Space weather satellite ICON on course for summer 2017 launch

NASA's newest space weather research satellite, the Ionospheric Connection Explorer, is on course for a summer 2017 launch after UC Berkeley scientists and their colleagues shipped its four instruments to Utah for testing, ...

Searching for far out and wandering worlds

Astronomers have made great strides in discovering planets outside of our solar system, termed "exoplanets." In fact, over the past 20 years more than 5,000 exoplanets have been detected beyond the eight planets that call ...

The colour-changing comet

Rosetta's comet has been seen changing colour and brightness in front of the ESA orbiter's eyes, as the Sun's heat strips away the older surface to reveal fresher material.

Satellite touchdown in run up to Galileo launch

The latest pair of navigation satellites has reached Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana, beginning a new Galileo launch campaign, which will culminate in a launch on 24 May.

Tiny CubeSat tracks worldwide air traffic

Since its launch six months ago, a satellite small enough to fit in an airline passenger's carry-on bag has been tracking aircraft in flight across the entire globe.

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