Space-Agency-Launch-Contract.jpg","newsSite":"European Spaceflight","summary":"German payload aggregator and in-space logistics company Exolaunch has been awarded a contract to launch the European Space Agency\u2019s (ESA) Arctic Weather Satellite (AWS). 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EGS is finishing certification of new ground systems to support crewed launches of the agency\u2019s Orion spacecraft with its Space Launch System (SLS) rocket beginning with Artemis II.","publishedAt":"2024-02-03T13:16:26.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-03T15:26:08.632Z","featured":false,"launches":[{"id":"41699701-2ef4-4b0c-ac9d-6757820cde87","provider":"Launch Library 2"}],"events":[]},{"id":22471,"title":"European-Made 3D Printer Will Be the First to Print Metal in Space","url":"https:\/\/europeanspaceflight.com\/european-made-3d-printer-will-be-the-first-to-print-metal-in-space\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/europeanspaceflight.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/European-Made-3D-Printer-Will-Be-the-First-to-Print-Metal-in-Space.jpg","newsSite":"European Spaceflight","summary":"A 3D printer developed by Airbus under a European Space Agency contract will be the first to print metal components aboard the International Space Station. 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MIRA is 4.25 metres long and is equipped with four kerosene-fed turbine engines and one of the company\u2019s AS-1 LOX\/kerosene linear aerospike engines, which is designed to produce 1kN of thrust. Testing of the vehicle under the power of its [\u2026]\nThe post POLARIS Spaceplanes Conduct First Rocket-Powered Roll Test appeared first on European Spaceflight.","publishedAt":"2024-02-01T10:04:15.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-01T10:06:57.196Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22451,"title":"NASA workshop to examine options for Apophis asteroid mission","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/nasa-workshop-to-examine-options-for-apophis-asteroid-mission\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/janus_illustration1.jpg","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"NASA is hosting a workshop later this month to learn about options for low-cost missions to an asteroid that will make a close approach to the Earth in 2029, a move that has confused some scientists who believe a shelved smallsat mission can meet NASA\u2019s needs.","publishedAt":"2024-02-01T09:37:58.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-01T09:46:19.112Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22450,"title":"Final preparations underway for launch of first Intuitive Machines lunar lander","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/final-preparations-underway-for-launch-of-first-intuitive-machines-lunar-lander\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2023\/10\/im1-oct23.jpg","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"Intuitive Machines and NASA say they are in the final stages of preparations for the launch of that company\u2019s first lunar lander mission, but exactly when the spacecraft will lift off remains unclear.","publishedAt":"2024-02-01T08:15:44.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-01T13:31:31.331Z","featured":false,"launches":[{"id":"942a1814-c237-41de-9970-d27bb9630f3b","provider":"Launch Library 2"}],"events":[]},{"id":22449,"title":"ESA to Begin Dismantling Ariane 6 Test Article","url":"https:\/\/europeanspaceflight.com\/esa-to-begin-dismantling-ariane-6-test-article\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/europeanspaceflight.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/02\/ESA-to-Begin-Dismantling-Ariane-6-Test-Article.jpg","newsSite":"European Spaceflight","summary":"With the completion of fuel line and umbilical disconnection testing, the European Space Agency and its project partners have successfully completed all major Ariane 6 ground tests, paving the way for a mid-year debut. On 30 January at the Guiana Space Centre, ESA, CNES, and the project\u2019s prime contractor, ArianeGroup, completed a rehearsal of the [\u2026]\nThe post ESA to Begin Dismantling Ariane 6 Test Article appeared first on European Spaceflight.","publishedAt":"2024-02-01T07:27:10.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-02-01T07:39:39.560Z","featured":false,"launches":[{"id":"3e461ec0-8b64-4804-b9aa-e1e1f066065a","provider":"Launch Library 2"}],"events":[]},{"id":22448,"title":"Starship Gets Another Customer \u2014 The Starlab Space Station","url":"https:\/\/spacepolicyonline.com\/news\/starship-gets-another-customer-the-starlab-space-station\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/spacepolicyonline.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2023\/08\/ISS-Nelson-ISSRDC-Aug-1-23-300x161.png","newsSite":"SpacePolicyOnline.com","summary":"Voyager Space and Airbus announced today they will launch their Starlab commercial space station on SpaceX\u2019s Starship. 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Joyce Bulson said the Space Systems Command ontinues to evaluate other refueling solutions for potential use.","publishedAt":"2024-01-31T21:25:34.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-01-31T21:26:18.888Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22443,"title":"China\u2019s secretive spaceplane raises its orbit, but yet to deploy satellites","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/chinas-secretive-spaceplane-raises-its-orbit-but-yet-to-deploy-satellites\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2021\/10\/Shenzhou-13-launch-moon-cctv-fg.png","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"China\u2019s experimental reusable spacecraft recently performed maneuvers to raise its orbit but is apparently yet to release objects as it did in previous flights.","publishedAt":"2024-01-31T20:37:36.