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Washington DC (SPX) Dec 14, 2023
A NASA technology experiment on the International Space Station completed its first laser link with an in-orbit laser relay system on Dec. 5, 2023. Together, they complete NASA's first two-way, end-to-end laser relay system. NASA's LCRD (Laser Communications Relay Demonstration) and the new space station demonstration, ILLUMA-T (Integrated LCRD Low Earth Orbit User Modem and Amplifier Term

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...
All Points, a technical services provider to the aerospace industry, has completed an early milestone in establishing new commercial infrastructure-as-a-service operations at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The All Points’ Space Prep team, in conjunction with NASA, has...

Los Angeles CA (SPX) Dec 06, 2023
Intuitive Machines, Inc. (Nasdaq: LUNR, LUNRW), a prominent space exploration, infrastructure, and services company, has announced the successful arrival of its IM-1 mission Nova-C lunar lander at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Steve Altemus, CEO of Intuitive Machines, expressed his pride in this significant achievement. "This milestone is the culmination of four years of technical excellence, o

Greenbelt MD (SPX) Dec 04, 2023
Reinvented as NASA's OSIRIS-APEX, the spacecraft formerly known as OSIRIS-REx is about to face the first major test of its mission to asteroid Apophis: it will fly closer to the Sun than ever before, exposing its components to higher temperatures than they were designed to endure. At its closest approach (known as its perihelion) on Jan. 2, 2024, OSIRIS-APEX will be about 46.5 million mile

Los Angeles CA (SPX) Nov 03, 2023
NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland recently witnessed the vibrant blue glow of the Advanced Electric Propulsion System (AEPS) within its vacuum chamber during a critical phase of thruster qualification testing. This significant advancement in space technology reflects the culmination of efforts to create the most robust electric propulsion thruster to date. With a 12-kilowatt Hall thruste
In a groundbreaking discovery, astronomers have found a large planet, named Planet 8 Ursae Minoris b, orbiting a dying star against all odds. Situated approximately 530 light-years away, this star, in its red giant phase, should have expanded beyond...
NASA has extended its partnership with Planet, a satellite imaging company, by placing multiple orders totaling $18.5 million through 2024. This agreement is part of NASA's Commercial Smallsat Data Acquisition (CSDA) program, which allows federally funded researchers and civilian...
Paris (ESA) Sep 22, 2023
Jupiter's moon Europa is one of a handful of worlds in our Solar System that could potentially harbour conditions suitable for life. Previous research has shown that beneath its water-ice crust lies a salty ocean of liquid water with a rocky seafloor. However, planetary scientists had not confirmed whether or not that ocean contained the chemicals needed for life, particularly carbon. Astr
Dugway, United States (AFP) Sept 24, 2023
A seven-year space voyage came to its climactic end Sunday when a NASA capsule landed in the desert in the US state of Utah, carrying to Earth the largest asteroid samples ever collected. Scientists have high hopes for the sample, saying it will provide a better understanding of the formation of our solar system and how Earth became habitable. "Touchdown of the Osiris-Rex sample return c