The U.S. private space company SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket carrying three Canadian radar satellites on a $900 million mission focused on maritime surveillance, resource management, disaster relief and the effects of climate change, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in the state of California. The three radar satellites were made up of three identical Earth-observing satellites, which is led by the Canadian Space... read more
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NASA is fast running out of seats on Russian Soyuz capsules, so the long-delayed Commercial Crew Program will soon be the only way to get astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS). SpaceX is on-target to get its Dragon II capsule ready for crewed flights this summer, but Boeing has fallen behind with its CST-100 Starliner. According to a new report, it may be looking at another multi-month delay. Initially, the ... read more
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Two flight engineers of the United States space agency NASA completed the first spacewalk of this year out of the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday to upgrade the space lab's power system. Nick Hague and Anne McClain wrapped up their spacewalk at 2:40 p.m. American Eastern Time, lasting about six hours and 39 minutes, according to NASA. The two astronauts replaced nickel-hydrogen batteries with three newer, more p... read more
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SpaceX has successfully launched the Crew Dragon, and it is currently on the way to the International Space Station. Elon Musk says that they might fly people aboard it by summer if things go according to plan. On Saturday, the Crew Dragon capsule was launched for the first time. It lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center, sitting atop SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket. The Crew Dragon is made to carry humans, but for the test launch, it o... read more
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Israel's Space IL lunar spacecraft Beresheet has taken a selfie in outer space, 37,600 kilometres from Earth, using a special selfie camera with which it will snap itself after landing on the moon on April 11. The selfie, which will be taken next month will prove that Israel has become the fourth country to land on the Moon after the US, Russia and China. Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) (TASE: ARSP.B1), which manufactur... read more
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A newly discovered small moon of Neptune is coming into clearer focus as astronomers have now pinpointed this tiny rock’s orbit and where it might have come from. The moon’s existence heightens the possibility that there are even more tiny worlds around Neptune that we just haven’t seen yet. Astronomers first spotted this moon in 2013 by combing through images of Neptune that were taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. The discov... read more
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A Japanese probe sent to examine an asteroid 300 million kilometres from the Earth for clues about the origin of life and the solar system landed successfully on Friday, scientists said. Data from the probe, Hayabusa2, showed changes in speed and direction, indicating it had touched down on the asteroid and was blasting back to its orbiting position, according to officials from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). A l... read more
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