June 17, 2024
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Space

Satellite data is an integral part of the natural strategy 2030

On Thursday, June 13, 2024, Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change (ECCC), announced a new comprehensive Natural Strategy for 2030, with satellite data playing an integral role. Along with the announcement of the Nature Strategy 2030 was the introduction of Nature Responsibility LawBill C-73, described as “An Act that respects transparency and accountability

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Vyoma hires Aerospacelab for second SSA satellite

Credit: Vyoma Lagos, June 17, 2024. – Vyoma has selected Aerospacelab for a microsatellite contract, which will fly Vyoma's second Space Situational Awareness (SSA) optical payload, tentatively launching toward the end of 2025. The mission advances the 12-satellite Flamingo constellation of Vyoma which the Company designed for high-fidelity, low-latency space-based SSA data acquisition and provisioning.

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Who is Dr. Kovich in 'Star Trek: Discovery'? The mystery explained

In his trademark suit and tie, an anomaly among the primary-color uniforms of the 32nd century, Dr. Kovich always seemed like a man out of time. Played by legendary director David Cronenberg, who, like “Star Trek: Discovery,” hails from Toronto, Starfleet's greatest enigma has been an unknowable presence at Starfleet Headquarters since the Disco team

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Despite gyroscope failure, NASA says Hubble Space Telescope still falls short of world-class science – Spaceflight Now

The Hubble Space Telescope is seen after its launch from the space shuttle Columbia during a maintenance mission in 2002. Credit: NASA Problems with one of the Hubble Space Telescope's three remaining gyroscopes, critical for pointing and locking targets, have led mission managers to switch to a backup control mode that will limit some observations

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Did the Earth lose its protective bubble 2 million years ago?

The Earth usually travels inside a protective bubble (the Sun's sphere of influence) called heliosphere. But a new study says that, for a brief period about 2 million years ago, the bubble may have shrunk. The Earth could have been precipitated out of the heliosphere, as shown here as the dark gray bubble on the

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House Appropriations Committee reduces Space Force budget request

WASHINGTON — On June 13, the House Appropriations Committee moved forward an $833 billion defense spending bill for fiscal year 2025, that's $16.5 billion less than President Biden asked for. The measure was approved by the panel by a vote of 34 to 25. The bill greenlights $28.7 billion for the Space Force, or about

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Canadian Space Agency announces winners of Space Brain Hack student initiative

With the theme of food in space, the 2023-24 winners of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) student initiative Space Brain Hack have been announced. This is the second year of the initiative. Prizes were awarded to students in grades 6-8 and 9-12. The task at hand according to the CSA was to create “fresh, tasty

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Space Cafe Radio Frontiers – with Hannah Ashford on the 2024 Karman Scholarship

Revealing the importance of space and global cooperation: a conversation with Hannah Ashford Join us for this insightful episode of Space Café Radio as we explore the profound impact of space on various aspects of life, from weather monitoring to global communications. Our host, Torsten Krieningsits with Hannah Ashford, Managing Director of the Karman Project,

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NASA telescope detects 'cosmic fireworks' and faint echoes from Milky Way's supermassive black hole

Astronomers have detected flares and echoes coming from the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way, Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*). These “cosmic fireworks” and X-ray echoes could help scientists better understand the dark, silent cosmic titan around which our galaxy orbits. The team of researchers at Michigan State University made this groundbreaking

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Short-lived experiment marks the beginning of radio astronomy from the Moon – Sky & Telescope

After a half-century hiatus, NASA finally returned to the lunar surface with a scientific payload in February. It did so aboard the Odysseus lander, the first of NASA-sponsored privately operated missions. However, the first mission of the agency's Commercial Lunar Cargo Services program, which was designed to reduce costs and accelerate lunar research, did not

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