In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Russia says a discussion is nearing among the partners of the International Space Station (ISS) for future cooperation in the exploration of the Moon as well as activities aboard the orbiting science lab. Astronomers issue more warning about growing small satellite constellations. The U.S. Space Force likes NASA’s public/private partnership strategy.
Human Space Exploration
Roscosmos, NASA, other space agencies to discuss Moon research on June 9TASS of Russia (6/4): According to a Russian source, leaders of the Russian, European, Japanese, Canadian and U.S. space agencies will participate in a June 9 teleconference to discuss future cooperation on the NASA-led Artemis initiative focused on a return to the surface of the Moon with human explorers in 2024 as well as future cooperation on the International Space Station (ISS).
New HTV-X resupply ship to be more capable, affordableParabolicarc.com (6/4): On May 31, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) successfully launched the ninth and final version of its current resupply mission capsule to the International Space Station (ISS). Next up, is the HTV-X, a lighter more capable version of the spacecraft, which is on a course for a first launch on a new HTV-3 launch vehicle in ...