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InSight ‘Mole’ payload ends operations on Mars

The heat probe developed and built by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and deployed on Mars by NASA's InSight lander has ended its portion...

Low-orbit, crewed equatorial space control stations

Many think the idea of a military crewed space station is new. It is not. The Russian Almaz ("Diamond") was a highly secret Soviet...

NASA InSight’s ‘Mole’ Ends Its Journey on Mars

The heat probe hasn’t been able to gain the friction it needs to dig, but the mission has been granted an extension to carry...

Masquerading Magnetars Give Up Their Secrets

Cosmic explosions are not always what they seem. A blast detected on April 15, 2020, demonstrates that not all short gamma-ray bursts -- the...

From supernova to something much more intriguing at the core of galaxy 253-3

On 14 November 2014, a bright flash flagged the All Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae, or ASAS-SN — a global network of 20 telescopes...

NASA adds New Glenn to Launch Services Program

An artist's rendering of Blue Origin's New Glenn rocket during its ascent into orbit. Credit: Blue Origin Last month, the U.S. space agency awarded a...

Most distant quasar – and youngest supermassive black hole – identified

An artist’s impression of quasar J0313-1806, the most distant yet discovered, powered by the youngest known supermassive black hole. Image: NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/J. da Silva Astronomers have...

China makes progress in developing rocket engines for space missions

Beijing (XNA) Jan 13, 2021 China is creating a new line of rocket engines for its upcoming space missions, the China Aerospace Science and Technology...

France to Invest $121.5Mln in Space Projects Over Next 2 Years, Macron Says

Paris, France (Sputnik) Jan 13, 2021 French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday pointed to the excessive competition in the European space industry and called for...

A new look at the universe’s oldest light

View larger. | In 2013, the Planck space telescope released the most detailed map to date of the cosmic microwave background, the relic radiation...

Moon Dialogs bring together stakeholders in near-future lunar activity

A rendering of an Orion spacecraft flying by the Moon during an Artemis mission. Image Credit: NASA Moon Dialogs, a partnership that seeks to bring...

SpaceX calls-off CRS-21 Dragon return due to recovery weather off Florida

The CRS-21 automated cargo Dragon v2, the first-of-its-kind for the v2 class designed and developed by SpaceX, was to depart the International Space Station...

This Week’s Sky: January 11 to 17, 2021

Wednesday, January 13 – New Moon (at 5:00 GMT) At 5:00 GMT on Wednesday, January 13, the Moon will officially reach its new Moon phase....

China to begin construction of space station this year

Components for the Long March 5B rocket that will launch the core module of China’s space station. Credit: CASC The core section of China’s space...

NASA Extends Exploration for Two Planetary Science Missions

As NASA prepares to send astronauts back to the Moon and on to Mars, the agency’s quest to seek answers about our solar system...

Photos: Falcon 9 poised for first launch of 2021

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is standing more than 20 stories tall on pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, ready for blastoff...

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Two New Beasts for an Explosive Zoo

And you thought gamma-ray bursts were spectacular! Well, they are: Those titanic stellar explosions vastly outshine complete galaxies and shoot out tenuous jets at near-light...

ATLAS Space Operations Awarded NASA SBIR Phase II Award to Advance Satellite Constellation Management Scheduling

Traverse City, MI  – ATLAS Space Operations has been selected by NASA for a Small Business Innovation...

Digital lift-off: Roscosmos and Zyfra to jointly develop technologies for the space industry of Russia

Russia's state company accountable for distance flights and cosmonautic programs, Roscosmos, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Finnish-Russian industrial digitalization leader Zyfra...

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Japan to Launch ‘Wooden Satellite’ in 2023

What a proposed wooden satellite could (and could not) accomplish. A strange satellite proposal made at the end of 2020 by a Japanese company...

Starship SN9 prepares to roll to launch site – Super Heavy construction ramps up

SpaceX Boca Chica is now transitioning towards the next launch campaign, with Starship SN9 expected to roll to the launch pad this week. There...

