Spacecraft & Probes

Watch Nasa Test a Powerful Rocket Engine that will Send Humans to Mars
October 20, 2017
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Watch Nasa Test a Powerful Rocket Engine that will Send Humans to Mars

NASA rocket called the Space Launch System will carry this powerful rocket engine. The new spacecraft will blast into space next year on a mission to the red planet. The American space agency tested the RS-25 rocket engine at the Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, yesterday (Oct. 19). This car-sized booster caused vast...

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Chinese Space Station Tiangong-1 Will Crash Down to Earth Within Months
October 13, 2017
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Chinese Space Station Tiangong-1 Will Crash Down to Earth Within Months

Tiangong-1 space laboratory will break apart in the atmosphere of Earth. Pieces weighing as much as 100kg may fall from the skies. China launched the 8.5-ton Tiangong-1 space laboratory in 2011. China was ambitious that the laboratory would become a space superpower. The Chinese station has been in an orbit around Earth for...

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Juno Completes First Close-Up Of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot
July 13, 2017
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Juno Completes First Close-Up Of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

NASA’s Juno mission completed a close flyby of Jupiter and its Great Red Spot on July 10, during its sixth science orbit. NASA’s Juno spacecraft has sent back the first photos from its close flyby over Jupiter’s famous Great Red Spot. With the help of its active instruments and JunoCam who were operating all the...

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Juno Spacecraft Will Travel Above Jupiter’s Great Red Spot July 10
July 06, 2017
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Juno Spacecraft Will Travel Above Jupiter’s Great Red Spot July 10

NASA’s Juno spacecraft is getting ready for the closest fly over Jupiter’s famous Great Red Spot on July 10. Gas giant’s iconic Great Red Spot is a 10,000 miles wide (16,000 kilometers wide) storm. This will be the first up-close and personal view of the gigantic feature. A storm monitored since 1830 and...

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China’s Mission To Moon Takes A Hit Due To Rocket Failure
July 06, 2017
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China’s Mission To Moon Takes A Hit Due To Rocket Failure

The second launch of China’s new-generation Long March-5 carrier rocket failed Sunday, fading country’s ambitious space aspirations. China experienced a rocket failure 40 minutes after the largest rocket lifted off at 7:23 p.m. local time (7:23 a.m. ET) from the seaside Wenchang space launch center on the southern...

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Is Space Debris Dangerous For Satellites And People On Earth?
July 01, 2017
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Is Space Debris Dangerous For Satellites And People On Earth?

Collisions with space debris have become a hazard to spacecraft; they cause great damage, especially to solar panels and optics like telescopes or star trackers. Space debris is the collection of man-made objects around Earth, like old-satellites, spent rocket stages and pieces from disintegration, collisions and...

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On This Day, SpaceX Rocket Explodes After Liftoff (Video)
June 28, 2017
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On This Day, SpaceX Rocket Explodes After Liftoff (Video)

On June 28, 2015, an unmanned rocket by Elon Musk’s SpaceX on a resupply mission to the International Space Station exploded Sunday just minutes after launch. SpaceX’s robotic dragon capsule blasted off atop the company’s two-stage Falcon 9 rocket from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, headed...

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SpaceX Nails Two Falcon 9 Landings In One Weekend
June 27, 2017
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SpaceX Nails Two Falcon 9 Landings In One Weekend

SpaceX successfully completes two Falcon 9 landings in one weekend with liftoff of a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California carrying 10 satellites owned by Iridium Communications. The rocket took off on June 25 from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base at 4:25PM ET. It delivered 10 satellites into...

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SpaceX Might Launch Its Biggest Rocket Ever
June 12, 2017
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SpaceX Might Launch Its Biggest Rocket Ever

SpaceX might launch the most powerful and biggest rocket ever in a couple of months. Elon Musk tweeted that Falcon Heavy’s three cores should be at Cape Canaveral in two to three months. All Falcon Heavy cores should be at the Cape in two to three months, so launch should happen a month after that — Elon Musk...

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NASA Rocket Launch To Create Colorful Artificial Clouds
June 11, 2017
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NASA Rocket Launch To Create Colorful Artificial Clouds

People living in the East Coast of the United States will enjoy a colorful sky on Sunday night (June 11) at 9:04 p.m. EDT (0104 GMT on Monday) as NASA launches a sounding rocket that will create artificial red and blue clouds. You can also watch the liftoff, which will take place from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in...

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