Spacecraft & Probes

NASA Successfully Launches Planet-Hunting Spacecraft TESS
April 18, 2018
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NASA Successfully Launches Planet-Hunting Spacecraft TESS

NASA successfully launched TESS from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on top of a SpaceX Falcon 9. The new satellite will search for other Earths. So, NASA’s new planet-hunter is on its way to space aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will spot exoplanets via the “transit” method....

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DARKNESS Camera Wants to Find Habitable Worlds
April 18, 2018
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DARKNESS Camera Wants to Find Habitable Worlds

DARKNESS camera is an advanced piece of technology which can filter starlight. The new camera aims to spot hidden planets in the light of their host stars. So, light can be the enemy when it comes to finding new planets. Starlight can completely hide a planet, making them invisible. However, astronomers might’ve just...

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Launch of Planet-Hunting TESS Mission Postponed
April 16, 2018
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Launch of Planet-Hunting TESS Mission Postponed

NASA and SpaceX delay the launch of planet-hunting satellite TESS. The new spacecraft will remain on the launch pad until Wednesday. The satellite had been scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Monday evening. However, launch teams are standing down today to conduct additional Guidance Navigation and Control...

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NASA is Launching its New Planet Hunter
April 12, 2018
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NASA is Launching its New Planet Hunter

NASA is launching their new planet hunter on Monday (April 16). The new satellite will stare out at the cosmos searching for new extraterrestrial planets. Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will spot exoplanets via the “transit” method. So, whenever a planet transits, it slightly dims the light of its...

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First Luxury Space Hotel Scheduled to Launch in 2021
April 08, 2018
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First Luxury Space Hotel Scheduled to Launch in 2021

Tourists will now be able to have a nice vacation 200 miles above the Earth. Orion Span plans to launch a luxury space hotel to orbit Earth in 2021. Orion Span is a startup company based in Houston which aims to loft its “Aurora Station” in late 2021. The single-module commercial space station will start...

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NASA Developing Robot Bees for Exploring Mars
April 03, 2018
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NASA Developing Robot Bees for Exploring Mars

NASA is funding a project that will study the feasibility of using robot bees to study the Martian environment. A team of researchers from the University of Alabama and Japan is developing a new kind of Mars explorer. So, NASA is now funding their project called Marsbees. They have awarded the team $125,000. “The NIAC...

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NASA to Launch James Webb Space Telescope in 2021
March 27, 2018
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NASA to Launch James Webb Space Telescope in 2021

NASA still has some work to do with the James Webb Space Telescope. The space agency delays the launch of the upcoming telescope from spring 2019 to May 2021. NASA says that all of the flight hardware is fully complete. However, the delay happened due to the need for more testing of the telescope’s intricate systems and...

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Kepler Space Telescope is Running out of Fuel
March 24, 2018
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Kepler Space Telescope is Running out of Fuel

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope is coming to an end and we just aren’t ready for it. The legendary telescope was the real planet hunter. Astronomers launched the spacecraft on March 7, 2009, into an Earth-trailing heliocentric orbit. As of March 8th, 2018, astronomers have confirmed the existence of 3,743...

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China’s Tiangong-1 could Hit Earth on April Fool’s Day
March 23, 2018
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China’s Tiangong-1 could Hit Earth on April Fool’s Day

China’s 8.5-ton Tiangong-1 space lab might fall to Earth between March 30 and April 2. It’ll hurtle toward Earth in an uncontrolled fall. The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Space Debris Office in Darmstadt, Germany, predicted Thursday the Chinese space lab will re-enter Earth’s atmosphere by the end of...

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NASA’s Juno Caught a Beautiful Rose-Storm on Jupiter
March 19, 2018
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NASA’s Juno Caught a Beautiful Rose-Storm on Jupiter

NASA’s Juno spacecraft continues to orbit Jupiter, thus, bringing us beautiful views of the gas giant. Recently NASA has released an image of a rose-storm on planet Jupiter. Juno space probe has entered Jupiter’s orbit on July 4, 2016. NASA’s Juno spacecraft snapped the original picture on Feb. 7, during its...

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