NASA hands out funding for post-ISS space station concepts • The Register

NASA has splashed the cash on design contracts for space stations and a multibillion-dollar job for more Artemis boosters. With the days of the International Space Station (ISS) numbered, NASA is looking to maintain an uninterrupted US presence in low-Earth orbit. Although Axiom Space has plans to build from the ISS, the $415.6m award is … Read more

Concepts of extraterrestrial missions to suit higher ambitions. POLSA selected the contractors

Among those indicated on November 10 this year contractors of the Polish Space Agency (POLSA) were both enterprises and research and development centers, mainly within the notified target consortia. The indicated topics of implementation are divided into parts – from I to IV, corresponding to: scientific missions in the field of observational astronomy, celestial body … Read more

NASA STMD Announces NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Phase II, 80HQTR22NOA01-22NIAC_A2

NASA STMD Announces NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Phase II, 80HQTR22NOA01-22NIAC_A2 Status Report From: NASA HQ Posted: Thursday, October 14, 2021 Appendix 80HQTR22NOA01-22NIAC_A2 seeks NIAC Phase II awards that will continue the exploration and development of revolutionary advanced concepts started through a NIAC Phase I award.  While the Phase I study establishes basic feasibility and … Read more

5 sci-fi concepts that are possible (in theory)

Science fiction novels and movies are packed with far-out ideas, most often as the springboard for an action-packed adventure rather than a serious attempt to predict future trends in science or technology. Some of the most common tropes, such as accelerating a spacecraft to fantastic speeds in a matter of seconds without crushing the occupants … Read more

Who will create the concepts of space missions for POLSA? The tender competition has started

The Polish Space Agency has announced a tender competition for the implementation of the concept of space missions (combined with a feasibility assessment) with full or significant Polish involvement. This is the first of the announced series of such orders from POLSA – the concepts currently ordered are to relate to, among others: methods of … Read more

President of POLSA on Space24 TV – about the space program, cooperation and concepts of Polish missions

“When the National Space Program enters into force, we will have 5 years to implement it – we do not want to waste the first year thinking about what to start here, what to do here; we want everyone to be prepared for it, in blocks startups “- announced the president of the Polish Space … Read more

NASA doles out millions to SpaceX, Blue Origin to develop Artemis moon lander concepts

SpaceX launches world’s first all-civilian human spaceflight NASA has awarded $146 million to five aerospace companies, including SpaceX, Blue Origin and Dynetics, to develop moon lander concepts for future missions under its Artemis program. The awards include $9.4 million for SpaceX, $25.6 million for Blue Origin, $34.8 million for Northrop Grumman, $35.2 million for Lockheed … Read more

NASA Selects Five U.S. Companies – Including SpaceX and Blue Origin – for Artemis Lunar Lander Concepts

Illustration of an Artemis astronaut stepping onto the Moon. Credit: NASA NASA has selected five U.S. companies to help the agency enable a steady pace of crewed trips to the lunar surface under the agency’s Artemis program. These companies will make advancements toward sustainable human landing system concepts, conduct risk-reduction activities, and provide feedback on … Read more

JPL to Showcase Futuristic Concepts at NASA Symposium – Pasadena Now

Futuristic ideas for space exploration dreamed up as part of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program are pictured in a photo illustration provided by the space agency. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Technologists from Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena will be among the scientists presenting dozens of ideas to push the limits of human space exploration next week … Read more

The Space Force is starting to lean into innovative launch concepts

Enlarge / A Falcon 9 rocket launched a GPS III satellite in November 2020. Then, the same first stage launched another GPS III satellite in June 2021. Trevor Mahlmann In June, a previously flown Falcon 9 booster lofted a new-generation Global Positioning Satellite for the US Space Force. This marked a watershed moment for the … Read more