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Chang’e 6 lifts off from the moon.

Iridium lands $94M Space Systems Command contract. China’s Chang’e 6 lifts off from the moon. ESA completes the first metal 3D printing on the ISS. And more.




Iridium awarded a new five-year contract by the United States Space Force's Space Systems Command's Commercial Space Office (COMSO), for Enhanced Mobile Satellite Services (EMSS) capabilities and security sustainment services (ECS3). China’s Chang’e 6  has lifted off from the lunar surface and is making its way back to Earth with moon rock samples. The first metal 3D printing aboard the International Space Station took place last Thursday in the European Space Agency’s Columbus laboratory module, and more.

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Our guest today is Erin Miller, Executive Director of Space Information and Analysis Center (Space ISAC). 

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Selected Reading

Iridium Awarded Five-Year, $94 Million Contract by Space Systems Command - Jun 4, 2024


Carrying lunar rocks, Chinese probe lifts off from far side of moon- Reuters

ESA - First metal 3D printing on Space Station

ATEL Ventures, Inc. Provides $20M Venture Debt Facility to Isar Aerospace

NASA’s Hubble Temporarily Pauses Science

The ISS has a urine pump problem. Boeing's Starliner astronaut launch will flush it out.- Space

MDA Space Awarded Contract For Square Kilometre Array Project

HyImpulse set for more Koonibba blast offs - Space Connect

Transcelestial and Axiom Space forge collaboration to pioneer space laser communications from Southeast Asia

New Zealand’s nascent space industry aims for the stars | Reuters

Space-Based Solar Power Started as Sci-Fi and It Still Is - IEEE Spectrum

SpaceX: Elon Musk and the Final Frontier: Bergan, Brad: 9780760384015: Amazon.com: Books 

"Flattered and Humbled": Two NASA astronauts inducted into Hall of Fame under Atlantis

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