Exploration

Hayabusa2 rovers return amazing images from the surface of Ryugu.

MINERVA-II Rovers Return Images of Asteroid Surface 200 Million Miles Away

A pair of Japanese rovers deployed on the surface of the Ryugu asteroid late last week have returned the first images from the surface. The...
NASA engineers are hopeful that they will be able to revive the Mars Opportunity rover after global dust storm.

NASA Still Hope To Revive Mars Opportunity Rover

Engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California are hopeful they can revive the Opportunity rover. JPL lost contact with the rover...
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...

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Rocket Lab has secured an addtional $140 million in fuding during a Series E financing round.

Rocket Lab Secures $140 Million in Additional Funding

Rocket Lab has announced a successful Series E financing round. The small lunch vehicle provider has secured $140 million in funding to begin aggressively...
SpaceX are set to launch a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket on its third mission for the first time ever.

SpaceX Set to Launch a Flight-Proven Falcon 9 on its Third Mission

Early next week, SpaceX plans to launch a Falcon 9 booster on its third mission for the first time. The launch will take the...
India's space agency ISRO has succesfully launched the GSAT-29 communications satellite aboard their most powerful launche vehicle the GSLV MK.3.

GSLV Mk.3 Test Success Boosts India’s Lunar Ambitions

India’s national space agency has successfully launched their final GSLV MK.3 test mission deploying the GSAT-19 communications satellite. The rocket’s first operational mission, scheduled...
South Korea are set to launch a KSLV-II suborbital test vehicle from their Naro Space Center on 28 November 2018.

South Korea Prepare to Launch Suborbital Test Vehicle

South Korea has announced plans to launch a suborbital test vehicle on November 28. The vehicle is a test of what will become the...
Rocket Lab has successfully launched their second orbital mission, It's Business Time.

Rocket Lab Successfully Launches Second Orbital Mission

New Zealand-based launch provider Rocket Lab has successfully performed their second orbital launch. The mission, dubbed “It’s Business Time”, deployed seven individual payloads for...