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Astrobotic has been selected by NASA’s Mars Exploration Program for two concept studies of commercial services to support lower-cost, higher-frequency missions to Mars. The company will examine how two potential commercial services, payload delivery and surface imaging, could enable...
Kongsberg NanoAvionics has announced that the 12U nanosatellite bus the smallsat manufacturer and mission integrator had built for the in-orbit demonstration of NASA's Advanced Composite Solar Sail System mission was successfully launched by Rocket Lab. The satellite was launched onboard...
Europe's Mediterranean region has been drying out for years. In some regions of Spain, such as the city of Barcelona, there is a state of alarm because the groundwater level is falling by three metres per year in some...
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
In a groundbreaking collaboration, NASA and the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have announced plans for the UAE to provide an airlock for Gateway, humanity's first space station that will orbit the...
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
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Dec 19, 2023
Scientists and engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, have completed testing for BurstCube, a shoebox-sized spacecraft designed to study the universe's most powerful explosions. Members of the team have also delivered the satellite to their partner Nanoracks (part of Voyager Space) in Houston, Texas, where it will be packed for launch. "Even a satellite as
Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 19, 2023
NASA's Deep Space Optical Communications experiment beamed an ultra-high definition streaming video on Dec. 11 from a record-setting 19 million miles away (31 million kilometers, or about 80 times the Earth-Moon distance). The milestone is part of a NASA technology demonstration aimed at streaming very high-bandwidth video and other data from deep space - enabling future human missions beyond Ea
Sierra Space, a commercial space company, has successfully delivered the first Dream Chaser spaceplane, named Tenacity, to NASA's Neil Armstrong Test Facility in Sandusky, Ohio. This marks a significant milestone as Dream Chaser, the commercial spaceplane, enters its final...