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...
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.”
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.
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?
The mysterious X-37B space plane has been in orbit for almost two years now and broke an orbital record when it hit 675 days in orbit around Earth on March 25th 2017.
NASA’s Asteroid Grand Challenge is focused on finding all potential asteroid threats to human populations and knowing how to handle them. Interview with Jason Kessler, Program Executive for AGC.