UC Santa Cruz astronomers poised to join NASA’s search for signs of life in distant galaxies with new telescope   – Monterey Herald

Folded up inside its rocket-like origami, the James Webb Space Telescope lies in wait. The $10 billion instrument is set to launch as early as Christmas Eve to a gravitational sweet spot nearly a million miles from Earth, where it will tag along with us in orbit around the sun. During its journey, the telescope … Read more

UCSC astronomers poised to join NASA’s search for signs of life in distant galaxies with new telescope – Santa Cruz Sentinel

SANTA CRUZ — Folded up inside its rocket like origami, the James Webb Space Telescope lies in wait. The $10 billion instrument is set to launch as early as Christmas Eve to a gravitational sweet spot nearly a million miles from Earth, where it will tag along with us in orbit around the sun. During … Read more

Quilty Analytics Sees OneWeb Poised For Success + Amazon Objects To SpaceX’s Enhanced Starlink Plan – SatNews

Quilty Analytics, a specialist in research on the satellite and space sectors, has said that LEO broadband satellite operator OneWeb is well placed for success. OneWeb’s next batch of satellites are scheduled to launch on September 14th. Quilty says that following the launch, “OneWeb will have deployed about half of its 648-satellite constellation and be … Read more

Perseverance Mars rover poised to collect first rock samples – Astronomy Now

Due south of its landing site, the Perseverance rover is now in a region described as “cratered floor fractured rough.” The rover is gearing up to collect its first core sample from light-coloured “paver stones” like those visible at lower left and throughout the area. Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS After five months of tests and checkout, NASA’s … Read more