NASA finds a Solar System similar to our own
Dec19

NASA finds a Solar System similar to our own

Kepler Space Telescope launched by NASA in 2009 to find Earth-sized planets orbiting other sun-like stars has recently discovered a new planet orbiting the Kepler-90 star. This brings the number of planets around the star to eight, the same as the number of planets in our solar system. The star and the system in which the new planet is located is about 2,545 light years away from our planet. There could be more planets in the system...

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Revival of Voyager 1 after 37 years
Dec07

Revival of Voyager 1 after 37 years

The backup thrusters on the Voyager 1 spacecraft fired up after staggering 37 years. It took 19h and 35 min through space for the signal to reach an antenna in Goldstone, California, US, which is a part of NASA’s Deep Space Network. Voyager 1 was launched by NASA on September 5, 1977, 16 days after its twin, Voyager 2. Both these spacecraft are a part of the Voyager program to study the outer Solar System. On August 25, 2012, Voyager...

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Cassini to perform final series of daring maneuvers
Apr26

Cassini to perform final series of daring maneuvers

The Cassini spacecraft, part of the international Cassini-Huygens mission, is due to start a series of 22 orbits in between Saturn and its rings today, the 26th of April.

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ExoMars: Journey of the Unknown
Apr26

ExoMars: Journey of the Unknown

Are we alone in the universe? In the words of Arthur C. Clark: “Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.”

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The Airbus Zephyr
Apr05

The Airbus Zephyr

The Airbus Zephyr is a high-altitude long-endurance (HALE) UAV that runs solely on solar power and holds multiple records in this field. Its purpose is to provide a cheap and eco-friendly alternative for local satellite-like services. Flying at an altitude of 20km, the Zephyr is able to provide a high-resolution imagery to an area of over 1,000km2.

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SpaceX relaunches a used rocket making history
Apr01

SpaceX relaunches a used rocket making history

SpaceX created a milestone in space exploration history on March 31st by successfully launching the SES-10 satellite using one of it’s recovered Falcon-9 rockets and then recovering it again. Could this be the start of a new trend of reusing launch rockets?

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