TOP STORIES: March 2021
Each month we round up some of the top stories in space, entrepreneurship, innovation, finance and technology.
Here’s our round-up for March:
8 Crew Members wanted for the mission to the Moon in 2023
dearMoon mission seeks eight crew members for a trip to the moon in 2023. The dearMoon Project is the first civilian mission to the moon, with plans to take place in 2023. The mission will use a rocket being developed by SpaceX for the week-long journey to the moon and back. Read more at SlashGear.
“People are creative and have a great imagination. We all have the ability to dream dreams that have never been dreamt, to sing songs that have never been sung, to paint that which has never been seen before. I hope that this project will inspire the dreamer within each of us.” – dearMoon project. Find out more.
Astroscale Celebrates Successful Launch of ELSA-d
confirmed the successful launch of its End-of-Life Services by Astroscale demonstration (ELSA-d) mission. This marks the start of the world’s first commercial mission to prove the core technologies necessary for space debris docking and removal. Read more at Astroscale.
ESA awards €10.45 million to two UK launch startups
The European Space Agency awarded UK-based launch startups Orbex and Skyrora a combined €10.45 million ($12.35 million) to support development of competing microlaunchers. The two support contracts announced March 24 were awarded under Boost!, an ESA program that aims to foster new commercial space transportation services. The agency adopted Boost! during Space19+, an ESA ministerial-level council meeting held in November 2019, and announced an open call for proposals last April.
Suez Canal traffic finally moving again after stranded Ever Given ship refloated
Helped by a high tide, a flotilla of tug boats has managed to wrench the ship’s bow from the canal’s sandy bank. Read more at SkyNews.
Planet and Maxar Technologies, among other space companies, managed to capture the ongoing efforts to dislodge the ship from the Suez Canal.
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