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SpaceX plans to launch a communications satellite and land a rocket today (Nov. 15) at 3:46 p.m. EST (2046 GMT), and you can catch all the action live.
An Antares rocket is due to launch from Wallops Island, Virginia, early on Saturday (Nov. 17) morning and should be visible, weather permitting, from...
Going, going — nope, it's still just going, NASA says of its Voyager 2 probe, which the agency realized was approaching the edge of the solar...
Tropical Cyclone Gaja continued to organize in the Bay of Bengal as it made its approach to southeastern India when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead and captured an image....
The late-season Camp wildfire is still raging across Northern California, but firefighters are gradually corralling the Woolsey Fire, which has burned swaths of Southern California.
rocket lab raises an additional 140 million
Rocket Lab, the small launch vehicle developer that recently performed its first commercial launch, has raised an additional $140 million to fund...
Cloudy weather and rain pushed back until Friday the planned launch of a US cargo ship loaded with supplies for astronauts living at the International Space Station, NASA said Thursday.
Astronomers may have finally uncovered the long-sought progenitor to a specific type of exploding star by sifting through NASA Hubble Space Telescope archival data and conducting follow-up observations using W. M. Keck Observatory in...
commercial eo innovation challenges snail pace government timescales
VIDEO Leaps in capabilities of commercial constellations of small Earth-observation satellites and the decreasing cost of their services were at the center of...
The first known interstellar object to visit our solar system -- named 'Oumuamua -- was detected in October 2017 by the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope on Haleakala, Hawaii. But it was too faint for NASA's...
VIDEO The potential discovery of a planet orbiting Barnard's Star – the second closest stellar system to the sun – was announced by researchers today in Nature.
haps missions to the edge of space to watch over earth
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a High-Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) — an uncrewed airship, plane or balloon watching over Earth...
Thermoelectric devices are highly versatile, with the ability to convert heat into electricity, and electricity into heat. They are small, lightweight, and extremely durable because they have no moving parts,...
As ESA's ɸ-week continues to provoke and inspire participants on new ways of using Earth observation for monitoring our world to benefit the citizens of today and of the future, it is clear that artificial intelligence...
will megaconstellations cause a dangerous spike in orbital debris
It’s no secret the megaconstellations will have a dramatic impact on space traffic. Experts now are turning their...
An Antares rocket is due to launch from Wallops Island, Virginia, early on Thursday (Nov. 15) morning and should be visible, weather permitting, from...
Ancient continents were found under Antarctic ice, thanks to old data from a now-dead European satellite.
Astronomers have found a planet in orbit of Barnard's star. Barnard's star is a so-called red dwarf and after the Alpha-Centauri triple stellar system the second closest star to the Sun.
space tango plans in orbit manufacturing
Space Tango, a Kentucky startup that develops microgravity research platforms, announced plans Nov. 15 to launch in the mid-2020s an autonomous in-orbit manufacturing facility. SpaceNews.com
A potentially rocky super-Earth orbits one of our closest stellar neighbors, Barnard’s star, only 6 light-years away. Barnard’s star is a low-mass red dwarf...
 and future eo
The excitement and enthusiasm at ESA’s ɸ-week continues with participants exploring the wealth of new opportunities on the horizon
gslv mk iii lofts gsat 29 communications satellite
India successfully conducted the second orbital mission of its heavy-lift GSLV Mk III launch vehicle. The rocket took to the skies Nov....
mars mission advocates see benefits in nasa s lunar exploration plans
With NASA committed to a human return to the moon, Mars exploration advocates say those lunar...
A frozen and dimly lit planet, dubbed a "Super-Earth," may be orbiting the closest single star to our solar system, astronomers said on Wednesday,...
super earth orbiting barnard s star found
The nearest single star to the Sun hosts an exoplanet at least 3.2 times as massive as Earth — a so-called super-Earth. One of the largest...
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It's almost launch time for Northrop Grumman's next Antares rocket, which rolled out to its seaside pad in Virginia late...
The launch of a Northrop Grumman rocket carrying NASA's next cargo flight to the International Space Station has been delayed at least...
In November 2017, scientists pointed NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope toward the object known as 'Oumuamua—the first known interstellar object to visit our solar system. The infrared Spitzer was one of many telescopes pointed at...
military satellite communications buyers can t make up their minds
One take-away from last week’s Global MilSatcom conference in London is that the satellite communications industry is giving...
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The nearest single star to the Sun hosts an exoplanet at least 3.2 times as massive as Earth -- a so-called super-Earth. One of the largest observing campaigns to date...
Xtronaut Enterprises' latest board game — Downlink — will take players on a journey across the solar system, where up to six international agencies will do space missions for science.
A potentially rocky super-Earth exoplanet orbits one of our closest stellar neighbors, Barnard’s star, only 6 light-years away. Barnard’s star is a low-mass red...
Astronomers have discovered a planet in orbit around one of the closest stars to the Sun, Barnard's star.
