Top Stories: January 2017
Each month we round up some of the top stories in space, entrepreneurship, innovation, finance and technology.
Here’s our round-up for January:
ENGINES OF UPCOMING SOYUZ ROCKETS TO BE REPLACED, ISS FLIGHT SCHEDULE UNDER REVIEW
Russian space officials ordered a replacement of upper stage engines on Soyuz rockets for two upcoming cargo and crew missions to the International Space Station. Read here.
COMPANIES AIMING FOR 2020 LAUNCH OF COMMERCIAL ISS REPLACEMENT
Have you ever dreamed of vacationing among the stars? Well, soon that daydream could become a reality. Axiom Space (who intends to build the Axiom International Commercial Space Center) along with Bigelow Aerospace predict that, by the year 2020, they will have completed the building of commercial, private space habitats that might one day replace the International Space Station (ISS). While this might seem like a daunting shift, there are many incredible advantages to privatizing spaceflight. Read more here.
Featured image (above): Axiom intends to launch the first Axiom Module (lower right, with body-mounted solar panels) to join the International Space Station. Credit: Axiom Space
‘ASTRONAUTS’ START 8-MONTH MARS SIMULATION IN HAWAII
Another long-term space simulation is underway at the Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii, where six crewmembers entered a small, isolated dome Jan. 19 as a part of the HI-SEAS mission. Read about it here.
OHB AIMS TO CUT SMALLGEO PRODUCTION TIME TO THREE YEARS
Spacecraft builder OHB System AG says it is taking steps to rein in the production time for its SmallGEO line of satellites to around three years instead of the seven years the first has taken. Read the full article here by SpaceNews.
ASTEROID MINING: THE NEXT GRAND VENTURE OF TINY LUXEMBOURG
What’s a small, landlocked country like Luxembourg doing in outer space? Forbes takes a look here.
WHAT KIND OF AN ENTREPRENEUR ARE YOU?
Want to find out which of the 4 entrepreneurial types you fit into? Take this simple quiz and discover how you can begin leveraging your “E-type” to get bigger, better results starting now. Start here.
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