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-01-31T20:46:19.145Z","featured":false,"launches":[{"id":"ea4825db-6866-40dd-932d-bacdb1c705ab","provider":"Launch Library 2"}],"events":[]},{"id":22442,"title":"Starlab Set to Launch on SpaceX\u2019s Starship","url":"https:\/\/www.spacescout.info\/2024\/01\/starlab-set-to-launch-on-spacexs-starship\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/www.spacescout.info\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/01\/StarlabJanuary.webp","newsSite":"Space Scout","summary":"Starlab Space, a joint venture of Voyager Space and Airbus Space and Defense, announced Jan. 31 it reached an agreement with SpaceX to launch the consortium\u2019s Starlab space station on the currently under development Starship system. 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The company continues to check off major milestones as high-fidelity hardware arrives at Launch Complex 36 (LC-36) ahead of a testing campaign and a NASA mission scheduled for late 2024.","publishedAt":"2024-01-30T21:33:59.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-01-31T08:04:15.688Z","featured":false,"launches":[{"id":"9c950919-5d11-4a79-a4f1-be7387678c0a","provider":"Launch Library 2"}],"events":[]},{"id":22426,"title":"U.S. Space Force wary of China\u2019s expanding spy satellite fleet","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/u-s-space-force-wary-of-chinas-expanding-spy-satellite-fleet\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/01\/IMG_1785-scaled.jpeg","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"Chief Master Sgt. Ron Lerch, of the Space Systems Command\u2019s intelligence directorate, said China's rapidly advancing military space-based reconnaissance capabilities are worrisome.","publishedAt":"2024-01-30T21:31:01.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-01-30T21:36:18.722Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22425,"title":"SpaceX Falcon 9 sends Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft to ISS","url":"https:\/\/www.teslarati.com\/spacex-northrop-grumman-cygnus-spacecraft-to-iss\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/www.teslarati.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/01\/spacex-falcon-9-northrop-grumman-cygnus.jpeg","newsSite":"Teslarati","summary":"SpaceX successfully sent Northrop Grumman\u2019s Cygnus spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) today in a launch that left Cape Canaveral Space...","publishedAt":"2024-01-30T20:46:35.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-01-31T08:04:24.171Z","featured":false,"launches":[{"id":"665678b9-8b91-45de-9e9c-5063622bcca1","provider":"Launch Library 2"}],"events":[]},{"id":22422,"title":"Space weather: One major event from a fully funded program","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/space-weather-one-major-event-from-a-fully-funded-program\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/01\/rsz_screenshot_2024-01-30_at_13710_pm.png","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"Government agencies are struggling to obtain sufficient funding for space weather observations.","publishedAt":"2024-01-30T18:48:23.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-01-30T18:56:20.373Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22421,"title":"ESA\u2019s Vigil space weather mission balances operational and scientific demands","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/esas-vigil-space-weather-mission-balances-operational-and-scientific-demands\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/01\/rsz_1vigil_autoc.jpg","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"Vigil could provide notice of four to five days of high-speed winds streaming toward Earth.","publishedAt":"2024-01-30T17:57:50.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-01-30T18:06:21.267Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22420,"title":"Falcon 9 launches Cygnus cargo spacecraft to space station","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/falcon-9-launches-cygnus-cargo-spacecraft-to-space-station\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/01\/ng20-deployment.jpg","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"A SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully launched a Northrop Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station for the first time Jan. 30.","publishedAt":"2024-01-30T17:49:00.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-01-30T19:25:28.837Z","featured":false,"launches":[{"id":"665678b9-8b91-45de-9e9c-5063622bcca1","provider":"Launch Library 2"}],"events":[]},{"id":22419,"title":"Quindar raises $6 million for automation of satellite constellation operations","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/quindar-raises-6-million-for-automation-of-satellite-constellation-operations\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/01\/quindar24.jpg","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"Quindar has raised an additional $6 million to further development of software to automate operations of satellite constellations.","publishedAt":"2024-01-30T14:00:00.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-01-30T14:06:23.268Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22418,"title":"DLR Validate Miniaturized Satellite Laser Ranging Solution","url":"https:\/\/europeanspaceflight.com\/dlr-validate-miniaturized-satellite-laser-ranging-solution\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/europeanspaceflight.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/01\/DLR-Validate-Miniaturized-Satellite-Laser-Ranging-Solution.jpg","newsSite":"European Spaceflight","summary":"Following a year of testing, the German space agency DLR has validated that its miniaturized satellite laser ranging (SLR) solution is a realistic alternative to traditional solutions. 