[Space] 2022.09.15

Challenges | Solicitations | Resources
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]
Applications are open for paid internships and executive mentorship for exceptional undergraduate women and gender-minority students in aerospace. Deadline: October 10, 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]
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]
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
A gathering of space communities alongside space-related start-ups, entrepreneurs, laboratories, research scientists and manufacturers, with dedicated events for students and young professionals. Rates and categories here. September 18-22, 2022. [Forward]
Lecture on what modern astrophysics tells us about the ultimate fate of the universe. Free admission. Location: Dinkelspiel Auditorium (Stanford campus) and YouTube. September 27, 2022. [Forward]
European Space Week 2022 brings together EU Space community policymakers, investors and users in Prague, Czech Republic, to discuss current and future trends of the EU Space Programme. October 3-6, 2022. [Forward]
Hybrid format workshop on weather-related small satellites to encourage broader collaboration. Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, and online access. Free admission. October 3-7, 2022. [Forward]
Back-to-back premier satellite industry events Satellite Innovation and MilSat Symposium in Mountain View, CA tackle analyzing next-generation satellite technologies and business, and deep insight into dynamic solutions in space defense. In-person: $1,395-$1,995. October 11-14, 2022. [Forward]
The European Space Policy Institute brings high-ranking stakeholders together in Vienna, Austria, to discuss ways to best leverage commercial solutions for the European space sector.  In -person, free. October 11-12, 2022. [Forward]
Beyond Earth launches its inaugural symposium in Washington, DC, to discuss the challenges of limited Earth resources as well as the medical issues involved in off-Earth colonization and mining. In-person: $295-$349. October 12-13, 2022. [Forward]
Hubble First Servicing (Image Credit: NASA)
ISAM Workshop agenda is complementary to CONFERS Global Satellite Servicing Forum on 10/19-20. Facility tours on 10/17 are in-person only and capped at 75 participants at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Free online participation on 10/18. [Forward]
APSCC 2022 Satellite Conference & Exhibition on "Re-Uniting Space in Asia" gathers the community around industry challenges and opportunities for market insight, partnerships, and business deals. October 18-20, 2022. [Forward]
The 2022 GSSF at the Hilton Arlington, VA, will highlight key themes in the satellite servicing segment including opportunities, needs, and support for space-sector growth, in-space activities, and sustained satellite servicing operations. CONFERS pricing here. October 19-20, 2022. [Forward]
Image Credit: ESA & MPS for OSIRIS Team
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]
Principal investigators, project managers, and systems engineers working on NASA-funded CubeSat and SmallSat missions are invited. In-person at NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia. October 25-26, 2022. [Forward]
Join discussions and talks reflecting perspectives on space exploration and developments, challenges and opportunities in space science, including policy, nuclear propulsion, and sustained lunar human presence. Huntsville, Alabama in-person: $50-$850, Online: $50-$250. October 26-28, 2022. [Forward]
Leading government officials and industry experts discuss critical threats and share perspectives and insights on issues including national security, rapid capabilities and acquisition initiatives. Washington, DC. October 27, 2022. [Forward]
Hear about ideas, information, opinions, business plans and technologies from astronauts, engineers, artists, writers, musicians, entrepreneurs, and others. In-person: $175-350. Austin, Texas. October 28-29, 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]

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Space Ecosystem | Startups | Deals
Earth observation startup Albedo raised $48 million in a Series A funding round led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures and Shield Capital to complete development and testing of its first VLEO satellite. [Forward]
Indian rocket startup Skyroot Aerospace raised a $51 million Series B round led by Singapore sovereign investor GIC to fund infrastructure and initial developmental launches for commercial operations next year. [Forward]
Luxembourg startup OQ Technology, which plans to offer global satellite 5G IoT connectivity, raised a $13 million Series A round co-led by Saudi Aramco’s venture arm and 5G Ventures. [Forward]
Sustainable space company Outpost Technologies closed a $7.1M Seed round led by Moonshots Capital, with participation from Draper Associates and Shasta Ventures, to develop reusable satellites for Earth return service. [Forward]
Lockheed Martin Ventures is increasing investments from $200 million to $400 million, with additional investment in technologies focused on the space domain. [Forward]
Space Exploration | Development
NASA is setting up for another attempt to launch the Space Launch System late this month, pending repairs to liquid hydrogen lines and range approval. [Forward]
An undisclosed anomaly during the New Shepard flight carrying scientific instruments on Monday morning caused the escape system to fire suddenly at about 9,000 meters, pulling the capsule to safety. [Forward]
On September 26, NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft will intentionally crash into Dimorphos. DART recently got its first look at Didymos, the double-asteroid system that includes its target, Dimorphos. [Forward]
Rocket Lab has signed a cooperative agreement with the U.S. military to explore the possibility of using its space launch vehicles to transport cargo around the world. [Forward]
Astronomy | Astrophysics | Cosmology
“Super-Jupiter” planet HIP 65426 b is located nearly 400 light-years away. Astronomers have directly imaged about two dozen exoplanets, but Webb will greatly expand this capability. [Forward]