The Andromeda galaxy, M31, observed by the now-retired ultraviolet space telescope GALEX. This composite image is false-colored, with blue representing far ultraviolet and orange representing near ultraviolet. Image Credit: NASA/JPL – Caltech.
GALEX, the Galaxy Evolution Explorer, was recently decommissioned by NASA after more than 10 years of operation. GALEX was a space telescope with [...]
The Lockheed L-1011 aircraft departs Runway 12/30 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., at 6:27 p.m. PDT (9:27 p.m. EDT) on 27 June 2013. Almost an hour later, after reaching its required deployment position, Pegasus-XL was air-launched to begin its mission of deploying NASA’s IRIS solar observatory. Photo Credit: Robert C. Fisher / [...]
The planned launch of an Orbital Pegasus XL rocket has been delayed a day due to range power issues. Photo Credit: Randy Beaudoin, VAFB / NASA
The launch of an Orbital Sciences Corporation Pegasus XL rocket with NASA’s Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) will have to wait a little longer. The launch is now [...]
Deployed from beneath the L-1011 aircraft, Pegasus-XL utilizes three solid-fuelled stages to deliver payloads weighing up to 980 pounds into low-Earth orbit. Wednesday’s flight will be the 42nd Pegasus mission since April 1990. Photo Credit: NASA / Orbital Sciences Corp.
Orbital Sciences Corp. is ready to boost its 42nd Pegasus air-launched rocket aloft on [...]
Diagram shows NuSTAR in its 33 ft. long fully deployed configuration. The mast will be commanded up in about a week. Image Credit: NASA, JPL, CalTech
An exotic new space telescope with owl eyed X-ray vision is poised to see right through blocking gas and dust to reveal undiscovered black holes in the Milky [...]