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June Javelosa reports that SpaceX is planning to send 4,425 satellites into space to create a high-speed, global internet network. Their first step towards this goal? Filing an application with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to launch a non-geostationary orbit satellite system in the Fixed-Satellite Service.

In their application, SpaceX notes the system is designed to provide a wide range of broadband and communications services for residential, commercial, institutional, governmental and professional users worldwide. The plan is to first launch 800 satellites inte... More →
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Dom Galeon reports that the space surrounding Earth is long overdue for spring cleaning. According to the most recent estimates from the NASA, there are more than 500,000 pieces of debris floating around the planet. To make things worse, these space junk aren’t stationary. NASA says they are all traveling at speeds of up to 28,163 km per h (17,500 mph) as they orbit the Earth.

Because of the danger they present to satellites, spacecraft, and the International Space Station (I... More →
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Jo-Ansie van Wyk reported that the South African delegation wishes to express our gratitude to address the Committee on this agenda item. The South African government places great importance on the link between space and society. It is for this reason that our government is leading the way in the application and development of space technology for the benefit of our society. In this regard, we would like to report on the following activities and achievements that our country has accomplished during the past year. Chairperson Space technology enables us to reach remote rural areas in our countr... More →
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Bec Crew reports that physicist Stephen Hawking has warned humanity that we probably only have about 1,000 years left on Earth, and the only thing that could save us from certain extinction is setting up colonies elsewhere in the Solar System.

he suggest that we must continue to go into space for the future of humanity, Hawking said in a lecture at the University of Cambridge this week. I do not think we will survive another 1,000 years without escaping beyond our fragile planet. The fate of humanity appears to have been weighing heavily on Hawking of late ... he has also recently c... More →
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The StratoBus project may immediately call to mind Google Project Loon. But the advantage of StratoBus is that it offers long endurance and complete autonomy from a fixed position, while the high-altitude balloons in Loon move around the Earth and will offer only limited autonomy. StratoBus, a vehicle design halfway between a drone and a satellite, will be able to carry out a wide range of missions, including observation, security, telecommunications, broadcasting and navigation and it offers a lifespan of five years.

The StratoBus project is led by Thales Alenia Space, along with p... More →
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Deep sea exploration is not just for marine biologists anymore. The Saturn moon Titan is covered in seas of liquid hydrocarbons, and Europa and Enceladus likely harbor immense subglacial oceans. The space submarine concepts have been devised by NASA and others to explore our Solar System alien seas.
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The goal of Project Moonwalk is to develop and test technologies and training procedures for future human missions to Moon and Mars. Moonwalk will focus on astronaut-robot cooperation applied to Extra-Vehicular Activities - EVAs - on planetary surfaces. The resurgence of human missions to Moon and Mars on future planetary exploration plans of leading space-faring nations has put the spotlight back on the need for earth-analogue simulations of planetary exploration missions. Earth-analogue simulations are typically simplified and abstracted representations of a more intricate real-world system.... More →
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This is an infographic on the various types of asteroids and the likely mining of some of them. Then, for additional information see the EMD Memoir 101: Energy-Mineral Resources for Human Settlement in the Solar System and Earth Future in Space:

http://www.i2massociates.com/downloads/Memoir101-T0fC2016.pdf
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The SpaceVault mission is to enable everyone to participate in the development of a human-based Space economy via an empowering and community directed financial institution.

Their mission is ultimately to create a humanity dedicated Bank of Space.

They plan to accomplish their mission by using conservative, accountable, and transparent financial and business management practices to ...

1. Maximize capital investments into the commercial Space industry

2. Help steer and stimulate economic development of the Space Frontier

3. Finance milli... More →
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The Canadian Space Commerce Association (CSCA), the Canadian national space industry association, is a registered not-for-profit industry organization existing to advance the economic, legal and political environment for Canadian space focused companies. Our areas of interest include ...

The Regulatory Environment - Including legislation and policy development affecting the Canadian space industry. These include Government tax relief, grants, loans and other economic incentives.

Access to Investment Capital - Including the realization of expanding commercial opportunities... More →
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Karla Lant opines that billionaire space entrepreneurs Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are racing to the moon and beyond. Musk and SpaceX announced plans to bring two paying space tourists into orbit for a weeklong trip circumnavigating the Moon by the end of 2018. We learned that Amazon Prime really would be everywhere by 2020 when word leaked that Blue Origin and Bezos plan to begin delivery of human habitats, science experiments, and other gear to the Moon.

This progress characterizes the new space race, in which private companies are fueling innovation as much, or more than, countries ... More →
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A 4-page article from Economic Geology, the journal of the Society of Economic Geologists. This 1957 article describes a theory wherein Earth's metals provinces resulted from early bombardment by metallic meteorites.
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Richard Yonck reports that the recent passage of the Space Act of 2015 in the U.S. House and Senate marks a milestone for the commercial space industry. Ever since the 1967 Outer Space Treaty, nations have been banned from claiming or appropriating any celestial resource such as the Moon or another planet. Formally titled the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies, the nearly 50 year old agreement has formed the basis of international space law ever since.

Now that is about to c... More →
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June Javelosa reports that former President, Barack Obama is a big advocate of science. During his term, he was a vocal supporter of the burgeoning commercial space industry and supported private and government efforts to send humans to Mars? by 2030.

