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Spacecraft and Space Missions

China Launches Tianwen 1 Mars Mission

China launches its first Marsbound mission, Tianwen 1, which carries an ambitious orbiter, lander, and rover package.

Spacecraft and Space Missions

United Arab Emirates Launches Mars Hope Orbiter

United Arab Emirates joins the "planetary space club" with an ambitious mission to Mars.

James Webb Space Telescope system test

Professional Telescopes

New Launch Date for James Webb Space Telescope

NASA has delayed its beleaguered James Webb Space Telescope to October 2021, in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

NICER mounted on the International Space Station

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

NASA to Use Pulsar Navigation for Deep Space Missions

NICER and SEXTANT demonstrate XNAV pulsar navigation system that may be used on Artemis.

New Horizon

Citizen Science: Projects & Collaboration

New Horizons' "Alien View" from the Outer Solar System

NASA's New Horizons mission deep in the Kuiper Belt has measured the parallax to two nearby stars with the help of Earth-based observers.

InSight

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Mars "Mole" Is in the Ground (Again)

After months of careful work, NASA's Insight mission has its mole burrowed in the Martian soil.

Spacecraft and Space Missions

NASA, SpaceX Launch Historic Mission to International Space Station

Crewed spaceflight returns to U.S. soil, with the successful launch of Crew Dragon Demo 2.

An arm to the sun

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Details of SpaceX's Starlink "VisorSat" Revealed

SpaceX has revealed new details on its plans to darken the Starlink satellites.

composite image of Ryugu's rubbly surface

Solar System

Ryugu May Have Skirted Close to the Sun

Observations by the Japanese Hayabusa 2 spacecraft show subtle color differences, indicating something has reddened the asteroid’s surface.

NGC 2014 and NGC 2020

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Celebrating 30 Years: The Universe Through Hubble's Eye

Amateurs celebrate the venerable space telescope’s 30th anniversary with a look at some of its most mesmerizing images.

BepiColombo Flyby

Celestial News & Events

BepiColombo's Flyby Past Earth

BepiColombo, the joint ESA/JAXA Mercury-bound mission, will swing by the Earth on Friday.

Starlink constellation around Earth

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Starlink and the Astronomers: An Update

As Starlink satellites continue to enter low-Earth orbit — there are 360 of them now — SpaceX is working to mitigate the serious problems they pose for astronomy.

particle storm

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Sunrise CubeSats Will Study Giant Solar Storms

NASA has selected a unique new mission to study the Sun, targeting a 2023 launch date.

ExoMars Rover

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

European ExoMars Mission Delayed to 2022

The European and Roscosmos space agencies have postponed the launch of their Kazachok lander and Rosalind Franklin rover to 2022.

Yutu 2's view

Solar System

What Lies Beneath the Moon's Farside?

The Chang’e 4 mission made the first-ever landing on the farside of the Moon last year — now it’s providing a look at what lies below its surface.

Insight lander on Mars

Spacecraft and Space Missions

NASA’s Insight Detects Many Marsquakes on the Red Planet

Persistent tremors on Mars suggest the planet’s interior is cooling and hint that there might be a pocket of magma beneath the surface.

North American Nebula

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Spitzer's Legacy: One of NASA's Great Observatories Ends Its Mission

NASA’s premier eye on the infrared sky is shutting down after operating more than three times longer than designed.

Starlink launch

Spacecraft and Space Missions

SpaceX Launches Fourth Starlink Batch; Concerns Remain

Concerns about the night sky remain as the fourth batch of Starlink satellites — and the second one to be launched within the span of a month — takes flight.

Map of Yutu 2 rover's path

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Chang’e 4 Celebrates a Year on the Farside of the Moon

China’s Chang’e 4 mission has sent back fascinating insights and images in the year since its historic landing on the lunar farside.

ExoMars

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Space Missions to Watch in 2020

Earth invades Mars and beyond with space missions in 2020

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