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Drag Sail Success! This Satellite Won't Turn Into Space Junk

The European Space Agency successfully tested a solar-sail-type device to speed up the deorbit time for a used cubesat carrier…

5 days ago

Europe Will be Building the Transfer Arm for the Mars Sample Return Mission

Now that the Perseverance rover has dropped off ten regolith and rock sample tubes for a future sample return mission…

2 weeks ago

How Could We Detect Life Inside Enceladus?

A new study provides estimates on what an astrobiology mission could find when it goes to Enceladus and samples its…

4 weeks ago

The Smallest Radar Ever Sent to Space Will Probe the Interior of Dimorphos After its Impact From DART

Are miniature probes the future of deep space exploration? (more…)

3 months ago

ESA is Considering a Mission to Enceladus

There are plenty of exciting places in the solar system to explore. But few are more interesting than Saturn's moon…

3 months ago

Samples Returned From Mars Will be Protected by a Micrometeorite Shield

NASA engineers are developing and testing a shielding system to protect the Mars Sample Return mission from micormeterites and space…

3 months ago

The New Ariane 6 Heavy Lift Rocket is Finally on the Launch Pad, But Won’t Liftoff Until Late 2023

A prototype of ESA’s new heavy lift rocket is now fully assembled and sitting on the launchpad at Europe’s Spaceport…

4 months ago

Underground Liquid Water Detected on Mars? Maybe not

New research from Cornell University shows that radar reading from Mars' South Pole region may not have been caused by…

4 months ago

The First Telescope Images of DART's Impact are Starting to Arrive

The ESA just released a video that shows the DART mission impacting the double-asteroid system of Didymos and Dimorphos.

4 months ago

The World’s Ground Stations are Getting Ready to Watch a Spacecraft Crash Into an Asteroid Next Week!

On Monday, Sept. 26th, the DART mission will collide with an asteroid to test a method of planetary defense. The…

5 months ago