Video: What is a CubeSat?
It all started in the late 1990’s. A group of researchers came up with the idea of creating a new small satellite platform, called a CubeSat, to help s...
NASA orbiter spots Chinese lander on the moon
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has spotted China's Chang'e 4 lander and rover on the far side of the moon in new images, as the Chinese robots explore t...
Earth from Space: Jewels of the Maldives
Copernicus Sentinel-2 brings you some of the jewels of the Maldives for Valentine's week....
NASA Discusses Lunar Exploration Plans Including Humans o...
Administrator Jim Bridenstine kicked off an industry forum with remarks, followed by William Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for the Human Exploration ...
This Week at NASA: Human Lunar Landers and More
Working with industry to develop new lunar landers, testing resumes with our Space Launch System rocket engine, and after a job well done - the end of the li...
Rosetta’s comet sculpted by stress
Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. ESA’s Rosetta mission has revealed that geological stress arising from the shape of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko has b...
NASA Weekly ISS Space to Ground Report for February 15, 2019
NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station....
NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 14 February 2019 - New...
The three residents onboard the International Space Station today worked with a diverse array of science hardware....
NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 13 February 2019 - Hum...
Wednesday saw the Expedition 58 crew explore the inner workings of the human body in space and maintain cooling systems aboard the International Space Statio...
Ice giant surprise
Space Science Image of the Week: These alien-looking worlds are actually surprising new views of Uranus and Neptune
IAU Names Landing Site of Chinese Chang'e-4 Probe on Far ...
Five sites on the far side of the Moon now have official names, including Chang'e-4's landing site. The names have significance in Chinese culture, reflectin...
NGC 1501 As Seen By Hubble
This image from Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 showcases NGC 1501, a complex planetary nebula located in the large but faint constellation of Camelop...
Bright Opportunities for Atmospheric Characterization of ...
We report improved masses, radii, and densities for four planets in two bright M-dwarf systems, K2-3 and GJ3470, derived from a combination of new radial vel...
Nitrogen-containing Anions and Tholin Growth in Titan's I...
The Cassini Plasma Spectrometer (CAPS) Electron Spectrometer (ELS) instrument onboard Cassini revealed an unexpected abundance of negative ions above 950 km ...
Astronomy Cast Ep. 518: When the Universe tried to Declar...
We always say the Universe is trying to kill us. But there was this one time, when the Universe used our own fear of nuclear attack against us, nearly settin...
Carnival of Space #599
This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Allen Versfeld at his Urban Astronomer blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #599. And if you’re intere...
British Satellite Tests its Space Junk Harpoon
The RemoveDebris spacecraft recently tested out its harpoon, one of the tools it will use to remove space debris from Earth's orbit. The post British Satelli...
Tiny satellites reveal water dynamics in thousands of nor...
Providence RI (SPX) Feb 15, 2019 Using an army of small satellites, researchers have shown that water levels in small lakes across northern Canada and Alaska...
The first walking robot that moves without GPS
Pris, France (SPX) Feb 14, 2019 Human eyes are insensitive to polarized light and ultraviolet radiation, but that is not the case for ants, who use it to loc...
Getting a grip on human-robot cooperation
Pisa, Italy (SPX) Feb 14, 2019 There is a time when a successful cooperation between humans and robots has decisive importance: it is in the precise moment t...
NanoRacks completes sixth cubesat deployment from Cygnus ...
Dulles VA (SPX) Feb 15, 2019 NanoRacks has completed the Company's sixth CubeSat deployment mission from Northrop Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft. Cygnus (S.S. J...
Five future astronauts and a teacher you need to know
Washington DC (SPX) Feb 13, 2019 All five of the women in NASA's latest class of astronaut candidates followed a passion for adventure and science to get whe...
Teaching AI systems to adapt to dynamic environments
Washington DC (SPX) Feb 18, 2019 Current AI systems excel at tasks defined by rigid rules - such as mastering the board games Go and chess with proficiency s...
NASA Glenn Keeps X-57 Cool
Edwards AFB CA (SPX) Feb 13, 2019 NASA is preparing to explore electric-powered flight with the X-57 Maxwell, a unique all-electric aircraft which features 1...
