In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA and its international partners gather in Tokyo to discuss Deep Space Gateway (DSG) and plans for future human exploration. News reports raise concerns of over possible Trump Administration plans to bring International Space Station operations to an end in 2025. Ariane 5 launch with two communications satellites and NASA science payload emerges from ground station signal drop out.
Human Space Exploration
This was a huge week for the NASA-Russia lunar Space Station and the future of spaceflight
Popular Mechanics (1/23): Representatives from NASA and its partner agencies in the International Space Station met in Tokyo this week to discuss plans for the Deep Space Gateway (DSG), a NASA proposed human lunar orbiting outpost, offering access to the moon’s surface while serving as a depot for missions Mars and other deep space destinations. Discussions over partner contributions are continuing. Russia would like to provide a multi-purpose module serving as a docking port, laboratory and airlock for spacewalks.
Nelson warns administration against terminating ISS in 2025
Spacepolicyonline.com (1/25): U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, top Democrat on the Senate’s Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, warned the Trump administration not to terminate the NASA led International Space ...