Japan is to launch a "space yacht" propelled by solar particles that bounce off its kite-shaped sails, the country's space agency said Tuesday.
To mark an unprecedented flurry of exploration which is about to begin, NASA announced yesterday that the coming year will be "The Year of the Solar System" (YSS).
(PhysOrg.com) -- New UK technology is set to play a major part in clearing dangerous clouds of debris hurtling around the Earth's lower orbit.
(PhysOrg.com) -- On Dec. 6 at 1:31 a.m. EST, NASA for the first time successfully ejected a nanosatellite from a free-flying microsatellite. NanoSail-D ejected from the Fast, Affordable, Science and Technology Satellite, ...
In an unexpected reversal of fortune, NASA's NanoSail-D spacecraft has unfurled a gleaming sheet of space-age fabric 650 km above Earth, becoming the first-ever solar sail to circle our planet.
(PhysOrg.com) -- Tapejara was an excellent flyer that also had an innate nautical knowledge of sailing.