Saab to supply U.S. Army with M4 weapon system
Washington (UPI) Feb 15, 2019 Saab signed a three-year contract with the U.S. Army to supply the Carl-Gustaf M4 weapon system. The 84mm recoilless rifle, whi...
Bell Boeing signs $10.7M contract for V-22 Osprey radar u...
Washington (UPI) Feb 15, 2019 Bell Boeing was awarded a $10.7 million contract for upgrades to the V-22 Osprey helicopter. The contract, announced Thursday b...
Illegally drones pose an outsized risk for US aviation an...
Alexandria VA (SPX) Feb 15, 2019 U.S. aviation is courting catastrophe by making drones so accessible to untrained, unskilled, less-than-serious "pilots" who...
Amid border wall debate, 'smart' tech raises questions too
Washington (AFP) Feb 12, 2019 As congressional Democrats counter President Donald Trump's border wall plan with a high-tech solution, the idea of a "smart" s...
Pence hails $414 mn deal on US rockets for Poland
Warsaw (AFP) Feb 13, 2019 The US and Poland finalised a deal on Wednesday for Warsaw to buy American mobile rocket launchers worth $414 million (365 million ...
Launch of rocket from high-altitude balloon makes space m...
West Lafayette IN (SPX) Feb 13, 2019 A startup that plans to use high-altitude balloons to deploy rockets has successfully fired a test launch, moving closer...
Arianespace to launch satellite deployment solution from ...
Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Feb 13, 2019 Arianespace and Open Cosmos report that they have signed a contract for the launch of an innovative CubeSat deployme...
State Dept. approves possible engine sale for Israeli arm...
Washington (UPI) Feb 13, 2019 The U.S. State Department has approved a possible sale of Namer armored vehicle power packs and related equipment to Israel for...
New study suggests possibility of recent underground volc...
Washington DC (SPX) Feb 13, 2019 A study published last year in the journal Science suggested liquid water is present beneath the south polar ice cap of Mars...
DLR 'Mole' deployed on surface of Mars
Cologne, Germany (SPX) Feb 14, 2019 It stands vertically on flat ground, ready for its historic mission. At 19:18 CET on 12 February 2019, the German Aerospa...
InSight Prepares to Take Mars's Temperature
Washington DC (SPX) Feb 14, 2019 NASA's InSight lander has placed its second instrument on the Martian surface. New images confirm that the Heat Flow and Phy...
Mars Rover Opportunity Ends Mission After 15 Years
Ithaca NY (SPX) Feb 13, 2019 The Mars rover Opportunity, NASA's robotic geologist fitted with an array of tools to search for evidence of water, ended its mi...
NASA announces demise of Opportunity rover
Washington (AFP) Feb 14, 2019 During 14 years of intrepid exploration across Mars, it advanced human knowledge by confirming that water once flowed on the re...
NASA's Record-Setting Opportunity Rover Mission on Mars C...
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 13, 2019 One of the most successful and enduring feats of interplanetary exploration, NASA's Opportunity rover mission is at an end aft...
NASA to make final attempt to contact Mars Opportunity Rover
Washington (AFP) Feb 13, 2019 US space agency NASA will make one final attempt to contact its Opportunity Rover on Mars late Tuesday, eight months after it l...
NASA's MAVEN spacecraft shrinking its Mars orbit to prepa...
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Feb 12, 2019 NASA's 4-year-old atmosphere-sniffing Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission is embarking on a new campaign t...
Developing a flight strategy to land heavier vehicles on ...
Urbana IL (SPX) Feb 12, 2019 The heaviest vehicle to successfully land on Mars is the Curiosity Rover at 1 metric ton, about 2,200 pounds. Sending more ambit...
Curiosity Mars Rover Departs Vera Rubin Ridge
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 11, 2019 After exploring Mars' Vera Rubin Ridge for more than a year, NASA's Curiosity rover (https://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl) recently m...
NASA Administrator says Agency plans to 'go to the Moon a...
Washington DC (Sputnik) Feb 11, 2019 Jim Bridenstine, the space agency's administrator, said that NASA plans to return people to the Moon and have astronauts...
More than 835 recovery commands have been sent to Opportu...
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 11, 2019 Mars atmospheric opacity (tau) over the rover site is estimated to be somewhere in the range of 0.9 to 1.3. No signal from Opp...
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