14 Jul, 2024
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Collision Threat for Planned Satellite Constellation – NASA

NASA has shown serious concern regarding a planned and well-structured constellation of broadband-based satellites. They have mentioned that the particular commercial spacecraft is likely to have increased chances of a collision. This might occur on one of the most important slices of the orbit of our planet. NASA has submitted an official report and a […]

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NASA has rolled out the MLP for its upcoming Moon Mission

The MLP (Mobile Launch Platform) has been readied at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Rolled out on NASA’s crawler-transporter, the 380-foot tall MLP is slated to carry the Orion Spacecraft and SLS (Space Launch System) rocket. The MLP will be moved to the High Bay 3 in the Vehicle Assembly Building. The 6.8-kilometer crawl of the […]

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NASA launches delicate stowing of asteroid samples collected by Osiris-Rex

Osiris-Rex, NASA’s robotic spacecraft embarked on a delicate operation of storing asteroid materials that it has obtained. The Osiris-Rex (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer) mission was launched nearly 4 years back. It is scheduled to return in September 2023. The probe set out to collect about 60 grams of asteroid fragments that […]

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Soyuz Crew left Space Station ahead of ISS 20-year Milestone

The Russian Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft left the ISS (International Space Station) and landed in Dzhezkagan, a town in the Kazakh Steppes at 8.45 am Kazakh time on Oct 22, 2020. The landing was supported by a retro-rocket and a parachute. The spacecraft covered 3136 orbits of the Earth measuring nearly 83 million miles. The return […]

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UAE plans to Launch its first Moon Rover by 2024

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has recently planned to visit the moon in a lunar rover called Rashid which is scheduled to be launched in the year 2024. While the nation’s first beyond the Earth’s orbit mission is going on the announcement to visit the moon has been declared. Adnan Airais headed the agency’s Mars […]

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A Minor Leak was detected in the International Space Station

On 29 September 2020, a small air leak was found on the ISS (International Space Station). The astronauts Anatoly Ivanishin, Ivan Vagner, and Chris Cassidy on the International Space Station (ISS) were awakened to quickly seal the hatches between the compartments. The search for the leak was a tedious process and progressively worsening. The crew […]

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NASA’ Dawn spacecraft to study dwarf planet Ceres up-closely in its new orbit

Engineers operating the NASA’s Dawn spacecraft have initiated maneuvers that will bring the satellite to the lowest and final orbit over the planet Ceres. The final destination orbit is expected to be at an altitude of 30 miles above the planet’s surface which is ten times closer than the previous orbit that Dawn has been […]

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‘Golden Records’ sent on Voyager missions might be confusing for aliens

NASA launched two Voyager spacecraft into the deep cosmos of the space back in 1977. It has been more than four decades for these excellent pieces of craftsmanship post-launch and these are still working and moving further into space at an astounding velocity of over 50,000 km/h. Both of these spacecraft have ‘Golden Records’ embedded […]

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EU launches the seventh Sentinel satellite in the space

The seventh European Union (UN) Sentinel satellite was recently launched into the orbit with the help of a converted intercontinental ballistic missile aboard Russian Rokot launcher that injected the Sentinel-3b satellite into a similar orbit to the previously sent Sentinel-3a which was launched two years ago. The new Sentinel-3b spacecraft is a part of EU […]