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The daily space intelligence and analysis that global space industry leaders and experts depend on. Published each weekday, this program also includes interviews with a wide spectrum of experts from industry, academia, and research organizations all over the world. Visit us to learn more at https://space.n2k.com/

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Sen’s mission to livestream Earth in 4K launched into orbit aboard a SpaceX supply ship on March 21, 2024, bound for the International Space Station. Sen’s payload, called “SpaceTV-1”, will be hosted on the outside of the ISS through a commercial payload agreement with Airbus U.S. Space & Defence, supported by the International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory. Liam Kennedy joins Maria Varmazis to tell us more about getting the payload to space. You can connect with Liam on LinkedIn and sign up to see the livestream at Sen.com. Remember to leave us a 5-star rating and review in your favorite podcast app. Miss an episode? Sign-up for our weekly intelligence roundup, Signals and Space, and you’ll never miss a beat. And be sure to follow T-Minus on LinkedIn and Instagram. Audience Survey We want to hear from you! Please complete our 4 question survey. It’ll help us get better and deliver you the most mission-critical space intel every day. Want to hear your company in the show? You too can reach the most influential leaders and operators in the industry. Here’s our media kit. Contact us at space@n2k.com to request more info. Want to join us for an interview? Please send your pitch to space-editor@n2k.com and include your name, affiliation, and topic proposal. T-Minus is a production of N2K Networks, your source for strategic workforce intelligence. © 2023 N2K Networks, Inc. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The European Space Agency and the European Union have signed an agreement to accelerate the use of space to improve life here on Earth. ESA has unveiled a high-grade full-scale Mock-up of the Lunar I-Hab which will be the Gateway International Habitation Module. The UK Space Agency has announced an £8m Space Portfolio within the UK Innovation and Science Seed Fund, which is managed by Future Planet Capital, and more.  Remember to leave us a 5-star rating and review in your favorite podcast app. Miss an episode? Sign-up for our weekly intelligence roundup, Signals and Space, and you’ll never miss a beat. And be sure to follow T-Minus on LinkedIn and Instagram. T-Minus Guest Our guests today are Kier Fortier, Managing Director at Exolaunch USA and Exolaunch’s Chief Technology Officer Robert Sproles. You can learn more about Exolaunch on their website. Selected Reading ESA and the EU agree to accelerate the use of space Lunar I-Hab: Gateway International Habitation Module UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund Rapid rise of China's commercial space industry expected to continue - CGTN Federal Register :: Launch of a Reentry Vehicle as a Payload That Requires a Reentry Authorization To Return to Earth NASA’s Near Space Network Enables PACE Climate Mission to ‘Phone Home’ Rocket Lab Announces Board Change- Business Wire The race to fix space-weather forecasting before next big solar storm hits 'Astrobiodefense:' Thinktank calls for defending Earth from space bugs T-Minus Crew Survey We want to hear from you! Please complete our 4 question survey. It’ll help us get better and deliver you the most mission-critical space intel every day. Want to hear your company in the show? You too can reach the most influential leaders and operators in the industry. Here’s our media kit. Contact us at space@n2k.com to request more info. Want to join us for an interview? Please send your pitch to space-editor@n2k.com and include your name, affiliation, and topic proposal. T-Minus is a production of N2K Networks, your source for strategic workforce intelligence. © N2K Networks, Inc. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Space threats 2024.

Space threats 2024.

2024-04-1827:46

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) released their 2024 Space Threat Assessment Report highlighting the proliferation of counterspace capabilities worldwide, particularly among major powers like China and Russia. MDA Space has been awarded a $250 million contract extension from the Canadian Space Agency to continue supporting robotics operations on the International Space Station from 2025 to 2030. UK launch company Orbex has received £16.7m in a series C funding round, and more. Remember to leave us a 5-star rating and review in your favorite podcast app. Miss an episode? Sign-up for our weekly intelligence roundup, Signals and Space, and you’ll never miss a beat. And be sure to follow T-Minus on LinkedIn and Instagram. T-Minus Guest Our guests today are Praveen Kurian and Joe Poist from SAIC. You can connect with Praveen and Joe on LinkedIn and learn more about SAIC on their website. Selected Reading Space Threat Assessment 2024 Nasa chief warns China is masking military presence in space with civilian programs Member Roundtable: The Space Race Returns MDA Space Awarded $250m Contract Extension To Support Robotics Operations On The International Space Station Iridium Announces First-Quarter 2024 Results https://space.n2k.com/podcasts/t-minus/255 Orbex Secures £16.7m Investment for Rocket ‘Ramp Up’ Period D-Orbit Announces In-Orbit Edge Computing Collaboration with SkyServe STORM  BlueHalo Completes USSF SCAR Program Milestone at Space Symposium Momentus and Ascent Solar Technologies Partner to Bring to Market Leading-Edge Solar Arrays- Business Wire TRANSFORMERS ONE Trailer Launch in Space T-Minus Crew Survey We want to hear from you! Please complete our 4 question survey. It’ll help us get better and deliver you the most mission-critical space intel every day. Want to hear your company in the show? You too can reach the most influential leaders and operators in the industry. Here’s our media kit. Contact us at space@n2k.com to request more info. Want to join us for an interview? Please send your pitch to space-editor@n2k.com and include your name, affiliation, and topic proposal. T-Minus is a production of N2K Networks, your source for strategic workforce intelligence. © N2K Networks, Inc. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Earth Observation company ICEYE announces an oversubscribed $93M growth funding round. The US Department of Defense has announced an award of $14.4 million to 5N+ Semiconductors to sustain and expand the capability to produce germanium substrates used in solar cells for defense and commercial satellites. NASA is asking the American aerospace community for feedback on nearly 190 national space technology needs or shortfalls it has identified for future space exploration and science endeavors, and more. Remember to leave us a 5-star rating and review in your favorite podcast app. Miss an episode? Sign-up for our weekly intelligence roundup, Signals and Space, and you’ll never miss a beat. And be sure to follow T-Minus on LinkedIn and Instagram. T-Minus Guest Our guest today is Troy Morris, Co-founder and CEO at Kall Morris Inc. You can connect with Troy on LinkedIn and learn more about KMI on their website. Selected Reading ICEYE Raises Oversubscribed Growth Funding Round to Expand Global SAR Leadership Seraphim Space Q1 Index DOD Awards $14.4 Million to Sustain and Enhance the Space-Qualified Solar Cell Supply Chain NASA Space Tech Priorities NASA Selects New Crew for Next Simulated Mars Journey NASA Leadership to Visit Mexico, Strengthen Cooperation China prepares to launch Shenzhou-18 crewed spaceship - CGTN ABS “Agility Beyond Space” announces Appointment of Mark Rigolle as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dead satellites are filling space with trash. That could affect Earth’s magnetic field | Sierra Solter | The Guardian NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Team Says Goodbye … for Now Space Experts Debate How To De-Escalate Russian Threats Of Orbital War ESA - Sleeping giant surprises Gaia scientists T-Minus Crew Survey We want to hear from you! Please complete our 4 question survey. It’ll help us get better and deliver you the most mission-critical space intel every day. Want to hear your company in the show? You too can reach the most influential leaders and operators in the industry. Here’s our media kit. Contact us at space@n2k.com to request more info. Want to join us for an interview? Please send your pitch to space-editor@n2k.com and include your name, affiliation, and topic proposal. T-Minus is a production of N2K Networks, your source for strategic workforce intelligence. © N2K Networks, Inc. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
NASA has confirmed that the chunk of metal that crashed through a house in Florida, was part of equipment discarded from the International Space Station. NASA is seeking new ideas to keep its Mars Sample Return program afloat. Defense and Aerospace company L3Harris laid off workers in what the company is calling a cost-cutting move, and more. Remember to leave us a 5-star rating and review in your favorite podcast app. Miss an episode? Sign-up for our weekly intelligence roundup, Signals and Space, and you’ll never miss a beat. And be sure to follow T-Minus on LinkedIn and Instagram. T-Minus Guest Our guest today is Lee Steinke, Chief Operating Officer at Cislunar Industries. You can connect with Lee on LinkedIn and learn more about Cislunar Industries on their website. Selected Reading NASA confirms mystery object that crashed through roof of Florida home came from space station https://space.n2k.com/podcasts/t-minus/136 NASA Sets Path to Return Mars Samples, Seeks Innovative Designs L3Harris layoffs 2024: What to know, why they're happening Starliner Rollout Preparations Continue Comtech Partners with Eutelsat OneWeb to Deliver LEO Connectivity Services to Antarctica IntelBroker Claims Space-Eyes Breach, Targeting US National Security Data Advancing ‘Ahead of Ready’ with Next Generation Interceptor- Lockheed Martin The Pixel 9 reportedly gears up for satellite SOS support- Ars Technica NASA’s New Hubble E-Book Spotlights Universe’s Best-Kept Dark Secrets T-Minus Crew Survey We want to hear from you! Please complete our 4 question survey. It’ll help us get better and deliver you the most mission-critical space intel every day. Want to hear your company in the show? You too can reach the most influential leaders and operators in the industry. Here’s our media kit. Contact us at space@n2k.com to request more info. Want to join us for an interview? Please send your pitch to space-editor@n2k.com and include your name, affiliation, and topic proposal. T-Minus is a production of N2K Networks, your source for strategic workforce intelligence. © N2K Networks, Inc. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
China’s SuperView.

