[Space] 2022.01.15

Challenges | Campaigns | Solicitations
Endeavor buys government contract receivables to finance space and defense contractors. Final investor webinar is on January 19th at 4pm ET. Deadline to invest is January 21, 2022. [Forward]
NASA's Citizen Science Seed Funding Program (CSSFP) can help you enhance your scientific research through collaboration with scientists. Submit proposals (no more than 6 pages) by January 21, 2022. [Forward]
K-12 US students are being challenged to design a robot that can dig and move lunar soil. Include a drawing and a summary of your robot’s design. January 25, 2022. [Forward]
This challenge seeks white papers and algorithms to help NASA predict risks on future projects. 1st prize is $20,000. The deadline to participate is February 7, 2022. [Forward]
Aphelion Aerospace aims to revolutionize access to space, by providing dedicated services for small spacecraft for use in commerce, science, and research. [Forward]
University rocketry teams: want to launch rockets and compete regionally against other university teams and potentially join next year's Spaceport America Cup? Registration closes March 31, 2022. [Forward]
Launch to space on the New Shepard rocket. On your 11-minute flight, you’ll travel 3X the speed of sound to pass the Kármán Line and witness life-changing views of Earth. [Forward]
Book your six-hour voyage on Spaceship Neptune now for 2025 and see Earth from space. Book an individual seat or a full 8 person capsule. $125,000 per space explorer. [Forward]
XPRIZE Carbon Removal is aimed at tackling climate change and advancing space exploration. Teams will create and demonstrate solutions that can pull carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere or oceans. [Forward]
Join 12,349 volunteers in labelling images from the Curiosity Rover, collectively creating the first open-source navigation-classification dataset of the Red Planet, which will be used to train future rovers. [Forward]
NASA Comm Systems Project Manager Yves Lamothe will take viewers on a free, behind the scenes look at the Artemis 1 mission that launches in February. Event: January 20, 2022. [Forward]
How can we leverage innovative technologies to deliver remote healthcare in space? Members of CSA and NASA will share next steps in space exploration. Tickets are $5. January 25, 2022. [Forward]
The 2022 SmallSat Symposium brings together SmallSat leaders to identify trends and qualify disruptive technologies. This hybrid event in Silicon Valley costs $695 - $1495, from February 8-10, 2022. [Forward]
The Global Space and Technology Convention (GSTC) brings together 1000 delegates from 350 companies and over 50 countries for the latest updates on satellite and space technology. February 8-10, 2022. [Forward]
CST22 will bring together industry experts, policymakers, and more for networking opportunities, panels, and keynote addresses on issues facing the commercial space industry. Tickets are $550. February 16-17, 2022. [Forward]
This hybrid conference is a significant focal point for lunar and planetary science research, featuring presentations organized by topical symposia and problem-oriented sessions based on abstracts. March 7-11, 2022. [Forward]

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Space Ecosystem | Startups | Deals
Image Credit: Astroscale
The agreement commits Orbit Fab to supply up to 1,000 kilograms of Xenon propellant to refuel Astroscale’s LEXI vehicles, the first of which is projected to launch in 2026. [Forward]
The proceeds will support plans for a constellation of 791 satellites spread across medium Earth orbit and highly elliptical orbits. Mangata will start deploying ground-based networks as early as 2023. [Forward]
HawkEye 360 will provide radio frequency analytics research and development to the US Air Force Research Laboratory and help the government evaluate its hybrid space intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance architecture. [Forward]
Space Exploration | Development
SpaceX won’t use Falcon 9 to launch the 30,000 satellites in its proposed second-generation Starlink broadband constellation. They’ll now focus on a configuration leveraging its upcoming Starship vehicle. [Forward]
The quantitative spectral analysis indicates that the lunar soil at the landing site contains less than 120 ppm of water, which is mostly attributed to solar wind implantation. [Forward]
NASA says extending ISS operations through 2030 will continue research advancement and enable a seamless transition of capabilities in low-Earth orbit to commercially owned/operated destinations in the late 2020s. [Forward]
Astronomy | Astrophysics | Cosmology
The James Webb Space Telescope has fully unfurled its wings after 25 years of effort by tens of thousands of people and more than $10 billion in taxpayer funding. [Forward]
The galaxy, AGC 114905, doesn't fit any model that includes dark matter, but astronomers believe it’s too early to tell whether it indicates a problem with theories of dark matter. [Forward]
Although surveys have found no evidence of megastructures in the local part of the Milky Way or galaxy-spanning civilizations, more surveys are planned in the coming decade. [Forward]