While the spacecraft may have been frozen in time, the excitement over its reawakening was brand new.
But the effort to re-purpose the long-dormant International Sun-Earth Explorer-3 (ISEE-3) [...]
There was more exciting exoplanet news this week from the Kepler mission: the space telescope has confirmed 715 new exoplanets! This brings the current total number of such worlds to 1,766, of which 961 have been found by Kepler. There are [...]
One month since its launch atop the first Minotaur [...]
With just two weeks remaining before its second Antares rocket is due to roar away from Pad 0A at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) on Wallops Island, Va., Orbital [...]
Ten years ago tonight, NASA’s fourth “Great Observatory”—the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF)—was boosted into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force [...]
After several months’ worth of review and testing, the team operating the Kepler Space Telescope has opted to close its efforts to make Kepler fully operational again. This follows the loss of one of the crucial components that controls the alien planet-hunting spacecraft. In an Aug. 15 teleconference, Charles Sobeck, deputy [...]
NASA’s Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) spacecraft has captured its first observations of a region of the Sun that is now possible to observe in detail: the lowest layers of the Sun’s atmosphere.