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This photo shows a solar panel on InSight covered in dust on April 24, 2022. Due to decreasing power levels, the mission will end science operations by this summer. It will end completely by 2022’s end. Image via NASA/ ...

Inmarsat ELEVATE launched to accelerate IoT industry growth

CAPTION ELEVATE will bring together development program, partner ecosystem, online marketplace to enable businesses around the world to harness industrial IoT success With more businesses recognising the impact of IoT technologies on their operations and on the world, and ...

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View larger. | The Halley Multicolor Camera on ESA’s Giotto spacecraft captured this image of the nucleus of Comet Halley. This image was the Astronomy Picture of the day for January 4, 2010. Comet Halley visited last in 1986 ...

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Days Are Numbered: Power Levels Diminishing for NASA’s Marsquake Hunting InSight Lander

Illustration of NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) Credit: NASA Dusty solar panels and darker skies are expected to bring the Mars lander mission to a close around the end of this year. NASA’s ...

DARPA launches 'Ouija' project to study radio signals in Earth's atmosphere with satellites

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China to launch Tianwen 2 asteroid-sampling mission in 2025

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Boeing Starliner illustration. Credit: Boeing The International Space Station (ISS) is preparing for the targeted arrival of Boeing’s Starliner crew ship on the company’s Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) mission. Meanwhile, the Expedition 67 crew is continuing its ongoing life ...

UN calls on Iraqi politicians to end seven-month stalemate

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NASA Mars InSight Lander ’To End’ Mission For Good As It Is Losing Power; What's Next?

The NASA InSight lander, which has been exploring Mars’ enigmatic innards since 2018, is nearing the conclusion of its mission. Kathya Zamora Garcia, InSight deputy project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, said in a CNN report that ...

NASA confirms impending end for InSight

WASHINGTON — NASA’s InSight Mars lander mission will likely conclude by the end of the year as power levels for the spacecraft continue to decline, project officials confirmed May 17. At a briefing about the mission, which has been ...

NASA Astronaut Captures Stunning Super Flower Blood Moon Eclipse Photo From International Space Station

An astronaut has captured the recent lunar eclipse observed from the International Space Station (ISS). Samantha Cristoforetti, an astronaut with the European Space Agency (ESA), published three magnificent new space images. From three distinct vantage points, the photographs show the ...

SpaceX, Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic's Reusable Rocket Technology Worsens Pollution in the Atmosphere, Study Claims

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Did the Milky Way lose its black hole?

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NASA Seeks Input on Moon to Mars Objectives, Comments Due May 31

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Australian Uni and SSC sign MoU to strengthen space capabilities in Australia and Sweden

Western Sydney University’s International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems (ICNS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) in a move to formalise and strengthen international space observation research partnerships and collaborations. The MoU will ...

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Sidus Space, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIDU), a Space-as-a-Service satellite company focused on commercial satellite design, manufacture, launch, and data collection, has announced that the NASA team successfully completed their Preliminary Design Review (PDR) milestone on May 6th, 2022, to support the ...

Mitsubishi Electric develops technology for the freeform printing of satellite antennas in outer space

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) reports that the company has developed an on-orbit additive-manufacturing technology that uses photosensitive resin and solar ultraviolet light for the 3D printing of satellite antennas in the vacuum of outer space. The novel technology ...

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