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MUSE Museum

‘Food for curious minds’ is the theme of Ecsite 2015, taking place 9-13 June in Trento, Italy To source

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Cosmic Kickstarter: How Crowdfunding Helps New Space Projects Launch

Artist’s concept of the Arkyd space telescope being developed by asteroid-mining company Planetary Resources. A Kickstarter campaign in 2013 raised more than $1.5 million toward the telescope’s development.Credit: Planetary Resources Spaceflight is going to the masses. Private companies, nonprofit institutions and individual citizens are increasingly looking to bankroll their space-themed projects via crowdfunding campaigns , […]

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[Project Topics] Hayabusa2 second ion engine continuous operation completed

Topics List Jun. 8, 2015 UpdatedHayabusa2 second ion engine continuous operation completed The Hayabusa2 has been continuously operating its ion engine for the second time since June 2, and successfully completed its operations at 0:25 a.m. on June 7 (Japan Standard Time.) The second continuous operation lasted for 102 hours as scheduled.The Hayabusa2 performed the ion […]

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World Oceans Day

Satellites help us monitor the state of our oceans, supporting ‘healthy oceans, healthy planet’ – the theme for this year’s World Oceans Day To source

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[International Space Station / Japanese Experiment Module (KIBO)] First experiment using the Exposed Experiment Handrail Attachment Mechanism (ExHAM) started

First experiment using the Exposed Experiment Handrail Attachment Mechanism (ExHAM) started Last Updated: June 8, 2015 Airlock’s slide table being extended to the EF (Credit: JAXA/NASA) ExHAM being attached to the handrail on the EF (Credit: JAXA/NASA) On May 26, 2015, the first experiment using JAXA’s new experiment device, the Experiment Handrail Attachment Mechanism (ExHAM) […]

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LightSail Spacecraft Wakes Up Again, Deploys Solar Sail

Artist’s concept of The Planetary Society’s LightSail cubesat in space.Credit: The Planetary Society It wasn’t exactly smooth sailing, but The Planetary Society’s cubesat got the job done in the end. The tiny LightSail spacecraft overcame a battery problem — the second glitch it suffered after launching to Earth orbit last month — and deployed its […]

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Best Space Photos of the Week — June 7, 2015

On Sunday, May 31, 2015, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft made its latest and final flyby of Hyperion, Saturn’s spongy moon. At around 9:36 a.m. EDT Cassini came…Read More » within 21,000 miles (34,000 km) of Hyperion’s surface — not its closest approach ever but certainly close enough to grab some fantastic images of this porous and […]

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