Saturday, Nov 26, 2022

NASA spacecraft


NASA launches asteroid-deflecting DART spacecraft

November 24, 2021 1:17 pm

The spacecraft will collide with Dimorphos at a speed of about 24,000 kilometres per hour. The collision is expected to take place between September 26 and October 1, 2022.

NASA is crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid. Here’s how to watch the launch

November 24, 2021 10:21 am

After launching to space, the spacecraft will make nearly one full orbit around the sun before it crosses paths with Dimorphos, a football-field-sized asteroid.

European-Japanese space mission gets first glimpse of Mercury

October 04, 2021 5:45 pm

The mission was launched in 2018, flying once past Earth and twice past Venus on its journey to the solar system’s smallest planet.

Hot dates: Two spacecrafts to make Venus flyby

August 09, 2021 3:14 pm

NASA and the European Space Agency are planning to send three more missions to Venus toward the end of the decade.

NASA's 56-year-old satellite meets its end, makes a fiery return in Pacific Ocean

September 02, 2020 2:47 pm

The satellite was launched in 1964 to study Earth's magnetosphere and how it reacts while orbiting around the Sun. The satellite helped scientists collected data till 1969 before it was decommissioned two years later.

NASA data suggests ocean of 'salty water' on dwarf planet Ceres

August 12, 2020 11:12 am

Ceres has a diameter of about 950 km, which is more than one-fourth of Earth's moon. The main focus of the scientists was the 92 km wide crater named Occator located in Ceres' northern hemisphere.

Next-gen robots to repair satellites, remove space debris and destroy enemy fleet

January 01, 2018 4:46 pm

NASA and the US defence agency will jointly develop robots that will be able to engage in space warfare, and help remove debris, thereby improving the lifespan of satellites.

NASA's Messenger spacecraft falls from orbit, crashes into Mercury

May 01, 2015 8:32 am

"Well I guess it is time to say goodbye," the Messenger Twitter feed stated as the end drew near.

Holiday lights: New views of Saturn and its moons

December 25, 2013 12:58 pm

A NASA spacecraft has sent holiday greetings from the outer solar system.

NASA's Moon probe settles into lunar orbit

October 14, 2013 3:23 pm

Latest Moon mission is designed to gain a better picture of the structure.