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by Sam Fraser
Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: Asteroids and NEO utilization
Topic: Private deep-space NEO telescope announced
Replies: 4
Views: 17532

A setback for B612: NASA has terminated its unfunded Space Act Agreement (SAA) with the B612 Foundation. Its primary purpose was obtaining NASA technical consulting and agreement for B612 to use NASA tracking facilities for Sentinel after it was launched. In return, B612 would keep NASA informed of ...
by Sam Fraser
Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: Economic, legal and political issues
Topic: Bipartisan ASTEROIDS bill introduced
Replies: 4
Views: 44028

This appears to have been renamed the SPACE Act and was eventually passed in May, 2015:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the ... e-is-here/

Bill text here:

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/hr1508/text
by Sam Fraser
Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:32 am
Forum: Moon bases and lunar materials utilization
Topic: Russia/Europe to send lander to lunar south pole
Replies: 0
Views: 44381

Russia/Europe to send lander to lunar south pole

http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/560/cpsprodpb/155DC/production/_86161578_4a9f212f-d249-428f-8ac5-dbf07cb4d65b.jpg The European and Russian space agencies are to send a lander to an unexplored area at the Moon's south pole. BBC News has obtained exclusive details of the mission, called Luna 27, which i...
by Sam Fraser
Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:04 am
Forum: Moon bases and lunar materials utilization
Topic: Moon Caves and lava tubes
Replies: 1
Views: 34161

Some great artwork there.
by Sam Fraser
Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:00 am
Forum: Launch, transportation and propulsion
Topic: MIT studies lunar fuels
Replies: 0
Views: 38571

MIT studies lunar fuels

Sadly, only to lower costs of a human Mars mission:

http://news.mit.edu/2015/mars-mission-s ... -moon-1015

Then again, perhaps Musk would be interested. His Mars Colonial Transports will need a lot of fuel.
by Sam Fraser
Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: General PERMANENT topics and new discussions
Topic: Crowdfunding
Replies: 46
Views: 218966

[quote=""Sam Fraser""] £404,505 pledged of £600,000 goal (as of Dec. 1 2014, "16 days to go") [/quote] Lunar Mission One got fully funded in the end: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lunarmissionone/lunar-mission-one-a-new-lunar-mission-for-everyone/description Another similar private lunar proj...
by Sam Fraser
Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:19 am
Forum: Asteroids and NEO utilization
Topic: Asteroid prospector demonstrator deployed
Replies: 0
Views: 39934

Asteroid prospector demonstrator deployed

http://spectrum.ieee.org/img/A3RDeploy_PlanetaryResources_High-1437408685342.gif Arkyd 3 Reflight (A3R) spacecraft, created by...asteroid-mining firm Planetary Resources, aims to test critical electronic systems and software during its 90-day mission. [The] next demonstrator, called the Arkyd-6 (A6...
by Sam Fraser
Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:09 am
Forum: News
Topic: Google Lunar XPrize Race "Officially On"
Replies: 0
Views: 44727

Google Lunar XPrize Race "Officially On"

http://spectrum.ieee.org/img/NewSpaceIL-1444232125840.jpg Today, the Google Lunar XPrize (GLXP) announced that Israeli team SpaceIL is the first to sign a verified launch contract that covers the first leg of its journey to the moon. The educational nonprofit’s spacecraft is slated to launch on a S...
by Sam Fraser
Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:01 am
Forum: General PERMANENT topics and new discussions
Topic: Costs of various projects
Replies: 18
Views: 84379

https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/posts/2015/10/17503128990_4c82a99745_z/d5bdbe956.jpg From $250 Million to $6.5 Billion: The Bay Bridge Cost Overrun $250 million (1995) $1 billion (1996) $1.3 billion (1997) $2.6 billion (2001) $5.5 billion (2005) $6.5 billion (Current) ...some expect th...
by Sam Fraser
Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:09 am
Forum: News
Topic: Dawn approaches on Ceres
Replies: 0
Views: 39634

Dawn approaches on Ceres

http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/pia19179-16.gif NASA's Dawn spacecraft, on approach to dwarf planet Ceres, has acquired its latest and closest-yet snapshot of this mysterious world. At a resolution of 8.5 miles (14 kilometers) per pixel, the pictures represent the sharpest ...