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SpaceX Starlink

Spacecraft and Space Missions

SpaceX Launches Latest Batch of Starlink Satellites

A second set of 60 Starlink satellites take to space, amid promise and controversy.

VIPER

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

NASA Announces VIPER Lunar Rover

A new NASA rover named VIPER may soon investigate the shadowed poles of the Moon, in preparation for the return of human explorers.

NASA ICON

Spacecraft and Space Missions

NASA Launches ICON to Explore Earth's Ionosphere

NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) launched successfully today to explore the boundary between Earth and space.

Mars Mole

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Work to Save NASA's "Mole" on Mars Continues

NASA engineers hope to use the scoop at the end of the lander's robotic arm to get the Insight lander's heat probe burrowing once again.

Capstone

Spacecraft and Space Missions

CubeSat to Blaze a Trail for Lunar Gateway

NASA's proposed Capstone mission could enter lunar orbit in late 2020.

Vikram

Spacecraft and Space Missions

India's Chandrayaan 2 Loses Contact with Vikram Lunar Lander

India's attempt to land softly on the Moon has failed — the Chandrayaan 2 orbiter has lost contact with the Vikram lander.

Solar System

Image Sleuth Spots "Churyumoon" Around Rosetta's Comet

A tiny, 4-meter fragment dubbed Churyumoon has been spotted orbiting Comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which the Rosetta mission visited in 2014–2016.

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

NASA Selects Final Four Asteroid Landing Sites for Osiris-REX

The Osiris-REX spacecraft will sample one of four sites on the asteroid Bennu in July 2020.

lander and rover

Spacecraft and Space Missions

India Heads to the Moon With Chandrayaan 2

India enters the 21st-century race to the Moon with its Chandrayaan 2 mission.

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Solar System

A Strategy to Get the Mars Insight Lander Back in the Drilling Business

Insight's robotic arm has uncovered the lander's "mole," as NASA and German aerospace engineers work to get it drilling once again.

Snoopy

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Astronomers Might Have Found Apollo 10's "Snoopy" Module

A small near-Earth object might be a historic piece of space hardware: the Apollo 10 lunar module, dubbed "Snoopy."

NICER All-sky

Science and Space Policy

NICER Maps the X-ray Sky

NASA's NICER instrument aboard the International Space Station is giving us a unique view of much of the X-ray sky.

Artemis

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

NASA's Budget Gets a Boost for the Artemis Moon Initiative

As the White House requests an extra $1.6 billion for NASA's Artemis project, the agency moves forward with commercial partnerships.

VERITAS

Stellar Science

How Astronomers Used Asteroids to Measure Stars

Astronomers have used a unique method and an extraordinary telescope array to reveal the diameters of distant stars.

AZURE Launch

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Sounding Rockets Spark Dramatic Arctic "Aurora"

The spectacular AZURE experiment is the latest of several missions probing the interface of Earth and space over the Arctic.

Beresheet

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Israel's Beresheet Mission Crashes on the Moon

SpaceIL attempted, but missed, a historic first for private spaceflight and Israel — a soft landing on the Moon.

Indian ASAT Test

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

What India's Anti-Satellite Test Means for Space Debris

A recent anti-satellite missile test by India added hundreds of pieces of debris to an already cluttered low-Earth orbit.

Phobos Shadow

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Curiosity Sees Phobos Transit . . . After Sunset

NASA's Curiosity rover just spied transits of both Martian moons across the face of the Sun — including one that happened after the Sun had set.

Mars Rover

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Quaking Aspen Leaves Inspire Potential Power Source For Mars Rovers

A unique concept could serve as an emergency power backup for future missions.

Lunar Gateway

Science and Space Policy

NASA 2020 Budget Proposal Boosts Exploration, Downplays Science

NASA's Lunar Gateway and a return to the Moon are the big winners in the 2020 budget proposed for the agency; the futures of planetary and Earth science are less clear.

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