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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...
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...

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NASA has proposed a spacecraft that would be powered by a 1,700-square-meter solar sail.

NASA Propose 1,700-Square-Meter Solar Sail Mission

NASA has proposed a deep space mission that would utilise a 1,700-square-meter solar sail to power a spacecraft that would measure the Sun’s magnetic...
SNC to launch Dream Chaser aboard Vulcan Centaur.

Dream Chaser to Launch Aboard Vulcan Centaur

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has selected the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Vulcan Centaur to launch the company’s Dream Chaser spacecraft for six International Space...
NASA has cleared the BEAM expandable module to remain on the ISS through to 2028.

NASA Clear BEAM Module to Remain on Space Station Through 2028

An experimental expandable module added to the International Space Station three years ago has been cleared by NASA to remain docked to the station...
Blue Origin has filed a protest over what it calls a “flawed” Air Force launch procurement process.

Blue Origin File Protest Over Air Force Launch Services Procurement

Blue Origin has filed a "pre-award" protest with the US Government Accountability Office over what it calls is a "flawed" Air Force launch services...
The Linkspace RLV-T5 demonstrator performed a 300-meter launch and landing test.

Linkspace Perform 300-Meter RLV-T5 Launch and Landing Test

Chinese small launch vehicle startup Linkspace Aerospace Technology Group has performed its most ambitious launch and landing test to date. The RLV-T5 tech demonstrator...