Mars used to have a thicker atmosphere and water on its surface, but what happened to that atmosphere has been a mystery. New research may finally help answer that question. Image Credit: M. Kornmesser/ESO
The question of how Mars changed from a once wet world to the much colder and drier one we see […]
Self-portrait of the Curiosity over in Gale crater on Mars. Part of Mount Sharp is in the background. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
NASA’s Curiosity rover has just reached its third anniversary milestone on Mars, after landing in Gale crater on Aug. 5, 2012, and since then has made some incredible science discoveries, with more to come in […]
An Atlas V rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral. Photo Credit: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex guests can enjoy viewing the thrilling and historic launch of a massive United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvoultioN (MAVEN) orbiter on Monday, Nov. 18. The […]
Image Credit: Heritage Auctions
An Apollo 11 flown Commemorative Cover, signed by the crew and directly from the collection of Mission Command Module Pilot Michael Collins, which could sell for $40,000+, leads a stellar line-up of space-flown objects and important private collections in Heritage Auctions’ Nov. 1 Space Exploration Signature® Auction in Dallas.
Photo Credit: JAXA/ISAS
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) decided to postpone the launch of the first Epsilon Launch Vehicle (Epsilon-1) with the Spectroscopic Planet Observatory for Recognition of Interaction of Atmosphere (SPRINT-A) onboard on August 27 from the Uchinoura Space Center.
Image Credit: Iridium Corp., Inc.
Iridium Communications Inc. announces the first turnkey hosted payload solution, Iridium PRIMESM, to host third-party payloads on stand-alone satellites leveraging the global connectivity afforded by the Iridium NEXT satellite network. The Iridium PRIME program revolutionizes the hosted payload business model with an integrated service which reduces the complexity, delays […]
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On Monday, Sept. 9, Iridium Communications Inc., along with executives from Thales Alenia Space and Harris Corporation, will announce a groundbreaking new hosted payload business initiative at the World Satellite Business Week (WSBW), a unique executive summit for the leaders of the global satellite communications and information business.
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The H-II Transfer Vehicle “KOUNOTORI4” (HTV4) successfully re-entered the atmosphere after the third de-orbit maneuver at 3:11 p.m. on September 7, 2013 (Japanese Standard Time, JST).
The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency’s HTV-4 cargo vessel departed from the International Space Station today, Sept. 4, 2013. (This is an image of the vehicle being berthed to the station.) Photo Credit: NASA
Japan’s H-II Transfer Vehicle-4 (HTV-4) departed from the International Space Station at 12:20 p.m. EDT Wednesday after a one-month stay at […]
XCOR welder, machinist and fabricator Eber West performs a test weld for a fixture to mount the Lynx truss to a firewall test stand. Photo Credit: XCOR
For many weeks and months the XCOR Team has been hard at work on a journey like no other, building Lynx. We would like to share that […]