[Space] 2023.05.15

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
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]
An overview of cosmology and what remains unknown, including dark matter, dark energy, inflation, and quantum gravity. Online. May 17, 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]
ISDC 2023. Image Credit: National Space Society
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]
A discussion of current knowledge of potential metal resources of the Moon and the existing models of Moon formation and evolution based on geochronology and geochemistry of lunar volcanism. Free. Online. May 30, 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]
Asia-Pacific satellite and space industry professionals gather for market insight and collaboration on the industry’s challenges and opportunities. $650-1,500. Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur. October 10-12, 2023. [Forward]

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Space Ecosystem | Startups | Deals
Hydrosat climate-monitoring satellites. Image Credit:Hydrosat
Hydrosat's mission is to provide customers from agribusinesses to the government real-time thermal infrared data. The company raised $20 million led by Statkraft Ventures to put the first two satellites into orbit. [Forward]
Orbital Outpost X, a Silicon Valley space technology startup formerly called Space Villages, received a $5 million convertible note from Space Infrastructures Ventures of the Netherlands. [Forward]
The VAST space station concept by Jed McCaleb, a software developer and co-creator of the Mt. Gox Bitcoin exchange, aims to create a modular habitat with artificial gravity that is in orbit as soon as August 2025. [Forward]
Orlando Florida-based Nuview plans to use a constellation of 20 commercial satellites outfitted with lidar. Companies have not deployed space-based lidar at scale because of the significant power requirements. [Forward]
Seraphim Space announced the nine space startups taking part in its eleventh bi-annual accelerator program. The program has helped raise over $270 million for 81 startups. [Forward]
Space Exploration | Development
SpaceX Starship. Image Credit: SpaceX
SpaceX founder Elon Musk says the vehicle's flight slightly exceeded his expectations and damage to the launch site was not extensive. He expects Starship to fly again in two or three months. [Forward]
Rocket Lab’s Electron vehicle will serve as a testbed for hypersonic technologies with a modified kick stage allowing it to deploy payloads up to 600kg into hypersonic trajectories five times greater than the speed of sound. [Forward]
Space tourism company Virgin Galactic aims to commence commercial service in June, with a ticket price of around $425,000 per seat. The company had nearly $1 billion in cash at the end of 2022. [Forward]
A consortium including Airbus Defence and Space, Eutelsat, and SES announced plans to bid for a proposed European Union satellite constellation to provide global communications from low-Earth orbit similar to what SpaceX's Starlink offers. [Forward]
Airbus LOOP concept art. Image Credit: Airbus 2023
The International Space Station is nearing the end of its service life, and plans are in place for successor space stations, including a Multi-Purpose Orbital Module (MPOP) called the Airbus LOOP. [Forward]
Astronomy | Astrophysics | Astrobiology | Cosmology
Research suggests that up to four moons of Uranus potentially harbor subsurface oceans, increasing the likelihood of habitable environments beyond Earth. NASA plans a mission to Jupiter's Europa as early as 2024. [Forward]