Exploration

NASA's Insight lander has begun to beam back its first images of the Martian surface.

InSight Beams Back its First View of Mars

NASA's InSight Mars lander made a textbook touchdown on the surface of the Red Planet yesterday. After a tense few minutes, operators back on...
NASA has selected the Jezero Crater as the landing site of their Mars 2020 rover.

NASA Selects Mars 2020 Landing Site

NASA has selected the Jezero Crater as the landing site for the much anticipated Mars 2020 rover mission. The announcement ends a five-year search...
NASA's Kepler Telescope has run out of fuel ending over 9 years of observations.

Kepler’s Watch has Come to an End

NASA’s Kepler telescope has run out of fuel and will be left to drift among the stars. The telescope has spent the last nine...
NASA's Parker Solar Probe has approached closer to the Sun than any spacecraft before it.

Parker Solar Probe Breaks Records

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has now travelled closer to our solar system’s star than any before it. Yet, that was not the only record...
OSIRIS REx completes AAM-1 burn.

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Completes First Asteroid Approach Burn

NASA officials have confirmed that their OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has completed the first of four Asteroid Approach Manoeuvres (AAM) on its way to the near-Earth...
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...

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Iran has failed to reach orbit loosing the Payam Earth observation satellite.

Iranian Satellite Launch Fails to Reach Orbit

Iran has recorded the first orbital rocket launch failure of 2019. Early reports from the country have confirmed that the Payam Earth observation microsatellite...
SpaceX has announced that it plans to lay off around 10% of the company's workforce.

SpaceX to Lay Off 10% of Workforce

Late Friday, it was revealed that SpaceX is planning to lay off around 10% of its workforce. In a statement, the company attributed a...
SpaceX launch Iridium-8 mission.

SpaceX Launch Final 10 Iridium NEXT Satellites

The final 10 Iridium NEXT satellites have been launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The launch concludes an 8-launch deal that was signed...
SpaceX launch Iridium-8 mission.

LIVE: Iridium-8 Launch

China prepare to launch the first orbital mission of 2019 aboard a Long March 3B rocket.

China Set to Launch First Orbital Mission of 2019

The first orbital mission of 2019 is set to be launched from Chinese shores later today. The launch is expected to deploy the Zhongxing-2D...