Chandra X-Ray Observatory Turns Ten
"We and the cosmos are one. The cosmos is a vast body, of which we are still parts. …It is a vital power rippling exquisitely through us all the time." D.H. Lawrence*
GOCE satellite achieves drag-free perfection (w/Videos)
(PhysOrg.com) -- ESA's gravity mission GOCE has achieved a first in the history of satellite technology. The sophisticated electric propulsion system has shown that it is able to keep the satellite completely ...
Ares I Five Segment Development Motor on the Move
(PhysOrg.com) -- On April 16, NASA moved the first segment of the Ares I rocket's five segment development motor, or DM-1, from ATK Space System's production facility in Promontory, Utah, to the nearby test ...
Surveillance vehicles take flight using alternative energy (w/Video)
Nearly undetectable from the ground, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are widely used by the military to scan terrain for possible threats and intelligence. Now, fuel cell powered UAVs are taking flight as ...
GOCE's 'heart' starts beating
GOCE's highly sensitive gradiometer instrument has been switched on and is producing data. Forming the heart of GOCE, the gradiometer is specifically designed to measure Earth's gravity field with unprecedented ...
Cassini Swaps Thrusters
(PhysOrg.com) -- Early this morning the Cassini spacecraft relayed information that it had successfully swapped to a backup set of propulsion thrusters late Wednesday.
NASA's Ares I Rocket First Stage Igniter Successfully Tested
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA has completed a successful test firing of the igniter that will be used to start the Ares I rocket first stage motor.
Cassini Thruster Swap Planned
(PhysOrg.com) -- The Cassini spacecraft will swap to a backup set of propulsion thrusters in mid-March due to degradation in the performance of the current set of thrusters.
Baby beetles inspire researchers to build 'mini boat' powered by surface tension (Video)
Inspired by the aquatic wriggling of beetle larvae, a University of Pittsburgh research team has designed a propulsion system that strips away paddles, sails, and motors and harnesses the energy within the water's surface. ...