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Walter Cunningham: Apollo 7 Astronaut
SPACE.COM Walter Cunningham is a former NASA astronaut best remembered for flying the Apollo 7 mission in October 1968. 1 hour
NASA eyes powerful Hurricane Willa affecting western Mexico
PHYS.ORG NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared view of Hurricane Willa as it continued moving toward landfall in western Mexico on Oct. 23. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible look at the... 2 hours
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite catches Typhoon Yutu strengthening, Guam on alert
PHYS.ORG Tropical Storm Yutu continued strengthening as NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead. On Oct. 23, Yutu was a strengthening typhoon east of Guam. 2 hours
pradman kaul details hughes global satellite broadband ambitions Pradman Kaul details Hughes’ global satellite broadband ambitions
SPACE NEWS Kaul says Hughes' entrance into Africa with Yahsat gives it a head start over Viasat, which has similarly expanded first... 3 hours
This cloud-zapping laser could help scientists create a quantum internet
SCIENCE-NEWS A powerful fast-pulsing laser can bust through clouds to make quantum communication via satellite easier. 4 hours
Mercury Capsule Exhibit to Preview Cosmosphere Satellite Location
SPACE.COM The historic capsule that carried the second American to fly into space is set to land in the second most populous city in Kansas. 4 hours
Milky Way’s Youngest Pulsar Confirmed
SCI-NEWS.COM Astronomers using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have confirmed that a supernova remnant called Kes 75 contains the youngest known pulsar in our Milky Way Galaxy. After... 5 hours
Hubble moving closer to normal science operations
PHYS.ORG NASA took great strides last week to press into service a Hubble Space Telescope backup gyroscope (gyro) that was incorrectly returning extremely high rotation rates. The backup gyro was turned on after the spacecraft... 5 hours
Ultra-close stars discovered inside a planetary nebula
PHYS.ORG An international team of astronomers have discovered two stars in a binary pair that complete an orbit around each other in a little over three hours, residing in the planetary nebula M3-1. Remarkably, the... 6 hours
Zooming in on Mexico's landscape
PHYS.ORG As part of a scientific collaboration with the Mexican Space Agency and other Mexican scientific public entities, ESA has combined images from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission to produce a detailed view of the different types of vegetation growing... 7 hours
Image: Cloudlets swarm around our local supermassive black hole
PHYS.ORG This image from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) shows the area surrounding Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole that lurks at the centre of the Milky Way—highlighted here with... 8 hours
European-Japanese BepiColombo Spacecraft is on Its Way to Mercury
SCI-NEWS.COM BepiColombo, a joint endeavor between the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), blasted... 8 hours
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ESA There is nothing quite like the taste of home – especially when you live on the International Space Station. For ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst that taste comes in the form... 9 hours
NASA's First Image of Mars from a CubeSat
PHYS.ORG NASA's MarCO mission was designed to find out if briefcase-sized spacecraft called CubeSats could survive the journey to deep space. Now, MarCO—which stands for Mars Cube One—has Mars in sight. 9 hours
Hubble Space Telescope Nearly Ready for Action Again
SPACE.COM It looks like NASA's famous Hubble Space Telescope has recovered from the glitch that knocked the observatory offline more than two weeks ago. 20 hours
Dangerous Hurricane Willa probed By NASA and Japan's GPM satellite
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Hurricane Willa is a major hurricane threatening western Mexico. Forecasters were able to see the rate of rainfall occurring within the powerful storm when the Global Precipitation Measurement... 22 hours
NASA's first image of Mars from a CubeSat
SCIENCE DAILY NASA's MarCO mission was designed to find out if briefcase-sized spacecraft called CubeSats could survive the journey to deep space. Now, MarCO -- which stands for Mars Cube One -- has Mars... 22 hours
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SPACE NEWS Engineers have made progress correcting a faulty gyro on the Hubble Space Telescope, making NASA optimistic the space telescope can resume normal... 24 hours
