[Space] 2023.04.15

Challenges | Solicitations | Resources
Learning from Experiences, Achievements, and Resolution Navigation (LEARN) Forum is a pilot program that aims to provide the NASA SmallSat Community with collaboration resources to become smarter mission implementers. Online. April 26, 2023. [Forward]
Meco Rocket Simulator is based on realistic physics where you can design, build, and test rocket engines and see the immediate outcome of your design choices. Estimated delivery April 2023. [Forward]
A discussion of the subtleties and implications of rocket architectural design authored by Tory Bruno, CEO of United Launch Alliance (ULA). [Forward]
NASA’s Exoplanet Exploration citizen science program enables anyone to join the search for planets beyond our solar system. [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
Space Symposium aims to examine space issues from multiple perspectives, to promote dialog and to focus attention on critical space issues. $495-$3,420. Online and in-person in Colorado Springs, CO. April 17-20, 2023. [Forward]
The Mars Society's Ashton Zeth interviews Dr. James Green, retired NASA Chief Scientist and the longest serving director of the Planetary Science Division. Free. Online. April 18, 2023. [Forward]
California Polytechnic State University’s 2023 workshop focuses on “Building the Future of Space Together.” $175-$700. In-Person in San Luis Obispo, California. April 25-27, 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]
Featured speakers include Jared Isaacman, Polaris Dawn Mission Commander, and Dylan Taylor, Voyager Space CEO. The theme for ISDC 2023 is A New Space Age. Frisco, Texas. May 25-28, 2023. [Forward]
UK's largest event focused on the commercial future of space for business and defense. Meet the next generation of innovators in Space-Comm's Start Up Zone. Free. Farnborough, UK. June 7-8, 2023. [Forward]
The 2023 IEEE IGARSS aims to provide a platform for sharing knowledge and experience on recent developments for earth observation, disaster monitoring and risk assessment. Pasadena, California. July 16-21, 2023. [Forward]
The 37th Annual Small Satellite Conference will focus on key technological drivers, operational constructs, and activities for successful small satellite missions at scale. Utah State University, Logan, Utah. August 5-10, 2023. [Forward]

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Space Ecosystem | Startups | Deals
Denver startup True Anomaly raised $30 million including a $17 million Series A led by Eclipse to develop spacecraft for “uncooperative” rendezvous and proximity operations and space domain awareness. [Forward]
Dawn Aerospace completed its first rocket-powered flight of the Mk-II Aurora spaceplane. Despite a propellant leak, the test validated key flight systems for future space tourism and demonstrated the benefit of rapid reusability. [Forward]
Japanese company Pale Blue successfully tested their in-orbit water-based satellite propulsion system. It launched with Sony's EYE satellite as part of its STAR SPHERE program to take pictures of the Earth. [Forward]
Astrolab is developing the FLEX rover that it plans to fly to the moon. Image Credit: Astrolab
Lunar rover developer Astrolab signed an agreement with SpaceX to transport its first rover, Flexible Logistics and Exploration (FLEX), to the moon on a Starship flight as soon as mid-2026. [Forward]
Space Exploration | Development
SpaceX Starship. Image Credit: SpaceX
SpaceX received the launch license for Starship Friday afternoon, and could attempt a launch as early as Monday April 17. SpaceX is keeping the flight plan relatively simple and Starship is not expected to complete a full orbit. [Forward]
NASA named a crew to fly to the Moon on the Artemis II mission. The week-long flight would be the first time humans leave low-Earth orbit since Apollo 17 in December 1972. [Forward]
Crescent will initially focus on Parsec, a communications and navigation network in cislunar orbit, and eventually power and mobility lunar infrastructure services. [Forward]
Astronomy | Astrophysics | Astrobiology | Cosmology
Artist’s impression of a black hole. Image Credit: ESA/Hubble, Digitized Sky Survey, Nick Risinger/skysurvey.org, N. Bartmann
One of the largest black holes yet detected, around 32.7 billion times the mass of the Sun, was discovered in the Abell 1201 cluster, some 2.7 billion light-years away. [Forward]