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Space News Brief Blue Helm

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Podcast by Blue Helm

    Nov 23-2020 Space News Brief

    Nov 23-2020 Space News Brief

    Twitter- @spacenewsbrief
    Instagram - @bluehelmco
    (https://www.bluehelmco.com)

    Sponsor-
    (https://www.futureshredding.com)


    Top Headlines:

    1) OneWeb emerges from Chapter 11 with new CEO
    a.(https://spacenews.com/oneweb-emerges-from-chapter-11-with-new-ceo/)

    2) Germany joins JAXA’s low-cost deep space test mission
    a.(https://spacenews.com/germany-joins-jaxas-low-cost-deep-space-test-mission/)

    3) AAC Clyde Space to develop cubesats to offer array of services
    a.(https://spacenews.com/aac-clyde-space-to-develop-cubesats-to-offer-array-of-services/)

    4) Falcon 9 launches Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich ocean science satellite
    a.(https://spacenews.com/falcon-9-launches-sentinel-6-michael-freilich-ocean-science-satellite/)

    5) Carbice raises $15 million in Series A investment round
    a.(https://spacenews.com/carbice-raises-15-million/)

    6) GeoOptics and Spire Global win NOAA weather data contracts
    a.(https://spacenews.com/noaa-awards-first-ro-contracts/)

    7) Capella sends first task order through Inmarsat data relay
    a.(https://spacenews.com/capella-sends-first-task-order-through-inmarsat-data-relay/)

    8) Relativity Space raises $500 million
    a.(https://spacenews.com/relativity-space-raises-500-million/)

    9) Germany to become the first foreign military buyer of U.S. jam-resistant GPS receivers
    a.(https://spacenews.com/germany-to-become-the-first-foreign-military-buyer-of-u-s-jam-resistant-gps-receivers/)




    Law and policy:





    Launch News:

    1) China launches Chang’e-5 Moon sample return mission
    a.(https://spacenews.com/china-launches-change-5-moon-sample-return-mission/)

    2-Nov. 24: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is expected to launch the 15th batch of approximately 60 operational satellites for the company's Starlink broadband network. It will lift off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, at 9:13 p.m. EST (0213 Nov. 25 GMT).


    Upcoming Events:

    1) November 23-26 2020. Annual Strategic Space Law Course
    a.(https://www.mcgill.ca/iasl/strategicspace?)


    Fun Reading:






    Calendars:

    1)November 2020 Space Calendar of Events
    a.(http://spaceref.com/calendar/)

    2) Launch Calendar
    a. (https://www.space.com/32286-space-calendar.html

    3)WHAT’S HAPPENING IN SPACE POLICY Nov 22—Nov 28, 2020
    a. (https://spacepolicyonline.com/news/whats-happening-in-space-policy-november-22-28-2020/)

    • 5 min
    Nov 19-2020 Space News Brief

    Nov 19-2020 Space News Brief

    Twitter- @spacenewsbrief
    Instagram - @bluehelmco
    (https://www.bluehelmco.com)

    Sponsor-
    (https://www.futureshredding.com)


    Top Headlines:

    1) OneWeb ready to emerge from Chapter 11
    a.(https://spacenews.com/oneweb-ready-to-emerge-from-chapter-11/)

    2) Voyager Space Holdings to acquire The Launch Company
    a.(https://spacenews.com/voyager-space-holdings-to-acquire-the-launch-company/)

    3) India’s Shukrayaan orbiter to study Venus for over four years, launches in 2024
    a.(https://spacenews.com/indias-shukrayaan-orbiter-to-study-venus-for-over-four-years-launches-in-2024/)

    4) NSF to decommission Arecibo radio telescope
    a.(https://spacenews.com/nsf-to-decommission-arecibo-radio-telescope/)
    b.(https://www.space.com/20984-arecibo-observatory.html)

    5) SpaceX to transition to fully reusable fleet for national security launches
    a.(https://spacenews.com/spacex-to-transition-to-fully-reusable-fleet-for-national-security-launches/)



    Law and policy:

    1) SENATE COMMITTEE APPROVES SPACE ACT, BUT WITHOUT A BUREAU OF SPACE COMMERCE
    a.(https://spacepolicyonline.com/news/senate-committee-approves-space-act-but-without-a-bureau-of-space-commerce/)




    Launch News:

    1) Nov. 21: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch


    Upcoming Events:


    Fun Reading:

    1) Scientists Discover Outer Space Isn't Pitch-Black After All
    a.(https://www.npr.org/2020/11/18/936219170/scientists-discover-outer-space-isnt-pitch-black-after-all)



    Calendars:

    1)November 2020 Space Calendar of Events
    a.(http://spaceref.com/calendar/)

    2) Launch Calendar
    a. (https://www.space.com/32286-space-calendar.html

    3)WHAT’S HAPPENING IN SPACE POLICY Nov 25—Nov 21, 2020
    a. (https://spacepolicyonline.com/news/whats-happening-in-space-policy-november-15-21-2020/)

    • 4 min
    Nov 18-2020 Space News Brief

    Nov 18-2020 Space News Brief

    Twitter- @spacenewsbrief
    Instagram - @bluehelmco
    (https://www.bluehelmco.com)

    Sponsor-
    (https://www.futureshredding.com)


    Top Headlines:

    1) Orbit Fab to launch first fuel tanker in 2021 with Spaceflight
    a.(https://spacenews.com/orbit-fab-to-launch-with-spaceflight/)

    2) Astroscale announces 2021 Soyuz launch of ELSA-d mission
    a.(https://spacenews.com/astroscale-elsa-d-launch-2021/)



    Law and policy:

    1) Commerce Department drafting space traffic management concepts as it awaits funding
    a.(https://spacenews.com/commerce-department-drafting-space-traffic-management-concepts-as-it-awaits-funding/)

    2) FAA: Commercial space launch regulations ‘in final coordination’
    a.(https://spacenews.com/faa-commercial-space-launch-regulations-in-final-coordination/)




    Launch News:

    1) First Dream Chaser mission slips to 2022
    a.(https://spacenews.com/first-dream-chaser-mission-slips-to-2022/)

    2) -Nov. 21: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch


    Upcoming Events:

    1) NASA CREW-1 BRIEFING FROM THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION, Nov 19, 2020, Earth orbit, 9:55 am ET
    a.(https://spacepolicyonline.com/events/nasa-spacex-crew-1-briefing-from-the-international-space-station-nov-16-2020-earth-orbit-time-tbd/)



    Fun Reading:



    Calendars:

    1)November 2020 Space Calendar of Events
    a.(http://spaceref.com/calendar/)

    2) Launch Calendar
    a. (https://www.space.com/32286-space-calendar.html

    3)WHAT’S HAPPENING IN SPACE POLICY Nov 25—Nov 21, 2020
    a. (https://spacepolicyonline.com/news/whats-happening-in-space-policy-november-15-21-2020/)

    • 4 min
    Nov 17-2020 Space News Brief

    Nov 17-2020 Space News Brief

    Twitter- @spacenewsbrief
    Instagram - @bluehelmco
    (https://www.bluehelmco.com)

    Sponsor-
    (https://www.futureshredding.com)


    Headlines:

    1) Space Flight Laboratory to build three more GHGSat satellites
    a.(https://spacenews.com/ghgsat-orders-three-more-satellites/)

    2) China notches 34th launch of the year with communications satellite
    a.(https://www.space.com/china-aces-34th-launch-of-2020)



    Law and policy:

    1) Anti-war groups take aim at Space Force, ICBMs, missile defense
    a.(https://spacenews.com/anti-war-groups-take-aim-at-space-force-icbms-missile-defense/)
    b.(https://www.politico.com/newsletters/morning-defense/2020/11/17/progressives-to-biden-kill-space-force-791698)



    Launches:

    1) Vega launch fails after upper stage malfunction
    a.(https://spacenews.com/vega-launch-fails-after-upper-stage-malfunction/)

    2) - Nov. 18: Rocket Lab will use an Electron rocket to launch 30 small satellites and payloads from the Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand. The company will also attempt to recover the rocket's first stage using a parachute for the first time.


    Events:

    1) Crew Dragon docks to ISS on first operational mission
    a.(https://spacenews.com/crew-dragon-docks-to-iss-on-first-operational-mission/)

    2-Russian Spacewalk (EVA) at ISS, Earth orbit, 9:30 am ET


    Fun Reading:

    1) How Soon Will Tourists Be Traveling to Space?
    a.(https://www.fodors.com/news/photos/how-soon-will-tourists-be-traveling-to-space)



    Calendars:

    1)November 2020 Space Calendar of Events
    a.(http://spaceref.com/calendar/)

    2) Launch Calendar
    a. (https://www.space.com/32286-space-calendar.html

    3)WHAT’S HAPPENING IN SPACE POLICY Nov 25—Nov 21, 2020
    a. (https://spacepolicyonline.com/news/whats-happening-in-space-policy-november-15-21-2020/)

    • 3 min
    Nov 16-2020 Space News Brief

    Nov 16-2020 Space News Brief

    Twitter- @spacenewsbrief
    Instagram - @bluehelmco
    (https://www.bluehelmco.com)

    Sponsor-
    (https://www.futureshredding.com)

    Headlines:

    1) Virgin Galactic executive to lead Australian Space Agency
    a.(https://spacenews.com/virgin-galactic-executive-to-lead-australian-space-agency/)

    2) ESA signs a trio of Copernicus contracts worth 1.3 billion euros
    a.(https://spacenews.com/esa-copernicus-trio/)

    3) Virgin Galactic delays SpaceShipTwo test flight because of pandemic
    a.(https://spacenews.com/virgin-galactic-delays-spaceshiptwo-test-flight-because-of-pandemic/)