nasa s first image of mars from a cubesat NASA's First Image of Mars from a CubeSat
ASTRO WATCH NASA's MarCO mission was designed to find out if briefcase-sized spacecraft called CubeSats could survive the journey to deep space.... 1 day
Hubble Snaps Beautiful Image of NGC 5033
SCI-NEWS.COM The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a vivid image of the unbarred spiral galaxy NGC 5033. NGC 5033 is located about... 1 day
thales group reports boost in space revenue Thales Group reports boost in space revenue
SPACE NEWS Government demand for space systems drove a “recovery of space orders” for Thales Group this year, offsetting a slump in commercial telecom... 1 day
NASA tracks Tropical Storm Yutu, warnings posted
PHYS.ORG NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and captured a visible image of Tropical Storm Yutu as warnings were posted. A typhoon watch is in force for Tinian and Saipan and... 1 day
NASA sees tiny Tropical Storm Vincente near southwestern Mexico's coast
PHYS.ORG NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Eastern Pacific Ocean and captured a visible image of the small tropical storm named Vincente. 1 day
NASA Tests Astronaut Survival Systems for Orion Splashdowns
SPACE.COM NASA and the U.S. Air Force recently tested astronaut survival systems for the first time since the space shuttles stopped flying in 2011. 1 day
Einstein and the Incredible Hulk Now Have Their Own Constellations (But You'll Never See Them)
SPACE.COM NASA added 21 new "constellations" to the sky, thanks to invisible gamma-ray light. 1 day
European-Japanese mission to investigate the smallest planet in the Solar System
PHYS.ORG The European-Japanese planetary mission BepiColombo lifted off from the European spaceport in French Guiana at 03:45 Central European Summer time on 20 October 2018 (22:45 on... 1 day
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ESA A stunning early morning launch lifted the ESA/JAXA BepiColombo spacecraft into space on Saturday, 20 October, marking the start of intensive, round-the-clock flight control activities to ensure the mission’s health... 1 day
NASA calls for instruments, technologies for delivery to the moon
PHYS.ORG NASA has announced a call for Lunar Surface Instrument and Technology Payloads that will fly to the Moon on commercial lunar landers as early as next year or... 1 day
Kes 75—Milky Way's youngest pulsar exposes secrets of star's demise
PHYS.ORG Scientists have confirmed the identity of the youngest known pulsar in the Milky Way galaxy using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. This result could provide astronomers new... 1 day
The Next Battleground: What Do We Really Know About What Adversaries Do in Space?
SPACE.COM As the Pentagon moves to stand up a U.S. Space Command and Congress debates whether it makes sense to create... 1 day
NASA's OSIRIS-REx Checks for Collision Hazards As It Nears Asteroid Bennu
SPACE.COM After a huge team of engineers has spent years building a $800 million spacecraft, you want to be sure the craft doesn't bang into anything before... 1 day
'Oumuamua one year later
PHYS.ORG One year ago this week astronomers discovered an unusual object moving through space not too far from the Earth's orbit. In just a few days they realized it could not be a normal asteroid or comet – its path showed... 1 day
zooming in on mexico s landscape Zooming in on Mexico’s landscape
ESA As part of a scientific collaboration with the Mexican Space Agency and other Mexican scientific public entities, ESA has combined images from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission... 1 day
kes 75 milky way s youngest pulsar exposes secrets of star s demise Kes 75: Milky Way's Youngest Pulsar Exposes Secrets of Star's Demise
ASTRO WATCH Scientists have confirmed the identity of the youngest known pulsar in the Milky Way... 2 days
astronomers catch red dwarf star in a superflare outburst Astronomers Catch Red Dwarf Star in a Superflare Outburst
ASTRO WATCH New observations by two Arizona State University astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have caught a red dwarf... 2 days
ariane 5 rocket begins bepicolombo s journey to mercury Ariane 5 Rocket Begins BepiColombo’s Journey to Mercury
ASTRO WATCH Europe’s powerful Ariane 5 booster took to the skies on Friday, October 19, to launch BepiColombo on a long journey... 3 days
double dust ring test could spot migrating planets Double Dust Ring Test Could Spot Migrating Planets
ASTRO WATCH New research by a team led by an astrophysicist at the University of Warwick has a way of finally telling... 3 days
BepiColombo's Path: Why Does It Take So Long to Get to Mercury?
