Month: September 2017
Q&A with Eric Smith, JWST program director
Live coverage: Ariane 5 rocket fires into space with two commercial satellites
Elon Musk revises Mars plan, hopes for boots on ground in 2024
SpaceX plans to begin construction of a new rocket and spacecraft next year that could lead to human landings on Mars as early as 2024, scaling up technologies currently being perfected with the company’s Falcon 9 family of boosters to ensure reliability, reusability and, as a result, realistically low costs, founder Elon Musk said Friday.
Photos: Proton booster lifts off from Baikonur Cosmodrome
ILS declares mission success after Proton launch of AsiaSat 9
Live coverage: Proton lifts off with U.S.-built satellite for Asian company
A Russian Proton rocket lifted off Thursday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan with the AsiaSat 9 satellite destined to provide television broadcast, video networking and data delivery services over the Asia-Pacific region. Launch occurred at 1852:16 GMT (2:52:16 p.m. EDT), beginning a series of maneuvers expected to last nine hours before AsiaSat 9 is deployed from the rocket.
Arianespace procures first batch of upgraded Vega-C rockets, preps for last Ariane 5 order
Scientists celebrate 10th anniversary of Dawn mission’s launch
In the ten years since its launch from Cape Canaveral, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has orbited the two largest worlds in the asteroid belt and overcome defective components that threatened to derail the mission on its 4 billion-mile voyage, discovering unexpectedly rich geologic tapestries suggesting both destinations have a watery past.