Category: Space news

moon

Explore Moon to Mars : NASA’s lunar program | News

NASA’s manned program on the Moon is named Artemis – News of May 21, 2019 – In Greek mythology, Artemis is the twin sister of Apollo. It is now the name NASA gave to its manned lunar program. We know that the Trump administration is aiming for 2024 to fulfill this goal, but we also…
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ISRO indian space research organization

ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization), the Indian space agency | News

ISRO unveils its space program for the 2020s – News of May 21, 2019 – ISRO, the Indian space agency, has achieved feats despite a very limited budget. It succeeded in a lunar mission and a Martian mission. A second mission to the Moon will leave in July 2019. More ambitious than the first lunar…
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Antimatter : all you have to know and news

Italian researchers succeed in interfering with antimatter – News of May 21, 2019 – In 1923, the French physicist Louis de Broglie published a surprising article. He formulates the hypothesis that matter has an associated wave. Over the next few years, this was confirmed when researchers succeeded in interfering with electrons, protons and even whole…
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virgin galactic

All about Virgin Galactic and news

Virgin Galactic to move to Spaceport America – News of May 14, 2019 – Virgin Galactic will soon be offering customers a few minutes in space for the price of a home. The company has demonstrated such an inhabited flight several times in recent months. To move on to market its project, Virgin Galactic will…
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blue origin new shepard

All about Blue Origin’s New Shepard and news

New Shepard is a fully reusable rocket system consisting of a capsule and a booster. The booster returns to land thanks to its rocket engine while the capsule is equipped with a parachute. The vehicle’s capabilities make it possible to place the capsule in a state of microgravity for three minutes, which should seduce not…
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milky way galaxy

All about the Milky Way and news

An atypical star would prove that the Milky Way has swallowed its cosmic neighbors – News of May 14, 2019 – The Milky Way is surrounded by dozens of dwarf galaxies like the Small and the Large Magellanic Cloud. There are clues that our galaxy has swallowed some of its smaller neighbors in its history.…
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commercial crew development

All about NASA’s Commercial Crew Development Program (CCDev) and news

SpaceX mishaps hinder CCDeV program – News of May 14, 2019 – The CCDeV program entrusts private companies with the design of the future American manned spacecrafts. This program was halted a few weeks ago with the explosion during a test phase SpaceX Crew Dragon space capsule. And we just learned that the Crew Dragon…
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blue moon blue origin

Blue Moon by Blue Origin : all you need to know and news

Blue Origin introduces Blue Moon, a giant lunar lander – News of May 14, 2019 – For almost 20 years, Blue Origin has been trying to bring to life the space dreams of the richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos. This translates into multiple ambitions. The company is developing the New Shepard rocket that…
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triton

Triton, Neptune’s moon : all you need to know and news

Triton’s geysers will be targeted by the Trident mission or other missions – News of May 12, 2019 – Thirty years ago, the Voyager 2 space probe made the unique flyby of Neptune and Triton. The trajectory of the space probe was studied to fly only 40 000 kilometers height above the largest moon in…
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europa clipper

All about the Europa Clipper space probe and news

The Europa Clipper mission will embark 8 scientific instruments to study Europa – News of May 12, 2019 – The Europa Clipper mission will not have a lander, but it will be specially equipped to collect a lot of data from Europa, the icy moon of Jupiter. NASA will have to carefully prepare the scientific…
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All about CubeSats and news

A Japanese CubeSat will impact the Moon in 2020 or 2021 – News of May 12, 2019 – Last year, CubeSats MarCO-A and MarCO-A followed InSight towards Mars. These are the first CubeSats to have made an interplanetary mission. We lost contact with them at the beginning of the year. This first success inspires all…
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Firefly Aerospace

All about Firefly Aerospace and news

Firefly Aerospace tests its rocket engine successfully – News of May 7, 2019 – Firefly Aerospace has just successfully tested a 300-second test of its Lightning 1 engine. This will allow the company to make a first orbital flight at the end of 2019. The company’s launcher, called Firefly Alpha, is expected to be able…
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spacex starship super heavy

All about SpaceX’s Starship and Super Heavy and news

NASA is not yet convinced by the Starship, tests continue – News of May 7, 2019 – NASA is not yet convinced by the Starship, the prototype interplanetary spaceship imagined by Elon Musk. Elon Musk revealed on Twitter that NASA is still waiting for progress before announcing possible support for the Starship. We guess that…
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falcon 9

All about the SpaceX Falcon 9 launcher and news

NASA will use a Falcon 9 booster for three missions – News of May 7, 2019 – Slowly but surely, SpaceX seems to convince NASA with its reuse approach. The US space agency has already used several reused Falcon 9 launchers, but for the first time it could use the same booster for three missions.…
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rocket lab

All about Rocket Lab and news

Rocket Lab completes second mission in 2019 – News of May 7, 2019 – Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket comes to perform its second mission of the year. It put into orbit three satellites for the US Army. If all goes well, the private company could make six more shots in 2019. In addition, Rocket Lab…
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landspace

All about LandSpace (蓝箭) and news

LandSpace unveils methane engine that will allow it to reach orbit – News of May 7, 2019 – LandSpace was not demotivated after the failure of its first orbital attempt last year. On the contrary, the Chinese company has more ambitions. LandSpace is now working on a medium-capacity methane-powered launcher, and it’s moving fast. Photos…
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linkspace

All about LinkSpace and news

LinkSpace continues testing its reusable launcher – News of May 7, 2019 – LinkSpace multiplies the atmospheric flights of its reusable launcher demonstrator in the manner of SpaceX. On April 19, the launcher reached 40 meters of altitude. The young company now wants to reach 1 kilometer in the second half of 2019. These tests…
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PLD Space

All about PLD Space and news

PLD Space passes a new test – News of May 7, 2019 – PLD Space has just passed a parachute descent test for its reusable MIURA 5 launcher. PLD Space partners with RUAG Space – News of November 4, 2018 – PLD Space is one of the European companies wishing to gain a foothold in…
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spacex crew dragon

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon and Dragon space capsules : all you need to know and news

SpaceX communicates on the possible causes of the explosion of the Crew Dragon space capsule – News of May 7, 2019 – Two weeks ago, SpaceX’s Crew Dragon space capsule exploded during an engine test. At a press conference in early May, a few more details were released about this incident. The test concerned the…
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neutron stars

All about neutron stars and news

LIRGO and VIRGO detect the meeting of a neutron star and a black hole – News of May 7, 2019 – In 2015, the first gravitational wave was observed, nearly a hundred years after Albert Einstein predicted their existence. Gravitational waves are oscillations in the curvature of space-time. They occur when masses are accelerated. These…
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