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 An Intuitive Machines spacecraft is on its way to the moon Feb. 15 in the company’s quest to be the first commercial entity to successfully land on the lunar surface. A SpaceX Falcon 9 lifted off at 1:05 a.m. Eastern...
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Feb 01, 2024
NASA's ambitious Europa Clipper mission, a project that aims to unravel the mysteries of Jupiter's ice-encased moon, Europa, has recently achieved a significant milestone. With less than nine months left before its scheduled launch, the mission team has successfully integrated all nine of its science instruments into the spacecraft. This integration marks a crucial step in the preparation for th
London, UK (SPX) Jan 23, 2024
The realm of space exploration is on the verge of a significant advancement with the introduction of the Aqualunar Challenge, a collaborative GBP1.2 million initiative between the UK and Canada, aimed at fostering the development of technologies for purifying water on the Moon. This challenge is a testament to the growing focus on making human habitation on the lunar surface a viable reality.
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jan 11, 2024
China is set to make space exploration history with its upcoming Chang'e 6 mission, which aims to be the first to collect samples from the far side of the moon. The China National Space Administration (CNSA) has announced that the Chang'e 6 spacecraft is scheduled to land on the lunar surface in the first half of this year, marking a new milestone in lunar research. Components of the Chang
Washington (AFP) Jan 9, 2024
The United States is pushing back its planned return of astronauts to the surface of the Moon from 2025 to 2026, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said Tuesday amid technical challenges and delays. Artemis, named after the sister of Apollo in Greek mythology, was officially announced in 2017 as part of the US space agency's plans to establish a sustained presence on Earth's nearest space neighb
Washington (AFP) Jan 9, 2024
A historic private mission to land on the Moon faced near-certain failure Monday after the spacecraft suffered a "critical loss" of fuel, dealing a major blow to America's hopes of placing its first robot on the lunar surface in five decades. Fixed to the top of United Launch Alliance's new Vulcan rocket, which was making its first flight, Astrobotic's Peregrine Lunar Lander blasted off over
In the heart of NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, a team of engineers and technicians are hard at work processing the right forward center segment of the mighty SLS (Space Launch System) rocket. This crucial step is the...
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre (IN-SPACe) in an effort to enhance India's space capabilities. The agreement, announced...
Beijing (XNA) Sep 04, 2023
China has published artist's renderings of the country's lunar landing module and its next-generation crew spacecraft, both of which will be central to the nation's grand goal of sending astronauts to the moon. According to the renderings and their descriptions published by the China Manned Space Agency on Thursday, the lunar landing module will have two parts - a landing section and a pro
Atlanta GA (SPX) Aug 25, 2023
India made history as the first country to land near the south pole of the Moon with its Chandrayaan-3 lander on Aug. 23, 2023. This also makes it the first country to land on the Moon since China in 2020. India is one of several countries - including the U.S. with its Artemis program - endeavoring to land on the Moon. The south pole of the Moon is of particular interest, as its surface, m