    Law and policy:

    1) Marine Corps stands up space unit at Offutt Air Force Base
    a.(https://spacenews.com/marine-corps-stands-up-space-unit-at-offutt-air-force-base/)



    Launches:

    1- First Rocket Lab U.S. launch delayed to 2021
    a.(https://spacenews.com/first-rocket-lab-u-s-launch-delayed-to-2021/)

    2- SpaceX launches first operational Crew Dragon mission to ISS
    a.(https://spacenews.com/spacex-launches-first-operational-crew-dragon-mission-to-iss/)

    3- An Arianespace Vega rocket will launch today

    Events:

    1-Canadian Space Summit starts tomorrow
    a.(http://www.spaceref.com/calendar/calendar.html?pid=9995)


    Fun Reading:



    Calendars:

    1)November 2020 Space Calendar of Events
    a.(http://spaceref.com/calendar/)

    2) Launch Calendar
    a. (https://www.space.com/32286-space-calendar.html

    3)WHAT’S HAPPENING IN SPACE POLICY Nov 25—Nov 21, 2020
    a. (https://spacepolicyonline.com/news/whats-happening-in-space-policy-november-15-21-2020/)

    • 3 min
    Nov 11-2020 Space News Brief

    Nov 11-2020 Space News Brief

    Twitter- @spacenewsbrief
    Instagram - @bluehelmco
    (https://www.bluehelmco.com)

    Sponsor-
    (https://www.futureshredding.com)

    Headlines-

    1) SpaceX gets $29 million Space Force contract for surveillance of non-military launches
    a.(https://spacenews.com/spacex-gets-29-million-space-force-contract-for-surveillance-of-non-military-launches/)

    2) Japanese lunar lander company ispace opens U.S. office
    a. (https://spacenews.com/japanese-lunar-lander-company-ispace-opens-u-s-office/)

    3) APT Satellite orders new small HTS satellite from China’s CGWIC
    a.(https://spacenews.com/apt-satellite-orders-new-small-hts-satellite-from-chinas-cgwic/)

    4) Space insurers hoping to break even after recent losses
    a.(https://spacenews.com/space-insurers-hoping-to-break-even-after-recent-losses/)

    5) Raytheon to acquire small satellite manufacturer Blue Canyon Technologies
    a.(https://spacenews.com/raytheon-to-acquire-small-satellite-manufacturer-blue-canyon-technologies/)

    6) NASA certifies SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft ahead of Crew-1 launch
    a.(https://spacenews.com/nasa-certifies-spacex-crew-dragon-spacecraft-ahead-of-crew-1-launch/)

    7) “Revolutionary change” expected from new Indian space policy
    a.(https://spacenews.com/revolutionary-change-expected-from-new-indian-space-policy/)

    8) Telesat remains optimistic about prospects for LEO constellation
    a.(https://spacenews.com/telesat-remains-optimistic-about-prospects-for-leo-constellation/)

    9) Kleos Space raises funds for additional RF mapping clusters
    a.(https://spacenews.com/kleos-raises-13-8-million/)



    Law and policy-

    1) U.S. Air Force taps Brig. Gen. Purdy to command 45th Space Wing
    a.(https://spacenews.com/segment/news/)

    2) Senate defense appropriators take issue with agencies that buy launch services directly from providers
    a.(https://spacenews.com/senate-defense-appropriators-take-issue-with-agencies-that-buy-launch-services-directly-from-providers/)

    3) Senate bill offers NASA only a fraction of requested lunar lander funding
    a.(https://spacenews.com/senate-bill-offers-nasa-only-a-fraction-of-requested-lunar-lander-funding/)

    ** WHAT’S HAPPENING IN SPACE POLICY Nov 8—Nov 14, 2020
    a. (https://spacepolicyonline.com/news/whats-happening-in-space-policy-november-8-14-2020/)

    Launches-

    1- Nov. 13: A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket
    2- Nov. 14: SpaceX will launch its first operational Crew Dragon mission

    Events-

    1)November 2020 Space Calendar of Events
    a.(http://spaceref.com/calendar/)

    2) Launch Calendar
    a. (https://www.space.com/32286-space-calendar.html

    3) Join NASA experts from the Biological and Physical Sciences Division for a Reddit “Ask Me Anything”
    a.(http://www.spaceref.com/calendar/calendar.html?pid=10147)

    Fun Reading

    1- Joe Biden just announced his NASA transition team. Here's what space policy might look like under the new administration.
    a.(https://www.businessinsider.com/biden-agenda-for-nasa-space-exploration-2020-11)

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

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Jsmerigan ,

Very informative

Super easy to digest the info and great way to stay up to date on your space news!!!

seandean3rd ,

So good!

Love that it is just info! Not biased! Thanks for the great podcast!!!!

TianaMarieUnicorn ,

Perfect Quick Daily Update

Love this. It’s a quick way to stay current on events.

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