[Space] 2022.11.15

Challenges | Solicitations | Resources
NYC-based college team Isomer Space Program aims to inspire students through CoyoteSat, a CubeSat mission with partner Bronco Space, to launch a custom gamma ray-detecting payload. Closes December 8, 2022. [Forward]
Orbital Space challenges next gen innovators to imagine science and exploration concepts and technology tests to conduct on the Moon’s surface from a commercial lander. Deadline: December 15, 2022. [Forward]
Crowdfunding platform Spaced Ventures is aggregating interest to petition for a direct, no fee investment in SpaceX, with the goal of democratizing space through ownership. As of late September it had ~$17 million of a $25 million target in pledges. [Forward]
Sungrazer studies icy comets as they approach the sun.
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Sungrazer is a NASA-funded Citizen Science Project. Anyone interested in being a comet discoverer can download images and submit reports of moving objects for verification. [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]
Third annual listing of space podcasts includes EVONA Origin Stories, Kathy Sullivan Explores, Pathfinder, Space Connect Podcast, Space in 60, and more for 2022. [Forward]
Space Talent is a resource for careers at the intersection of space and tech. They match employers with top talent while providing insights and resources to grow your career. [Forward]
Upcoming Events
SLS Artemis I 
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Launch details for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket liftoff attempt and lunar orbit insertion of the Orion spacecraft. November 16, 2022. [Forward]
The CompTIA Space Enterprise Council hosts senior government officials and private sector leaders in Washington DC to explore solutions to global space issues and opportunities for partnerships. December 2, 2022. [Forward]
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PocketQube, an international conference focused on pico-satellite development, addresses technical development challenges associated with widening space access and the future of space democratization. Tickets: £35-£95. Glasgow, Scotland. December 8-9, 2022. [Forward]
Hear from startups and founders making the greatest impact in topics ranging from manned space travel and colonization to revolutions in communications and manufacturing in space. December 6, 2022. [Forward]
National security community senior leaders discuss necessary policies and operations for US space-based assets and mission safety. Fee: $690-$1090; free for military & government. Oxon Hill, MD. December 7-8, 2022. [Forward]
The American Geophysical Union brings together the space science community to share findings, connect like-minded scientists, and advance science. Chicago and globally online. December 12-16, 2022. [Forward]
SSSIF 2023 is an international workshop assembling small satellites designers, technicians, developers, and launchers for a unique networking and knowledge opportunity. Fee: €100-€450. Málaga (Spain). February 21-23, 2023. [Forward]
The virtual International Space Convention brings together 120+ speakers covering 80+ topics around critical space issues and opportunities surrounding the main theme of the year - ''Reaching the Unconnected''. Tickets: £79-£299. March 16-19, 2023. [Forward]

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Space Ecosystem | Startups | Deals
Lockheed Martin is increasing its stake in Terran Orbital with a $100 million investment, selecting the small satellite manufacturer to produce 42 satellites for the US Space Force’s Space Development Agency. [Forward]
Firefly Aerospace is seeking $300 million from a private fundraising round at an unspecified valuation to be completed by year-end. Firefly joins the likes of SpaceX and Rocket Lab after reaching orbit in October. [Forward]
Maxar Technologies is acquiring Wovenware, an artificial intelligence and software firm specializing in 3D geospatial technology and machine learning, furthering its goal of repurposing its satellite imagery archive. [Forward]
Artist depiction of Wyvern's initial constellation. 
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Hyperspectral imaging startup Wyvern secured $7 million from Uncork Capital, MaC Venture Capital, and Y Combinator for its foldable telescope, scheduled to debut early next year.  [Forward]
Germany-based Constellr has raised $10M in seed funding, co-led by Lakestar and VSquared, with participation from supporters including FTTF and Seraphim. Their space-based water monitoring system aims to prevent costly water wastage. [Forward]
Startup Canopy Aerospace plans to set up a pilot factory in Denver to produce 3D-printed thermal protection systems (TPS) for commercial space and hypersonic industries using software and automation. [Forward]
Space Exploration | Development
Apple's iPhone 14 emergency satellite texting feature is set to begin this month. Users who lack cell coverage can connect to emergency services by pointing their phone skyward. [Forward]
NASA-developed Towed-Glider Air Launch System (TGALS) uses business jet-class aircraft to tow low-cost, reusable gliders carrying rockets to launch payloads into space. [Forward]
Astronomy | Astrophysics | Cosmology
Gaia BH1, a dormant black hole, is about 1600 light-years away. It weighs about 10 times the mass of the Sun. [Forward]