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Life on Mars? NASA rover helps scientists find signs of megafloods on Mars
Sun, Nov 22, 2020
Analysing data collected by NASA`s Curiosity rover, scientists have found that floods of unimaginable magnitude once washed through Gale Crater on Mars` equator around four billion years ago
ISRO-NASA satellite NISAR scheduled to be launched by 2022
Tue, Oct 27, 2020
The NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) satellite is expected to be launched by 2022 as India and the US have decided to share Space Situational Awareness Information, which will catalyse efforts to create the conditions for a safe and sustainable space environment.
Space news: NASA probe leaking asteroid Bennu samples after hearty collection
Sat, Oct 24, 2020
SPace news: The U.S. probe that collected a sample from an asteroid earlier this week retrieved so much material that a rock is wedged the container door, allowing rocks to spill back out into space, NASA officials said on Friday.
NASA OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft collects significant amount of asteroid
Sat, Oct 24, 2020
Two days after touching down on asteroid Bennu, NASA`s OSIRIS-REx mission team received on Thursday, October 22, images that confirm the spacecraft has collected more than enough material to meet one of its main mission requirements - acquiring at least 2 ounces (60 grams) of the asteroid`s surface material.
NASA awards US firm $47mn to land water-measuring payload on Moon
Sat, Oct 17, 2020
NASA has awarded Houston-based Intuitive Machines approximately $47 million to deliver a drill combined with a mass spectrometer to the Moon by December 2022. The payload will land on the Moon and drill up to approximately one metre below the surface.
NASA's OSIRIS-REx probe observes asteroid Bennu in action
Thu, Sep 10, 2020
NASA`s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has observed asteroid Bennu releasing pieces of itself into space on a regular basis from a close range. A new collection of research papers, published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, provide the first in-depth look at the nature of Bennu`s particle ejection events and discuss the likely mechanisms at work that cause the asteroid to shed material
Disclosure! Moon may be rusting along the poles - Here is what images sent by ISRO's Chandrayaan-1 indicate
Mon, Sep 07, 2020
In a major development, Department of Space under Modi government has disclosed that images sent by Chandrayaan-1 indicate possible impact of Earth's atmosphere on Moon
Matter of pride! Landmark achievement by Indian astronomers - Check the latest discovery
Wed, Sep 02, 2020
In a landmark achievement in Space missions, Indian Astronomers have discovered one of the farthest Star galaxies in the universe.
NASA selects potential mission to study dynamics of the Sun
Mon, Aug 31, 2020
"We constantly seek missions that use cutting edge technology and novel approaches to push the boundaries of science," Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator for NASA`s Science Mission Directorate in Washington, said in a statement.
Asteroid over 22 metres in diameter to fly by Earth on Tuesday
Mon, Aug 31, 2020
"Will #asteroid 2011 ES4 hit Earth? No! 2011 ES4`s close approach is `close` on an astronomical scale but poses no danger of actually hitting Earth," NASA Asteroid Watch posted Saturday on its Twitter account. "#PlanetaryDefense experts expect it to safely pass by at least 45,000 miles (792,000 football fields) away on Tuesday Sept. 1," it added.
NASA, Boeing set for Dec flight before flying astronauts in 2021
Sat, Aug 29, 2020
NASA and Boeing have announced that test flights of the companys CST-100 Starliner commercial crew vehicle would begin operational missions to the International Space Station (ISS) at the end of 2021.
Hubble Space Telescope maps giant halo around Andromeda galaxy
Fri, Aug 28, 2020
This tenuous, nearly invisible halo of diffuse plasma extends 1.3 million light-years from the galaxy -- about halfway to our Milky Way -- and as far as two million light-years in some directions, said the study published in The Astrophysical Journal.
NASA Perseverance Mars rover in standby mode, but healthy
Fri, Jul 31, 2020
"We have received telemetry (detailed spacecraft data) down from the spacecraft and have also been able to send commands up to the spacecraft. Perseverance is healthy and on its way to Mars," NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a tweet.
NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission to ISS set for September launch
Thu, Jul 23, 2020
Crew Dragon commander Michael Hopkins, pilot Victor Glover, and mission specialist Shannon Walker -- all of NASA -- along with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) mission specialist Soichi Noguchi will launch on the SpaceX Crew-1 mission, the US space agency said on Wednesday.
NASA's 'robot hotel' attached to space station
Wed, Jul 22, 2020
The "robot hotel", officially called the Robotic Tool Stowage (RiTS), was attached to the station`s Mobile Base System (MBS) during a spacewalk conducted by NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Chris Cassidy on Tuesday.
1st crewed round-trip to Mars could take about 2 years: NASA
Tue, Jul 21, 2020
"Other options could require crew to be on the surface for more than a year and away from Earth for as long as three years, but it will be a long time before we have the funding, technology, supplies, and capabilities to sustain such a mission," said Bridenstine.
NASA delays launch of James Webb Space Telescope by 7 months
Fri, Jul 17, 2020
"Webb is the world`s most complex space observatory, and our top science priority, and we`ve worked hard to keep progress moving during the pandemic," Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator for NASA`s Science Mission Directorate at the agency`s headquarters in Washington, said in a statement.
NASA partners SETI Institute on planetary protection
Sat, Jul 11, 2020
NASA has awarded the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California, a $4.7 million contract to support current and future planetary protection missions to ensure compliance with planetary protection standards.
NASA's next Mars rover attached to rocket before July 30 launch
Fri, Jul 10, 2020
"I have seen my fair share of spacecraft being lifted onto rockets," said John McNamee, Project Manager for the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission at NASA`s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.
NASA picks 4 US small businesses to build Artemis lunar tech
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
NASA has selected four US small businesses to develop a range of technologies for sustainable exploration of the Moon under the Artemis programme.