Space debris: A tale of two satellites
It's sometimes tough being a satellite in Earth orbit these days.
Pawsey powerhouse supercomputer crunches pre-SKA data torrent
High-performance computing specialists from Perth's International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) today became the first users of one of Australia's leading supercomputing facilities – the Pawsey ...
NASA wants spacesuit repair kit on Russian launch
(AP)—NASA is rushing to get spacesuit repair tools on a launch to the International Space Station this weekend.
LADEE lunar probe unveiled at NASA's wallops launch site in Virginia
NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) Observatory has arrived at the launch site on the Eastern Shore of Virginia at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island and is now in ...
Where do astronauts go when they need 'to go?'
Alan Shepard became the first American to fly in space on May 5, 1961. Although NASA engineers had put considerable planning into his mission, dubbed Freedom 7, noticeably missing from this extensive preparation was a way ...
NASA's next Mars rover will advance hunt for past life
The next robotic rover to explore Mars in 2020 should scour the surface of the red planet more closely than ever for signs of past life, a NASA science team said Tuesday.
Europe okays design for next-generation rocket
The European Space Agency (ESA) on Tuesday said it had approved the final design for a next-generation rocket, Ariane 6, aimed at maintaining Europe's grip on the fast-changing market for satellite launches.
NASA tests game changing composite cryogenic fuel tank
NASA recently completed a major space technology development milestone by successfully testing a pressurized, large cryogenic propellant tank made of composite materials. The composite tank will enable the next generation ...
Japan to launch satellites to monitor oceans
Japan plans to launch satellites to monitor the world's oceans, a report said Sunday, as Chinese government ships sailed in waters around islands controlled by Tokyo and claimed by Beijing.
Russia halts Proton rocket launches after accident
Russia is suspending the launches of Proton rockets after an unmanned rocket carrier exploded on takeoff this week, a source on the Russian Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan said Thursday.
KickSat co-creator, team launches new 'Pocket Spacecraft' project on Kickstarter
Russian rocket releases toxic fuel after blast in Kazakhstan (Update)
An unmanned Russian carrier rocket exploded Tuesday on takeoff at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, releasing tonnes of highly toxic fuel into the air in the space programme's latest disaster caught ...
Space Shuttle Atlantis inspires generations of explorers
With a giant question mark hovering over the future of the U.S. space program, the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opened its $100 million Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit Saturday.
NASA set to launch sun-observation satellite
(AP)—NASA on Thursday was poised to launch a satellite to observe a little-understood region just above the surface of the sun.