[Space] 2023.01.15

Challenges | Solicitations | Resources
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]
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]
Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite TESS
Credit: NASA, adapted by D. Peluso.
NASA Citizen Science project where participants observe transits with their own telescope to discover and characterize exoplanets in our galaxy. [Forward]
Upcoming Events
COSMIC SETI is a collaboration with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) to search for technosignatures in 40 million star systems over two years. Free. Online. January 18, 2023. [Forward]
A discussion of how artificial intelligence is assisting to understand the vast amount of stellar and exoplanet data now available. >5000 planets have been discovered in less than 30 years of search. Free. Online. January 27, 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]
Bootcamp for space industry founders, investors, and professionals to learn practical skills and avoid regulatory pitfalls. $900-$1100. Albuquerque, NM and Online. 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]
Image Credit: Explore Mars
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
San Francisco-based satellite imagery specialist Capella Space raised $60 million from billionaire Thomas Tull’s new US Innovative Technology Fund, bringing the company’s total equity to $250 million. [Forward]
Space situational awareness (SSA) satellite company NorthStar raised $35 million to launch three tracking satellites built by Spire Global. US-based private equity firm Cartesian Capital led the Series C funding round. [Forward]
Blue Ring, one of several Advanced Development Programs (ADP) projects to augment Blue Origin's New Glenn rocket, includes an ESPA ring (EELV (Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle) Secondary Payload Adapter, which is mounted in a rocket's payload to support 6+ smaller satellites), and a space tug. [Forward]
Space Exploration | Development
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Satellite chip can be added to Android smartphones and other devices to support two-way communications via Iridium satellites for SMS, SOS and other low-bandwidth messaging services. [Forward]
ABL RS1 rocket lifting off from Kodiak Island, Alaska. 
Credit: ABL Space Systems 
ABL Space Systems’ first RS1 rocket launch on January 10 experienced premature main engine shut down, causing it to fall back and explode shortly after liftoff. [Forward]
The January 9 failure of Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne rocket, which is launched from a Boeing 747, is considered a significant setback. The failure was attributed to an upper-stage anomaly[Forward]
Delta Air Lines announced free inflight Wi-Fi available on 80% of its domestic routes from satellite operator Viasat beginning in February, pressuring other major airlines to follow suit. [Forward]
Sierra Space's Dream Chaser is anticipated to be the first operational lifting body space plane, which relies on the body rather than wings to produce lift, after 60 years of tests. A lifting body can be lightweight and rugged, appealing features for spacecraft. [Forward]
Astronomy | Astrophysics | Cosmology
C/2022 E3 (ZTF)
Credit: Phys.org
Newly discovered comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF)  (Zwicky Transient Facility, which discovered the comet) will make its closest approach to the Sun on January 12, and Earth on February 1. [Forward]