Spacecrafts

Gaia Might Even Be Able To Detect The Gravitational Wave Background Of The Universe

The Gaia spacecraft is an impressive feat of engineering. Its primary mission is to map the position and motion of more than a billion stars in our galaxy, creating the most comprehensive map of the Milky Way thus far. Gaia collects such a large...
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China's Tianwen-1 Set To Attempt Mars Rover Landing On Friday - Cnet

The Tianwen-1 spacecraft has been orbiting Mars since February and is finally ready to attempt a touchdown on the red planet.
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The Farthest Spacecraft From Earth Has Detected A 'hum' In The Space Beyond Our Solar System

An artist's concept of NASA's Voyager 1 in space. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Voyager 1 probe has detected a faint, constant hum in the space beyond our solar system. When charged gas ripples through interstellar space, those ripples emit...
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Image: Osiris-rex Bids Farewell To Asteroid Bennu

On April 9, 2021, NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft took one last look at Bennu, the asteroid from which it scooped up a sample last October. Slated for return to...
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Nasa Spacecraft Begins Long Journey Home With Asteroid Sample

NASA confirmed on Monday that its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft had successfully departed the Bennu asteroid and was on its way home with samples of the ancient rock.
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Osiris-rex Returns To Earth From Asteroid Bennu

The spacecraft is expected to approach the Earth in September 2023 and jettison the Sample Return Capsule (SRC) toward our planet for a parachute-assisted landing in the US state of Utah.
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In The Emptiness Of Space, Voyager 1 Detects Plasma 'hum'

Voyager 1—one of two sibling NASA spacecraft launched 44 years ago and now the most distant human-made object in space—still works and zooms toward infinity.
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In The Emptiness Of Space, Voyager I Detects Plasma 'hum'

NASA's Voyager I spacecraft has long since zipped past the edge of the solar system through the heliopause - the solar system's border with interstellar space - into the interstellar medium. Now, its instruments have detected the constant drone of...
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Boeing Starliner Simulation Mission To The Iss Wraps Up

It’s a long road to getting a spacecraft certified to carry cargo and astronauts to and from the ISS in orbit above the Earth. NASA and Boeing have announced they have completed an integrated mission dress rehearsal using a simulation for the...
Related topics: Boeing, International Space Station, Astronaut, NASA, Space

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Hear The Sounds Of Mars In First-ever Audio Recording Of Ingenuity In Flight

The Perseverance rover recorded audio of the Ingenuity helicopter in action on Mars, making it the first spacecraft to record the sounds of another spacecraft.
Related topics: Mars Rover Curiosity, Mars, Space

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Somewhere On Earth, It Could Rain Rocket Parts This Weekend As A Runaway Chinese Spacecraft Breaks...

The Long March 5B Y2 rocket, carrying the core module of China's space station takes off from Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Center in Hainan province, China, on April 29. China Daily via Reuters The core stage of a Chinese rocket is expected to...
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Spacex Might Try To Fly The First Starship Prototype To Successfully Land A Second Time

SpaceX is fresh off a high for its Starship spacecraft development program, but according to CEO Elon Musk, it’s already looking ahead to potentially repeating its latest success with an unplanned early reusability experiment. Earlier this...
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Image: Nasa's Lucy High Gain Antenna Up Close

Lucy's epic journey to observe Jupiter's Trojan asteroids requires a reliable communications link back to Earth, and so the spacecraft is outfitted with a 6.5-ft. (2-meter)-wide high gain antenna for this task.
Related topics: NASA, Space, Jupiter, Asteroids

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Spacex Successfully Lands Starship Spacecraft

SpaceX's Starship rocket prototype had its first successful test flight on Wednesday, touching down safely in south Texas after flying more than six miles over the Gulf of Mexico. The 160-foot rocket is made of stainless steel and bullet shaped....
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Elon Musk Says Half A Million Starlink Users Will ‘most Likely’ Receive Service

SpaceX's Starlink internet offering is very slowly taking shape. The network of high-flying satellites is going to take a long time to fully build out, but with over 1,300 of the tiny spacecraft currently orbiting Earth, plenty of beta testers have...
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Blue Origin's First Space Tourist Flight Takes Off On July 20th

After years of development and more than a handful of delays along the way, Blue Origin plans to attempt the first official flight of its New Shepard spacecraft on July 20th.

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Spacex Has Safely Landed 4 Astronauts In The Ocean For Nasa, Completing The Us's Longest Human...

NASA's Crew-1 mission crew members in SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft (left to right): NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, and Mike Hopkins, as well as JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi. SpaceX via NASA SpaceX's Crew Dragon...
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A Huge Rocket From China's Space-station Launch Could Fall Back To Earth Totally Uncontrolled

A Long March-5B Y2 rocket carrying the core module of China's space station, Tianhe, stands at the launching area of the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site on April 23, 2021. Visual China Group/Getty Images A Chinese rocket stage could fall to...
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Stare Straight Down Into A Giant Storm On Jupiter

A new batch of images recently arrived at Earth from JunoCam, the visible light camera on board the Juno spacecraft at Jupiter. The camera has provided stunning views of the gas giant world since the spacecraft’s arrival in 2016. Citizen...
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Solar Orbiter Detected Small And Bright Campfires On The Sun

The ESA Solar Orbiter spacecraft is currently studying the sun. Among the discoveries made by the spacecraft so far are a surprising number of small and very bright regions in the hot solar corona that were undiscovered by other spacecraft. Tiny...
Related topics: Solar Flare, Sun, European Space Agency

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