The Terrain Mapping Camera-2 (TMC-2)provided images at 5m spatial resolution and stereo triplets (fore, nadir and aft views) from a 100 km orbit for preparing Digital Elevation model (DEM) of the complete lunar surface.
China invited observers to a successful test Thursday of its Mars lander as the country pushes for inclusion in more global space projects. China plans to launch a lander and rover to Mars next year to explore parts of the planet in detail.
After an unsuccessful bid two months ago, India may attempt another soft landing on the Moon by next year-end, probably in November. The Indian Space Research Organisation had constituted a high-level committee to prepare a report on the proposed Chandrayaan-3.
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew past the snowman-shaped Arrokoth on New Year's Day, 3 years after exploring Pluto. At the time, this small icy world 1 billion miles (1.6 billion kilometers) beyond Pluto was nicknamed Ultima Thule given its vast distance from us.
NASA’s Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) telescope on International Space Station (ISS) has detected the brightest X-ray burst so far that was caused by a massive thermonuclear flash on the surface of a pulsar.