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Catching signals from a speeding satellite

Soaring high above Earth as they speed through space, satellites are difficult targets to track. Now a new approach developed in Europe is helping ground stations to acquire signals faster and more accurately ...

dateMar 07, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Curiosity rover's recovery moving forward

(Phys.org) —NASA's Mars rover Curiosity continues to move forward with assessment and recovery from a memory glitch that affected the rover's A-side computer. Curiosity has two computers that are redundant ...

dateMar 12, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Video: Sentinel-1A radar deployment

Testing the deployment of the Sentinel-1A radar antenna (in fast motion) in the cleanroom at Thales Alenia Space in Cannes, France. As the satellite is designed to operate in orbit, it is hung from a structure during tests ...

dateJan 28, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Chile's ALMA probes for origins of universe

(AP)—Earth's largest radio telescope is growing more powerful by the day on this remote plateau high above Chile's Atacama desert, where visitors often feel like they're planting the first human footprints ...

dateOct 26, 2012 in Astronomy
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