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NASA identifies possible lunar landing regions for Artemis III

NASA has identified 13 candidate landing regions, each containing multiple potential landing sites for the upcoming 6.5-day Artemis III mission, within six degrees of latitude of the lunar South Pole, the Agency said. Artemis III will be the first mission to land astronauts on the lunar surface, including the first woman to visit the Moon.

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Momentus signs hosted payload service agreement with LuxSpace

U.S.-based commercial space company planning to offer in-space infrastructure services, Momentus, signed a service agreement with Luxembourg-based small satellites and space-based applications and services provider, LuxSpace, Momentus said. Hosted payloads are a foundational in-space infrastructure service enabling

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: What is Space Arbitration?

Until recently, only a few States were able to access outer space. Since then, however, driven by technological advances, in particular by reusable orbital-class rockets and the resulting reduction in launching costs, more and more private companies have been able to enter the ‘space race’, and we can witness today the emergence of a significant commercial space economy.

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Vector Space Biosciences announces new platform to counteract stressors during spaceflight

Vector Space Biosciences has developed a platform of computational solutions designed to accelerate the development of countermeasures against diseases associated with stressors during spaceflight, such as microgravity and radiation, to protect and repair the human body when on a lunar base or a mission to Mars, the company said.

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Artemis 1 is to launch with several payloads at the end of the month

NASA has rolled out its Space Launch System and Orion spacecraft for the third time to the launch pad to launch the 42-day Artemis 1 mission by early next month. The Agency has started prelaunch preparations, including checking connections, servicing the solid rocket boosters, and program-specific engineering tests.

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Space Café Radio – Artemis I Episode III – with Nico Dettmann

In this Space Café Radio – SpaceWatch.Global Senior Editor and Space Café Italy Host Dr. Emma Gatti spoke with Nico Dettmann, Group Leader for Lunar Exploration Development Projects at the European Space Research and Technology Center in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. In this episode, Nico discusses ESA's involvement in the Artemis program. Specifically, Nico discusses the Service Module, which he refers to as "the power-house" of the mission

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Redwire to develop space greenhouse to support Earth and in-space crop science

Florida Space infrastructure company, Redwire Corporation will develop the only commercially owned and operated spaceflight-qualified plant growth platform, Redwire Greenhouse, in space. The platform is expected to launch to the ISS in spring 2023.  Redwire Greenhouse will not only deliver valuable insights for crop scientists but will also expand our ability to grow full crops in space.

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Astrobotic bids for the assets of Masten Space Systems

Lunar lander developer, Astrobotic Technology, has formally bid for the assets of space infrastructure company, Masten Space Systems, after it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last month, Masten said. According to the bid, Astrobotic would pay US $4.2 million for Masten’s assets, which includes a US $14 million SpaceX launch credit.

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Capella Space unveils next generation satellite

Information services and Earth observation company, Capella Space, unveiled new capabilities planned for its next generation “Acadia” technology satellites, to further extend its data offerings. The new satellites will expand Capella’s existing constellation to provide high quality imagery and fast order-to-delivery speeds. 

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