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Voyager 2

Space Missions

Contact Briefly Lost with Voyager 2

NASA detected a faint "heartbeat" signal from Voyager 2, after an erroneous command caused the spacecraft to lose contact with Earth.

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Euclid Space Telescope Launches to Explore Dark Energy, Dark Matter

The European Space Agency’s new space telescope promises to unlock a key mystery of modern cosmology.

Mercury

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BepiColombo Mission Makes Third Mercury Flyby

The Mercury-bound BepiColombo Mission made its third flyby past the solar system’s innermost world on June 19th.

MBR mission

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United Arab Emirates Announces New Mission to the Asteroid Belt

An ambitious new mission from the United Arab Emirates would fly closely and speedily by seven main-belt asteroids.

ANSMET

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Magnets Are Bad News for Meteorites

Common handheld magnets can erase crucial data in ancient meteorites.

Space Missions

Japanese Mission Attempts Moon Landing, Falls Silent (Update)

The Hakuto R lander, built by Tokyo-based iSpace, was to be a commercial mission to the Moon, but it has yet to phone home on landing day.

JUICE

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European JUICE Mission Launches for Jupiter

The European Space Agency’s first dedicated mission to the icy moons of Jupiter has launched successfully.

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Artemis II Crew Selection, Mission Update

NASA has announced the names for the Artemis 2 crew headed to the Moon in 2024. Meanwhile, the Artemis program as a whole is taking shape.

rover

Space Missions

Rosalind Franklin Rover Targeting 2028 Launch to Mars

The European Space Agency is working to get its ambitious Mars rover back on track after complex delays.

2023 CX1

Solar System

Small Asteroid Spotted Hours Before Demise

The swift detection of a small asteroid, and recovery of its surviving fragments, shows we’re getting better at spotting incoming objects.

Lucy spacecraft next to shiny rock on black field

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Lucy Mission Has a New Asteroid to Fly By

NASA’s Lucy mission now has a new first target of opportunity, a main-belt asteroid it will visit this November.

Psyche Mission

Space Missions

Space Missions to Watch in 2023

A tour of Jupiter’s moons and a mission to a "metal asteroid" are among the spacecraft to be launched in 2023.

Space Missions

NASA's Mars Insight Reaches End of Mission

NASA's groundbreaking Insight lander on Mars has fallen silent.

Hakuto-R launch

Space Missions

Trio of Spacecraft Launch for the Moon

NASA’s Lunar Flashlight, iSpace’s Hakuto R from Japan, and the United Arab Emirates' Rashid rover are all headed to the Moon after launching aboard a SpaceX rocket.

Artemis 1

Space Missions

Status Update: Artemis 1's CubeSat Missions

Some of the small missions deployed from Artemis 1 will go on to do great things, while others remain silent.

SLS Launch

Space Missions

Lift-off! NASA Launches Artemis 1 Mission to the Moon

NASA’s next-generation Moon rocket has left the launchpad on the first flight of the Artemis program.

Impact

Space Missions

NASA Lander and Orbiter See (and Feel) New Mars Impacts

NASA's Mars Insight lander and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have witnessed two fresh new planet-probing impacts.

Lucy

Space Missions

Lucy Mission Will Zoom By Earth This Weekend

With a little luck, observers in Australia and western North America may spy the Lucy spacecraft as it flies by Earth on October 16th.

Europa

Solar System

Juno's Close View of Jupiter's Europa (New Photos!)

Juno will pass over the surface of Europa this week in our closest view since the Galileo mission, aiding future exploration efforts.

Space Debris

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The Hazards of Uncontrolled Reentries from Space

A recent study examines the risk posed to human life by reentering space debris as the number of rocket launches continues to grow.

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