ExoMars Parachute Test Fails, for the Second Time

ExoMars Parachute Test Fails, for the Second Time The ExoMars 2020 mission hit another snag recently when a high-altitude parachute test resulted in damage again to one of the mission’s parachute canopies. The post ExoMars Parachute Test Fails, for the Second Time appeared first on Universe Today. Universe Today Go to Source

Carnival of Space #625

Carnival of Space #625 This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by me at the CosmoQuest blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #625 And if you’re interested in looking back, here’s an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space. If you’ve got a space-related blog, you should really join the carnival. Just email […]

Why Build Big Rockets at All? It’s Time for Orbital Refueling

Why Build Big Rockets at All? It’s Time for Orbital Refueling On Tuesday, July 30th, NASA announced 19 different partnerships with 13 different companies to use their expertise to help them develop space technologies, from advanced communications systems to new methods of entry, descent and landing. Instead of contracting out specific projects, NASA will make […]

Hardy Tardigrades on Board Israel’s Beresheet Lander Probably Survived the Crash

Hardy Tardigrades on Board Israel’s Beresheet Lander Probably Survived the Crash When SpaceIL’s Beresheet lander crashed into the Moon, it was a bitter-sweet moment for Israel’s space exploration aspirations. The privately-built spacecraft was punching above its weight class by proceeding on its journey to the Moon. Unfortunately, it crashed, ending the dream. But Beresheet carried […]

Carnival of Space #624

Carnival of Space #624 It’s that time again! This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Pamela Hoffman at the Everyday Spacer blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #624. And if you’re interested in looking back, here’s an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space. If you’ve got a space-related blog, you should […]

NASA Tests Water Powered Spacecraft in Orbit

NASA Tests Water Powered Spacecraft in Orbit Picture two tissue box-sized spacecraft orbiting Earth. Then picture them communicating, and using a water-powered thruster to approach each other. If you can do that, then you’re up to speed on one of the activities of NASA’s Small Spacecraft Technology Program (SSTP.) It’s all part of NASA’s effort […]

One Year, Almost 1,000 Planetary Candidates. An Update On TESS

One Year, Almost 1,000 Planetary Candidates. An Update On TESS NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Telescope launched back in April, 2018. After a few months of testing, it was ready to begin mapping the southern sky, searching for planets orbiting stars relatively nearby. We’re just over a year into the mission now, and on July 18th, […]