Day: April 4, 2019

Record-Breaking Satellite Advances NASA�s Exploration of High-Altitude GPS

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NASA – Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) patch. April 4, 2019 The four Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) spacecraft recently broke the world record for navigating with GPS signals farther from Earth than ever before. MMS� success indicates that NASA spacecraft may soon be able to navigate via GPS as far away as the Moon, which will prove important […]

Curiosity Captured Two Solar Eclipses on Mars

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NASA – Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) patch. April 4, 2019 When NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover landed in 2012, it brought along eclipse glasses. The solar filters on its Mast Camera (Mastcam) allow it to stare directly at the Sun. Over the past few weeks, Curiosity has been putting them to good use by sending back […]

Express Delivery from Russia Brings 3.7 Tons of Station Supplies

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ROSCOSMOS – Russian Vehicles patch. April 4, 2019 Traveling about 254 miles over central China, the unpiloted Russian Progress 72 cargo ship docked at 10:22 a.m. EDT to the Pirs docking compartment on the Russian segment of the complex. Image above: Russia�s Progress 72 resupply ship approaches the International Space Station�s Pirs docking compartment today. […]

Arianespace – Soyuz ST-B launches four O3b satellites

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ARIANESPACE – Soyuz Flight VS22 Mission poster. April 4, 2019 Soyuz ST-B launches first phase of SES� O3b constellation Arianespace VS22 mission: a Soyuz ST-B launch vehicle launched four more O3b satellites, the first six OneWeb satellites, from the Soyuz Launch Complex (ELS) in Sinnamary, French Guiana, on 4 April 2019, at 17:03 UTC (14:03 […]

Russian Cargo Ship Reaches Space and Races to Station

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ROSCOSMOS – Russian Vehicles patch. April 4, 2019 Image above: Russia�s Progress 72 resupply ship blasts off on time from Kazakhstan to the International Space Station. Image Credit: Roscosmos. Carrying more than three-and-a-half tons of food, fuel and supplies for the International Space Station crew, the unpiloted Russian Progress 72 cargo spacecraft launched at 7:01 […]