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News Archive / Tagged: JPL

  • Mars 2020 rover get rock-zapping SuperCam

    Jim SharkeyJuly 4th, 2019

    With its scheduled launch date just over a year away, work on NASA's Mars 2020 rover continues apace. In recent weeks, the rover has received MastCam-Z, its legs and wheels and its main robotic arm. and now one of the "big guns" of its scientific suite has been added to the rover.

  • Interstellar: Voyager 2 goes where only one has gone before

    Laurel KornfeldDecember 14th, 2018

    NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft has become the second probe to enter interstellar space, as confirmed by data returned by several of the science instruments on board the spacecraft.

  • MarCO CubeSats perform successfully during InSight landing

    Laurel KornfeldNovember 28th, 2018

    Two CubeSats successfully monitored InSight's entry, descent, and landing on Mars and returned data to Earth hours before NASA's Mars orbiters came into position to transmit the data.

  • “Pale Blue Dot” imaged by MarCO CubeSat

    Paul KnightlyMay 25th, 2018

    Reminiscent of the famous Voyager 1 “Pale Blue Dot” photo, an image returned by one of NASA’s Mars Cube One (MarCO) CubeSats on May 9, 2018, shows a distant Earth and Moon as it speeds off toward the Red Planet.

  • NASA begins assembly, test, and launch operations for Mars 2020 rover

    Laurel KornfeldMarch 15th, 2018

    NASA has started the assembly, test, and launch operations (ATLO) for its Mars 2020 rover, a key milestone that involves bringing together parts from all over the world.

  • Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in precautionary standby mode

    Laurel KornfeldFebruary 18th, 2018

    NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) placed itself into a precautionary standby mode after experiencing a sudden low battery voltage on February 15. 

  • Newly discovered house-sized asteroid 2018 CB to zip close by Earth

    Tomasz NowakowskiFebruary 9th, 2018

    A newly detected house-sized asteroid, designated 2018 CB, is slated to fly by Earth on Friday, February 9, at around 22:30 UTC, with a velocity estimated at being some 26,000 mph (58,000 km/h).

  • Large solar arrays deployed during tests of new Mars lander

    Laurel KornfeldJanuary 26th, 2018

    The large solar arrays built to power NASA's new Mars InSight lander were unfurled for testing by engineers and technicians at Lockheed Martin Space's facilities in Littleton, Colorado, on Tuesday, Jan. 23.