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After two years and two months of travel across 1.2 billion mi (two billion km), NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft has reached the asteroid Bennu. At about 10:00 am PDT today, the unmanned probe fired its thrusters to place it in a parallel orbit at a distance of 11.8 mi (19 km) of the surface of its target,
The Parker Solar Probe has only been in space about two and a half months, and it's already breaking records. On October 29, 2018 at 1:04 pm EDT, the unmanned spacecraft came within 26.55 million mi (42.73 million km) of the Sun's surface – closer than any other man-made object... Continue Reading Parker Solar Probe now closer to the Sun than any spacecraft in history Category: Space Tag
NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin were forced to make an unplanned descent through Earth's atmosphere today following a malfunction of their Soyuz launch vehicle. The crew has now touched down in Kazakhstan, where they are being attended by search and rescue personnel... Continue Reading Crewed spacecraft bound for ISS forced to make emergency ballistic desc
nicknamed 'big f***ing rocket' by musk, the 348 feet tall (106 meters) ship will contain up to 40 cabins and have enough space for 100 people.  The post elon musk tweets new images of forthcoming spaceX BFR spacecraft appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
under an agreement with NASA, the fully autonomous spacecraft has been refined to carry humans to the international space station and other destinations. The post inside crew dragon, spaceX’s commercial spacecraft designed to carry humans to outer space appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
If you're building a spacecraft that's going to be landing on a planet that has an atmosphere, then you'd better equip it with a heat shield. Although some approaches to such shields can be heavy and/or complex, a University of Manchester PhD student has developed one that's simple, cheap and lightweight... Continue Reading New spin on heat shields could cut cost of spacecraft Category: S
after interpreting data received from the MARSIS instrument on the mars express spacecraft, scientists find evidence for a large stable body of liquid water under the southern polar ice cap on mars, similar to a lake, ending a 30-year long debate. The post mars spacecraft beams us the next chapter of humanity’s search for extraterrestrial life appeared first on designboom | architecture &a
Lockheed Martin is no stranger to 3D printing components, but now the company has created its largest piece to date – titanium domes to cap off satellite fuel tanks. Using additive manufacturing can help satellites be assembled faster and with less wasted materials... Continue Reading Lockheed Martin's titanium domes are the largest 3D-printed spacecraft parts yet Category: 3D Printing T
ESA's Mars Express orbiter is getting a major software upgrade that will extend its service life for years to come. On Sunday, the space agency uploaded the update into the veteran deep space probe's computers where it will remain stored in memory until a scheduled restart on April 16. If successful, it will take some of the burden off the aging gyroscopes used to keep the unmanned spacecraft
NASA is ramping up for the Mars 2020 mission's July 2020 launch as the space agency begins the Assembly, Test, and Launch Operations (ATLO) phase of the project at the Spacecraft Assembly Facility High Bay 1 at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. This includes the final assembly and electrical integration of flight hardware into the spacecraft's rocket-powered "sky cr


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