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Thursday, October 28, 2021

NASA spacecraft


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.

NASA Voyager 1 spacecraft becomes first man-made object to exit the solar system

September 13, 2013 1:25 pm

The new and unexpected data indicate Voyager 1 has been travelling for about a year through plasma.

NASA spacecraft capture stunning images of Earth

July 23, 2013 1:15 pm

NASA has released colour and black-and-white images of Earth taken from spacecraft.