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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

The James Webb Space Telescope glides to its deep-space parking spot today!

Today's the day: Nearly a month after launch, the James Webb Space Telescope will arrive at its deep-space celestial destination on Monday (Jan. 24).

Shattered ‘alphabet soup’ iceberg flushed a lot of fresh water into the ocean

A rogue iceberg that drifted dangerously close to an Antarctic penguin population in 2020 and 2021 released billions of tons of fresh water into the ocean during its breakup.

quub To Demonstrate Cybersecurity with Smallsat

Scheduled to launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on January 13, 2022, quub's pocketqube smallsat will serve as a proof of concept for the prevention of data hacks.

China’s first launch of 2022 puts classified Shiyan-13 satellite into orbit

A Long March 2D carried the classified Shiyan-13 test satellite into orbit late Sunday, marking the start of what is planned to be a busy year of launches for China.

1 of every 15 lights in the sky will be a satellite

’m outside at my rural Saskatchewan farm, chatting with my neighbors who I’ve invited over to appreciate the night sky through my telescope.

Pandora mission to study stars and exoplanets continues toward flight

he Pandora mission, co-led by a national laboratory and a NASA flight center, has passed a crucial step on its path to study stars and planets outside our solar system, or exoplanets.

Arianespace to Launch Eight New Galileo Satellites

The European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) has chosen Arianespace to launch four new Galileo satellites for Europe’s own satellite navigation system. With this order, EUSPA takes over the role of placing launch services contracts for Galileo from ESA, which acted so far in the name and on behalf of the European Commission and will continue to be the technical authority for these launches.

JWST begins sunshield tensioning

Spacecraft controllers started the final steps in the deployment of the sunshield of the James Webb Space Telescope Jan. 3 after fixing two minor issues with the spacecraft.

China’s Mars orbiter captures series of selfies using remote camera

The China National Space Administration released photos on New Year's Day, of its Mars orbiter circling high above the Red Plant.

Update: NASA Plans Coverage of Webb Space Telescope Deployments

Over about the next two weeks, NASA will provide broadcast coverage, media briefings, and other updates on major deployment milestones for the James Webb Space Telescope, the world’s largest and most powerful space science telescope.


Hope for present-day Martian groundwater dries up

Liquid water previously detected under Mars' ice-covered south pole is probably just a dusty mirage, according to a new study of the red planet led by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.
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