[Space] 2022.07.15

Challenges | Solicitations | Resources
Design a 3D model of a wind tunnel test section that can increase the effectiveness of a transonic wind tunnel facility. $7000 in total prizes. Closes July 18, 2022. [Forward]
Create assets and scenarios for the new Mars XR Operations Support System (XOSS) environment, using Epic Games' Unreal Engine 5. $70,000 in total prizes. Close date: July 26, 2022. [Forward]
The Society presents several awards and prizes to support scientists in astronomy and geophysics. Anyone can submit a nomination. Deadline for nominations is July 31, 2022. [Forward]
Four teams will be awarded $5,000 to build their data recovery prototypes and conduct a test drop of their system in New Mexico in 2023. Deadline: September 15, 2022. [Forward]
Invest in a NanoSat constellation that takes 3D wind measurements to provide accurate weather/early hurricane forecasts. US investors: $100 minimum. CAD, UK investors: $250 minimum. Closes September 30, 2022. [Forward]
Support students from the University of Waterloo in raising $40,000 to build a CubeSat for the Canadian Satellite Design Challenge. Ends December 31, 2022. [Forward]
Becoming Off-Wordly is a community of future astronaut hopefuls preparing their paths to spaceflight through guidance and networking. $5-$10/month or $100/year. [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
COSPAR’s mission is to assemble a worldwide community of scientists who are dedicated to international cooperation in space research. Athens, Greece. July 16-24, 2022. [Forward]
Leading industry speakers will be attending in-person, and networking opportunities are built in. Join online or in-person in Cleveland, Ohio. Online: $50-$250. In-person: $150-$850. July 18-20, 2022. [Forward]
Global space business leaders will discuss new value creation by the commercial space industry. Online or in-person. Tickets range from 3000 JPY to 18,000 JPY. July 19-21, 2022. [Forward]
Online event will discuss how to make (and consume) alcohol on orbit or in deep space flight. Free registration until July 20. Same day tickets: $15 - $30. July 21, 2022. [Forward]
Explore how you can utilize the International Space Station (ISS) to maximize your R&D goals. In-person conference. Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. July 25-28, 2022. [Forward]
Learn how small satellite missions can become transformational scientific discovery tools beyond low Earth orbit. Keynote: Rocket Lab’s Peter Beck. Location: Utah State University. Tickets: $300-$800. August 6-11, 2022. [Forward]
Speakers include Astronaut Pamela Melroy (Deputy Administrator, NASA), Peter Beck (CEO, Rocket Lab). Te Pae Convention Centre, New Zealand. Online: $20-$95/+gst. In-person: $395-$495/+gst. September 5, 2022. [Forward]
Observational astronomers, theorists, and experimentalists will shed light on the lifecycle of cosmic PAHs (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons.) Aarhus University, Denmark. Early-bird registration closes July 1. September 5-9, 2022. [Forward]
This event brings together the entire UK space sector at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre for face to face business and networking. Free registration. September 7-8, 2022. [Forward]
This hybrid event provides access to over 95 lectures from over 100 space industry speakers and experts. Online: €39.90. In-person: €799. Bursa, Turkey. September 9-11, 2022. [Forward]
Online or in-person registration options are available. In-person grants access to the summit in Paris, including all official social events. Online: €540. In-person: €2,100 - €3,480. September 12-16, 2022. [Forward]
Event includes plenary talks, panel discussions, public debates, and a Saturday evening banquet (additional cost). Hybrid event at Arizona State University. Tickets: $85-$300. October 20-23, 2022. [Forward]

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Space Ecosystem | Startups | Deals
Relativity Space is sending OneWeb’s second-gen broadband satellites to orbit in 2025 using its fully reusable 3D-printed rocket Terran R. OneWeb is Relativity’s fifth customer, the only one publicly named. [Forward]
Expace, a subsidiary of state-owned missile and defense contractor China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC), secured the funding following the return to flight of its Kuaizhou-1A solid rocket. [Forward]
The deal values the smallsat manufacturer at $67 million. Kongsberg will acquire 77% of NanoAvionics, with the management of NanoAvionics holding the remainder. [Forward]
Stellar Ventures will invest in early-stage space-related startups. Co-founder Celeste Ford believes launch costs are now cheap enough that anyone with an innovative idea can bring it to market. [Forward]
Astroscale's space "tow-truck" uses a magnet to collect out-of-service satellites, and carried out a successful trial last year. Other experimental ideas include wooden satellites and utilizing irradiating laser beams. [Forward]
The VSS Unity flew first, but only once. To reach profitability, it's likely that Virgin Galactic needs at least 150-200 flights per year. [Forward]
Space Exploration | Development
Loss of communication occurred one day after CAPSTONE deployed from Rocket Lab’s Lunar Photon booster. It’s unclear why the communications issue occurred or what actions were taken to correct it. [Forward]
SpaceX has signed early deals with commercial air carriers in preparation for this decision. It has pacts with Hawaiian Airlines and semi-private charter provider JSX to provide Wi-Fi on planes. [Forward]
NASA announced $600,000 in funding to study the feasibility of sending swarms of miniature swimming robots to explore oceans beneath the icy shells of Europa and Enceladus. [Forward]
Astronomy | Astrophysics | Cosmology
The initial targets released on July 12 represent the first full-color scientific images the observatory has gathered, and the beginning of Webb’s general science operations. Also see a comparison to Hubble[Forward]