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GOES-U satellite reaches geostationary orbit, now designated GOES-19

On July 7, 2024, NOAA's GOES-U executed its final engine burn, placing the satellite in geostationary orbit 22,236 miles above Earth's equator. Upon reaching this milestone, GOES-U was renamed GOES-19. GOES satellites are designated with a letter pri.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJul 10th, 2024

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket experiences rare failure

SpaceX's highly reliable Falcon 9 rocket has experienced a rare failure that means the latest batch of the company's Starlink satellites won't make it into orbit, the company said Friday, as regulators opened an investigation......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

SpaceX’s unmatched streak of perfection with the Falcon 9 rocket is over

An investigation into the engine failure could delay SpaceX's upcoming crew launches. Enlarge / Numerous pieces of ice fell off the second stage of the Falcon 9 rocket during its climb into orbit from Vandenberg Space Force Base,.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Scientific definition of a planet says it must orbit our sun: A new proposal would change that

Planetary scientists are proposing a new definition of a planet to replace one that many researchers view as sun-centric and outdated. The current definition—established in 2006 by the International Astronomical Union (IAU), the organization that o.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

GOES-U satellite reaches geostationary orbit, now designated GOES-19

On July 7, 2024, NOAA's GOES-U executed its final engine burn, placing the satellite in geostationary orbit 22,236 miles above Earth's equator. Upon reaching this milestone, GOES-U was renamed GOES-19. GOES satellites are designated with a letter pri.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 10th, 2024

Boeing and NASA in no rush to bring Starliner astronauts back from space station

Two NASA astronauts who traveled to the ISS on the Boeing Starliner have given an update from orbit, but won't be traveling home any time soon......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJul 10th, 2024

Astronomers suggest up to 60% of near-Earth objects could be dark comets

Up to 60% of near-Earth objects could be dark comets, mysterious asteroids that orbit the sun in our solar system that likely contain or previously contained ice and could have been one route for delivering water to Earth, according to a University o.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 10th, 2024

Study investigates the nature of very-high energy gamma-ray source TeV J2032+4130

Using the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) observatory, an international team of astronomers has observed a very-high energy gamma-ray source designated TeV J2032+4130. Results of the observational campaign, presented July 3 on the preprint serve.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 10th, 2024

Europe’s first Ariane 6 flight achieved most of its goals, but ended prematurely

Ariane 6 launched into orbit, but an upper stage problem kept it from completing the demo flight. Enlarge / Europe's first Ariane 6 rocket lifts off from a new launch pad in Kourou, French Guiana. (credit: Jody Amiet/AFP via Gett.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJul 10th, 2024

Europe"s Ariane 6 rocket successfully launches for first time

Europe's new Ariane 6 rocket successfully blasted off for the first time on Tuesday, releasing satellites into orbit and restoring the continent's independent access to space......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 10th, 2024

Evidence of water vapor detected in the atmosphere of Smertrios

Using the CARMENES spectrograph, astronomers have found evidence of water vapor in the atmosphere of a hot Saturn exoplanet designated HD 149026 b, dubbed Smertrios. The finding, reported in a research paper published on the preprint server arXiv, co.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsJul 9th, 2024

Satellite images show deforestation toll of Indonesia mines

More than 700,000 hectares of forest in Indonesia have been cleared for mining since 2001, including large tracts of primary forest, a new analysis using satellite data has found......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 5th, 2024

EarthCARE offers a sneak peek into Earth"s energy balance

Offering a foretaste of what's to come once it is fully commissioned, ESA's EarthCARE satellite has returned the first images from its broadband radiometer instrument. These initial images offer a tantalizing glimpse into the intricacies of our plane.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 5th, 2024

Threads reaches 175 million active users; celebrates first anniversary with custom icons

It’s been almost a year since Threads, Meta’s microblogging platform, became available to the public. Over the last 12 months, Threads has achieved some major milestones, such as hitting 100 million registered users in its first five days. A year.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  9to5macRelated NewsJul 4th, 2024

Image: Orion spacecraft prepares for upcoming launch

Technicians lift NASA's Orion spacecraft out of the Final Assembly and System Testing cell on June 28, 2024. The integrated spacecraft, which will be used for the Artemis II mission to orbit the moon, has been undergoing final rounds of testing and a.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2024

NASA selects SpaceX to launch a gamma-ray telescope into an unusual orbit

The Falcon 9 rocket is pretty much the only rocket available to launch this mission. Enlarge / Artist's illustration of the COSI spacecraft. (credit: Northrop Grumman/European Southern Observatory (background image)) A s.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2024

Boeing"s Starliner Faces an Indefinite Wait in Space While NASA Investigates Its Faults

The space agency has pushed back the spacecraft’s return to an unspecified date in July, to give it more time to look into the problems that beset the vehicle on its journey into orbit......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2024

Two of the German military’s new spy satellites appear to have failed in orbit

Did OHB really not test the satellite antennas on the ground? Enlarge / The SARah-1 mission is seen on the launch pad in June 2022. (credit: SpaceX) On the day before Christmas last year, a Falcon 9 rocket launched from.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2024

Study investigates a massive "spider" pulsar

Astronomers from the Stanford University in California have performed joint X-ray and optical observations of a massive "spider" pulsar designated PSR J2215+5135. Results of the observational campaign, presented in a paper published May 22 on the pre.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 1st, 2024

Two tiny NASA satellites are launching to study Earth’s poles

NASA has launched the first part of a two-satellite mission called PREFIRE to study Earth's poles, with the second satellite set to launch this Saturday......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 30th, 2024

Swarming for success: Starling completes primary mission

After 10 months in orbit, the Starling spacecraft swarm successfully demonstrated its primary mission's key objectives, representing significant achievements in the capability of swarm configurations......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 30th, 2024