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May, 2024

  • 23 May

    The Space Café Podcast #107: CERN’s Pablo Tello and ESA’s Ian Carnelli: Mindcollider – Fusing Space, Physics, and Big Ideas

    In this episode, Markus welcomes two influential guests, Pablo Tello from CERN and Ian Carnelli from the European Space Agency (ESA). They explore the MINDCOLLIDER project, Markus’s brainchild that unites brilliant minds from particle physics and space exploration to help inspire solutions to very mundane or globally pressing issues. Pablo Tello: A scientist at CERN in Geneva, known for his interdisciplinary approach and contributions to particle physics. He co-heads IdeaSquare, a facility at CERN that fosters innovative thinking. Ian Carnelli: Director of ESA’s HERA mission, focused on developing technologies to protect Earth from asteroid impacts. He returns to the podcast with updated insights and experiences.

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  • 23 May

    Slovakia Set to Become Latest Signatory to the Artemis Accords

    NASA

    Ibadan, 23 May 2024. – Slovakia is set to become the latest signatory to the Artemis Accords as the Slovakian government took note of the intention and authorized the Minister of Education Tomáš Drucker (Hlas-SD) to sign the documents. The Minister of Education will subsequently sign the agreements during his …

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  • 23 May

    NASA OTPS Study Provides New Look at Orbital Debris

    NASA

    NASA’s Office of Technology, Policy, and Strategy (OTPS) has released a report providing NASA leadership with new insight into how to measure the risks that orbital debris presents. The report, Cost and Benefit Analysis of Mitigating, Tracking, and Remediating Orbital Debris, is Phase 2 of OTPS’ work to address the technical and economic uncertainties associated with orbital debris. The report indicates that NASA could have more cost-effective methods for dealing with the growing issue of orbital debris. 

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  • 23 May

    Starship Completes Wet Dress Rehearsal Ahead Fourth Test Flight

    SpaceX has completed the wet dress rehearsal in preparation for the Starship rocket's fourth test flight which is coming up in two weeks. The Company conducted the wet dress rehearsal at its Starbase site in South Texas on May 20, filling both of the vehicle's stages with cold liquid oxygen and liquid methane. According to SpaceX boss Elon Musk, the fourth flight test's primary goal is to get "through max reentry heating".

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  • 22 May

    #SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Space Weather Warning: Are We Ready for the Next Solar Superstorm?

    The Earth has recently experienced a powerful geomagnetic storm, rated as G4 on a five-point scale. This storm, accompanied by the Sun's most significant solar flare in two decades and a colossal plasma cloud hurtling towards us, is a stark reminder of our vulnerability to space weather. Its effects are expected to persist for at least another week, underscoring the importance of preparedness for future solar storms. 

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