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The International Space Station, which has served as the hub of human space exploration for 25 years, is going to be retired. The precise timing of the ISS\u2019 retirement has become somewhat dubious recently; different involved parties have differing opinions on how long the station can be made to last, but one thing remains clear: the future of LEO stations will be commercial in nature. Under the Commercial LEO Destinations program at least two privately operated space stations will be in place by the time the ISS is deorbited, assuming all goes to plan. Privately developed, launched, and assembled space stations will be maintained by privately operated crew and cargo spacecraft, a dramatic shift from the landscape the ISS was born from. The emergence of private space stations remains a part of years yet to come, but the transition from government to commercial spaceflight has been ongoing for many years now.","publishedAt":"2024-01-29T16:30:00.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-01-29T16:44:44.111Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22402,"title":"Northrop Grumman\u2019s orbital refueling port selected for U.S. military satellites","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/northrop-grummans-orbital-refueling-port-selected-for-u-s-military-satellites\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/01\/GAS-T_Client_Docked_1-16-24-scaled.jpg","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"A satellite refueling nozzle developed by Northrop Grumman is the first to be selected as a preferred standard for U.S. military satellites.","publishedAt":"2024-01-29T16:25:19.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-01-29T16:26:25.537Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22401,"title":"A Moore\u2019s Law for space","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/moores-law-space\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/01\/moore-law-banner-1.jpg","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"With the number of spacecraft launches doubling every two years, Edward Lu argues we must prepare for a \"Moore's Law\" for space.","publishedAt":"2024-01-29T15:30:00.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-01-29T15:36:19.786Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22399,"title":"Daily Telescope: Two large galaxies swimming in a sea of interstellar dust","url":"https:\/\/arstechnica.com\/space\/2024\/01\/daily-telescope-seeing-interstellar-dust-by-the-light-of-our-galaxys-stars\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/cdn.arstechnica.net\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/01\/Image64.jpeg","newsSite":"Arstechnica","summary":"\"I think of the civilizations in those galaxies looking back at the Milky Way.\"","publishedAt":"2024-01-29T13:00:26.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-01-29T13:16:31.026Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22398,"title":"SLIM moon lander revived after solar power setback","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/slim-moon-lander-revived-after-solar-power-setback\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/01\/20240125-4_01_LEV-2-JAXA-cr.jpg","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"Japan\u2019s SLIM moon lander has resumed operations more than a week after its imperfect yet historic lunar landing.","publishedAt":"2024-01-29T12:57:33.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-01-29T15:22:21.652Z","featured":false,"launches":[{"id":"2ba0b63c-e5f6-4899-b588-387c7c8e71ca","provider":"Launch Library 2"}],"events":[]},{"id":22385,"title":"It turns out NASA\u2019s Mars helicopter was much more revolutionary than we knew","url":"https:\/\/arstechnica.com\/space\/2024\/01\/now-that-weve-flown-on-mars-what-comes-next-in-aerial-planetary-exploration\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/cdn.arstechnica.net\/wp-content\/uploads\/2021\/04\/rover-hovering.jpg","newsSite":"Arstechnica","summary":"Ingenuity packed more computing power than all other NASA deep space missions combined.","publishedAt":"2024-01-29T11:45:25.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-01-29T12:28:12.974Z","featured":false,"launches":[{"id":"c4db6995-f25f-4608-8eb9-ce95d5226af2","provider":"Launch Library 2"}],"events":[]},{"id":22335,"title":"Construction of Ariane 6 Booster Storage Building Continues","url":"https:\/\/europeanspaceflight.com\/construction-of-ariane-6-booster-storage-building-continues\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/europeanspaceflight.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/01\/Construction-of-Ariane-6-Booster-Storage-Building-Continues.jpg","newsSite":"European Spaceflight","summary":"The booster storage building (BSB) is currently under construction at the Guiana Space Centre on the grounds of the Ariane 6 launch facility (ELA-4). Once complete, the building will be a key element in enabling the rapid ramp-up of Ariane 6 flights. Measuring 60 metres long by 28 metres wide and 32 metres high, the [\u2026]\nThe post Construction of Ariane 6 Booster Storage Building Continues appeared first on European Spaceflight.","publishedAt":"2024-01-29T09:15:48.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-01-29T12:21:07.538Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22250,"title":"What\u2019s Happening in Space Policy January 28-February 3, 2024","url":"https:\/\/spacepolicyonline.com\/news\/whats-happening-in-space-policy-january-28-february-3-2024\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/spacepolicyonline.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/01\/BGEN-Kristin-Panzenhagen.avif","newsSite":"SpacePolicyOnline.com","summary":"Here is SpacePolicyOnline.com\u2019s list of space policy events for the week of January 28-February 3, 2024 and any insight we can offer about them. 