SPACE.COM The European and Japanese space agencies launched their first mission to Mercury yesterday, but now, the mission's engineers and admirers have to endure a... 3 days
Chandra X-ray Observatory Should Return to Action Next Week
SPACE.COM NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory remains on course to bounce back from its gyroscope issues soon, mission team members said. 3 days
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SPACE NEWS A Mercury-bound science mission from the European and Japanese space agencies began a seven-year journey to the Solar System’s smallest planet Oct. 19 aboard... 4 days
bepicolombo blasts off to investigate mercury s mysteries BepiColombo blasts off to investigate Mercury’s mysteries
ESA The ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission to Mercury blasted off on an Ariane 5 from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou at 01:45:28 GMT on 20... 4 days
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ESA Watch BepiColombo launch from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on an Ariane 5 rocket 4 days
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ESA BepiColombo lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on an Ariane 5 rocket at 01:45 GMT 4 days
This Hunk of Metal Fell From Space and Landed in California
SPACE.COM Iridium 70 fell out of orbit Oct. 10. A few days later, one of its fuel tanks caused a stir in central California. 4 days
vector secures 70 million series b round for small launch vehicle development Vector secures $70 million Series B round for small launch vehicle development
SPACE NEWS Vector, one of dozens of ventures developing small launch vehicles to serve perceived high demand for small satellite launches, announced Oct. 19 that it... 4 days
Einstein and the Incredible Hulk Now Have Their Own Constellations (But You'll Never See Them)
LIVE SCIENCE NASA added 21 new "constellations" to the sky, thanks to invisible gamma-ray light. 4 days
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SPACE NEWS Three regional satellite operators with C-band coverage over the United States have complained to U.S. telecom... 4 days
What the Heck Is the Deal with This Weird, Square Iceberg?
LIVE SCIENCE A NASA photograph revealed an extremely weird-looking iceberg. A NASA scientist explained why. 4 days
Curiosity Rover on Mars Exercises Its 'New' Brain (Photo)
SPACE.COM NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is putting its "new" brain to work a bit while mission team members try to fix a memory issue with the "old" one. 4 days
BepiColombo in Pictures: A Mercury Mission by Europe and Japan
SPACE.COM Tiny Mercury is a strange planet that may hide secrets to how our solar system formed — and that's why the European and Japanese space agencies decided to... 4 days
Preparing future explorers for a return to the Moon
PHYS.ORG To train future explorers to support NASA's mission to return to the Moon's surface, scientists use similar environments found on the Earth. Last week, a group of domestic and international... 4 days
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SPACE NEWS François Lombard, who took the helm at Airbus Intelligence in early 2017, is encouraging this type of innovation... 4 days
This Hunk of Metal Fell From Space and Landed in California
LIVE SCIENCE Iridium 70 fell out of orbit Oct. 10. A few days later, one of its fuel tanks caused a stir in central California. 4 days
Europe, Japan ready spacecraft for 7-year journey to Mercury
PHYS.ORG Final preparations were underway Friday for the launch of a joint mission by European and Japanese space agencies to send twin probes to Mercury, the closest planet to the sun. 4 days
BepiColombo, the First Mercury Mission in 14 Years, Launches Tonight — Watch Live!
SPACE.COM It's been more than 14 years since a spacecraft launched toward Mercury, so don't miss your chance to watch a rocket do... 4 days
On This Day in Space! Oct. 19, 2016: ExoMars Mission Arrives at the Red Planet
SPACE.COM On Oct. 19, 2016, the European Space Agency's ExoMars mission arrived at Mars! See how it happened in... 4 days
plant hormone makes space farming a possibility Plant Hormone Makes Space Farming a Possibility
ASTRO WATCH With scarce nutrients and weak gravity, growing potatoes on the Moon or on other planets seems unimaginable. But the plant hormone strigolactone... 4 days
nasa issues call for payloads to go on commercial lunar landers NASA issues call for payloads to go on commercial lunar landers
SPACE NEWS As NASA evaluates proposals for commercially developed small lunar landers, the agency is now... 5 days
ula sends aehf 4 screaming through the atmosphere on powerful atlas v ULA Sends AEHF-4 Screaming Through the Atmosphere on Powerful Atlas V
ASTRO WATCH United Launch Alliance successfully completed another major milestone in the completion of the U.S.... 5 days
How NASA Mars Lander's 'Steampunk' Claw Will Work (Video)
SPACE.COM NASA's InSight Mars lander carries a five-fingered metallic claw at the end of its robotic arm that's crucial to the robot's mission. Here's how that claw will work. 5 days
Moon Science! NASA Needs Experiment Ideas for Commercial Lunar Landers
SPACE.COM NASA has opened a submission period for commercial moon-lander proposals, noting that selected technology might fly as soon as next year. 5 days
After Soyuz Abort, Russia Wants 3 Successful Robotic Flights Before Next Crew Launch
SPACE.COM The Russian space agency, Roscosmos, promised an investigation into the failed Oct. 11 Soyuz crew launch, and the preliminary report should be... 5 days
Astronomers catch red dwarf star in a superflare outburst
PHYS.ORG New observations by two Arizona State University astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have caught a red dwarf star in a violent outburst, or superflare. The blast of radiation was... 5 days
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SPACE NEWS The last mission needed to complete Iridium Communications’ second-generation satellite constellation is scheduled for... 5 days
Would a Space Force Mean the End of NASA?
