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Russia’s new heavy-lifter rolled to launch pad

November 19, 2014

Several weeks ahead of a planned liftoff in late December, the biggest new Russian rocket to fly in a generation has rolled to its launch pad at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia for preflight testing.

MAVEN begins science mission at Mars

November 18, 2014

NASA’s newest Mars orbiter has formally started a one-year research campaign to study an ancient case of climate change that starved the red planet of water, breathable air and potential life, scientists said Monday.

New Mars lander takes shape

November 17, 2014

The next Mars lander — a platform to drill beneath the surface of the red planet — has begun its assembly phase in preparation for launch in March 2016.

Rosetta camera sees Philae bouncing across comet

November 17, 2014

These incredible images show the breathtaking journey of Rosetta’s Philae lander as it approached and then rebounded from its first touchdown on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on 12 November 2014.

Loss of contact with Philae

November 15, 2014

A few moments after the pirouette, battery voltage suddenly plummeted and engineers said the end was near. Trapped between a rock and a dark place beyond its ability to survive, Philae dutifully sent back stored data and even made fresh measurements until finally, just after 7:30 p.m. (EST-5), contact was finally lost.

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