Day: April 3, 2019

Bennu in Stereo

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NASA – OSIRIS-REx Mission logo. April 3, 2019 This set of stereoscopic images provides a 3D view of the large, 170-foot (52-meter) boulder that juts from asteroid Bennu�s southern hemisphere and the rocky slopes that surround it. The stereo pair was created by stereo image processing scientists Dr. Brian May, who is also the lead […]

NASA and MIT’s Transforming Wing Could Change How Planes Are Built

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NASA logo. April 3, 2019 Composed of hundreds of small, identical pieces, the shape-shifting wing can automatically morph to the most efficient shape for a given stage of flight. Image Credits: NASA Ames Research Center/Eli Gershenfeld NASA is no stranger to transforming aircraft. Consider the ten-engine drone called Greased Lightning, which can shift from VTOL […]

Moriond 2019 feels the strong force

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CERN – European Organization for Nuclear Research logo. 3 April, 2019 Pentaquarks, charmed beauty particles and more from the Moriond conference�s second week, which is devoted to studies of the strong nuclear force Last week, physicists from all over the world gathered in La Thuile, Italy, for the second week of the Rencontres de Moriond […]

Crew Waits for Express Delivery, Works Human Research and Next Spacewalk

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ISS – Expedition 59 Mission patch. April 3, 2019 Human research and spacewalk preparations are underway aboard the International Space Station today. A Russian cargo rocket is also preparing to blast off Thursday morning and resupply the Expedition 59 crew. Astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch took turns this morning testing their vision. They tested […]

ISRO – PSLV-QL launches EMISAT and 28 nanosatellites

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ISRO – Indian Space Research Organisation logo. April 3, 2019 PSLV-C45 carrying EMISAT and 28 nanosatellites launch For ISRO�s PSLV-C45 mission, a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) in �QL� configuration launched EMISAT (436 kg) and 28 nano satellites (220kg) from the Second Launch Pad (SLP) of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota, on 1 […]

CASC – Long March-3B launches TianLian-2 01 satellite

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CASC – China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation logo. April 3, 2019 Long March-3B rocket carrying TianLian-2 01 satellite launch A Long March-3B rocket launched the TianLian-2 01 satellite (????01?) from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, Sichuan Province, southwest China, on 31 March 2019, at 15:51 UTC (23:51 local time). Long March-3B launches TianLian-2 01 […]

India’s anti-satellite missile test may have created 6,500 pieces of space junk larger than a pencil eraser, according to a new simulation

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Space junk logo. April 2, 2019 India fired a missile into space last week, struck one of its own satellites, and destroyed the spacecraft. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is running for reelection, hailed the successful test as “an unprecedented achievement” that makes India “a space power” and the fourth nation ever to develop […]

More Than a Carbon Copy: OCO-3 on the Space Station

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ISS – OCO-3 Mission logo. April 2, 2019 NASA�s OCO-3 –  A New View of Carbon -mission overview- NASA is ready to launch a new space instrument that will use the vantage point of the International Space Station to monitor Earth�s carbon cycle. A follow-on to the still-active OCO-2 mission, OCO-3 will bring not only […]