Japan’s space agency (JAXA) is gearing up for its Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) mission, with plans to have a sample from Mars’ moon Phobos return to Earth by 2029.
In November (or early December) of this year, after many excruciating delays, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will finally launch to space.
It’s no secret that a new Space Race has been brewing over the past few years. This time, rather than being a competition between two federal space agencies, the race has more competitors and is more complicated. In addition to more state competitors, there are also commercial space entities vying for positions and lucrative contracts. Add to that a network of public-private partnerships, and you have Space Race 2.0!
FM radio waves reveal a side of the universe invisible to the human eye.
Warmer temperatures near the sun can make sodium on asteroid Phaethon “fizz,” giving it comet-like tail.
NASA has called off plans for a spacewalk outside the International Space Station this week due a medical issue with one of the astronauts due to join the excursion, agency officials said Monday (Aug. 23).
Liftoff is at 3:37 a.m. EDT (0837 GMT) so set your alarm or stay up super late!
As parts of the U.S. northeast brace for Hurricane Henri to make landfall in New York today (Aug. 22), astronauts and satellites are tracking the historic storm from space.
Two Chinese astronauts conducted their second spacewalk outside of the country’s new space station on Friday (Aug. 20), installing a range of equipment including a backup air-conditioning unit.
The mission, called OneWeb 9, is scheduled to lift off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, at 6:13 p.m. EDT (2213 GMT; 3:13 a.m. on Aug. 22 Baikonur time). You can watch it live in the window above, courtesy of Arianespace, or directly via the company’s YouTube page.
Chinese astronomers hope to establish a major observatory program on the roof of the world, the Tibetan Plateau, with new research arguing for pristine observing conditions nestled in the uplands.
Arianespace launched a new Earth observation satellite for Airbus Monday night (Aug. 16), along with four other tiny satellites. An Arianespace Vega rocket, designated VV19, launched the Pléiades Neo 4 satellite and a quartet of cubesats from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana in South America at 9:47 p.m. EDT (0147 Aug. 17 GMT).
The findings might challenge established models of the formation of gas giants. The rings of Saturn, seen here in an archival photo from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, may hold clues into the planet’s soupy, mushy core, scientists say. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute) Saturn’s rings aren’t just a beautiful adornment — scientists can use the feature
Earth Science plays a vital role in Space Exploration. Most of Greenville, Calif. was destroyed by the Dixie wildfire of August 2021. these photos taken from space show the devastation.
India is set to launch the first in a new line of high-altitude Earth observation satellites Wednesday aboard a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle debuting a slightly wider payload shroud to accommodate larger spacecraft.