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THE AIR FORCE WILL LET HACKERS TRY TO HIJACK AN ORBITING SATELLITE THE AIR FORCE WILL LET HACKERS TRY TO HIJACK AN ORBITING SATELLITE - When the Air Force showed up at the Defcon hacker conference in Las Vegas last month, it didn’t come empty-handed. It brought along an F-15 fighter-jet data system—one that security researchers thoroughly dismantled, finding serious vulnerabilities along the way. The USAF was so pleased with the result that it has decided to up the ante. Next year, it’s bringing a satellite. That’s a promise from Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology, and logistics.   More
(Source: WIRED - Sep 18)


U.S. AIR FORCE WARNS THERE'S A CHANCE AN AMERICAN AND RUSSIAN SATELLITE COULD COLLIDE OVERNIGHT U.S. AIR FORCE WARNS THERE'S A CHANCE AN AMERICAN AND RUSSIAN SATELLITE COULD COLLIDE OVERNIGHT - Earlier today, the private American firm Bigelow Aerospace was notified by the U.S. Air Force that its Genesis II spacecraft has a slim chance of smashing into a dead Russian spy satellite. News of the potential orbital smash-up came via Bigelow Aerospace’s Twitter account. “Today, we were notified by the US Air Force that there is a 5.6% chance that Genesis II will collide with dead Russian satellite Cosmos 1300 in 15 hours,” says the tweet. “Although this is a relatively low probability, it brings to light that low Earth orbit is becoming increasingly more littered.”   More
(Source: Gizmodo - Sep 18)


BRAD PITT CALLS SPACE STATION ASTRONAUT TO TALK 'AD ASTRA' AND LIFE IN SPACE (VIDEO) BRAD PITT CALLS SPACE STATION ASTRONAUT TO TALK 'AD ASTRA' AND LIFE IN SPACE (VIDEO) - Today (Sept. 16), Brad Pitt, who plays an astronaut in the upcoming sci-fi film "Ad Astra," chatted with NASA astronaut Nick Hague — who recently screened the film at the International Space Station — about what it's really like to be in space. Hague and Pitt spoke on a call from space to Earth about everything ranging from who controls the music on the station to NASA's Artemis Program, which is preparing to send the next man and first woman to the lunar surface. Hague and Pitt even chatted about Pitt's performance in "Ad Astra" and how it compared to George Clooney's performance in "Gravity," a space drama from 2013.    More
(Source: Space.com - Sep 17)


AIR FORCE AWARDS IRIDIUM $738M DEAL FOR SATELLITE SERVICES AIR FORCE AWARDS IRIDIUM $738M DEAL FOR SATELLITE SERVICES - Iridium Communications said it received a $738.5 million, seven-year contract for unlimited satellite services through Air Force Space Command, continuing a decades long relationship between the Pentagon and the Virginia-based company. The contract, announced Sept. 13, was awarded through the Enhanced Mobile Satellite Services program. As part of the contract, Iridium will provide global secure and unsecure voice, broadcast and other services via 66 satellites in low earth orbit. Iridium has supported the EMSS program for 20 years, but according to the company, a seven-year term of the contract is unprecedented. The EMSS program was previously managed by the Defense Information Systems Agency.    More
(Source: C4ISRNet - Sep 17)


FIRST COMMERCIAL SPACE HOTEL TO HAVE LOW-GRAVITY BASKETBALL, ROCK CLIMBING FIRST COMMERCIAL SPACE HOTEL TO HAVE LOW-GRAVITY BASKETBALL, ROCK CLIMBING - One company is catering to people's fascination with space by planning to build an enormous hotel for tourists who want to experience life beyond Earth's atmosphere. The Gateway Foundation plans to build a rotating space station that will produce varying rates of artificial gravity, according to its website. Utilizing existing technology from the International Space Station, the accommodations are geared toward guests who want to experience life in space but in the luxury and comfort of a hotel.   More
(Source: ABC News - Sep 16)


TAURUS-1 WITH CODEC-2 TRANSPONDER LAUNCHED TAURUS-1 WITH CODEC-2 TRANSPONDER LAUNCHED - Taurus-1 (Jinniuzuo-1) carrying an amateur radio FM to Codec-2 transponder was launched on a CZ-4B rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center on Thursday, September 12 at 0326 GMT. Taurus-1 is a CubeSat project developed by Aerospace System Engineering Research Institute of Shanghai for youth education and amateur radio.   More
(Source: AMSAT-UK - Sep 15)


CHINA LAUNCHES EARTH-OBSERVING SATELLITES, SOLAR SAIL EXPERIMENT CHINA LAUNCHES EARTH-OBSERVING SATELLITES, SOLAR SAIL EXPERIMENT - Two Earth-imaging satellites and an experimental solar sail payload rocketed into orbit Thursday aboard a Chinese Long March 4B launcher, the first flight for China’s Long March 4 rocket family since an upper stage failure in May. The liquid-fueled Long March 4B rocket lifted off from the Taiyuan space center in northern China’s Shanxi province at 0326 GMT Thursday (11:26 p.m. EDT Wednesday), according to state media reports.    More
(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Sep 15)


RELATIVITY SPACE TO LAUNCH SATELLITES FOR MOMENTUS RELATIVITY SPACE TO LAUNCH SATELLITES FOR MOMENTUS - Relativity Space signed a Launch Services Agreement (LSA) to launch Momentus’ small and medium satellite customers on Relativity’s Terran 1 rocket. Momentus will then deliver their customers’ small and medium sized satellites to Geosynchronous Orbit (GEO) using the Momentus Vigoride Extended in-space shuttle service.   More
(Source: Via Satellite - Sep 14)


BIGELOW’S B330 – AN AUTONOMOUS, EXPANDABLE INDEPENDENT EXPLORATION SPACE STATION BIGELOW’S B330 – AN AUTONOMOUS, EXPANDABLE INDEPENDENT EXPLORATION SPACE STATION - While Bigelow Aerospace’s expandable module, BEAM, continues to perform above all expectations while attached to the International Space Station (ISS), the company has larger ambitions for its range of modules, centered around the B330 – a huge inflatable module. The key focus is on attracting NASA to select B330 as a transportation module for long-duration trips to Mars. Bigelow already has a wealth of experience in space, ranging back to the days of its Genesis modules that tested the technology that has matured into their latest designs.   More
(Source: NASASpaceFlight.com - Sep 14)


FIRST EARTH OBSERVATION SATELLITE WITH AI READY FOR LAUNCH FIRST EARTH OBSERVATION SATELLITE WITH AI READY FOR LAUNCH - A few months from now will see the launch of the first European satellite to demonstrate how onboard artificial intelligence can improve the efficiency of sending Earth observation data back to Earth. Dubbed ɸ-Sat, or PhiSat, this revolutionary artificial intelligence technology will fly on one of the two CubeSats that make up the FSSCat mission—a Copernicus Masters winning idea. As the overall 2017 Copernicus Masters winner, FSSCat, was proposed by Spain's Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and developed by a consortium of European companies and institutes.   More
(Source: Phys.org - Sep 13)

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