Io: New image of a lake of fire, signs of permanent volcanism

April 19, 2024|

Enlarge (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt/Thomas Thomopoulos) Ever since the Voyager mission sent home images of Jupiter's moon Io spewing material into space, we've gradually built up a clearer picture of Io's volcanic activity. It slowly became [...]

Scratching the surface

April 19, 2024|

The latest news on missions to search for ice and water beneath planetary surfaces. Read More - The Planetary Society Articles

Hubble Captures a Bright Galactic and Stellar Duo

April 19, 2024|

2 min read Hubble Captures a Bright Galactic and Stellar Duo This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope features the barred spiral galaxy NGC 3783. ESA/Hubble & NASA, M. C. Bentz, D. J. V. [...]

Students Celebrate Rockets, Environment at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

April 19, 2024|

Students from Andrew Jackson Middle School in Titusville, Florida, participate in an environmentally focused Earth Day briefing on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, inside the news auditorium at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The [...]

Week in images: 15-19 April 2024

April 19, 2024|

Week in images: 15-19 April 2024 Discover our week through the lens Read More - ESA Top News

Astra considered bankruptcy as it struggled to raise cash

April 19, 2024|

Spacecraft propulsion and launch vehicle company Astra Space considered filing for bankruptcy several times in recent months as the company struggled to raise cash. The post Astra considered bankruptcy as it struggled to raise cash [...]

China to leverage growing commercial space sector to launch megaconstellations

April 19, 2024|

China will utilize expected launch capacity from the country’s emergent commercial space sector to help realize its megaconstellation plans. The post China to leverage growing commercial space sector to launch megaconstellations appeared first on SpaceNews. [...]

ESA and the EU agree to accelerate the use of space

April 19, 2024|

ESA will work closely with the EU to use space to improve life on Earth, following an agreement signed today by ESA Director General Josef Aschbacher (left) and the European Commission’s Director-General for Defence Industry [...]

Virgin Galactic proposes reverse stock split

April 19, 2024|

Virgin Galactic will ask shareholders to approve a reverse stock split intended to boost the falling share price of the suborbital spaceflight company. The post Virgin Galactic proposes reverse stock split appeared first on SpaceNews. [...]

Misbehaving Microbes: Defending Earth from Space Bugs

April 19, 2024|

Last Monday, NASA shared the agency’s recommendations regarding a path forward for the costly Mars Sample Return initiative, but within a balanced overall science program. The idea of bringing back to Earth select samples from [...]

BryceTech Highlights Continued Smallsat Strength in a New Report 

April 19, 2024|

Smallsats rule the world.  Analytics firm BryceTech released its annual smallsat report yesterday, which detailed how small sats continue to dominate the industry. What’s in a name: A smallsat has a mass below 1,200 kg, [...]

Inside The World’s First Civil Space Traffic Coordination System

April 19, 2024|

Government IT projects are known for being challenging, and one of the biggest currently underway is the US effort to forge a civil space traffic coordination platform. It’s been nearly six years since the Trump [...]

GLEX 2024 Summit to hold in Porto and Angra do Heroísmo

April 19, 2024|

The Global Exploration Summit (GLEX Summit) has announced GLEX Summit 2024, which will hold from June 15 to 19, in both Porto and Angra do Heroísmo, in Portugal. Known as the "Davos of Exploration," the [...]