ViviSat space vehicles will keep satellites on track
Europe's star-hunter Gaia enters orbit
A billion-dollar star-hunting telescope slotted into its operational orbit Wednesday prior to harvesting data for the most detailed map yet of the Milky Way, the European Space Agency (ESA) said.
Juno spacecraft resumes full flight operations on its way to Jupiter
(Phys.org) —NASA's Juno spacecraft, which is on its way to Jupiter, resumed full flight operations earlier today. The spacecraft had entered safe mode during its flyby of Earth last Wednesday. The safe ...
Final curtain for Europe's deep-space telescope
The deep-space telescope Herschel took its final bow on Monday, climaxing a successful four-year mission to observe the birth of stars and galaxies, the European Space Agency (ESA) said.
New report indicates private industry interested in building moon base
International Space Station making laptop migration from Windows XP to Debian 6
The day NASA's Fermi dodged a 1.5-ton bullet (w/ video)
(Phys.org) —NASA scientists don't often learn that their spacecraft is at risk of crashing into another satellite. But when Julie McEnery, the project scientist for NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, ...
Cosmic rays alter chemistry of lunar ice
Space scientists from the University of New Hampshire and multi-institutional colleagues report they have quantified levels of radiation on the moon's surface from galactic cosmic ray (GCR) bombardment that ...
China to launch module for future space station
China is due to take its first step towards building a space station on Thursday when it launches an experimental module ahead of the country's National Day celebrations.
Satellite landed, exact site not yet known: NASA
A decommissioned NASA satellite, the biggest piece of US space junk to fall in 30 years, has crash-landed but the precise location is not yet known, the US space agency said early Saturday.
It's alive! Space station's humanoid robot awake
NASA's humanoid robot has finally awakened in space.
Rosetta to sleep through loneliest leg of comet mission
On 8 June, mission controllers will have the first opportunity to switch ESA's Rosetta comet-hunter into deep-space hibernation for 31 months. During this loneliest leg of its decade-long mission, Rosetta ...
SES gives SpaceX first geostationary satellite launch deal
Luxembourg-based satellite operator SES said on Monday it had reached an agreement with the privately owned company SpaceX for a 2013 launch that will be the first geostationary satellite placement using the ...
Air Force: winged robotic spacecraft launched
(AP) -- An unmanned Air Force space plane resembling a small space shuttle has been launched on its maiden voyage into orbit, carried aloft aboard an Atlas 5 rocket Thursday evening, the service announced.