Hole-in-one for Rosetta

2015-07-01 20:01

After billions of years of solitary travel through cold, dark outer space, comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has recently yielded many secrets, often surprising, including 18 holes.

SpaceX to deliver new dock, supplies to ISS

2015-06-26 22:03

The SpaceX capsule is to deliver a new parking spot for the space station, reserved for future crew ships.

Airbus to build internet broadcasting satellites

2015-06-17 07:45

Airbus Group will design and build about 900 satellites for OneWeb, which plans to offer high-speed, space-based internet access.

Nasa flying saucer deploys partially on test

2015-06-09 16:56

NASA launched a giant balloon Monday carrying a kind of "flying saucer" that will test technologies for landing on Mars, but its outsized parachute only partly deployed.

Bad weather delays flying saucer

2015-06-05 16:36

The test launch of a flying saucer equipped with a supersonic parachute that may one day help spacecraft land on Mars has been postponed.

SpaceX cleared for US military launches

2015-05-27 19:54

Elon Musk's firm SpaceX has won long-waited approval from the US Air Force to launch military satellites, opening the way to a lucrative market.

Russia rocket fails after launch

2015-05-16 21:31

A Russian rocket carrying a Mexican satellite malfunctioned shortly after its launch - the latest mishap to hit Russia's troubled space industry.

Water on white dwarf raises prospects of H2O-rich planets

2015-05-07 16:43

Large amounts of water may exist on numerous deep space bodies, said a study that raises the theoretical odds of another planet like Earth sporting the life-giving resource.

Nasa spacecraft spots possible ice cap on Pluto

2015-04-30 08:39

Nasa's Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has spotted surface features on the icy world, including a possible polar cap, images show.

Most powerful space telescope ever to launch in 2018

2015-04-22 08:15

As the Hubble Space Telescope celebrates 25 years in space, Nasa and its international partners are building an even more powerful tool to look deeper into the universe than ever before.


String of cargo disasters pressures space industry

2015-06-29 15:54

The global space industry is reeling after three cargo disasters in less than a year have delivered a costly blow to efforts to supply astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

Rosetta comet mission extended

2015-06-23 23:12

Europe has announced its comet-chasing mission Rosetta will be extended until September 2016 and may end with the dying mothership touching down on the comet to be reunited with its tiny lander.

'Hello Earth!': Comet probe Philae wakes up

2015-06-14 16:53

The European space probe Philae has woken up after nearly seven months in hibernation as it hurtled towards the Sun on the back of a comet, mission control says.

Airbus developing reusable space rocket

2015-06-06 20:23

European aircraft and aerospace giant Airbus has unveiled plans for a reusable space rocket launcher that should be ready in 2025.

Pluto has unruly moons

2015-06-04 05:50

Some of Pluto's moons have a rugby ball-like shape and spin around erratically in orbit, according to an updated portrait of the distant dwarf planet system.

Russia restarts spacecraft after embarrassing failures

2015-05-18 06:53

Russia's space agency says it has managed to restart the engines of the Progress spacecraft and correct the orbit of the International Space Station (ISS) which it is attached to, after a failed first attempt.

Carrier rocket caused failure of Russian spacecraft

2015-05-12 21:21

A Russian mission to resupply the International Space Station failed because of a fault with the carrier rocket, the head of Roscosmos space agency says.

SpaceX tests eject button on Dragon

2015-05-06 19:35

SpaceX has launched the first flight test of the emergency astronaut escape feature on its Dragon spaceship, which aims to carry astronauts to low-Earth orbit as early as 2017.

Unmanned Russian spacecraft 'plunging to Earth'

2015-04-29 13:37

An unmanned Russian cargo spacecraft ferrying supplies to the International Space Station is plunging back to Earth and apparently out of control, an official has said.

SpaceX Dragon arrives at ISS

2015-04-17 20:00

SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship has arrived at the International Space Station, carrying nearly 2 000kg of food and supplies for the astronauts living in orbit.

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