Astroscale Completes Largest Funding Round To Date, Raising $ 109 Million

The Astroscale team in March 2021 when ELSA-d was dispatched for launch. (photo: Astroscale) Astroscale has taken a major step forward in funding, achieving the largest funding round in its history. The company announced on November 25 that it has closed its Series F cycle with additional funding of $ …

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Hubble Space Telescope focuses on NGC 1317

Astronomers using the NASA / ESA Hubble Space Telescope have captured a striking new photo of the small spiral galaxy NGC 1317. This Hubble image shows NGC 1317, a small spiral galaxy some 55 million light years away in the constellation Fornax. Image credit: NASA / ESA / Hubble / …

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India wants SpaceX to get license to continue pre-selling Starlink

Image: Starlink India’s telecommunications ministry on Friday evening warned its citizens not to purchase Starlink services because SpaceX is not licensed to sell satellite internet on the subcontinent. The warning was issued after the department noted that SpaceX was pre-selling Starlink services in India on its site. “As a result, …

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TWIRL 41: Galileo satellites should be put into orbit by the “Europeanized” variant of Soyuz 2.1b

This week we have to witness a ton of satellite launch missions from various parts of the world. For those who prefer manned launches, you’re out of luck because there aren’t any. Among the satellites being launched are two Galileo satellites mounted on a modified Soyuz 2.1b rocket and 53 …

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A thrill to see this musical start its theatrical journey

Loading Without Sondheim, Broadway wouldn’t have had a musical theater bar that tackles suicide, but the push for emotional depth (in a form that’s supposed to be superficial) puts Travelers in the company of successful contemporary musicals such as Next to normal and Dear Evan Hansen, who both face suicide …

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Each space tourism package in 2021 ranked: $ 125,000 to $ 60 million

Sir Richard Branson flew into space aboard a Virgin Galactic spacecraft, a trip he described as “the experience of a lifetime” at Spaceport America in New Mexico, the United States, on 11 July 2021. Virgin Galactic / Handout / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images 2021 is a historic year for …

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100 times more powerful than US technology, China says its nuclear reactor for space missions will surpass NASA’s device

Chinese scientists are currently building a powerful nuclear reactor for their expeditions to the Moon and Mars. Beijing says its reactor will be 100 times more powerful than the device the US space agency wants to install on the moon’s surface by 2030. The new technology is part of a …

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Science News Roundup: NASA Launches Test Mission for Spacecraft Deflecting Asteroids; Pentagon to form new group to investigate UFOs and more

Here is a summary of scientific news briefs. NASA launches test mission of deviating asteroid spacecraft A spacecraft that must ultimately crash to be successful was launched Tuesday night from California as part of a NASA mission to demonstrate the world’s first planetary defense system, designed to deflect an asteroid …

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Astroscale raises $ 109 million Series F round

With this latest round, Astroscale has raised $ 300 million, providing the company with capital to move forward on several satellite maintenance and debris disposal initiatives. This includes its Astroscale End-of-Life Services Demonstration Mission (ELSA-d), which in August demonstrated the ability to release and capture an object in orbit. Another …

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Boulder High Senior to Present Martian Balloon Research

Bryce Irving, a senior at Boulder High, developed an interest in space exploration while living in Florida when he was younger, riding his scooter to watch SpaceX launches and visiting the Kennedy Space Center. In high school, he heard a presentation from an engineer at Ball Aerospace, contacted the engineer …

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