Yesterday first artificial satellite of Saturn finished its lasting 20 years mission with destructive landing on Saturn. Joint mission of NASA, ESA and Italian ASI space agency finally reached its end on Friday September 15, 2017. Cassini space probe launched on 15 October 1997 on the top of the Titan 401B/Centaur rocket crashed into Saturn after 162…Read More
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Some companies seem to have luck and other on the contrary. DigitalGlobe WorldView-2 satellite survived direct contact with space debris without even single scratch so it should be rather considered as ultimately lucky! According to Joint Space Operations Center, WorldView-2 Earth imaging satellite operated by DigitalGlobe survived hitting by several pieces of space debris. On 19 July JSpOC announced on their Twitter profile: "JSpOC Continue Reading...more
ESA finished its probably most ambitious mission focused on deep space exploration. Yesterday, after mild descent, Rosetta space probe touched the rocky surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Yesterday all employees at ESA’s control center in Darmstadt, Germany, had rather nervous day. Engineers and specialists from ESA were waiting to receive final confirmation of positive result of planned descent and collision of Rosetta Continue Reading...more
Elysium, USA based Company which offers place inside Cubesat satellites for cremated remains announced on May 16th that plans for 2018 putting their Elysium Star II satellite as piggyback payload for Falcon-9 rocket. It will be second attempt performed by Elysium - first one failed after launch when Super Strypi sounding rocket failed to reach planned orbit. This time Company Continue Reading...more