Maine Space News

  • Engaging Maine in the New Space Economy

    Engaging Maine in the New Space Economy

    The Maine Space Complex is the topic of a 1-hour talk at the Maine Science Festival in Bangor on March 25.

  • ECOSTRESS Satellite Feeding Forest Study with UMaine Partner

    ECOSTRESS Satellite Feeding Forest Study with UMaine Partner

    UMaine’s forest and fire ecologist Andrew Barton is on a team of scientists awarded a NASA grant to use space-based and other data to study water supply in ponderosa pine forests.

  • Traveling Companions

    Traveling Companions

    These eight CubeSats are spacebound with MESAT1 on Firefly’s launch for ELaNa mission 43.

  • AMSAT News Service Cites

    The MaineSat synopsis of MESAT1 formed the bulk of the lead story in today’s issue of the AMSAT News Service (ANS-303), a free, weekly service of the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation. ANS is distributed to a worldwide community of amateur satellite enthusiasts.

  • Tastes Like Rocket Fuel?

    bluShift Aerospace CEO Sascha Deri took a bite from a chunk of the company’s solid rocket fuel on camera for CNN. We’ve got the link.

  • MESAT1 in Line for Next Firefly Alpha Launch

    Firefly Aerospace today announced “100% mission success” for its second launch of the Alpha rocket, planned launch vehicle for MESAT1. Maine’s first CubeSat is manifested for Alpha’s third launch, NASA’s ELaNa mission 43. No launch window has been announced, but a Firefly executive earlier this year suggested launch #3 would be 8 weeks after launch […]

  • EPSCoR Research Funding Window Closed

    Letters of intent for the NASA EPSCoR research funding opportunity were due to the Maine Space Grant Consortium yesterday, one month in advance of the NASA deadline.

  • Second EPSCoR Funding Opportunity Announced

    NASA and MSGC have announced funding for research infrastructure development through seed grants for projects that build Maine’s capacity, so long as those projects align with NASA’s research areas of interest and are important to the Maine Space Complex. Grants may be awarded for research, workshops, and travel, but are restricted to faculty and researchers […]

  • Maine to Lead Nanobubble Research

    Could very fine gas bubbles suspended in certain liquids improve the efficiency of life support functions in space? Researchers at UMaine, USM, and Arizona State University will investigate this question with a $753,750 NASA grant to the Maine Space Grant Consortium and $350,000 in matching funds from the three institutions. Researchers will create nanobubbles then […]

  • Maine’s Second CubeSat Will Carry Nanobubbles

    UMaine’s WiSe-Net Lab will construct its second CubeSat, PINESAT2, to support research into nanobubbles being done by UMaine, USM, and Arizona State University. The leader of the MESAT1 build, doctoral candidate Joseph Patton, will direct satellite development in UMaine’s department of electrical and computer engineering. bluShift Aerospace Inc., will assist with the launch.