SPACE.COM The United States already has a space agency: NASA. So why do we need a Space Force, and what would it do? Could a Space Force strain diplomatic relationships, reigniting... 5 days
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ESA Operations image of the week: after years of planning and countless hours of simulations, mission teams at ESA’s mission control are ready to take flight on the long and complex... 5 days
Fisher Space Pen Celebrates 50 Years in Space with Apollo 7 Pen Set
SPACE.COM Fifty years ago, Walt Cunningham became one of NASA's first Apollo astronauts to fly into space and, aboard the same mission, one... 5 days
Saturn V Rockets & Apollo Spacecraft
SPACE.COM To get astronauts to the moon, scientists built the largest rocket ever. 5 days
Would a Space Force mean the end of NASA?
PHYS.ORG Space, that final frontier, is something that catches the attention of a country naturally inclined to believe in ideas like "Manifest Destiny" and American exceptionalism. But how well does a... 5 days
BepiColombo: Two orbiters head to mercury
PHYS.ORG Known since antiquity, Mercury has not yet delivered all its secrets. The international mission BepiColombo, scheduled to launch in the coming days, will study the planet's surface and compare its magnetic field with that of the... 5 days
Blazar's brightness cycle confirmed by NASA's Fermi mission
PHYS.ORG A two-year cycle in the gamma-ray brightness of a blazar, a galaxy powered by a supermassive black hole, has been confirmed by 10 years of observations from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope.... 5 days
How a group of school students discovered the sounds of solar storms
PHYS.ORG VIDEO ,We are now truly living in the era of big data. And it's not just companies like Facebook and YouTube that are reaping the... 5 days
Mission control ready for Mercury
PHYS.ORG Teams responsible for flying the bold BepiColombo mission to Mercury today completed the last major step in preparation for Saturday's liftoff—the final pre-launch 'dress rehearsal' at ESA's ESOC control centre in Darmstadt, Germany. 5 days
A Bose-Einstein condensate has been produced in space for the first time
PHYS.ORG An international team of researchers has successfully produced a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) in space for the first time. In their paper published in the... 5 days
Bursting the clouds for better communication
PHYS.ORG We live in an age of long-range information transmitted either by underground optical fibre or by radio satellites. But the throughput today is so great that radio frequency is no longer enough in itself. Research is... 5 days
satellite operators offer communications for autonomous ships Satellite operators offer communications for autonomous ships
SPACE NEWS SMM Hamburg, the biennial international maritime conference in Germany Sept. 4-7, attracted not only shipbuilders but also satellite operators eager to offer... 5 days
fermi energizes the sky with gamma ray constellations Fermi Energizes the Sky With Gamma-ray Constellations
ASTRO WATCH Long ago, sky watchers linked the brightest stars into patterns reflecting animals, heroes, monsters and even scientific instruments into what is now... 5 days
magnetic fields may be the key to black hole activity Magnetic Fields may be the Key to Black Hole Activity
ASTRO WATCH Researchers using NASA’s SOFIA airborne telescope have found that magnetic fields are trapping the material that... 5 days
luna facility brings moon to earth Luna facility brings Moon to Earth
ESA A facility planned for ESA’s Astronaut Centre (EAC) in Cologne, Germany, will recreate the Moon’s surface on Earth. ESA project manager for strategic planning... 6 days
ula ceo bruno new competitors in military launch market good for the country ULA CEO Bruno: New competitors in military launch market ‘good for the country’
SPACE NEWS Between now and when the the Air Force starts buying... 6 days
the next battleground what do we really know about what adversaries do in space The next battleground: What do we really know about what adversaries do in space?
