Space Exploration

China launches satellite to explore dark side of moon: Xinhua

China launches satellite to explore dark side of moon: Xinhua

Published 21/05/2018

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China launched a relay satellite early on Monday designed to establish a communication link between earth and a planned lunar probe that [more…]

Oxygen presence in distant galaxy sheds light on early universe

Oxygen presence in distant galaxy sheds light on early universe

Published 16/05/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After detecting a whiff of oxygen, astronomers have determined that stars in a faraway galaxy formed 250 million years after the Big [more…]

Europa’s plumes make Jupiter moon a prime candidate for life

Europa’s plumes make Jupiter moon a prime candidate for life

Published 14/05/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new look at old data is giving scientists a fresh reason to view Europa, a moon of Jupiter, as a leading [more…]

Time travelers invited to Stephen Hawking send-off

Time travelers invited to Stephen Hawking send-off

Published 12/05/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Stephen Hawking’s family have invited time travelers to his memorial service, seeking to tackle one of the curiosities that eluded the British [more…]

SpaceX launches new rocket primed for future crewed missions

SpaceX launches new rocket primed for future crewed missions

Published 11/05/2018

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - An updated version of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, tailored for eventual crewed missions for NASA, made its debut launch [more…]

In an interplanetary first, NASA to fly a helicopter on Mars

In an interplanetary first, NASA to fly a helicopter on Mars

Published 11/05/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NASA said on Friday it will send a small helicopter to Mars as part of the U.S. space agency’s 2020 mission to [more…]

SpaceX postpones first commercial launch of updated Falcon 9 rocket

SpaceX postpones first commercial launch of updated Falcon 9 rocket

Published 10/05/2018

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A last-minute technical glitch prompted SpaceX on Thursday to postpone for at least 24 hours the first commercial flight of [more…]

SpaceX halts countdown of first commercial launch of updated Falcon…

SpaceX halts countdown of first commercial launch of updated Falcon…

Published 10/05/2018

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - SpaceX on Thursday aborted the launch of its planned first commercial flight of an updated Falcon 9 rocket from the [more…]

British rival to Galileo satellite system ‘possible for 3 billion…

British rival to Galileo satellite system ‘possible for 3 billion…

Published 09/05/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - A British satellite navigation system to rival the European Union’s Galileo project could be up and running in four to five years [more…]

First NASA lander to study Mars’ interior launches from California

First NASA lander to study Mars’ interior launches from California

Published 05/05/2018

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (Reuters) - An Atlas 5 rocket soared into space early on Saturday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, carrying [more…]