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harnessing artificial intelligence for sustainability goals
VIDEO As ESA’s ɸ-week continues to provoke and inspire participants on new ways of using Earth observation for monitoring our world to benefit the citizens...
Tropical Cyclone Gaja continued to track toward a landfall in southeastern India when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite flew over the Bay of Bengal and provided a visible image of the storm.
The American astronaut who will hitch the first ride on a Russian rocket since last month's aborted launch...
momentus raises 8 3 million for last mile spacecraft delivery
Space transportation startup Momentus raised $8.3 million in seed funding for its business of offering satellite operators rides from one...
orion recovery team ready to rock and roll
A NASA and Department of Defense team returned from a week of training at sea to improve joint landing and...
After a comprehensive review of their scientific merits and technical status, the SPC has decided to extend the operation of the five missions led by ESA's Science Programme: Cluster, Gaia, INTEGRAL, Mars Express, and XMM-Newton. The SPC...
The assimilation of aerosol optical depth (AOD) observational data from the Chinese satellite Fengyun-3A (FY-3A) can significantly improve the ability to model aerosol mass, according to Prof. Jinzhong Min, Vice...
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VIDEO In the past 30 years, the number of planets discovered beyond our solar system has grown exponentially. Unfortunately, due to the limitations of our technology, the...
u s army kicks off new small satellite program
The Army’s interest in small satellites has not wavered. Pentagon contractor Dynetics announced last week it has been selected to...
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arianegroup to shed 2 300 employees as ariane 6 nears completion
"The end of the development of Ariane 6 and the need to increase competitiveness in the...
Astronomers using data from ESA’s Gaia satellite have discovered a new dwarf satellite galaxy...
An international team led by researchers from the IAC used data from the ESA satellite Gaia to measure the motion of 39 dwarf galaxies. This data...
This captivating image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3 shows a lonely dwarf galaxy 100 million light-years away from Earth. This image depicts the blue compact dwarf galaxy ESO 338-4, which can be found...
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Autodesk, a software company, have engaged in a multiyear collaborative research project to investigate new approaches for building interplanetary landers.
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 week and ai
The focus of the second day of ESA’s ɸ-week was on applying artificial intelligence to Earth observation, and a boot camp
speeding up the space industry with digitalised satellites
The ‘fit check’ is that moment in a launch campaign when a satellite is first attached to the launcher adapter...
griffin future of new dod space agency still up in the air
Griffin said nothing has yet been decided on how the Space Development Agency should be organized. SpaceNews.com
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osiris rex executes fourth asteroid approach maneuver
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft executed its fourth Asteroid Approach Maneuver (AAM-4) yesterday. The spacecraft fired its Attitude Control System (ACS) thrusters to slow the spacecraft...
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This Thursday, crystallizing proteins from the Michael J. Fox Foundation, a dizzying virtual-reality system, ultratiny membranes and the "Refabricator" — a device that turns waste into...
A letter authored by SETI Institute scientist Oliver White was published by Nature Astronomy today. Co-authors included researchers Jeff Moore, Tanguy Bertrand and Kimberly Ennico at...
Astronomers using the Spectro-Polarimetric High-contrast Exoplanet Research (SPHERE) instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope...
Tropical Cyclone Alcide dissipated over the weekend of Nov. 11 and 12 in the Southern Indian Ocean.
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Tropical Cyclone Bouchra formed on Nov. 10 in the Southern Indian Ocean and was already on its way to dissipation when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead on Nov. 13.
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Bay of Bengal, Northern Indian Ocean and captured a visible image of Tropical Cyclone Gaja.
esa targets 2021 for space rider demo flight
The European Space Agency expects to carry out the qualification flight of the Space Rider spaceplane in 2021 followed by...
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Fire season in California doesn't seem to end anymore, as eerie satellite images of staggering smoke clouds looming over the state remind us.
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North Korea's missile program has not actually been dismantled, according to a report published this weekend.
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new horizon for space transportation services
ESA reaches out to encourage open innovation and offer support. A global response to ESA’s call for ideas on new space transportation services has resulted...
esa preps earth observation satellite with onboard ai processor
The European Space Agency plans to launch an Earth observation satellite equipped with an artificially intelligent processor that...
china developing new launch vehicle for human spaceflight future moon missions
China unveiled a heavy-lift launch vehicle it is developing to carry a next-generation crewed...
NASA’s Juno spacecraft made its 16th close science flyby of Jupiter on October 29, 2018 and captured stunning...
On Nov. 13, 1971, Mariner 9 became the first spacecraft to orbit Mars. At the time,...
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italian space agency head dismissed
A week after the sudden firing of Roberto Battiston as the head of the Italian Space Agency, the reasons for his ouster remain unclear while a...
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With the space-tourism industry getting ready to take flight, aspiring space adventurers will soon be able to purchase tickets to low Earth orbit and beyond.
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The Gaia satellite has spotted an enormous 'ghost' galaxy lurking on the outskirts of the Milky Way.
California continues to be plagued by wildfires—including the Woolsey Fire near Los Angeles and the Camp Fire in Northern California, now one of the deadliest in the state's history. NASA satellites are observing these...
