Maine Space News

  • Maine Space Grant Consortium Solicits Research Proposals

    In anticipation of an upcoming notice of funding opportunity from the NASA EPSCoR program, the Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) today issued a call for proposals from the Maine research community. Proposals should meet both NASA and MSGC requirements. Maine Maine is one of 28 jurisdictions eligible to apply for up to $750,000 in funding.…

  • Happy 60th Telstar!

    Happy 60th Telstar!

    Eyes and ears were on Oxford County 60 years ago today when an orbiting Bell Labs satellite called Telstar and an Earth station built by AT&T launched international live television. Were you in Andover that Wednesday evening in 1962? Did you ever go see the Big Bubble? MaineSat would like to hear your story.

  • Steuben and bluShift Agree on Launch Center

    Steuben and bluShift Agree on Launch Center

    Steuben, a small fishing town in western Washington County, and bluShift Aerospace, based in Brunswick, envision a rocket launch center being built in the town as base of operations for bluShift’s offshore launches. In a presentation to the town on April 6, 2022, the company projected the center would create 120 to 200 jobs in…

  • Maine’s Space Moves Attract Globe’s Eyes

    The Boston Globe‘s Brian MacQuarrie chats with the locals for “Maine seeks a place in space.”

  • Maine Space Corporation is Go for Launch

    Today Governor Janet Mills signed LD 1923, An Act to Establish the Maine Space Corporation, a public-private partnership to help grow the state’s aerospace industry. Among its charges: Establish the Maine Space Complex. The complex is intended to include at least three business units: 1) a computer center focused on satellite and terrestrial data; 2)…

  • Introducing the Maine Space Complex

    Terry Shehata, executive director of the Maine Space Grant Consortium, presented “Maine Space Complex: Investing in Talent and Innovation” at E2Tech, the Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine. Shehata said it could take as much as $250 million to complete the renovations and new construction necessary for establishing the complex, a 5-year undertaking. His…

  • Launch Delay for MESAT1?

    NASA’s launch partner for the MESAT1 mission is start-up Firefly Aerospace. Firefly’s Alpha rocket is the ride to space for MESAT1, but on Alpha’s inaugural launch last September, one of four engines failed mid-flight. Firefly CEO Tom Markusic told CNBC’s Michael Sheets that May was the target for a second launch, and the third would…