China’s SuperView.

2024-04-1527:22

China launches a Long March-2D vehicle carrying the SuperView Neo 3-01 remote sensing satellite from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. Test satellites Tiandu-1 and Tiandu-2, have successfully carried out experiments  demonstrating their Earth-Moon transmission and routing. Japan’s Interstellar Technologies has signed a Framework Agreement for Launch Services with Italian space logistics company D-Orbit, and more. Remember to leave us a 5-star rating and review in your favorite podcast app. Miss an episode? Sign-up for our weekly intelligence roundup, Signals and Space, and you’ll never miss a beat. And be sure to follow T-Minus on LinkedIn and Instagram. T-Minus Guest Our guest today is Dr. Craig Brown, Director of Investment at the UK Space Agency. You can connect with Craig on LinkedIn, and learn more about UKSA on their website. Selected Reading Long March-2D launches SuperView Neo 3-01 China's Tiandu satellites take Earth-Moon transmissions, routing tests - CGTN Interstellar and D-Orbit to Enter a Framework Agreement for Launch Services – Achieves Milestone in Asian Space Transport Aerospacelab Successfully Acquires AMOS Open Cosmos Contract NASA Welcomes Switzerland as Newest Artemis Accords Signatory Contracts For April 4, 2024 Satellogic Announces $30 Million Strategic Investment from Tether Investments Limited NASA budget woes could doom $2 billion Chandra space telescope - The Washington Post National Guard Chief Makes Case for Space Guard: 'Would Work Exactly Like It is Right Now' T-Minus Crew Survey We want to hear from you! Please complete our 4 question survey. It’ll help us get better and deliver you the most mission-critical space intel every day. Want to hear your company in the show? You too can reach the most influential leaders and operators in the industry. Here’s our media kit. Contact us at space@n2k.com to request more info. Want to join us for an interview? Please send your pitch to space-editor@n2k.com and include your name, affiliation, and topic proposal. T-Minus is a production of N2K Networks, your source for strategic workforce intelligence. © N2K Networks, Inc. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Retired NASA Astronaut Nicole Stott shares how her time in space has influenced her life as a crewmate on spaceship Earth. Nicole founded the Space For Art Foundation with an aim to unite a planetary community of children through the awe and wonder of space exploration and the healing power of art. She shares her passion for art as a tool to inspire future generations of space explorers. You can connect with Nicole on LinkedIn and learn more Space For Art on their website. Remember to leave us a 5-star rating and review in your favorite podcast app. Miss an episode? Sign-up for our weekly intelligence roundup, Signals and Space, and you’ll never miss a beat. And be sure to follow T-Minus on LinkedIn and Instagram. Audience Survey We want to hear from you! Please complete our 4 question survey. It’ll help us get better and deliver you the most mission-critical space intel every day. Want to hear your company in the show? You too can reach the most influential leaders and operators in the industry. Here’s our media kit. Contact us at space@n2k.com to request more info. Want to join us for an interview? Please send your pitch to space-editor@n2k.com and include your name, affiliation, and topic proposal. T-Minus is a production of N2K Networks, your source for strategic workforce intelligence. © 2023 N2K Networks, Inc. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rocket Lab and True Anomaly have been selected by Space System’s Command to support the VICTUS HAZE Tactically Responsive Space Mission (TacRS). SpaceX launched its second national security mission of the year, carrying a mission for the US Space Force called USSF-62 on a Falcon 9 rocket. Russia launched its Angara A5 rocket from the Vostochny Cosmodrome, and more. Remember to leave us a 5-star rating and review in your favorite podcast app. Miss an episode? Sign-up for our weekly intelligence roundup, Signals and Space, and you’ll never miss a beat. And be sure to follow T-Minus on LinkedIn and Instagram. T-Minus Guest Our guests today are ​​Clint Crosier, Director at AWS Aerospace and Satellite, and Jim Tran, Vice President of Government Solutions at Iridium. You can learn more about AWS Aerospace and Satellite on their website.  Selected Reading Rocket Lab Selected by Space Systems Command to Build and Launch Spacecraft for Tactically Responsive Space (TacRS) Mission- Business Wire True Anomaly Selected for $30M Space Systems Command Contract in Support of VICTUS HAZE Tactically Responsive Space Mission SpaceX launches advanced weather satellite for US Space Force (video) FACT SHEET: Vice President Kamala Harris Launches Call to Action to Bring the Benefits of Space to Communities Across America- The White House U.S. government plans review of space technology export controls - SpaceNews  Russia’s Angara A5 rocket blasts off into space after two aborted launches ESA - Juice’s first year in space: “it’s real now” Australia's first locally-made orbital rocket goes vertical for the first time - ABC News UK and Canada enhance cooperation in space - GOV.UK T-Minus Crew Survey We want to hear from you! Please complete our 4 question survey. It’ll help us get better and deliver you the most mission-critical space intel every day. Want to hear your company in the show? You too can reach the most influential leaders and operators in the industry. Here’s our media kit. Contact us at space@n2k.com to request more info. Want to join us for an interview? Please send your pitch to space-editor@n2k.com and include your name, affiliation, and topic proposal. T-Minus is a production of N2K Networks, your source for strategic workforce intelligence. © N2K Networks, Inc. