July 22 – July 28, 2019

Analyzing Gravity Waves At The Edge Of Space

An image taken from the International Space Station shows orange swaths of airglow hovering in Earth’s atmosphere. NASA’s new Atmospheric Waves Experiment will observe this airglow from a perch on the space station to help scientists understand, and ultimately improve forecasts of, space weather changes in the upper atmosphere. Image Credit: NASA

July 26, 2019 – Jeff Forbes is working on a research project slated for the International Space Station (ISS) to help us better understand and forecast conditions on the edge of space. Read More

Students To Send Hundreds Of Leaf-Sized Spacecraft To The Moon

A prototype LunaSat. Image Credit: COSGC and NYSGC

July 26, 2019 – Fifty years ago this week, the command module of the Apollo 11 spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, safely returning the first astronauts to set foot on the moon. Now, students from Colorado and across the world will continue that legacy of exploration via the Great Lunar Expedition for Everyone (GLEE), a space mission led by NASA’s New York and Colorado Space Grant Consortia. Inspired by the Apollo moon landings, the project will send 500 spacecraft small enough to fit in the palm of your hand to the moon by 2023. Read More

Maxar Chosen By NASA To Integrate Pollution Monitoring Payload On An Upcoming Commercial Satellite

An artist’s impression of TEMPO on Maxar’s 1300-class satellite platform. Image Credit: Maxar

July 26, 2019 – Maxar Technologies of Westminster, Colorado, will provide satellite integration, launch and data transmission services for NASA’s Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO), an Earth science instrument that will observe air pollution over North America in unprecedented detail. Read More

Lockheed Martin Completes NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Capsule For Artemis 1 Moon Mission

On the anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing, the Lockheed Martin-built Orion capsule for the Artemis 1 mission to the Moon is declared finished. Image Credit: Lockheed Martin

July 24, 2019 – The goal of humans again walking on the Moon is one giant leap closer. Lockheed Martin has completed building the capsule for NASA’s Orion spacecraft. The crew module capsule for the uncrewed Artemis 1 mission to the Moon has been stacked on top of the Orion service module, which was also recently finished. Read More

Special Aerospace Services Unveils Restored Apollo Test Capsule In Colorado

The restored Apollo 16 test capsule will be permanently displayed at the SAS Flight Factory in Arvada, Colorado. Image Credit: Special Aerospace Services LLC

July 24, 2019 – Special Aerospace Services LLC (SAS) commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing with the unveiling of a restored Apollo 16 test capsule. The spacecraft will be displayed permanently at the SAS Flight Factory in Arvada, Colorado, where engineering design work for future lunar missions is now underway. Read More

First Of Two Van Allen Probes Spacecraft Ceases Operations

Illustration of the identical Van Allen Probes. Image Credit: JHU/APL, NASA

July 24, 2019 – On July 19, 2019, at 1:27 p.m. EDT, mission operators sent a shutdown command to one of two Van Allen Probes spacecraft, known as spacecraft B, from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, or APL, in Laurel, Maryland. Read More

NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

Image Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO

July 23, 2019 – On July 23, 1999, the Space Shuttle Columbia blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center carrying the Chandra X-ray Observatory. In the two decades that have passed, Chandra’s powerful and unique X-ray eyes have contributed to a revolution in our understanding of the cosmos. Read More

More News

Planetary Scientist Honored For His Cosmic Perspective
Source: University of Colorado Boulder/LASP

TESS Completes 1st Year Of Exoplanet Survey, Turns To Northern Sky
Source: NASA

Analysis Of The Potential Misuse Of Commercial Dual-Use Technologies For Satellite Servicing
Source: Secure World Foundation

Star Nearing Death Offers A Preview Of Our Sun’s Fate
Source: Australian National University

Chinese Private Company Reaches Orbit For First Time
Source: Spaceflight Now

Air Force Experimental Satellite Billed As The ‘Largest Unmanned Structure In Space’
Source: SpaceNews

Girl Scouts And The SETI Institute Celebrate Apollo 11 Anniversary
Source: Girl Scouts of the USA

A Peek At The Birth Of The Universe
Source: Bielefeld University

New Space Discovery Sheds Light On How Planets Form
Source: Dartmouth College

Collins Aerospace, ILC Dover Unveil Next Generation Space Suit System Prototype For Future Missions
Source: Collins Aerospace

Starhopper Aborts Hop Attempt
Source: Parabolic Arc

Burying CAESAR: How NASA Picks Winners — And Losers — In Space Exploration
Source: Scientific American

Chamber Talks About Space Command In Colorado Springs
Source: KRDO

Einsteins General Relativity Theory Is Questioned But Still Stands ‘For Now,’ Team Reports
Source: UCLA

AGI Appoints Robert Cardillo To Board Of Directors
Source: Analytical Graphics Inc.

In Dark, Polar Moon Craters, Water Not Invincible, Scientists Argue
Source: NASA

NASA To Sole Source Gateway Habitation Module To Northrop Grumman
Source: SpaceNews

ABL Space Systems Receives Lockheed Martin Strategic Investment
Source: ABL Space Systems Company

Apollo 11’s Last Working Experiment On The Moon
Source: JILA

DoD Taps Lockheed-Ball-Kratos Team To Develop Satellite Antenna Prototype; Maria Demaree Quoted
Source: GovCon Wire

Photos From Space Foundation Discovery Center Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration
Source: Space Foundation

Morton Elected Fellow Of The Royal Institute Of Navigation
Source: University of Colorado Boulder

Fueling Of NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Power System Begins
Source: NASA/JPL

Virgin Orbit Partners With Royal Air Force For Responsive Launch Capability
Source: NASASpaceFlight.com

Bryce Awarded $10M NASA Contract
Source: Bryce Space And Technology

NASA Administrator Remembers Mission Control Pioneer Chris Kraft
Source: NASA

Ivanka Trump Visits Lockheed Martin In Colorado
Source: CBS Denver

Colorado Aerospace Veterans’ Small Company Opening New Frontiers In International Trade, Open-Source Systems
Source: The Denver Post

Pence Delivers A Promise, And A Warning, To NASA And Its Contractors
Source: Spaceflight Now

50 Years After The Eagle Landed: The Man Who Kept Apollo On Track
Source: U.S. Air Force/Edwards Air Force Base

Why Galileo Experienced A Week-Long Service Outage
Source: GPS World

Inside Boom’s Mission To Solve Supersonic Flight For Passenger Aircrafts
Source: Colorado Inno

Air Force To Deliver Satellite, Space Debris Data Storage To Dept. Of Commerce
Source: Executive Gov

GSLV MkIII-M1 Successfully Launches Chandrayaan-2 Spacecraft
Source: ISRO

NASA Delivers Hardware For ESA Dark Energy Mission
Source: NASA/JPL

State Flag That Traveled To The Moon Is On Display In Colorado
Source: Our Community Now