[Space] 2022.08.01

Challenges | Solicitations | Resources
NASA seeks mechanical/structural concepts for a deployable, low mass, high stability starshade structure to support proposed Hybrid Observatory for Earth-like Exoplanets (HOEE) study. $7,000 in prizes. Closes August 22, 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]
Seeking innovative, reliable, and durable approaches for excavating icy regolith and delivering acquired resources in extreme lunar environmental conditions. US prize purse is $3 million. Deadline: September 30, 2022. [Forward]
Register now to join for events in person or virtually at the largest annual space and science hackathon in the world. October 1-2, 2022. [Forward]
The Jacobs Space Exploration Group is calling on you to help NASA overcome challenges inherent to living on the moon. The prize: $10,000. Pre-registration is open now. Closes October 17, 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
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]
Join NASA’s Artemis I Mission online, the first integrated test of the Orion spacecraft, Space Launch System rocket, and ground systems at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. August 29, 2022 at 8:33 AM EDT. [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]
A gathering of space communities alongside space-related start-ups, entrepreneurs, laboratories, research scientists and manufacturers, with dedicated events for students and young professionals. September 18-22, 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
In-space transportation startup Impulse Space and launch vehicle startup Relativity Space are collaborating on a challenging Terran R launch of a robotic Mars lander by late 2024. [Forward]
Masten previously won a $75 million NASA contract to deliver payloads to the Moon's south pole late next year, but the project ran over budget as it attempted to scale. [Forward]
After an impressive S1 demo last year, Nanoracks joins forces with Tokyo-based startup Gitai on another autonomous in-space robotic system test on the International Space Station outside Nanoracks' Bishop Airlock. [Forward]
NASA awarded $73 million to Draper to send three experimental data-collection instruments to the lunar farside in 2025 through a commercial payload delivery program with the SERIES-2 lander. [Forward]
Eutelsat is poised to merge with OneWeb to create a global multi-orbit satellite operator. The deal combines a France-based fleet in geostationary orbit with a LEO British constellation. [Forward]
Private investment in space companies dwindled in the second quarter due to broader economic and market headwinds but was salvaged in part by a funding round at Elon Musk’s SpaceX. [Forward]
Space Exploration | Development
With Rogozin removed as Roscosmos head, agencies will exchange seats on International Space Station missions. NASA’s Josh Finch says integrated crews means better results and protection against contingencies. [Forward]
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory scientists use 20-year-old data to compile the first complete map of hydrogen abundances on the Moon's surface, identifying lunar materials containing enhanced hydrogen. [Forward]
Astronomy | Astrophysics | Cosmology
5 scientists who will be using the James Webb Space Telescope during its first cycle of operations and the science to be conducted. [Forward]
The National Science Foundation said it plans to conduct a study to evaluate the environmental effects of building one of the world's largest optical telescopes on sites selected in Hawaii and Spain's Canary Islands. [Forward]
The X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission (XRISM) is expected to expand knowledge of the high-energy universe. XRISM is expected to launch in 2023. [Forward]