Almost 60 years after a Polish astronomer spotted clouds of dust orbiting Earth near the moon, astronomers have detected those clouds again.
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berlin museum hosts meeting on europe s next asteroid mission
Space engineers and asteroid experts from across Europe and beyond will gather at the Museum für Naturkunde in...
fcc to seek comment on revised orbital debris guidelines
The FCC will vote this week to considerproposed changes to orbital debris guidelines that could alter deployment plans...
esa s space vision presented at paris peace forum
ESA astronaut Claudie Haigneré attended the Paris Peace Forum this weekend, presenting the Agency’s vision for engaging humankind in multilateral...
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plan developed to characterize and identify ocean worlds
Strategies to identify and explore ocean worlds in our Solar System should focus on a range of targets, including confirmed...
European aerospace and defence firm ArianeGroup is to cut 2,300 jobs by 2022 as orders tumble and development of a new rocket nears its end, management said Monday.
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 week kicks off
With satellites delivering a mindboggling amount of data about our planet along with the availability of the latest digital technologies, there are countless opportunities for innovation. ESA’s ɸ-week, which kicked...
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine marked Veterans Day 2018 with a video message to honor the dedication and sacrifice of all military veterans and servicemembers in the U.S. Armed Forces.
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In November 2018, the private spaceflight company Rocket Lab successfully launched its first commercial mission using its Electron booster. The rocket "It's Business Time" launched six small satellites...
talking
With ESA’s ɸ-week underway in Italy, Director General, Jan Wörner, talks about what ɸ means to him
josef aschbacher on  week
The availability of today’s wealth of satellite data coupled with the latest digital technologies not only offer unprecedented opportunities for monitoring our changing planet, but they also lay...
As wildfires continue to burn in California, new satellite photos show the sheer scale of the deadly Camp Fire that has devastated the state's northern town of Paradise.
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Galaxy clusters are some of the most massive objects that can be found in the Universe. A new image from the NASA/ESA...
A miniaturised model of the Juice spacecraft during electromagnetic tests at ESA's technical heart in the Netherlands.
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In September of 2016, Elon Musk unveiled his vision for a super-heavy launch vehicle, which would be SpaceX's most ambitious project to...
A new optical modem, capable of sending high-definition quality video significantly faster than standard radio frequency systems, is being developed for NASA's Orion spacecraft. The hardware, offered by LGS Innovations,...
The ExoMars Landing Site Selection Working Group has recommended Oxia Planum as the landing site for the ESA-Roscosmos rover and surface science platform that will launch to the Red Planet in 2020.
Ralph, one of NASA's most well-traveled space explorers, has voyaged far and accomplished much: on the New Horizons mission, Ralph obtained stunning flyby images of Jupiter...
NASA astronaut Rusty Schweickart's career-defining moment came thanks to a camera problem, but he's used his out-of-this-world experience to try...
nasa to shut down astrobiology virtual institute
NASA is planning to replace its two-decade-old virtual institute devoted to astrobiology with a looser network of research teams, a move the...
esa s space vision presented at paris peace forum
ESA astronaut Claudie Haigneré attended the Paris Peace Forum this weekend, presenting the Agency’s vision for engaging humankind in multilateral...
handing over metop c
Mission teams at ESA’s ESOC operations centre in Germany handed control of the recently launched MetOp-C satellite to Eumetsat, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, on Saturday...
esa s 25 years of telecom the beginning
As ESA’s umbrella programme for telecom, ARTES, celebrates its 25th year, we will be examining why it was set up, how it...
As wildfires continue to burn in California, new satellite photos show the sheer scale of the deadly Camp Fire that has devastated the state's northern town of Paradise.
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On Nov. 11, 1966, the Gemini 12 mission launched. Gemini 12 was the last...
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A super-Earth found in our stellar back yard
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Commercial EO innovation challenges snail-pace government timescales
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Harnessing artificial intelligence for sustainability goals
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Direct observations of a planet orbiting a star 63 light-years away
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Distant NASA camera yields new Earth views
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Multimessenger links to NASA's Fermi mission show how luck favors the prepared
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Quantum 'compass' could allow navigation without relying on satellites
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Tropical Cyclone Alcide's rainfall observed by GPM Satellite
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ESA’s gravity-mapper reveals relics of ancient continents under Antarctic ice
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Weakening Tropical Storm Xavier observed By NASA
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ESA ready for weather mission liftoff
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New insights on comet tails are blowing in the solar wind
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NASA's Dawn mission to asteroid belt comes to end
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Ozone hole modest despite optimum conditions for ozone depletion
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NASA's GPM examines weaker Tropical Storm Yutu's rainfall
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Dawn mission to asteroid belt comes to end
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NASA's Planet-Hunting Kepler Space Telescope Is Done. What Will Happen to It?
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Mars 2020 parachute is a 'go'
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Threatening Typhoon Yutu probed by GPM Satellite
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NASA's IMERG reveals Hurricane Willa's rainfall
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