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Copernical Team

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Traverse City MIw (SPX) Sep 25, 2022
ATLAS Space Operations, the leading provider of Ground Software as a Service (GSaaS), has announced the award of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II award to develop their Space Domain Awareness (SDA) capabilities. This effort will use ATLAS software and hardware to increase ATLAS' ability to conduct passive RF observations of on-orbit assets. To deliver on the milestones
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Bangkok, Thailand (SPX) Sep 25, 2022
Satellite manufacturer and service provider mu Space Corp and space-based service with secure cloud data storage provider, SpaceBelt have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding entered on the 16 of August 2022. Both parties firmly believe they can bring their own expertise to the project in order for it to succeed and benefit from the collaboration, with plans to have a commercial agreement toward
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Lund, Sweden (SPX) Sep 25, 2022
Using data from the Gaia space telescope, a team led by researchers at Lund University in Sweden has shown that large parts of the Milky Way's outer disk vibrate. The ripples are caused by a dwarf galaxy, now seen in the constellation Sagittarius, that shook our galaxy as it passed by hundreds of millions of years ago. Our cosmic home, the Milky Way, contains between 100 and 400 billion st
Sunday, 25 September 2022 17:32

ExoClock counts down Ariel exoplanet targets

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Brussels, Belgium (SPX) Sep 25, 2022
Details of the orbits of 450 candidate exoplanet targets of the European Space Agency's Ariel space mission have been presented this week at the Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC) 2022, and submitted for publication in the Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series. The study, coordinated by the ExoClock (www.exoclock.space) project, has been co-authored by 217 professional and amateur astronomers,
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Brussels, Belgium (SPX) Sep 25, 2022
Super-thin planet nurseries have a boosted chance of forming big planets, according to a study announced this week at the Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC) 2022 in Granada, Spain. An international team, led by Dr Marion Villenave of NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), observed a remarkably thin disc of dust and gas around a young star, and found that its structure accelerated the process of g
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Pasadena CA (JPL) Sep 25, 2022
On Thursday, Sept. 29, at 2:36 a.m. PDT (5:36 a.m. EDT), NASA's Juno spacecraft will come within 222 miles (358 kilometers) of the surface of Jupiter's ice-covered moon, Europa. The solar-powered spacecraft is expected to obtain some of the highest-resolution images ever taken of portions of Europa's surface, as well as collect valuable data on the moon's interior, surface composition, and ionos
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Brussels, Belgium (SPX) Sep 25, 2022
An unexpected 'heat wave' of 700 degrees Celsius, extending 130,000 kilometres (10 Earth diameters) in Jupiter's atmosphere, has been discovered. James O'Donoghue, of the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), has presented the results this week at the Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC) 2022 in Granada. Jupiter's atmosphere, famous for its characteristic multicoloured vortices, is a
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Lemont IL (SPX) Sep 25, 2022
A year ago, scientists got their first look at material gathered from nearby asteroid 162173 Ryugu. Now the results of those studies have been revealed, and they shed light on the history of our solar system and the long trek of this cosmic wanderer. At its closest orbit, asteroid 162173 Ryugu is only about 60,000 miles from Earth. That's only a quarter of the distance to the moon. But acc
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Tucson AZ (SPX) Sep 25, 2022
The first analysis of samples from the asteroid Ryugu returned to Earth by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Hayabusa2 spacecraft offers new insights into Ryugu's formation history. Laboratory analysis of 17 individual grains from the samples collected by Hayabusa2 found CO2-bearing water in an iron-nickel sulfide crystal, indicating the parent body formed in the outer Solar System,
Sunday, 25 September 2022 17:32

Join the challenge to explore the Moon

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Brussels, Belgium (SPX) Sep 25, 2022
Lunar enthusiasts of all ages are challenged to help identify features on the Moon that might pose a hazard to rovers or astronauts exploring the surface. The 2022 EXPLORE Lunar Data Challenge is focused on the Archytas Dome region, close to the Apollo 17 landing site where the last humans set foot on the Moon 50 years ago this December. The Machine Learning Lunar Data Challenge is open to
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