SPACE NEWS As the Pentagon moves to stand up a... 6 days
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SPACE NEWS To connect the masses, megaconstellations will need mega antennas mega cheap. Antenna makers need mega orders to make that happen.... 6 days
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ESA Teams responsible for flying the bold BepiColombo mission to Mercury today completed the last major step in preparation for Saturday’s liftoff — the final pre-launch ‘dress... 6 days
On This Day in Space! Oct. 17, 2016: Antares Rocket Returns to Flight
SPACE.COM On Oct. 17, 2016, Orbital ATK returned to flight, successfully launching a cargo shipment to the International Space Station after its previous... 6 days
New generation of U.S. satellite microwave sounder achieves high radiometric stability performance for reliable climate change detection
Science Magazine Observations from the satellite microwave sounders play a vital role in measuring the long-term... 6 days
Weird state of matter produced in space for first time
Science Magazine Atoms cooled to make a Bose-Einstein condensate during on brief rocket flight 6 days
NASA catches the scattered remains of former Tropical Storm Tara
PHYS.ORG NASA's Aqua satellite captured an infrared image of the remnants of former Tropical Storm Tara after it dissipated near the coast of western Mexico's Jalisco state. Jalisco is... 6 days
NASA's Fermi mission energizes the sky with gamma-ray constellations
PHYS.ORG Long ago, sky watchers linked the brightest stars into patterns reflecting animals, heroes, monsters and even scientific instruments into what is now an official collection of 88 constellations. Now scientists... 6 days
Rocket Lab selects Wallops for U.S. launch site
SPACE NEWS Small launch vehicle company Rocket Lab announced Oct. 17 that it will build its second launch pad, and first in the United States, at Wallops Island in Virginia. SpaceNews.com 6 days
NASA’s planet-hunting space telescope nears its end
Science Magazine Kepler mission discovered thousands of exoplanets with novel technique 6 days
Startup plans to launch small satellites from Virginia coast
PHYS.ORG A California-based startup says it will rocket small satellites into orbit from Virginia. 6 days
After visits with Vesta and Ceres, asteroid-exploring Dawn spacecraft is about to go dark
Science Magazine NASA mission was first to orbit two planetary bodies 6 days
Double dust ring test could spot migrating planets
SCIENCE DAILY Astrophysicist now have a way of finally telling whether newly forming planets are migrating within the disc of dust and gas that typically surrounds stars or whether they are simply staying put... 6 days
breaking rocket lab chooses wallops as its u s launch site BREAKING: Rocket Lab chooses Wallops as its U.S. launch site
SPACE NEWS Rocket Lab announced Wednesday that it has chosen the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Flight Facility... 6 days
What It Felt Like to Be Aboard the Failed Rocket Launch to the Space Station
SPACE.COM Everything was going smoothly — until NASA astronaut Nick Hague felt a sudden tremor. "The first thing I... 6 days
Double dust ring test could spot migrating planets
PHYS.ORG New research by a team led by an astrophysicist at the University of Warwick has a way of finally telling whether newly forming planets are migrating within the disc of dust and... 6 days
What It Feels Like to Be Aboard a Failed Rocket Launch
SPACE.COM Everything was going smoothly — until NASA astronaut Nick Hague felt a sudden tremor. "The first thing I really noticed was being shaken pretty violently side... 6 days
Installing life support the hands-free way
PHYS.ORG Last week saw the installation of ESA's next-generation life-support system on the International Space Station. The new facility recycles carbon dioxide in the air into water that can then be converted into oxygen reducing supplies sent... 6 days
Dangerous Hurricane Willa probed By NASA and Japan's GPM satellite
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How a group of school students discovered the sounds of solar storms
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Scientists to debate landing site for next Mars rover
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Chiefs of NASA, Russian Space Agency Pledge Swift Return to Soyuz Launches
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With thick ice gone, Arctic sea ice changes more slowly
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Soyuz launch to ISS aborted after booster failure; crew safe
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