Under Obama, the future of space exploration was bright. So where do all these new policies and initiatives supporting distant space exploration stand under the new administration? Based on a report by Politico, it looks like it is back to the Moon. In the report, the new administration advisers expressed support for sending humans bac... More →
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June Javelosa opines that each century has an individual that redefines our world, a person who transforms the way that we think and act, a person who fundamentally reshapes our understanding of ourselves and our place in the cosmos. This century, that man seems to be Elon Musk.

He is the man behind Tesla Motors, SolarCity, and the Chief Executive of SpaceX, a company that has ushered us into the era of reusable rockets and which has made no secret of its intent to send people to Mars. Yes, SpaceX plans to create a permanent Martian settlement. Musk has made it clear that he thinks... More →
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ExoMars experts present the scientific goals and operational challenges and milestones of the ExoMars programme. The presentations were made during the ExoMars 2016 launch event at the ESA spacecraft operations centre in Darmstadt, Germany.

Replay of ExoMars 2016 ESOC launch event part 1, with commentary from experts. Liftoff was on a Proton-M rocket from Baikonur, Kazakhstan at 09 31 GMT on 14 March 2016.

The blast-off can be viewed by moving the time bar to 1 hour 1 minute and 55 seconds into the video.... More →
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The mission is planned, managed and executed by a team here in the UAE. They will do it the hard way ... key technologies will be designed, built and assembled locally, not imported. Technical knowledge will be developed in the UAE and transferred through collaboration with partners, not outsourced.

This approach ensures that the mission will leave behind a valuable and enduring legacy in the form of human capital ... a generation of experienced scientists and engineers trained and inspired by the Mars mission.

The UAE government sees the Red Planet project as a turning ... More →
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Conee Orsal blogs that the world of mining is on the brink of earth-shattering changes. In the next fifty years, there will come a technology boom in the segment involving the use of robots, drones, driverless trucks and trains, as well as miniature unmanned devices. It is the stuff of science fiction, and for sure, decades ago, it has never crossed the minds of those working in small rural mining towns that their work will be altered so much by technology.

In a report on Mining Australia, Morris Miselowski, a globally-recognized Australian business futurist, noted that robots and m... More →
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Private sector human expeditions to the Moon are now feasible, primarily using existing space systems or those in development. The Golden Spike Company is working to implement and operate a human space transportation system at commercially successful price points. Our company is comprised of veteran space program executives, managers, engineers and entrepreneurs focused on generating a sustainable human lunar exploration business that generates profits through multiple high value revenue streams.

The foundation for Golden Spikes business has already been established. Companies withi... More →
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Team Part Time Scientists has been selected to compete for two of the Milestone Prizes: the Mobility Prize and the Imaging Prize based primarily in Germany. The PTS team consists of dozens of scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs from several countries around the world. The efforts of team members are coordinated over the Internet from their headquarters in Berlin. The team is funded in part by donations from individuals, as well as monetary and technical support from key sponsors. The PTS team is perhaps the youngest team in the GLXP, and draws on members from a number of technical discipl... More →
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Sam Moorhouse blogs that the concept of asteroid mining is very much on-trend. Through sustained advances in technology provides access to the riches hosted by asteroids, such efforts have now moved from far-fetched lunacy to plausible concepts. This short editorial considers asteroid mining within the realms of traditional mining feasibility assessments.

Mining feasibility is a process which itself has undergone repeated refinement over the last few decades culminating in a widely accepted and formalized process that now, by-and-large, aligns all mineral deposit evaluations (altho... More →
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Bryan Abrams reports that when we think of the Apollo 11 moon landing, what do we think of. President Kennedys bold vision. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrins heroism (unfortunately we rarely think about Command Module Pilot Michael Collins). Perhaps we even think of the incredible engineers, rocket scientists, astrophysicists and all the other geniuses at NASA who made it possible. Now I want you to think about your grandmas bra. Why. Because without the technology behind that brassiere (or girdle), the moon landing would have been impossible. It turns out that the 21-layers of gossamer-thin fab... More →
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Find Out More »  |  Open Resource  |  2013/12/01  |  189 Report Broken   Tell A Friend

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Learn more about the journey of Virgin Galactic by using the above time-line. Scroll through the years and roll over the images to reveal our milestone events and click on the event titles to reveal more information. To find out more about the key areas of this remarkable project check out the other overview sections: Safety, Spaceships, Spaceport, Training, Space Tickets, Experience & Environment.
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LaserMotive is a Seattle-based company developing wireless power delivery systems using laser beams to transmit electricity without wires, for applications where wires are either cost prohibitive or physically impractical. We launched the company by winning the 2009 NASA Centennial Challenges Power Beaming Challenge and taking home the Level 1 prize.
We founded LaserMotive on our belief in wireless power as a powerful solution for a variety of applications, near-term and in the future, on Earth, and, especially, in space. Recent advances in commercial laser technology are bringing many ex... More →
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Rich Haridy asks the question ... Who owns the Moon? Technically no one, but interesting times lie ahead in terms of potential commercial and private property claims to the lunar surface for mining and telecommunications. According to internal documents obtained by Politico, President Trump and his administration is investigating, what they are calling, the large-scale economic development of space.

The ambitious plans for commercially exploring space outlined in the documents propose potential new moon landings within the next three years as well as, private lunar landers staking o... More →
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