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NASA's DART mission will really ruin this little asteroid

NASA’s DART mission will really ruin this little asteroid

The DART mission will be the first to test the asteroid’s deflection using kinetic impact technology. Illustration: OUR In order to protect the Earth, some sacrifices must be made. NASA’s DART spaceship is currently on its way to a binary asteroid system known as Didimos and will essentially collapse into one small asteroid test a …

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NASA's DART mission will really ruin this little asteroid

NASA’s DART mission will really ruin this little asteroid

The DART mission will be the first to test the asteroid’s deflection using kinetic impact technology. Illustration: OUR In order to protect the Earth, some sacrifices must be made. NASA’s DART spaceship is currently on its way to a binary asteroid system known as Didimos and will essentially collapse into one small asteroid test a …

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SpaceX is once again postponing the space station's cargo mission until July 14

SpaceX is once again postponing the space station’s cargo mission until July 14

SpaceX and NASA have set a new date for the already delayed CRS-25 supply mission, which will send the Dragon robotic capsule to the International Space Station on the Falcon 9 rocket. NASA now says that the robotic mission will be launched no earlier than July 14. Earlier this month, NASA and SpaceX announced that …

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NASA is starting a return to the Moon with the cheap CAPSTONE mission, launched by the Rocket Lab

NASA is starting a return to the Moon with the cheap CAPSTONE mission, launched by the Rocket Lab

The company rocket Electron carrying the CAPSTONE mission will take off from New Zealand on June 28, 2022. Rocket Lab The Rocket Lab launched a small spacecraft that headed for the Moon from its New Zealand plant early Tuesday, a mission that represents the first mission for both the company and NASA. The company’s Electron …

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NASA is starting a return to the Moon with the cheap CAPSTONE mission, launched by the Rocket Lab

NASA is starting a return to the Moon with the cheap CAPSTONE mission, launched by the Rocket Lab

The company rocket Electron carrying the CAPSTONE mission will take off from New Zealand on June 28, 2022. Rocket Lab The Rocket Lab launched a small spacecraft that headed for the Moon from its New Zealand plant early Tuesday, a mission that represents the first mission for both the company and NASA. The Electron rocket …

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LightSail 2 is celebrating its 3rd space birthday as the mission draws to a close

LightSail 2 is celebrating its 3rd space birthday as the mission draws to a close

The solar sailing mission is now marking three years of space flight, but it is unlikely to celebrate its fourth anniversary. Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 is a mass-funded solar sail launched on June 25, 2019. It was expected to take a year to assess how well a spacecraft could work using only the power of …

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NASA forced to abandon the planned launch of the Psyche Asteroid mission for 2022

The illustration of this artist imagines a violent collision at the beginning of Psyche’s history. Credits: ASU / Peter Rubin Mars for a gravity assist on the way there, takes incredible precision. We must get it right. Hundreds of people have put remarkable effort into Psyche during this pandemic, and the work will continue as …

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Astronomers have discovered the most detailed map of the Psyche of the metal asteroid

Astronomers have discovered the most detailed map of the Psyche of the metal asteroid

If you want to do a forensic study of the solar system, you might head to the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. There you can find ancient rocks from the early days of the solar system. There in the cold vacuum of space, far from the Sun, asteroids are mostly untouched by space …

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