[Space] 2023.05.01

Challenges | Solicitations | Resources
A collaborative opportunity between diverse startup entrepreneurs, NASA scientists, and the Space Tech community for the development and commercialization of lunar payloads and climate science. Deadline: June 28, 2023. [Forward]
Help NASA overcome challenges inherent to living far away from Earth by submitting an idea for sustaining a human presence to, from, and around the Moon. Deadline: October 2, 2023. [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 webinar on protecting critical space assets from cyber threats, plus next generation innovation and PQC (Post-Quantum Cryptography) technology in the space industry. Free. Online. May 3, 2023. [Forward]
Forum for scientists, engineers, and managers to exchange information about small satellite programs and missions, with technology and management for Earth and Moon observation. $750. Berlin, Germany. May 7-12, 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]
GEOINT: From Maps to Metaverse, will reflect on the evolution of the GEOINT discipline since 2003, as well as the broad scope of sub-disciplines that GEOINT encompasses. St. Louis, Missouri. May 21-24, 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]
Seradata Space Conference will cover topics related to space risk/insurance for spacecraft operators, manufacturers, space agencies, regulators, insurers, financiers and consultants. £280.00+VAT. London. June 20, 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]
The 26th Annual International Mars Society Convention brings together leading scientists, engineers, commercial space executives and government policymakers to discuss current and future Mars exploration and planning for human missions. Tempe, Arizona. October 5-8, 2023. [Forward]

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Space Ecosystem | Startups | Deals
Kepler Communications, a company building the Internet for space, announced raising $92 million in Series C funding led by IA Ventures to launch an optical data relay infrastructure in 2024, complementing its existing RF network. [Forward]
An illuistration of the Orbit Fab Shuttle for in-space satellite refueling. Credit: Orbit Fab
Orbit Fab, a startup developing in-space satellite refueling services, has raised $28.5 million to accelerate work on its first missions. The Series A round was led by 8090 Industries with participation from investors including Stride Capital, Industrious Ventures and Lockheed Martin Ventures. [Forward]
A trio of ex-SpaceX brothers have formed a new startup, Argo Space Corporation, aimed at building an in-space transportation network using reusable spacecraft propelled by water harvested from the moon. [Forward]
California-based solid propulsion and launch provider Evolution Space announced the successful completion of their first space mission, Gold Chain Cowboy, becoming the 9th privately funded US company to pass the Kármán line and reach space. [Forward]
Amazon Web Services picked 14 US and European startups to join its third annual space accelerator program to boost ventures with solutions for improving space sustainability. [Forward]
Space Exploration | Development
SpaceX Starship. Image Credit: SpaceX
Scott Manley's recap of SpaceX’s Starship-Superheavy launch attempt. A design choice to avoid launchpad flame diverters resulted in concrete debris kicked up from the launch and likely damaging the rocket. [Forward]
Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane, VSS Unity, was carried aloft by the VMS Eve mothership aircraft and flew freely on a glide flight that prepares the company for powered flights and commercial service. [Forward]
Japanese company ispace maintained communication with its Hakuto-R spacecraft until the final moments before landing. Loss of contact suggests the lander crashed into the Moon. [Forward]
A pair of Lockheed Martin cubesats performed maneuvers in close proximity and demonstrated other technologies that show in-orbit servicing capabilities for both cooperative and uncooperative satellites. [Forward]
Astronomy | Astrophysics | Astrobiology | Cosmology
The Royal Society discussed the potential for lunar radio and infrared observatories. The lunar far side permanently faces away from Earth, shielding it from human-generated radio signals. [Forward]