The SpaceX rocket used for the ill-fated Zuma mission to fly again today

Enlarge / A sooty Falcon 9 rocket is ready for launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. NASA SpaceX will attempt its 10th launch of the year on Tuesday, a mission serving two different customers. The Falcon 9 rocket will carry five communications satellites for the Iridium NEXT constellation, along with two gravity-measuring satellites […]

Made In Space to propose Phase II of Archinaut technology to NASA : CompositesWorld

Made In Space Inc. (MIS, Moffett Field, CA, US) announced May 17 that it has been invited by NASA to submit a proposal for a technology flight demonstration mission (Phase II) of its Archinaut technology. Archinaut is an in-space robotic manufacturing and assembly platform capable of constructing space-optimized systems of sizes not previously feasible. NASA’s Space Technology […]

Asteroid is first ‘permanent resident’ from outside our solar system

It came from outer space: An asteroid in orbit around Jupiter (yellow circle) is the first known object in our solar system that came from interstellar space.(Photo: C. Veillet / Large Binocular Telescope Observatory) Hey bub, you’re going the wrong way. The solar system’s first known “resident” that came from interstellar space — an asteroid orbiting backward around Jupiter […]

The awesome beauty of Jupiter captured by Juno, in 13 photos

On July 4, 2016, NASA’s Juno spacecraft arrived at Jupiter traveling at a blistering 130,000 mph. Its mission — to orbit the gas giant closer than any craft had done before — was not easy. Like Earth, Jupiter is surrounded by a field of magnetic radiation. But Jupiter’s is much, much stronger. If Juno didn’t […]

‘Permanent’ interstellar visitor found – BBC News

Image copyright Science Photo Library An asteroid in Jupiter’s orbit may have come from outside our Solar System, according to a new study. Unlike ‘Oumuamua, the interstellar object which briefly visited the Solar System earlier this year, 2015 BZ509 (affectionately known as BZ) seems to have been here for 4.5 billion years. This makes it […]

NASA shipper Orbital ATK launches space station supplies

In this photo made from NASA video, the Orbital/ATK Cygnus CRS-9 sits on top of an Antares rocket as it prepares to launch from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, Monday morning, in Virginia, May 21, 2018. (NASA via AP) (Associated Press) by Marcia Dunn | AP by Marcia Dunn | AP May 21 at 4:56 AM CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — […]

China takes a critical first step toward landing on the far side of the Moon

Enlarge / The far side of the Moon. No robotic spacecraft has ever made a soft landing here. NASA China’s space agency has taken a critical first step toward an unprecedented robotic landing on the far side of the Moon. On Monday, local time, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation launched a Long March 4C rocket […]

SpaceX Falcon 9 performed a static Fire ahead of Iridium NEXT-6/GRACE-FO mission

SpaceX performed a static Fire examination on its Falcon 9 rocket for its 2nd launch in May at Vandenberg Flying Force Base in The Golden State. This certain Falcon 9 rocket consists of the flight-proven core 1043, which introduced the categorized “Zuma” goal in January 2018. The rocket will certainly release 5 Iridium NEXT satellites […]

Watch Orbital ATK Launch a Cargo Ship for NASA Early Monday! Here’s How

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. —An Orbital ATK Antares rocket will launch a Cygnus supply ship Monday morning (May 21) to deliver more than 3 tons NASA cargo to the International Space Station, and you can watch it live online. The Antares rocket is scheduled to lift off at 4:39 a.m. EDT (0839 GMT) from Pad-0A […]

NASA’s planet-hunting TESS satellite: What you need to know – KSWO 7News

By Mark Austin Content Provided by   Initially slated for a two-year mission, NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) soars inan elliptical, 13.7-day cycle around the Earth. It’s a unique and extreme orbit that’s never been used before, varying as close as 67,000 miles and as far away as 232,000 miles from its home planet. […]

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