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A Japanese national will be the first non-American to land on the moon in an Artemis mission. The European Space Agency contracts Thales Alenia Space for the ExoMars 2028 mission. The US Space Force announces a new commercial space strategy, and more.  Remember to leave us a 5-star rating and review in your favorite podcast app. Miss an episode? Sign-up for our weekly intelligence roundup, Signals and Space, and you’ll never miss a beat. And be sure to follow T-Minus on LinkedIn and Instagram. T-Minus Guest Our guests today are ​​Salem El Nimri, Chief of Space Technology at AWS Aerospace and Satellite, and Declan Ganley, Chairman and CEO at Rivada Space Networks. You can learn more about AWS Aerospace and Satellite on their website.  Selected Reading US, Japan strike deals on defense, space at leaders' summit- Reuters NASA, Japan Advance Space Cooperation, Sign Agreement for Lunar Rover The search for life on Mars goes on with ExoMars 2028- Thales Alenia Space USSF_Commercial_Space_Strategy Exolaunch Signs with HawkEye 360 to Provide Launch and Deployment Services for Multiple Satellite Missions- Business Wire Capella Space Joins Space ISAC as Founding Member Sidus Space Announces Second Agreement with HEO for Non-Earth Imaging Payload and Data Services Aboard Upcoming Lizzie-Sat Launch- Business Wire RTX provides Blue Canyon satellite to help solve a crucial climate challenge T-Minus Crew Survey We want to hear from you! Please complete our 4 question survey. It’ll help us get better and deliver you the most mission-critical space intel every day. Want to hear your company in the show? You too can reach the most influential leaders and operators in the industry. Here’s our media kit. Contact us at space@n2k.com to request more info. Want to join us for an interview? Please send your pitch to space-editor@n2k.com and include your name, affiliation, and topic proposal. T-Minus is a production of N2K Networks, your source for strategic workforce intelligence. © N2K Networks, Inc. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The United Launch Alliance’s Delta IV rocket carries an NRO satellite to orbit for its final flight. NASA unveils their Space Sustainability Strategy. Astrobotic has announced that it is working on a project to bring 3D printing to the Moon, and more. Remember to leave us a 5-star rating and review in your favorite podcast app. Miss an episode? Sign-up for our weekly intelligence roundup, Signals and Space, and you’ll never miss a beat. And be sure to follow T-Minus on LinkedIn and Instagram. T-Minus Guest Our guests are Kathy O'Donnell, Senior Manager, AWS Space Specialist Solutions Architecture, and Derek McCoy, Head of Channel, Enterprise, & Public Sector at Rescale. You can learn more about AWS Aerospace and Satellite on their website.  Selected Reading Ending an era, final Delta 4 Heavy boosts classified spy satellite into orbit - CBS News  NASA’s Space Sustainability Strategy Next Step Toward the Moon: LZH and TU Berlin partner with Astrobotic Vast’s Haven-1 to be World’s First Commercial Space Station Connected by SpaceX Starlink Firefly Aerospace Announces Agreement with Klepsydra Technologies to Demonstrate Edge Computing in Space Aegis Aerospace Closes Strategic Acquisition Russia aborts planned test launch of new heavy-lift space rocket T-Minus Crew Survey We want to hear from you! Please complete our 4 question survey. It’ll help us get better and deliver you the most mission-critical space intel every day. Want to hear your company in the show? You too can reach the most influential leaders and operators in the industry. Here’s our media kit. Contact us at space@n2k.com to request more info. Want to join us for an interview? Please send your pitch to space-editor@n2k.com and include your name, affiliation, and topic proposal. T-Minus is a production of N2K Networks, your source for strategic workforce intelligence. © N2K Networks, Inc. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rocket Lab has been awarded a $14.49 million task order by the US Space Force to launch a dedicated Electron mission for the military branch. Ursa Major has signed a contract with the Naval Energetics Systems and Technologies Program (NEST) to develop and hot fire test a prototype solid rocket motor for the US Navy's Standard Missile program. The US Space Command and the Swedish Air Force signed a Space Situational Awareness sharing agreement, and more. Remember to leave us a 5-star rating and review in your favorite podcast app. Miss an episode? Sign-up for our weekly intelligence roundup, Signals and Space, and you’ll never miss a beat. And be sure to follow T-Minus on LinkedIn and Instagram. T-Minus Guest Our guests today are Jeff Kratz, Vice President of AWS Worldwide Public Sector Sales, Tim Sylvester, Field CTO at Effectual, and Jerry Meleski, SVP of Product and Technology at HawkEye 360. You can learn more about AWS Aerospace and Satellite on their website.  Selected Reading U.S. Space Force Awards Rocket Lab Launch Contract for Space Test Program (STP)-S30- Business Wire Ursa Major Signs Contract With U.S. Navy For Next Gen Solid Rocket Motors For Standard Missile USSPACECOM and Sweden sign a Space Situational Awareness sharing agreement Spacefarer & CubeRover Joint Lunar Rover Demonstration on Griffin-1 | Astrobotic Japanese Astronaut Koichi Wakata Joins Axiom Space Stoke Space Names Retired U.S. Space Force Lt. Gen. John E. Shaw to Board of Directors, Paul Croci as Chief Financial Officer Voyager Space Names Neeraj Gupta Chief Strategy Officer T-Minus Crew Survey We want to hear from you! Please complete our 4 question survey. It’ll help us get better and deliver you the most mission-critical space intel every day. Want to hear your company in the show? You too can reach the most influential leaders and operators in the industry. Here’s our media kit. Contact us at space@n2k.com to request more info. Want to join us for an interview? Please send your pitch to space-editor@n2k.com and include your name, affiliation, and topic proposal. T-Minus is a production of N2K Networks, your source for strategic workforce intelligence. © N2K Networks, Inc. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The UK Space Agency releases £13 million in funding to support 11 projects through the Agency’s International Bilateral Fund. Space Workforce 2030 shares findings from the second annual report. SpaceX launched a new rideshare program called the Bandwagon-1 launching 11 satellites to mid-inclination orbit, and more. Remember to leave us a 5-star rating and review in your favorite podcast app. Miss an episode? Sign-up for our weekly intelligence roundup, Signals and Space, and you’ll never miss a beat. And be sure to follow T-Minus on LinkedIn and Instagram. T-Minus Guest Our guest is Melanie Stricklan, Executive Director of the Space Workforce 2030 initiative. You can connect with Melanie on LinkedIn and learn more about Space Workforce 2030 on their website. Selected Reading NASA Leadership Spotlights Space Sustainability at Space Symposium UK funding boost for international space projects - GOV.UK SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center on 1st ‘Bandwagon’ mission – Spaceflight Now NASA Astronaut Loral O’Hara, Crewmates Return from Space Station KBR Awarded over $450M in Systems Engineering, Acquisition, Research & Development and Operations Support Contracts NASA knows what knocked Voyager 1 offline, but it will take a while to fix- Ars Technica Lonestar Data Holdings Announces Freedom, its Second Lunar Data Center mission to the Moon in 2024 Space Workforce 2030 Builds on Success, Partnership in Second Year: 2nd Annual Report Released; Congress Recognizing National Space Day T-Minus Crew Survey We want to hear from you! Please complete our 4 question survey. It’ll help us get better and deliver you the most mission-critical space intel every day. Want to hear your company in the show? You too can reach the most influential leaders and operators in the industry. Here’s our media kit. Contact us at space@n2k.com to request more info. Want to join us for an interview? Please send your pitch to space-editor@n2k.com and include your name, affiliation, and topic proposal. T-Minus is a production of N2K Networks, your source for strategic workforce intelligence. © N2K Networks, Inc. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
N2K Space is working with AWS to bring the AWS in Orbit podcast series to the 39th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs from April 8-11. We’ll be broadcasting from the AWS booth, number 1036 in the North Hall, Tuesday-Thursday from 9-11am. Andre Kearns, Marketing Director at Amazon Web Services Aerospace and Satellite Division walks us through what to expect at the AWS booth. You can connect with Andre on LinkedIn and learn more about AWS Aerospace and Satellite on their website. AWS in Orbit is a podcast collaboration between N2K Networks and AWS to offer listeners an in-depth look at the transformative intersection of cloud computing, space technologies, and generative AI. You can learn more about AWS in Orbit at space.n2k.com/aws. Remember to leave us a 5-star rating and review in your favorite podcast app. Miss an episode? Sign-up for our weekly intelligence roundup, Signals and Space, and you’ll never miss a beat. And be sure to follow T-Minus on LinkedIn and Instagram. Audience Survey We want to hear from you! Please complete our 4 question survey. It’ll help us get better and deliver you the most mission-critical space intel every day. Want to hear your company in the show? You too can reach the most influential leaders and operators in the industry. Here’s our media kit. Contact us at space@n2k.com to request more info. Want to join us for an interview? Please send your pitch to space-editor@n2k.com and include your name, affiliation, and topic proposal. T-Minus is a production of N2K Networks, your source for strategic workforce intelligence. © 2023 N2K Networks, Inc. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