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The damage spelled the end for the small helicopter that made history in 2021, when it became the first aircraft to ever fly on another planet.","publishedAt":"2024-01-28T18:42:44.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-01-30T01:57:09.828Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22249,"title":"Cygnus ready for first launch on Falcon 9","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/cygnus-ready-for-first-launch-on-falcon-9\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/01\/cygnus-f9fairing.jpg","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"A Cygnus cargo spacecraft is set to launch on a Falcon 9 rocket for the first time, a combination that required more changes to the rocket than to the spacecraft.","publishedAt":"2024-01-28T00:18:04.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-01-28T21:53:44.331Z","featured":false,"launches":[{"id":"665678b9-8b91-45de-9e9c-5063622bcca1","provider":"Launch Library 2"}],"events":[]},{"id":22248,"title":"A handful of space companies are running out of cash and time. 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While many companies battened down the hatches to survive, a few publicly-traded names are running on fumes.","publishedAt":"2024-01-27T12:00:01.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-01-27T12:07:25.379Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22247,"title":"Space Force selects vendors for suborbital launch services","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/space-force-selects-vendors-for-suborbital-launch-services\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/01\/Screenshot-2024-01-26-at-7.50.48%E2%80%AFPM.png","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"Kratos Space & Missile Defense Systems, L3Harris\u2019 Aerojet Rocketdyne Coleman Aerospace, and Corvid Technologies were awarded indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts for Sounding Rocket Program-4.","publishedAt":"2024-01-27T10:33:06.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-01-27T10:36:19.187Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22245,"title":"Spanish Government Awards \u20ac40.5M Loan to PLD Space for Miura 5","url":"https:\/\/europeanspaceflight.com\/spanish-government-awards-e40-5m-loan-to-pld-space-for-miura-5\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/europeanspaceflight.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/01\/Spanish-Government-Awards-40.5M-Euros-Loan-to-PLD-Space-for-Miura-5.jpg","newsSite":"European Spaceflight","summary":"PLD Space has won the second and final round of a Spanish government call to develop sovereign launch capabilities. 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The Surface Avatar project was launched in 2020 and is being run by the German space agency DLR in partnership with ESA. The project aims to develop technology that [\u2026]\nThe post ESA Astronaut Aboard Space Station Controls Robot on Earth appeared first on European Spaceflight.","publishedAt":"2024-01-26T12:29:40.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-01-27T08:13:44.061Z","featured":false,"launches":[{"id":"da48063e-b50f-4602-adab-ad7331ee6d82","provider":"Launch Library 2"}],"events":[]},{"id":22237,"title":"Rocket Report: Iran reaches orbit; Chinese firm achieves impressive landing test","url":"https:\/\/arstechnica.com\/space\/2024\/01\/rocket-report-iran-reaches-orbit-chinese-firm-achieves-impressive-landing-test\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/cdn.arstechnica.net\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/01\/1705954208960.jpg","newsSite":"Arstechnica","summary":"\"Our investors\u2019 continued support is a recognition of our 18 months of hard work.\"","publishedAt":"2024-01-26T12:00:12.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-01-27T08:14:12.525Z","featured":false,"launches":[{"id":"3f01529e-c4e9-4e56-9820-f42d360dd1b3","provider":"Launch Library 2"}],"events":[]},{"id":22236,"title":"Zeno to recycle decades-old radioactive material to fuel its radioisotope power systems","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/zeno-to-recycle-decades-old-radioactive-material-to-fuel-its-radioisotope-power-systems\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2023\/05\/ZENO-POWER-SATELLITE-V2-scaled.jpg","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"Zeno Power Systems is partnering with the U.S. Department of Energy to recycle decades-old radioactive material to produce radioisotope power sources.","publishedAt":"2024-01-26T10:29:00.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-01-26T10:36:20.012Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22231,"title":"Northrop charges on lunar Gateway module program reach $100 million","url":"https:\/\/spacenews.com\/northrop-charges-on-lunar-gateway-module-program-reach-100-million\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/i0.wp.com\/spacenews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2021\/07\/halo-northrop.jpg","newsSite":"SpaceNews","summary":"Northrop Grumman has taken another charge on its contract to build a module for NASA\u2019s lunar Gateway, bringing its losses for the year on that program to $100 million.","publishedAt":"2024-01-26T02:51:20.000Z","updatedAt":"2024-01-26T09:26:44.191Z","featured":false,"launches":[],"events":[]},{"id":22234,"title":"Farewell to Ingenuity, NASA\u2019s Plucky Mars Helicopter","url":"https:\/\/spacepolicyonline.com\/news\/farewell-to-ingenuity-nasas-plucky-mars-helicopter\/","imageUrl":"https:\/\/spacepolicyonline.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2024\/01\/Ingenuity-blade-300x222.jpg","newsSite":"SpacePolicyOnline.com","summary":"NASA\u2019s Ingenuity helicopter has made its last flight on Mars. 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