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  • The faces behind JunoCam: Jason Major

    Ocean McIntyreMarch 29th, 2018

    JunoCam is the visible light camera on the Juno spacecraft orbiting Jupiter. Many of the raw images returned are processed by citizens with a passion for space exploration. SpaceFlight Insider reached out to five of these individuals. The fourth in this series is Jason Major.

  • The faces behind JunoCam: Sophia Nasr

    Ocean McIntyreMarch 28th, 2018

    JunoCam is the visible light camera on the Juno spacecraft orbiting Jupiter. Many of the raw images returned are processed by citizens with a passion for space exploration. SpaceFlight Insider reached out to five of these individuals. The third in this series is Sophia Nasr.

  • GSAT-6A to launch on Indian GSLV

    Christopher PaulMarch 28th, 2018

    An Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) will loft a geostationary-orbit-bound communications satellite called GSAT-6A at 7:26 a.m. EDT (11:26 GMT) March 29, 2018, from the Satish Dawn Space Center's Second Launch Pad.

  • The faces behind JunoCam: Kevin Gill

    Ocean McIntyreMarch 27th, 2018

    JunoCam is the visible light camera on the Juno spacecraft orbiting Jupiter. Many of the raw images returned are processed by citizens with a passion for space exploration. SpaceFlight Insider reached out to five of these individuals. The second in this series is Kevin Gill.

  • China to launch another BeiDou-3 navigation satellite duo

    Tomasz NowakowskiMarch 27th, 2018

    China is gearing up to conduct its ninth flight of this year (2018) by launching another pair of BeiDou-3 navigation satellites on Thursday, March 29.

  • The faces behind JunoCam: Justin Cowart

    Ocean McIntyreMarch 26th, 2018

    JunoCam is the visible light camera on the Juno spacecraft orbiting Jupiter. Many of the raw images returned are processed by citizens with a passion for space exploration. SpaceFlight Insider reached out to five of these individuals. The first in this series is Justin Cowart.

  • Curiosity Mars rover reaches 2,000 sol milestone

    Jim SharkeyMarch 25th, 2018

    NASA's Curiosity Mars rover team celebrated the vehicle's 2,000th Martian day, or sol, on the Red Planet on March 22, 2018.  An image mosaic taken in January shows the rover's next major scientific target, an area with clay-bearing rocks that researchers have studied from orbit.

  • Elon Musk deletes SpaceX Facebook page

    Derek RichardsonMarch 23rd, 2018

    SpaceX’s official Facebook page has been deleted by company founder and CEO Elon Musk. This came at the request of several of Musk's twitter followers minutes after responding that he didn’t even know it or Tesla had an account and that the latter's page “looks lame anyway.”

  • Gallery: Soyuz MS-08 launches toward ISS

    Derek RichardsonMarch 21st, 2018

    In the sparsely populated Kazakh Steppe in Kazakhstan, Russia's state-run space corporation, Roscosmos, launched three people to the International Space Station. Soyuz MS-08 lifted off pad 1/5 at 1:44 p.m. EDT (17:44 GMT) March 21, 2018, from Baikonur Cosmodrome.

  • SLS one step closer to flight with successful completion of USA design review

    Heather SmithMarch 21st, 2018

    Dynetics has announced the completion of the universal stage adapter's (USA) preliminary design review for NASA’s new SLS rocket designed to send humans to the Moon and possible Mars. The adapter is critical for carrying additional cargo during Exploration Mission 2, the first planned crewed flight of SLS and NASA’s Orion spacecraft.

  • Luxembourg’s GovSat-1 satellite goes operational

    Jason RhianMarch 20th, 2018

    Launched on Jan. 31, 2018, the flight of the GovSat-1 got its start atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida. The spacecraft has come online and could aid in security efforts for the tiny European nation - as well as provide other services.

  • Astrobotic wins NASA award to produce small lunar rover

    Lloyd CampbellMarch 18th, 2018

    Astrobotic, in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University, has been selected by NASA to receive a Phase II SBIR award to develop a small lunar rover capable of carrying on small scale science and exploration on the Moon and other planetary surfaces.

  • Dawn observations indicate Ceres is geologically active

    Laurel KornfeldMarch 17th, 2018

    NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which has been orbiting Ceres for three years, has observed changes on the dwarf planet's surface indicating it is a dynamic, geologically active world. Two separate studies published in the journal Science Advances discuss these changes with one centering on the changing amounts of water ice and the other discussing the formation and distribution of carbonates.

  • New Horizons’ next target nicknamed Ultima Thule

    Laurel KornfeldMarch 16th, 2018

    Following a public naming campaign that drew 115,000 participants, NASA's New Horizons team has selected the name Ultima Thule for the spacecraft's second target, Kuiper Belt Object (KBO) 2014 MU69, which the probe is scheduled to fly past on New Year's Day 2019.

  • NASA statement on confirmation of new agency chief financial officer

    Press ReleaseMarch 15th, 2018

    The following is a statement from acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot on the Senate’s March 14 confirmation of Jeff DeWit to serve as agency’s Chief Financial Officer.