[Space] 2022.12.15

Challenges | Solicitations | Resources
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Design innovative concepts to transport pressurized dry goods containers to the moon for the Artemis program in this professional open-engineering GrabCAD Challenge. Deadline: January 9, 2023. [Forward]
Help develop next generation life support system hardware by designing novel ways to remove carbon particles from a Bosch reactor. Deadline: January 12, 2023. [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]
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]
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
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]
Gemini IX-A Augmented Target Docking Adapter
Credits: NASA/JSC/Arizona State University
Online lectures about spacecraft operations, including operational environments, systems engineering, communications, and more. Early Bird Fee: €390.00. December 16, 2022. [Forward]
A discussion of the use of AI to identify patterns and possibly detect anomalies that may indicate alien intelligence. Free. Online. December 16, 2022. [Forward]
Join discussions on innovative technologies to dramatically increase science returns on future planetary science missions including New Frontiers, Discovery, and Flagship concepts. $110-$160. Galveston Texas. January 9-11, 2023. [Forward]
Networking and panels focused on opportunities to grow smallsat businesses. $795 Online, $1,695 In-Person in Silicon Valley, California. February 7-9, 2023. [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]
Discussion of the steps needed to ensure that NASA, government and industry cooperate to achieve human exploration of Mars by the 2030s. $30-$550. Washington D.C. May 16-18, 2023. [Forward]

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Space Ecosystem | Startups | Deals
Members of the U.S. Space Force test Slingshot Aerospace’s virtual-reality tool for immersive training. Credit: U.S. Space Systems Command
Space data analytics company Slingshot Aerospace has raised $40.8 million in a Series A2 funding round led by Sway Ventures, with participation from C16 Ventures, ATX Venture Partners, and others. [Forward]
Dawn Aerospace raised $20 million to develop a new orbital spaceplane and provide thrusters for satellites traveling in geostationary and lunar orbit. Icehouse Ventures led the investment round. [Forward]
German satellite developer OroraTech raised 15 million euros ($15.4 million) for future work on its thermal mapping constellation. Edaphon led the new funding along with several existing investors. [Forward]
Megaconstellation startup E-Space announced plans to buy radio frequency module developer CommAgility in a $14.5 million deal for 5G expertise. Founder Greg Wyler previously founded OneWeb and O3b Networks. [Forward]
Space Exploration | Development
NASA’s Orion spacecraft splashed down near California on December 11 after a 25.5 day lunar flyby mission. Artemis I was the first integrated test of NASA’s Orion and Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. [Forward]
A human crewed Artemis II mission will most likely not happen until 2025 because of early budget decisions to reuse Artemis I avionics hardware. [Forward]
SpaceX's Falcon 9 launched privately funded HAKUTO-R Mission 1 toward the moon on December 11 after a series of delays. Landing is expected in about 4.5 months. [Forward]
Astronomy | Astrophysics | Cosmology
Caltech physicists used Sycamore, Google’s quantum computer, to confirm that quantum effects can give rise to a wormhole. The experiment can be considered evidence of the holographic principle, which proposes that general relativity's space-time continuum is in reality a quantum system of particles. [Forward]