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Thirty Meter Telescope update

First TMT Primary Mirror Segment Assembly built at Larsen & Toubro contractor, April 2022 - India-TMT, along with industry partner Larsen and Toubro (L&T) in Coimbatore, have successfully manufactured and assembled the first Segment Support Assembly for TMT production. Credit: TMT International Observatory / India TMT Coordination Center

The delayed Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) is making some progress as the first primary mirror segment assembly was successfully manufactured, the project has a new executive director, and the State of Hawaii passed new legislation.

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Firefly’s upcoming high-stakes launch attempt

Reaver-B engine test. Credit: Firefly Aerospace

Firefly Aerospace is taking its second shot at getting into orbit. Their second Firefly Alpha launch attempt, named “To the Black,” is scheduled for launch on July 17th. And while launch attempts are always high-stakes, the stakes for “To The Black” couldn't be higher.  Firefly’s future may depend on its success. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, …

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House of Commons Finance committee opens pre-budget consultation process

The Standing Committee on Finance pre-budget consultation

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance (FINA) has opened up the annual pre-budget consultations, an opportunity for the space community to get their ideas in front of the influential committee. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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