Exploration

NASA InSight Lander has successfully checked in halfway through its journey to Mars.

NASA’s InSight Lander Checks In Halfway to Mars

Officials at NASA have confirmed that the InSight Mars Lander has travelled roughly half the distance on its way to the Red Planet. The Mars...
Hayabusa 2 spacecraft approaches to within 400 meters of the surface of the 162173 Ryugu asteroid on August 6.

Hayabusa 2 Prepares to Land on Distant Asteroid

Japan’s Hayabusa 2 has made its closest approach to the Ryugu asteroid yet after arriving in mid-June. The approach brought the spacecraft within less...
NASA has completed the first data downlink for their exoplanet hunter, TESS.

NASA Complete First TESS Data Downlink

NASA has successfully completed their first downlink from the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). The data will be shared with hundreds of scientists who...
The next generation NASA exoplanet hunter TESS has begun sciene operations with the first set of data expected later this month.

NASA’s TESS Exoplanet Hunter Begins Operations

NASA’s next-generation Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) began searching for undiscovered planets on July 25, 2018. The first set of data from the satellite...
Chinese Chang'e-3 lander still operational over fours years longer than expected.

The Chinese Chang’e-3 Lander Remains Operational on the Lunar Surface

The Chang'e-3 lunar lander is still sending data back to Earth over four years longer than expected. The discovery was published on the Twitter...
Mars Opportunity rover enters ow-power mode after being engulfed by massive dust storm.

NASA’s Curiosity and Opportunity Rovers Brace for Massive Dust Storm

A massive dust storm has swept across the surface of Mars. As NASA loses its link with the long-lived Opportunity rover, Curiosity is tasked...
NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has begun to test soil sample again for the first time in over a year.

Mars Curiosity Rover Resumes Soil Testing

NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has begun testing soil samples again. It’s the first time the rover has received a fresh sample into its mineralogy...
Astronomers have discovered a rare neutron star (E0102) 200,000 light years from Earth.

Stunning Composite Image of Rare Neutron Star (E0102)

Using data gathered from a number of ground and orbiting observatories, astronomers have discovered a rare type of neutron star. Referred to as 1E...
Mars Curiosity Rover successfully drills hole for the first time since October 2016.

Mars Curiosity Rover Has Begun Drilling Again

The Mars Curiosity Rover has begun to again drill into the surface of the red planet. Following months of testing a new drilling process,...
Taken a journey through the cosmos with the spectacular In Saturn's Rings.

In Saturn’s Rings is a Beautiful Journey Through the Cosmos

Released earlier this month, In Saturn’s Rings is a 42-minute movie created by exclusively using real photographs captured by NASA spacecraft. The result is...

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China are developing a recoverable satellite they hope to launch in the first half on 2018.

China to Offer Retrievable Reusable Satellites by 2019

China is in the final stages of developing a reusable next-generation retrievable satellite. The first satellite is currently undergoing testing, integration and assembly ahead...
Chinese officials have announced that the Long March 5 rocket would return to service in January 2019.

Long March 5 to Return to Service in January 2019

China’s Long March 5 heavy-lift rocket is set to return to service in January 2019. The Long March 5 is China’s largest launch vehicle. The...
Expedition 57/58 crewmembers Alexey Ovchinin and NASA's Nick Hague are on their way to the International Space Station.

Soyuz MS-10 Crew to Make Emergency Landing

Following an "issue with the booster" during the launch of Soyuz MS-10, the two-man crew was forced to return to Earth in ballistic descent...
The Hubble Space Telescope has entered into a safe mode following the failure of a gyro.

Gyro Failure Forces Hubble Space Telescope into Safe Mode

The Hubble Space Telescope entered safe mode on Friday, October 5 following a gyro failure. The telescope is, however, expected to return to service...
China launch their 27th orbital mission of 2018 deploying two Yaogan reconnaissance satellites aboard a Long March 2C.

China Launch Twin Reconnaissance Satellites Aboard Upgraded Long March 2C

China has launched their 27th orbital mission of 2018 deploying a pair of Yaogan reconnaissance satellites into orbit. This morning’s launch was also the...