Major funding package pledged for UK Space Centre of Excellence in Ayrshire, Scotland

A commitment to invest over 80m pounds in a UK Space Centre of Excellence in Ayrshire, was made by both UK and Scottish Governments,...

Relativity Space closes $500M Series D financing for 3D rockets

Relativity Space, the first company to 3D print an entire rocket and build the largest metal 3D printers in the world, has announced it...

Military

PredaSAR Announces Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General David Mann as Vice President, Strategy, Army Systems and Defense Programs

BOCA RATON, FLA. – NOV. 16, 2020 – PredaSAR Corporation, which is building and will operate the world’s...

Lockheed Martin technology protects NASA’s Mars 2020 mission

Lockheed Martin developed the technology behind the aeroshell that will protect NASA's newest Mars rover, Perseverance, and deploy the first-ever Mars helicopter. The Mars...

Senate passes NDAA, removes section on national security space launch

by -- July 23, 2020 Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) Credit: U.S. Army Differences between the House and Senate versions of the...

U.S. and British officials say Russia tested a new anti-satellite weapon

File photo of Gen. John “Jay” Raymond, head of U.S. Space Command and Chief of Space Operations at the U.S. Space Force. Credit: U.S....

Venture

Major funding package pledged for UK Space Centre of Excellence in Ayrshire, Scotland

A commitment to invest over 80m pounds in a UK Space Centre of Excellence in Ayrshire, was made by both UK and Scottish Governments,...

CEO Interview Series: Adrian Bohane – CEO, Tre Altamira

By Kimberly Mitchell tre-altamira.com  Tre Altamira performs ground measurement movements analysis using InSAR (Interferometric Synthetic Aperture...

China is about to launch its most advanced mission to the moon yet

Space 23 November 2020 This Long March 5 rocket will launch China’s Chang’e-5 lunar probe Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images China plans to launch its Chang’e 5...

Carbice raises $15 million in Series A investment round

by -- November 23, 2020 Carbice tested its thermal management material for more than a year in space, and now it's flying on several...

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InSight ‘Mole’ payload ends operations on Mars

The heat probe developed and built by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and deployed on Mars by NASA's InSight lander has ended its portion...

Low-orbit, crewed equatorial space control stations

Many think the idea of a military crewed space station is new. It is not. The Russian Almaz ("Diamond") was a highly secret Soviet...

NASA InSight’s ‘Mole’ Ends Its Journey on Mars

The heat probe hasn’t been able to gain the friction it needs to dig, but the mission has been granted an extension to carry...

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Cosmic explosions are not always what they seem. A blast detected on April 15, 2020, demonstrates that not all short gamma-ray bursts -- the...

From supernova to something much more intriguing at the core of galaxy 253-3

On 14 November 2014, a bright flash flagged the All Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae, or ASAS-SN — a global network of 20 telescopes...

NASA adds New Glenn to Launch Services Program

An artist's rendering of Blue Origin's New Glenn rocket during its ascent into orbit. Credit: Blue Origin Last month, the U.S. space agency awarded a...

Most distant quasar – and youngest supermassive black hole – identified

An artist’s impression of quasar J0313-1806, the most distant yet discovered, powered by the youngest known supermassive black hole. Image: NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/J. da Silva Astronomers have...

China makes progress in developing rocket engines for space missions

Beijing (XNA) Jan 13, 2021 China is creating a new line of rocket engines for its upcoming space missions, the China Aerospace Science and Technology...

France to Invest $121.5Mln in Space Projects Over Next 2 Years, Macron Says

Paris, France (Sputnik) Jan 13, 2021 French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday pointed to the excessive competition in the European space industry and called for...

A new look at the universe’s oldest light

View larger. | In 2013, the Planck space telescope released the most detailed map to date of the cosmic microwave background, the relic radiation...
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Spacewalk on Tuesday will conclude space station power upgrade

Two NASA astronauts plan to conclude a power systems upgrade for the International Space Station during a spacewalk Tuesday. Bob Behnken and Chris Cassidy will...