Tuesday, April 13, 2021
[NEWS] Relativity, a new star in the space race, raises $160 million for its 3-D printed rockets – Loganspace

[NEWS] Relativity, a new star in the space race, raises $160 million for its...

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With $160 million in new financing, Relativity Space is now one step closer to fulfilling its founders’ vision of making the first rockets on Mars. Tagging along for the ride are a motley assortment of millionaires and billionaires, movie stars and media moguls that are providing the money the rocket launch services provider and manufacturer…
[NEWS] Relativity Space signs its the satellite transportation company Momentus as its first customer – Loganspace

[NEWS] Relativity Space signs its the satellite transportation company Momentus as its first customer...

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Relativity Space, the startup developing manufacturing technologies for entirely 3D printed rockets and space equipment, has signed its latest paying customer, the orbital transportation startup, Momentus. Relativity’s Terran 1 rocket will carry Momentus’ small and medium-sized satellite payloads on its rocket and Momentus will then move those satellites into geosynchronous orbit using its own in-space…
[Science] SpaceX satellite near miss shows need for rules of the road in space – AI

[Science] SpaceX satellite near miss shows need for rules of the road in space...

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By Jonathan O’Callaghan The Aeolus satellite almost crashed on 2 September 2019ESA/ATG medialab A satellite owned by the European Space Agency (ESA) has had to dodge out of the way of another satellite. The latter of the two is part of the huge constellation of satellites SpaceX is putting in orbit to facilitate wireless internet…
[NEWS] USB4 brings better speeds and compatibility — but loses the space in the name – Loganspace

[NEWS] USB4 brings better speeds and compatibility — but loses the space in the...

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The organizations behind the widely used USB standard have released some new info on the latest iteration of the interface, and it’s nothing but good news for consumers. It’ll be faster and bring improved compatibility, with no need to pay close attention to which cable or port you’re using. And pedants take note: there’s no…
[NEWS] 3D printers on the final frontier: Made In Space is building satellites that build themselves – Loganspace

[NEWS] 3D printers on the final frontier: Made In Space is building satellites that...

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In a nondescript building near Moffett Field, still undistracted by any VC funding, an 80-person company named Made In Space is building tools for the next generation of satellites and space exploration, including most remarkably, the first self-manufacturing satellite, due for launch in three years’ time. Building in space rather than on the ground, courtesy…
[Science] We have spotted 8 more mysterious repeating radio bursts from space – AI

[Science] We have spotted 8 more mysterious repeating radio bursts from space – AI

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By Leah Crane The CHIME radio telescope in Canada has been busy…CHIME Collaboration Weird blasts from space called fast radio bursts are some of the most mysterious phenomena in the universe, and now astronomers have spotted eight new and particularly unusual ones, including one that may be the closest we’ve ever seen. Fast radio bursts…
[NEWS] Squad, the ‘anti-bro startup,’ is creating a safe space for teenage girls online – Loganspace

[NEWS] Squad, the ‘anti-bro startup,’ is creating a safe space for teenage girls online...

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When we go online to communicate, hang out or play, we’re typically logging on to platforms conceived of and built by men. Mark Zuckerberg famously created Facebook in his Harvard dorm room. Evan Spiegel and his frat brother Bobby Murphy devised a plan for the ephemeral messaging app Snapchat while the pair were still students…
[NEWS #Alert] A new age of space exploration is beginning! – #Loganspace AI

[NEWS #Alert] A new age of space exploration is beginning! – #Loganspace AI

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THE MOMENT when, 50 years ago, Neil Armstrong planted his foot on the surface of the Moon inspired awe, pride and wonder around the world. This newspaper argued that “man, from this day on, can go wheresoever in the universe his mind wills and his ingenuity contrives…to the planets, sooner rather than later, man is…
[NEWS] Chinese space station Tiangong-2 is about to burn up over the Pacific – Loganspace

[NEWS] Chinese space station Tiangong-2 is about to burn up over the Pacific –...

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The final hours for China’s Tiangong-2 space station are at hand, as the 8-ton piece of hardware will fall to earth, or rather sea, some time in the next 20 hours or so in a controlled deorbit manuever.  But unlike with its predecessor, it isn’t a mystery where this particular piece of space debris is…
[NEWS #Alert] Space law is inadequate for the boom in human activity there! – #Loganspace AI

[NEWS #Alert] Space law is inadequate for the boom in human activity there! –...

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IN MAY JEFF BEZOS gave an hour-long presentation on his vision for humanity’s future in space: a series of artificial settlements in orbit that would be home to as many as 1m people each. Mr Bezos was talking in his role as founder of Blue Origin, a privately held rocket-launch firm. But he also referred…