Day: May 2, 2019

Robotics Work Successful, Station Returned to Full Power

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ISS – Expedition 59 Mission patch. May 2, 2019 This morning, Robotics Ground Controllers in Mission Control Houston successfully completed an operation to remove a failed Main Bus Switching Unit-3 and replace it with a spare. The MBSU in question had failed on April 29 and reduced the station�s power supply by about 25%. There […]

Martian Dust Could Help Explain Water Loss, Plus Other Learnings From Global Storm

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NASA – Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) logo. May 2, 2019 Dust is not just a household nuisance; it�s a planetary one, particularly on Mars. Before astronauts visit the Red Planet, we need to understand how the dust particles that often fill the atmosphere could impact them and their equipment. The global Martian dust storm of […]

Observing Gaia from Earth to improve its star maps

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ESA – Gaia Mission patch. 2 May 2019 While ESA�s Gaia mission has been surveying more than one billion stars from space, astronomers have been regularly monitoring the satellite�s position in the sky with telescopes across the world, including the European Southern Observatory in Chile, to further refine Gaia�s orbit and ultimately improve the accuracy […]