The Lunar Discovery and Exploration Program (LDEP) has several elements including Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS), the VIPER rover, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter operations, Lunar Trailblazer, and science instrument development. This article provides a synopsis and a link to the full presentation.Read More Presentation: Lunar Discovery and Exploration Program Update (NASA 2023)
The Dark Forest Theory is a concept presented in Chinese science fiction author Liu Cixin’s “The Three-Body Problem” trilogy. Although it originates from a work of fiction, the theory has been discussed in the context of the Fermi Paradox and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). The Fermi Paradox is the apparent contradiction between the high probability of extraterrestrial civilizations existing and the lack of evidence for, or contact with, such civilizations. The Dark Forest Theory offers a speculative explanation for this seeming contradiction.Read More What is the “Dark Forest” Theory and its Relevance to the Fermi Paradox?
As the space industry continues to grow, the need for standardization, compatibility, interoperability, interchangeability, and commonality becomes increasingly important.Read More The Value of Standardization and Interoperability in the Space Economy
The U.S. Department of Defense is seeking commercial solutions to prototype and demonstrate end-to-end Tactically Responsive Space (TacRS) capabilities.Read More DIU Commercial Solicitation: Tactically Responsive Space Capabilities
The space economy is a growing sector that encompasses the commercial and economic activities related to outer space. As interest in space-based industries continues to rise, many questions have emerged about the various aspects of the space economy, from technological advancements and commercial applications to legal, ethical, and security concerns. This article provides answers to 30 frequently asked questions about the space economy.Read More Space Economy Executive Briefing: 30 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers