News tagged with robotic spacecraft

New Horizons flies by Uranus

The Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft will fly by another planet today (March 18, 2011). However, the robotic craft won’t be taking any images as it zooms past Uranus’ orbit at about 6 p.m. EDT, 3.8 billion kilometers ...

dateMar 21, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Image: Dextre gets to work

Dextre, the Canadian Space Agency's robotic "handyman", is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 26 crew member aboard the International Space Station on Feb. 3, 2011.

dateFeb 10, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Keeping Mars Contained

When robotic spacecraft bring a sample of Mars back to Earth, scientists will need specially-designed facilities to study the samples and prevent them from escaping to the outside world.

dateDec 04, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Fantastic Voyage

By travelling to the outer solar system, the two Voyager spacecraft allowed us to see amazing details of far-distant planets and moons.

dateNov 02, 2009 in Space Exploration
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