[Space] 2022.12.01

Challenges | Solicitations | Resources
Free, online webinar discussing the challenge goal of classifying small farm crop field boundaries for agricultural monitoring and disaster risk management using multispectral observations. December 7, 2022. [Forward]
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]
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]
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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]
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]
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
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]
Disability inclusion advocate Dr. Wells-Jensen discusses how people of different abilities are influencing rules about who is "fit" for space exploration. Online, Free. December 7, 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]
Free online Space Café Regional discussion on careers in the space sector, space missions, and planetary defense with NASA Brazilian Aerospace Engineer Bruno Sarli. December 8, 2022. [Forward]
Professor Beth Biller discusses what we know about the few relatively Earthlike worlds and many other very different planets. Online. Fee: £2.74. December 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]
Online lectures about spacecraft operations, including operational environments, systems engineering, communications, and more. Early Bird Fee: €390.00. December 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
Gravitics recently emerged from stealth, proposing "StarMax" modular hardware for space stations, a bet on cheaper launch costs. The $20 million funding round was led by Type One Ventures. [Forward]
Space-based edge computing startup LEOcloud announced a strategic collaboration agreement with commercial space station provider Axiom Space to develop and deliver space cloud services linked to terrestrial cloud computers. [Forward]
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Florida-based Space Perspective, which plans to offer tourist balloon flights into the stratosphere, purchased MS Voyager as its first oceangoing launch platform for its Spaceship Neptune balloon system. [Forward]
Stells, a startup based in Toronto, wants to bring as-needed mobile wireless charging for rovers and landers to the Moon. Their Mobile Power Rover (MPR-1) is slated to launch in November 2024. [Forward]
Space Exploration | Development
NASA's unmanned Orion spacecraft has successfully flown to the Moon to test its capabilities in deep space. [Forward]
Artemis I launched 10 6U CubeSats alongside the Orion spacecraft, bound for various destinations including the Moon, asteroids, and interplanetary space to study various facets of lunar and interplanetary travel. [Forward]
Separate from Artemis, CAPSTONE became the first cubesat to enter near-rectilinear halo orbit (NRHO), the same orbit that will be used by the Lunar Gateway station. [Forward]
The European Space Agency wants to develop more sustainable commercial partnerships in lunar exploration to bring greater economic benefits and stimulate demand for services. [Forward]
Astronomy | Astrophysics | Cosmology
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Observations of Saturn-sized exoplanet WASP-39b show water, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, sodium and potassium in its atmosphere, demonstrating Webb’s ability to conduct a broad range of investigations of exoplanets. [Forward]