Tuesday, Dec 06, 2022

Space programme


NASA, SpaceX set to launch space station's next crew to orbit

November 10, 2021 6:28 pm

Liftoff originally was slated for October 31 but has been repeatedly rescheduled due to a spate of bad weather.

China’s 1st woman to spacewalk works 6 hours outside station

November 08, 2021 3:47 pm

Three spacewalks are planned to install equipment in preparation for the station’s expansion.

NASA orders rare medical delay in launch of SpaceX mission to space station

November 02, 2021 7:01 pm

The launch, originally set for Sunday but then postponed until this Wednesday because of unsuitable weather conditions, has now been rescheduled for Saturday night, NASA said.

Amazon to launch first two internet satellites in 2022

November 02, 2021 11:33 am

Amazon first announced its goal of deploying a constellation of 3,236 satellites in low Earth orbit in 2019.

Solar wing jammed on NASA spacecraft chasing asteroids

October 29, 2021 1:20 pm

The problem cropped up shortly after the spacecraft’s October 16 liftoff on a 12-year journey.

South Korea test launches first domestically made space rocket

October 21, 2021 5:29 pm

“Although (the launch) failed to achieve its objectives perfectly, it was an excellent accomplishment for a first launch,” South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in a televised speech.

NASA launches first space probe to study Jupiter's Trojan asteroids

October 18, 2021 10:37 am

Scientists hope Lucy's close-up fly-by of seven Trojans will yield new clues to how the solar system's planets came to be formed some 4.5 billion years ago and what shaped their present configuration.

From spy satellites to mobile networks, South Korea hopes new rocket gets space programme off ground

October 15, 2021 3:06 pm

South Korea’s push into space comes as it speeds ahead with its own military ballistic missile systems after agreeing with the United States this year to end all bilateral restrictions on them.

Big picture, big data: Swiss unveil VR software of universe

October 13, 2021 4:03 pm

The project assembles information from eight databases that count at least 4,500 known exoplanets, tens of millions of galaxies, and more than 1.5 billion light sources from the Milky Way alone.

Australia plans rover to help NASA find oxygen on Moon

October 13, 2021 2:48 pm

The rover would collect soil that contains oxides and NASA would use separate equipment to extract oxygen from that soil.