US President Joe Biden wants rocket launchers that use American airspace  to pay taxes into a federal fund that finances the work of air traffic controllers. Varda Space has raised $90 million in a Series B funding round. Sierra Space introduces the Sierra Space Eclipse satellite bus line, and more. Remember to leave us a 5-star rating and review in your favorite podcast app. Miss an episode? Sign-up for our weekly intelligence roundup, Signals and Space, and you’ll never miss a beat. And be sure to follow T-Minus on LinkedIn and Instagram. T-Minus Guest Our guest today is Richard Cooper, Vice President, Strategic Communications and Outreach at the Space Foundation. You can connect with Richard on LinkedIn and learn more about the Space Foundation and the 39th Space Symposium here. Selected Reading Biden Takes Aim at SpaceX’s Tax-Free Ride in American Airspace - The New York Times Varda Announces $90 million Series B Funding to Build Factories in Space Sierra Space Unveils the Revolutionary Eclipse Satellite Bus Line: Introducing Velocity, Horizon, and Titan Virgin Galactic countersues Boeing about mothership project - SpaceNews New Shepard’s 25th Mission Includes America’s First Black Astronaut Candidate- Blue Origin DARPA Awards Phase Four $14.9M Contract to Develop Air Breathing Electric Propulsion for Very Low Earth Orbit Operations  China, Thailand sign pacts on outer space, lunar outposts- Reuters ESA - 3D-bioprinted blood vessel Space experts foresee an “operational need” for nuclear power on the Moon- Ars Technica SAIC Appoints Srini Attili as New Civilian Business Group Executive Industry Executive Allen Flynt Joins Axiom Space as Chief Officer, Mission Services T-Minus Crew Survey We want to hear from you! Please complete our 4 question survey. It’ll help us get better and deliver you the most mission-critical space intel every day. Want to hear your company in the show? You too can reach the most influential leaders and operators in the industry. Here’s our media kit. Contact us at space@n2k.com to request more info. Want to join us for an interview? Please send your pitch to space-editor@n2k.com and include your name, affiliation, and topic proposal. T-Minus is a production of N2K Networks, your source for strategic workforce intelligence. © N2K Networks, Inc. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
NASA has contracted Intuitive Machines, Lunar Dawn, and Venturi Astrolab to advance capabilities for a lunar terrain vehicle (LTV). Amazon Web Services has let go of several hundred sales, marketing and tech roles including at its Aerospace and Satellite division. Mitsubishi Corporation has been announced as a strategic partner and equity owner in Starlab Space, the joint venture between Voyager Space and Airbus, and more. Remember to leave us a 5-star rating and review in your favorite podcast app. Miss an episode? Sign-up for our weekly intelligence roundup, Signals and Space, and you’ll never miss a beat. And be sure to follow T-Minus on LinkedIn and Instagram. T-Minus Guest Our guest today is Andre Kearns, Marketing Director at Amazon Web Services Aerospace and Satellite Division. N2K Space is working with AWS to bring the AWS in Orbit podcast series to the 39th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs from April 8-11. We’ll be broadcasting from the AWS booth, number 1036 in the North Hall, Tuesday-Thursday from 9-11am. You can connect with Andre on LinkedIn and learn more about AWS Aerospace and Satellite on their website. Selected Reading NASA Selects Companies to Advance Moon Mobility for Artemis Missions Amazon Web Services lays off several hundred tech, sales staff- Reuters Mitsubishi Corporation Joins Starlab Space as Strategic Partner, Equity Owner in Joint Venture Muon Space Redefines LEO Satellite Constellations with the release of Muon Halo™ and over $60M in new contracts for 10 Muon Halo Spacecraft and Integrated Mission Services Hydrosat Awarded National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Grant ESA's solar eclipse maker, Proba-3 We Secure £2.25m Investment To Accelerate Helix Products To Market Release Solstar Space Awarded $1.25 Million U.S. Space Force AFWERX/AFVENTURES Phase II SBIR Contract for the Slayton Wideband Space Communicator Scout Space to Deliver Owl Product Line of Advanced Long-range Vision Payload Systems Explosive green 'Mother of Dragons' comet now visible in the Northern Hemisphere- Live Science T-Minus Crew Survey We want to hear from you! Please complete our 4 question survey. It’ll help us get better and deliver you the most mission-critical space intel every day. Want to hear your company in the show? You too can reach the most influential leaders and operators in the industry. Here’s our media kit. Contact us at space@n2k.com to request more info. Want to join us for an interview? Please send your pitch to space-editor@n2k.com and include your name, affiliation, and topic proposal. T-Minus is a production of N2K Networks, your source for strategic workforce intelligence. © N2K Networks, Inc. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The US Department of Defense has released a new Commercial Space Integration Strategy. The US White House has instructed NASA to establish a unified standard of time for the moon and other celestial bodies. Dawn Aerospace to supply green propulsion technology to Japanese company, Cislunar Technologies, and more. Remember to leave us a 5-star rating and review in your favorite podcast app. Miss an episode? Sign-up for our weekly intelligence roundup, Signals and Space, and you’ll never miss a beat. And be sure to follow T-Minus on LinkedIn and Instagram. T-Minus Guest Our guest today is Nick Shave, Managing Director of Astroscale UK. You can connect with Nick on LinkedIn and learn more about Astroscale on their website. Selected Reading 2024 DOD Commercial Space Integration Strategy Exclusive: White House directs NASA to create time standard for the moon- Reuters Dawn announces lunar mission customer, Cislunar Technologies   Astrobotic and U.S Air Force Announce Rocket Research and Development Collaboration   Boeing's 1st Starliner astronaut launch delayed again, to May 6- Space China successfully launches new remote sensing satellite - CGTN Chinese space junk falls to Earth over Southern California, creating spectacular fireball (photos, video) NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Earns Neil Armstrong Space Flight Achievement Award Dr Alan Stern joins ispace US in Advisor role The menace the U.S. confronts from space- The Hill The race to fix space-weather forecasting before next big solar storm hits- MIT Technology Review JAXA and Toyota's 'Lunar Cruiser' moon rover is now a Transformers toy T-Minus Crew Survey We want to hear from you! Please complete our 4 question survey. It’ll help us get better and deliver you the most mission-critical space intel every day. Want to hear your company in the show? You too can reach the most influential leaders and operators in the industry. Here’s our media kit. Contact us at space@n2k.com to request more info. Want to join us for an interview? Please send your pitch to space-editor@n2k.com and include your name, affiliation, and topic proposal. T-Minus is a production of N2K Networks, your source for strategic workforce intelligence. © N2K Networks, Inc. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Space debris, potentially from the International Space Station, lands on a house in Florida. The Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) will build, integrate and test a small demonstration spacecraft as part of a $25.5 million Space Mobility and Logistics prototyping project funded by the US Space Force and led by prime contractor Astroscale US. Terran Orbital received a notice from the New York Stock Exchange stating that they have regained compliance with the minimum stock price and will be removed from the NYSE’s noncompliant issuers list, and more. Remember to leave us a 5-star rating and review in your favorite podcast app. Miss an episode? Sign-up for our weekly intelligence roundup, Signals and Space, and you’ll never miss a beat. And be sure to follow T-Minus on LinkedIn and Instagram. T-Minus Guest Our guest today is Joseph Horvath, CEO Nova Space. You can connect with Joseph on LinkedIn and learn more about Nova Space on their website. Selected Reading Trash from the International Space Station may have hit a house in Florida - Ars Technica SwRI to build the spacecraft bus for in-space refueler servicer program Terran Orbital Regains Compliance with NYSE Continued Listing Standards Terran Orbital's Tyvak International Secures European Defense Agency Contract for Pioneering VLEO Satellite Project HawkEye 360 Secures $40 Million Debt Commitment AST SpaceMobile Provides Business Update and Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Results SKY Perfect JSAT Announces 10 Billion Yen Investment to Accelerate Collaborations with Space-related Startups Colorado Air and Space Port Receives $555,555 in grants Space is essential for infrastructure. Why isn't it considered critical?- CyberScoop True Anomaly Appoints Former Palantir Leader as First Chief Revenue Officer Helioviewer Eclipse Watch T-Minus Crew Survey We want to hear from you! Please complete our 4 question survey. It’ll help us get better and deliver you the most mission-critical space intel every day. Want to hear your company in the show? You too can reach the most influential leaders and operators in the industry. Here’s our media kit. Contact us at space@n2k.com to request more info. Want to join us for an interview? Please send your pitch to space-editor@n2k.com and include your name, affiliation, and topic proposal. T-Minus is a production of N2K Networks, your source for strategic workforce intelligence. © N2K Networks, Inc. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Canadian government is lending satellite operator Telesat C$2.14 billion to help the company build out its Telesat Lightspeed low earth orbit broadband constellation. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 successfully launches a EUTELSAT 36D satellite into Geostationary Orbit. Russia launched a Soyuz-2.1b rocket carrying a remote sensing satellite from the Baikonur Spaceport, and more. Remember to leave us a 5-star rating and review in your favorite podcast app. Miss an episode? Sign-up for our weekly intelligence roundup, Signals and Space, and you’ll never miss a beat. And be sure to follow T-Minus on LinkedIn and Instagram. T-Minus Guest Our guest today is Eleftherios Kosmas, Vice-Chairman of the Libre Space Foundation. You can connect with Eleftherios on LinkedIn and learn more about Libre Space on their website. Selected Reading April Fool’s Day Video from N2K Telesat and Government of Canada Agree to Terms on C$2.14 Billion Loan in Support of Telesat Lightspeed Successful Launch of EUTELSAT 36D Satellite- Business Wire Russia’s Soyuz 2.1b rocket carrying remote sensing satellite takes off from Baikonur - Science & Space - TASS Senate bills seek to reform commercial space regulations - SpaceNews AECOM to provide environmental restoration and compliance services for NASA facilities across the United States- Business Wire NASA Names Finalists to Help Deal with Dust in Human Lander Challenge Pluto is now Arizona's 'official planet' — whether a 'dwarf' or not Orbital Reef and commercial low Earth orbit destinations—upcoming space research opportunities-  npj Microgravity Putting Starship’s plasma in perspective - Aerospace America Universities Space Research Association Appoints Robert O'Brien Director, Center for Space Nuclear Research Astronomical pranks of April fools' past T-Minus Crew Survey We want to hear from you! Please complete our 4 question survey. It’ll help us get better and deliver you the most mission-critical space intel every day. Want to hear your company in the show? You too can reach the most influential leaders and operators in the industry. Here’s our media kit. Contact us at space@n2k.com to request more info. Want to join us for an interview? Please send your pitch to space-editor@n2k.com and include your name, affiliation, and topic proposal. T-Minus is a production of N2K Networks, your source for strategic workforce intelligence. © N2K Networks, Inc. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Slingshot Aerospace, a leader in satellite tracking, space traffic coordination, and space modeling and simulation, recently announced the expansion of its international operations with the launch of Slingshot Aerospace Ltd. The new entity will operate from Slingshot’s first international offices in Cornwall and London – representing a significant step in the company's commitment to a global growth strategy. We learn more from Managing Director of Slingshot Aerospace Ltd, Melissa Quinn. You can connect with Melissa on LinkedIn and learn more about Slingshot Aerospace on their website. Remember to leave us a 5-star rating and review in your favorite podcast app. Miss an episode? Sign-up for our weekly intelligence roundup, Signals and Space, and you’ll never miss a beat. And be sure to follow T-Minus on LinkedIn and Instagram. Audience Survey We want to hear from you! Please complete our 4 question survey. It’ll help us get better and deliver you the most mission-critical space intel every day. Want to hear your company in the show? You too can reach the most influential leaders and operators in the industry. Here’s our media kit. Contact us at space@n2k.com to request more info. Want to join us for an interview? Please send your pitch to space-editor@n2k.com and include your name, affiliation, and topic proposal. T-Minus is a production of N2K Networks, your source for strategic workforce intelligence. © 2023 N2K Networks, Inc. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
JAXA's Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) lunar probe has survived its second lunar night. Commercial lunar landing company ispace has raised $8.1B yen ($53.5 million), in a stock sale. Earth Observation company Planet, filed  financial results for the period ended January 31, 2024, and more.  Remember to leave us a 5-star rating and review in your favorite podcast app. Miss an episode? Sign-up for our weekly intelligence roundup, Signals and Space, and you’ll never miss a beat. And be sure to follow T-Minus on LinkedIn and Instagram. T-Minus Guest Our guest today is Melissa Quinn, Managing Director of Slingshot Aerospace Ltd. You can connect with Melissa on LinkedIn and learn more about Slingshot Aerospace on their website. Selected Reading Japanese probe wakes up after second lunar night - Taipei Times Japanese lunar lander company ispace raises $53.5 million in stock sale - SpaceNews Planet Reports Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal Year 2024- Business Wire SatixFy Announces Full Year 2023 Results- Business Wire Defense officials tease new commercial space strategies RECAP of ULA Delta IV Heavy rocket launch scrub: next attempt uncertain Space Health Tops Station Research Schedule on Thursday T-Minus Crew Survey We want to hear from you! Please complete our 4 question survey. It’ll help us get better and deliver you the most mission-critical space intel every day. Want to hear your company in the show? You too can reach the most influential leaders and operators in the industry. Here’s our media kit. Contact us at space@n2k.com to request more info. Want to join us for an interview? Please send your pitch to space-editor@n2k.com and include your name, affiliation, and topic proposal. T-Minus is a production of N2K Networks, your source for strategic workforce intelligence. © N2K Networks, Inc. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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