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NASA news: Mars astronauts will use LASERS to communicate with Earth

NASA hopes to get humans to Mars at some point in the 2030s, and has already begun its preparations. Construction has now started on...

Inside the High Stakes Missions of NASA’s Oldest Deep-Space Probes

NASAOn Aug. 20, 1977, NASA launched the Voyager 2 probe on a mission to explore the outer planets of our solar system.Twelve years later,...

Intelsat revises IS-29e replacement plan, preps second-gen Epic order

WASHINGTON — Intelsat has abandoned plans to order a one-for-one replacement for the Intelsat-29e satellite that failed last year and will rely instead on...

SpaceX launches fifth batch of Starlink satellites, misses booster landing

WASHINGTON — SpaceX completed its fifth dedicated Starlink launch Feb. 17, successfully sending 60 satellites into low Earth orbit while missing what would have...

Arctic shock: NASA shocked to find TWO MILLION hotspots in the...

NASA planes have flown over 20,000 square miles of the Arctic in a bid to analyse methane patches in the north pole. These patches...

Rocket Lab wins contract to launch NASA lunar cubesat mission

WASHINGTON — NASA awarded a contract to Rocket Lab Feb. 14 for the launch of a cubesat mission that will serve as a precursor...

What is this pale blue dot 4 BILLION miles away in...

Yet this photograph, taken 30 years afo today, fundamentally changed humanity’s view of itself – because the so-called ‘Pale Blue Dot’ is in fact...

DirecTV’s defunct Spaceway-1 reaches high graveyard orbit in one piece

WASHINGTON — DirecTV’s Spaceway-1 satellite has been retired to a graveyard orbit 500 kilometers above the geostationary arc, eliminating the risk of the malfunctioning...

NASA selects four finalists for next Discovery mission

WASHINGTON — NASA is considering missions to Venus and two outer solar system moons as the next in its Discovery line of planetary science...

NASA's iconic 'Pale Blue Dot' photograph turns 30 on Friday. It...

NASA's new "Pale Blue Dot" photograph, an updated version of a photo of Earth taken February 14, 1990, by Voyager 1 from a distance...

Who’s telling the truth?

A space industry flush with startups and easy money struggles to tamp down all the B.S. At a meteorology conference, a space industry consultant asked...

Brits build plasma-powered 100,000 MPH rocket engine halving Mars travel time

And Pulsar Fusion ultimately hopes to construct an engine capable of powering rockets travelling at a staggering 500,000mph. Pulsar, a privately owned nuclear fusion...

Arianespace launches first large batch of OneWeb satellites on Soyuz rocket

WASHINGTON — A Soyuz rocket launched 34 small broadband satellites for OneWeb Thursday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, marking the beginning of a...

Aurora to test deorbit tether on Momentus mission

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Finnish startup Aurora Propulsion Technologies signed a contract at the SmallSat Symposium to fly a deorbiting technology demonstration on a...

Kinéis raises 100 million euros to build and launch 25 IoT...

WASHINGTON — French Internet of Things startup Kinéis has raised 100 million euros ($110.5 million) from private and public investors to fund a constellation...

Momentus announces customers for in-space shuttle service

Mountain View, Calif. – SteamJet Space Systems is the latest customer to sign up for Momentus’ Vigoride space transportation service. Momentus announced plans at the...

Europa Clipper seeking savings as cost reserves plummet

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The management of NASA’s Europa Clipper mission, facing dwindling cost reserves while still years away from launch, is looking at...

Accion Systems raises $11M for tiny ion engines, with Boeing HorizonX...

Each of Accion Systems’ ion thrusters is about the size of a postage stamp. (Accion Systems Photo)Boeing HorizonX Ventures has teamed up with Shasta...

Accion Systems raises $11 million Series B for space propulsion

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Space propulsion startup Accion Systems has raised $11 million in a new round of funding designed to allow the company...

Jupiter warning: ‘Earth in crosshairs’ as scientists make terrifying discovery

Computer simulations have found the largest planet in our solar system’s gravity hurls deadly asteroids towards us rather than keeps them away, as previously...

Blue Origin to test lunar lander engine at Air Force lab

WASHINGTON — Blue Origin will perform tests of the engine it is developing for its Blue Moon lunar lander at a U.S. Air Force...

U.S. imposes new rules on state-owned Chinese media over propaganda concerns

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration said on Tuesday said it will begin treating five major Chinese state-run media entities with U.S. operations the...
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