Category Archives: NASA

Problems with Juno just before flyby

NASA space probe Juno, remaining in space since 2011, performed course correction maneuver after not too lucky flyby on October 19, and will conduct next scheduled flyby close to Jupiter on 11th December 2016. Juno, which remains on Jupiter orbit since July 4, 2016, is still at the moment on long orbit. It makes possible visiting Jupiter…
Read More

Green fuel inside Cubesat satellite under contract for Aerojet Rocketdyne

  Aerojet Rocketdyne was granted with contract to develop first Cubesat satellite fueled with ecological and safe next generation rocket fuel. Public-private partnership between NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne was announced in January 2016 and now it was confirmed with appropriate contract. MPS-130 propulsion system fueled with new AF-M315E fuel will be developed by AR for NASA.…
Read More

NASA Mars rover still under development in JPL

NASA is still targeting with their new Mars rover for 2020 as final date for launching it to Mars, but over the years budget of rover project is still growing. Project of new Mars rover already passed one of the key points in its history. It is Key Decision Point C, which means, that at…
Read More

Juno arrived !

NASA Juno space probe entered Jupiter's orbit and is in perfect condition.  It was most important moment during Juno's mission which lasts since 2011 and impressive show of JPL abilities for developing and operating deep space probes. After performing two deep space maneuvers and orbit corrections on June 16, 2016 (first two burns of main…
Read More

Juno is getting close to Jupiter !

After five years of space journey NASA space probe Juno is getting close to its mission's objective: Jupiter. Yesterday NASA used Deep Space Network 70 m dishes to send four commands from Goldstone, Colorado for Juno space probe which is 860.81 million kilometers from Earth and is getting close to Jupiter. Commands were sent at 19:15 GMT and were…
Read More

DAWN officially finished its mission

After 9 years of space journey, DAWN space probe finished its primary mission successfully! Three days ago on June 30, DAWN probe finished its main mission. It sent to Earth 69000 images and 132 GB of data, among others with results of research performed on composition of surface of both celestial bodies. For example thanks to DAWN…
Read More

SLS booster motor fired and tested !

It seems that in quite short time PSLV and Ariane 5 will lose their supremacy in being equipped with largest solid fueled rocket engines. Please welcome the SLS solid fueled rocket booster motor by Orbital ATK! Second (first was performed in Utah in 2015) fire test was planned by Orbital ATK at 14:05 GMT but in the…
Read More

New life for Landsat-7 !

NASA designated Landsat-7 Earth observation satellite as objective for planned Restore-L mission. NASA is seriously planning robotic service mission on Low Earth Orbit. Since 2009 all NASA efforts which are referring to refueling, tuning or servicing satellites in space are developed by Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office (SSCO). This institution remaining inside NASA and is able to…
Read More

More details on Red Dragon future flight schedule

After breaking news about close plans for unmanned Mars mission of Red Dragon in 2018, Elon Musk unveils more details. According to "Washington Post" CEO of SpaceX, Elon Musk, unveiled more details about his future plans of Mars exploration with unmanned missions of Martian spacecraft Red Dragon. Elon Musk after announcing on Facebook on April…
Read More