News tagged with space mission

Related topics:

Gadgets for Mars

A mini-rover, tools once used on the moon and lasers for 3-D mapping are in the backpack of the explorers of tomorrow. The terrain will be hazardous and it will be dark in volcanic caves, but this equipment could one day ...

dateNov 22, 2017 in Space Exploration
shares3 comments 0

Image: Cloudy with a chance of protons

ESA's Gaia mission, in orbit since December 2013, is surveying more than a thousand million stars in our Galaxy, monitoring each target star about 70 times over a five-year period and precisely charting their positions, distances, ...

dateOct 26, 2017 in Astronomy
shares7 comments 0

Dawn mission extended at Ceres

NASA has authorized a second extension of the Dawn mission at Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. During this extension, the spacecraft will descend to lower altitudes than ever before ...

dateOct 20, 2017 in Space Exploration
shares259 comments 11

Image: Simulating lunar surface operations

ESA and the Canadian Space Agency are probing how to explore the Moon with a robot rover. The teams are investigating the challenges of remotely operating a rover in a representative lunar scenario with teams in several locations ...

dateOct 20, 2017 in Space Exploration
shares7 comments 0