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ESA’s Gaia observatory has discovered an exoplanet orbiting solar-type star Gaia EDR3 3026325426682637824.

ESA’s Gaia observatory has found its first transiting exoplanet

The European Space Agency announced March 30 that its Gaia astronomical observatory had identified its first transiting exoplanet.Launched in 2013, Gaia was tasked with...
China’s Chang'e 5 lander has begun collecting samples from lunar surface.

Chinese lunar lander begins collecting sample after touchdown

The Chinese Chang'e 5 lunar lander has begun collecting samples from the surface of the Moon after a successful touchdown.The Chang'e 5 mission was...
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Bennu asteroid sample has been successfully stowed for its journey back to Earth.

NASA Asteroid Sample Stowed for its Journey Back to Earth

A sample that was collected from the surface of the Bennu asteroid by NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft was stowed successfully on October 28 in preparation...
NASA OSIRIS-REx spacecraft collects sample from asteroid 321 million kilometres from Earth.

NASA Collects Sample from Asteroid 321 Million Kilometres from Earth

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft appears to have successfully collected a sample from the surface of the Bennu asteroid located 321 million kilometres from Earth.Bennu...
The launch of the James Webb Space Telescope has been scheduled for October 21, 2021.

James Webb Telescope Launch Scheduled for October 21, 2021

NASA has announced that the launch of its James Webb Space Telescope will be delayed. The delay is the latest for a program that...
NASA are preparing to start a fire aboard the SS Robert H. Lawrence.

NASA Are Preparing to Start in Fire Inside a Spacecraft

NASA is preparing to conduct its fourth Spacecraft Fire Safety Experiment (Saffire) aboard the SS Robert H. Lawrence.In order to study how a...
NASA's Hubble telescope observes as comet ATLAS disintegrates.

Hubble Captures Cosmic Light Show as Comet ATLAS Disintegrates

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured a spectacular cosmic event. The celebrated telescope observed comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) disintegrating approximately 146 million kilometers (91...
Researchers have discovered a planet that rains iron.

Researchers Observe Super-Heated Exoplanet Where it Rains Iron

Researchers at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) have observed a super-heated exoplanet where they suspect it rains liquid iron.With the use of the...
NASA’s JPL has released a 1.8-billion-pixel panoramic image of Mars.

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Captured a 1.8-Billion-Pixel Panorama of Mars

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab has released a 1.8-billion-pixel panoramic image of the surface of Mars. The image was captured by the agency’s Curiosity rover...
NASA has awarded the $170 million Psyche launch contract to SpaceX.

NASA Awards $170 Million Psyche Launch Contact to SpaceX

NASA has selected the SpaceX Falcon Heavy to carry the agency’s Psyche mission. The mission will explore an asteroid orbiting the Sun between Mars...

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An integration “incident” has delayed the launch of the $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope.

Integration “incident” delays launch of James Webb telescope

The launch of the $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope has been delayed in order for additional testing to be done following an integration...
Blue Origin has suffered another public blackeye following the company losing a lawsuit aimed at overturning a NASA Moon lander contract award.

Judge reveals court’s dismay at Blue Origin legal action

A 47-page opinion from Judge Richard A. Hertling describes why Blue Origin's lawsuit against NASA's Moon lander award to SpaceX was dismissed.A public version...
A consortium of companies led by Blue Origin and Sierra Space announced October 25 that it plans to develop Orbital Reef, a multi-use business park in low Earth orbit.

Blue Origin and Sierra Space-led consortium to launch commercial space station

A consortium of companies led by Blue Origin and Sierra Space has announced plans to construct a commercial space station.During an October 25 presentation...
The Artemis 1 Orion spacecraft has been moved to the Kennedy Space Center’s Vehicle Assembly Building for mating with its SLS launch vehicle.

Orion spacecraft moved to Vehicle Assembly Building for stacking

The Orion spacecraft that will be used for NASA's Artemis 1 Moon mission has been moved into the Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building...
One of two solar arrays on NASA’s Lucy asteroid spacecraft has failed to lock into position after deployment on October 16.

NASA Lucy asteroid mission runs into trouble hours after launch

NASA engineers are investigating why one of the two solar arrays equipped to the agency's Lucy spacecraft has failed to lock into place.Lucy was...