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How to watch NASA's DART spacecraft crash into an asteroid

How to watch NASA’s DART spacecraft crash into an asteroid

Artist’s rendering of the DART spacecraft approaching the asteroid. Drawing: Nasa DART’s demise is finally upon us, as the NASA spacecraft is on a collision course with the tiny asteroid Dimorphos. Here’s how you can watch this hugely important experiment to deflect an asteroid. Short for Double Asteroid Redirection Test, the DART mission is the …

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This reusable space cargo ship would "open the door" to European space exploration

This reusable space cargo ship would “open the door” to European space exploration

Artist’s impression of SUSIE performing a vertical landing (video accelerated 2.5 times). GIF: Ariane/Gizmodo Group French aerospace company ArianeGroup has unveiled a concept reusable upper-stage spacecraft that would be capable of delivering heavy payloads into space and performing crewed missions before landing vertically on Earth. SUSIE, short for Smart Upper Stage for Innovative Exploration, was …

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This reusable space cargo ship would "open the door" to European space exploration

This reusable space cargo ship would “open the door” to European space exploration

Artist’s impression of SUSIE performing a vertical landing (video accelerated 2.5 times). GIF: Ariane/Gizmodo Group French aerospace company ArianeGroup has unveiled a concept reusable upper-stage spacecraft that would be capable of delivering heavy payloads into space and performing crewed missions before landing vertically on Earth. SUSIE, short for Smart Upper Stage for Innovative Exploration, was …

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NASA DART deploys camera probe ahead of asteroid impact

NASA DART deploys camera probe ahead of asteroid impact

Representation of DART (left) and LICIACube (right). Image: Italian Space Agency DART will not survive its mission to deflect an asteroid, but the recently deployed LICIACube, a tiny probe equipped with cameras, will document the encounter in great detail. from NASA Asteroid double redirect test (DART) is the space agency’s first demonstration of a defense …

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What to expect from NASA's DART mission to deflect an asteroid

What to expect from NASA’s DART mission to deflect an asteroid

Artistic representation of NASA’s DART probe and the Italian Space Agency’s LICIACube in the Didymos binary system.Image: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben A NASA spacecraft called DART is about to deliberately crash into a small asteroid as part of a planetary defense test. While this space rock is nothing to worry about, what we learn from …

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NASA's CAPSTONE lunar probe has more problems than we thought

NASA’s CAPSTONE lunar probe has more problems than we thought

Artist’s rendering of CAPSTONE.Image: Nasa Controllers with the CAPSTONE mission are attempt to regain control of the Probe bound to the Moon, which is currently collapsing, is experiencing temperature issues and is unable to use its solar panels to fully recharge its batteries. In a update released on Monday, Advanced Space described it as a …

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NASA's CAPSTONE lunar probe has more problems than we thought

NASA’s CAPSTONE lunar probe has more problems than we thought

Artist’s rendering of CAPSTONE.Image: Nasa Controllers with the CAPSTONE mission are attempt to regain control of the Probe bound to the Moon, which is currently collapsing, is experiencing temperature issues and is unable to use its solar panels to fully recharge its batteries. In a update released on Monday, Advanced Space described it as a …

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SpaceX Starship Prototype Spits Out Super-Hot Debris, Causes Literal Fire In Dumpster

SpaceX Starship Prototype Spits Out Super-Hot Debris, Causes Literal Fire In Dumpster

Brush firThey appeared shortly after the Starship’s static firing test on Thursday, September 8, 2022.Screenshot: NASAspaceflight SpaceX conducted a static firing test of a prototype Starship rocket on Thursday, in which the six raptor engines were engaged. The eight seconds the test seemed to go well, except for the problematic brush fire that ensued. The …

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