[Space] 2022.04.01

Challenges | Campaigns | Solicitations
Non-recyclable waste could take up crucial space on future spacecraft. NASA is seeking an efficient and reliable jettison concept. $30,000 in total prizes. Closes April 12, 2022. [Forward]
Build a model to automatically analyze mass spectrometry data collected for Mars exploration to help scientists understand the past habitability of Mars. $30,000 in prizes. Closes April 18, 2022. [Forward]
Create a system that can detect hazards from high altitudes to facilitate a spacecraft’s landing in the dark. Up to $650,000 to each winning team. Closes May 5, 2022. [Forward]
The primary goal of this challenge is to create actionable design concepts for ash removal from a trash-to-gas reactor in microgravity. $30,000 in total prizes. Closes May 12, 2022. [Forward]
Launch to space on the New Shepard rocket. Flights are 11 minutes, and passengers pass the Kármán Line reaching 3x the speed of sound. [Forward]
Virgin Galactic is taking reservations for suborbital flights ($450,000 total ticket price, $150,000 deposit). They expect to begin commercial human suborbital missions before the end of 2022. [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]
This two-part workshop will bring scientists and engineers together to identify and discuss high-priority approaches to life-detection, technology gaps, and more. Workshops are March 21-25 and April 11-15, 2022. [Forward]
The premier event for global space professionals, providing a unique opportunity to examine space issues from multiple perspectives, promote dialog, and focus attention on critical space issues. April 4-7, 2022. [Forward]
NAVITEC 2022, an open forum for space and terrestrial satellite navigation technology designers, developers, integrators, users, universities, and agency representatives, will take place online. Tickets are 50-100€. April 4-8, 2022. [Forward]
Activities will be held at the German Aerospace Center in Cologne and online. The latest developments in EP technology in Europe will be collected and evaluated. April 4-8, 2022. [Forward]
The Keystone Space Collaborative inaugural conference will attract, grow, and solidify the current and next generation of commercial space businesses in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. April 20-21, 2022. [Forward]
The inaugural Military Space Disruptive Technology Conference and Exhibition will discuss critical topics like AI, agile launch, small satellite technology, and robotics. London, UK. Tickets: $1499. April 25-26, 2022. [Forward]
The CubeSat Developers Workshop is an annual 3-day global small-satellite conference hosted by CubeSat at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Tickets range from $60-$600. April 26–28, 2022. [Forward]
Join the brightest minds in the space industry at SPACEtalks 3.0. Expect to hear powerful presentations, network, and get involved in discussions regarding the industry’s future. April 27, 2022. [Forward]
Speakers will discuss new technologies and services being implemented to close the business case for the emerging space economy. Join students, academics, and industry professionals. $10 – $175. April 29, 2022. [Forward]
This no-cost event highlights how CADENCE can support your organization. Topics include how to access California Employment Training Panel dollars, how to access student interns, and more. April 29, 2022. [Forward]
This conference will explore mission concepts, discuss emerging technologies, and foster outside the box thinking that will be critical to future interplanetary small satellite missions. May 2-3, 2022. [Forward]

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Space Ecosystem | Startups | Deals
SES is a provider of multi-orbit satellite networking capabilities for commercial and government customers. The acquisition is expected to double SES's government sales. [Forward]
With this investment round, Celestia Aerospace will launch a nanosatellite production center for the creation of Earth Observation and Secure Communications constellations, among other applications. [Forward] 
Investor Bill Gates led the funding round. Kymeta is nearly fully funded after commercially launching the first version of its u8 steerable terminal late 2020 for satellites in geostationary orbit. [Forward]
Image Credit: Orbit Fab
Orbit Fab’s fueling port, RAFTI (Rapidly Attachable Fluid Transfer Interface), will allow satellites to receive propellant from Orbit Fab’s tankers in space. It’s Orbit Fab’s largest government contract to date. [Forward]
The money will fund a mission to launch a CubeSat on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which will then deploy a 789-square-foot solar sail at an altitude of 342 miles. [Forward]
Space Exploration | Development
The fully stacked SLS rocket and Orion crew capsule have set the stage for the uncrewed Artemis I test launch. [Forward]
The Sustaining Lunar Development award is intended to provide competition with SpaceX for the “sustainable” phase of the Artemis program. It includes an uncrewed demonstration landing and a crewed landing. [Forward]
In 2022, orbiters will hunt for potential resources, landers will land at the lunar south pole for the first time, and rovers will scuttle across the surface of the Moon. [Forward]
SpaceX notified Spaceflight by text minutes before rideshare customers found out. In December, SpaceX removed a Spaceflight Sherpa tug from the Falcon 9 Transporter-3 rideshare mission due to a leak. [Forward]
The experiment, called the Space Entanglement and Annealing QUantum Experiment (or SEAQUE), will test two technologies that could eventually enable quantum computers to communicate with each other from anywhere. [Forward]
Microbes in the guts of ground squirrels help maintain elevated levels of protein synthesis that keeps muscles from wasting away while hibernating — which might offer a practical approach for humans. [Forward]
Astronomy | Astrophysics | Cosmology
The planets found so far include small, rocky worlds like Earth, gas giants many times larger than Jupiter, "hot Jupiters," and "super-Earths," rocky worlds bigger than our own. [Forward]
Project Galileo is a new mission that will hunt our Solar System and beyond for remnants of alien civilizations, such as megastructures, industrial chemicals, light sails, and wormhole transport systems. [Forward]