[Space] 2023.07.15

Challenges | Solicitations | Resources
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]
The Amateur Astronomers Association, founded in 1927, seeks funds to build a free public observatory in New York City. Funds will be used for site construction costs, see further updates and pictures here[Forward]
Upcoming Events
The theme for LDC 2023 is “Short-term needs and Long-term goals”, with a focus on what needs to be done now to move Lunar settlement forward. $20-$700. Online. July 15-16, 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]
John Glenn next to the Friendship capsule. Image Credit: John Glenn Memorial Symposium | American Astronautical Society
The theme for 2023’s symposium is: Powering Innovation from Earth to Mars. $25-$850. Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland. July 17-19, 2023. [Forward]
SpaceWatch.Global brings together space law experts to discuss legal issues arising from everyday space activities and demystify the sometimes complex vested interests involved. Free. Online. July 27, 2023. [Forward]
ISSRDC invites the space community to learn how to harness the International Space Station (ISS) and the unique conditions of space to help solve R&D challenges. $350-1000. Hyatt Regency Seattle, WA. July 31-August 3, 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]
Global event bringing together 1,000 decision makers for deal-making and discussions shaping the future of the industry. $580-$3730. Online and in-person in Paris. September 11-15, 2023. [Forward]
The theme of the Global Aerospace Summit is Innovating the Skies, Connecting the World. Presenting Sponsors including Airbus and Raytheon Technologies will discuss the latest developments, trends, challenges, and opportunities in aviation and space. Washington DC. September 12-13, 2023. [Forward]
UNIDIR’s Outer Space Security Conference provides a unique forum for the diplomatic community and, military experts, and more, to jointly consider challenges and solutions related to security in outer space. Free online and in-person. Geneva, Switzerland. September 13-14, 2023. [Forward]
Image of Mars taken by the OSIRIS instrument on the ESA Rosetta spacecraft during its February 2007 flyby of the planet.  Image Credit: ESA & MPS for OSIRIS Team
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]
Two satellite industry events hosted back-to-back. Satellite Innovation focuses on analyzing next-generation satellite technologies and the current business environment, while MilSat Symposium will focus on space defense. $50-2,195. Mountain View, CA. October 17-20, 2023. [Forward]
Insights and discussions on key military issues. Get access to senior officials from a variety of nations, with representatives from India, South Africa, Portugal and Peru added in 2023. Tickets £1198-2898. London, UK. November 6-9, 2023. [Forward]
A showcase of the latest technologies, networking opportunities, and topical debates around new technologies. Free. Bremen, Germany. November 14-16, 2023. [Forward]

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Space Ecosystem | Startups | Deals
Vermont-based in-space propulsion developer Benchmark Space Systems raised $33.2 million in Series B funding to deliver on more than 220 propulsion systems in its backlog, bringing total funding to over $56 million. [Forward]
Varda Space's first "Winnebago" spacecraft, called W-Series 1, before its launch June 12.
Founders Fund backed Varda Space Industries’ miniature lab and 27-hour drug-manufacturing experiment has grown crystals of ritonavir, commonly used to treat HIV. Reentry is anticipated later in July. [Forward]
Ramon.Space raised $26 million in a funding round supported by Foxconn subsidiary Ingrasys and other investors to expand production of computing technology designed to withstand the challenging conditions of spaceflight. [Forward]
French space tech startup Look Up Space secured €14 million in private funding and public subsidies, the second-largest seed round in European space tech and the largest in France to date. [Forward]
Space Pioneer secured C-round funding for its Tianlong-3 medium-lift reusable launch vehicle from state-linked investors such as China International Capital Corporation, bringing total raised to 3 billion Chinese yuan ($414 million) across 11 rounds since 2018. [Forward]
Longshot Space is developing a long horizon vacuum chamber to launch projectiles to orbit for $10 per kilogram. Investors include Sam Altman and Draper VC. [Forward]
Pulsar Fusion's nuclear fusion chamber for nuclear fusion-powered propulsion in space. Image Credits:Pulsar Fusion
Pulsar Fusion has started construction on a nuclear fusion chamber in England. It seeks to develop the first fusion propulsion system, which could reduce travel time to Mars by half. [Forward]
Space Exploration | Development
Lockheed Martin identified key technologies that will transform the space sector, such as AI, quantum computing and communications, nuclear power, crew habitats and mobility in its report, Destination: Space 2050. [Forward]
Astronomy | Astrophysics | Astrobiology | Cosmology
The North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav) used pulsars to find evidence of a low-frequency gravitational wave background most likely emanating from binary pairs of supermassive black holes. [Forward]