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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:07:00 +0100
While scanning the sky to measure the positions and movements of stars in our Galaxy, Gaia has discovered its first stellar explosion in another galaxy far, far away. This powerful event, now named Gaia14aaa, took place in a distant galaxy some 500 million light-years away, and was revealed via a sudden rise in the galaxy’s brightness between two Gaia observations separated by one month. Gaia, which began its scientific work on 25 July, repeatedly scans the entire sky, so that e...
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:13:00 +0100
Ariane Flight VA220 Payload preparations for Arianespace’s next Ariane 5 flight are moving into their full pace with delivery of the mission’s other passenger – ISDLA-1 – to French Guiana, where it joins the ARSAT-1 satellite that arrived earlier this month. ISDLA-1 was transported this week by a chartered An-124 cargo jetliner which landed at Félix Eboué International Airport near the capital city of Cayenne, and subsequently was unloaded for tr...
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 23:00:00 +0100
Space Systems/Loral ( SSL ), a leading provider of commercial satellites , today announced that the Optus 10 satellite, designed and built for Optus , was launched yesterday and is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan. The satellite deployed its solar arrays on schedule following its launch aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana . The satellite will begin firing its main thruster later today in order to start maneuveri...
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:42:00 +0100
The largest spacecraft welding tool in the world, the Vertical Assembly Center officially is open for business at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The 170-foot-tall, 78-foot-wide giant completes a world-class welding toolkit that will be used to build the core stage of America's next great rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS).  SLS will be the most powerful rocket ever built for deep space missions, including to an asteroid and eventually Mars. The core stage...
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:48:00 +0100
Elecnor Deimos, the technological area of the Elecnor Group, announced today the launch of the PanGeo Alliance, the first global alliance of Earth Observation satellites operators. The PanGeo Alliance currently federates 4 satellite operator entities from around the world: Dauria Aerospace (US/Russia), the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science & Technology, (UAE), Elecnor Deimos (Spain) and Beijing Space Eye Innovation Technology (China). The PanGeo fleet is composed of 9 satellit...
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The European Space Agency will host a webcast to announce the selection of the primary landing spot on a comet for the Philae lander. The webcast starts at 5 a.m. EDT (0900 GMT).
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 10:55:12 EDT
Less than a month after saying he'd be "bitterly disappointed" if Virgin Galactic flights don't start by the end of the year, Richard Branson admits that we'll need to wait a little longer.
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 11:01:23 EDT
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Sun, 14 Sep 2014 13:25:25 EDT
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Sat, 13 Sep 2014 12:06:13 EDT
In preparation of its test flight, the next-generation NASA capsule has been transferred from the Kennedy Space Center's Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building to the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility.
Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:31:09 EDT
Chad Blakley (http://lightsoverlapland.com) captured a vibrant display of Northern Lights over Abisko National Park in Sweden on Sept. 12, 2014. They were generated by a KP-7 geomagnetic storm that hit Earth as a result of two coronal mass ejections.
Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:37:08 EDT
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Sat, 13 Sep 2014 10:21:19 EDT
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Sat, 13 Sep 2014 09:32:53 EDT
NASA's first Orion space capsule, designed to carry astronauts to deep-space destinations, is ready for fueling ahead of its debut test flight in December.
Sat, 13 Sep 2014 09:15:30 EDT
Measat 3b and Optus 10 satellites launched from Kourou, French Guiana, on an Ariane 5 rocket, Sept. 11, 2014.
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:14:23 EDT
NASA is staunchly defending the science plans for its flagship Mars rover Curiosity in the wake of a recent senior-level review that at times harshly criticized the mission's science operations.
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:40:19 EDT
Scientists drew borders around the distinct landscapes of a comet where the Rosetta spacecraft will land this fall.
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:02:56 EDT
For the first time, astronomers have detected water ice clouds, like the ones that shroud Earth, around a dim celestial body outside of our solar system.
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:05:51 EDT
Skywatchers on the ground are already catching sight of some amazing looking auroras produced by solar material blown out from the sun during two major eruptions this week.
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:52:26 EDT
The United States military's high-technology branch is hoping to test out on-orbit satellite servicing in orbit in the next five years.
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:51:54 EDT
ESA’s Rosetta mission will attempt to to land its Philae lander on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in November 2014. ESA recently released their 5 top choices and on September 15th, 2014 they will announce the landing site (and its backup).
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:41:55 EDT
The Mars Science Laboratory has driven nearly 5 miles on the surface of the Red Planet and is ready to start the next phase of its mission. Curiosity mission scientist Katie Stack reports.
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 07:13:08 EDT
Talk about "off-Earth roading." The car company Land Rover is partnering with the private spaceflight company Virgin Galactic to send the most adventurous people it can find into space.
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 06:55:39 EDT
Two waves of solar material blown out by powerful sun eruptions n this week are hitting the Earth now, and could amplify the aurora displays for observers in northern regions.
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:39:10 EDT
ALMA and many other telescopes on the ground and in space have been used to obtain the best view yet of a collision that took place between two galaxies when the Universe was only half its current age, as seen in this spectacular space wallpaper.

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