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ESA takes the reins of the Disasters Charter

When disaster strikes, a group of international space agencies pools its resources and expertise to support relief efforts on the ground. For the next six months, ESA will be leading the International Charter Space and Major Disasters as it brings information from satellites to the aid of the vulnerable.  To source

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See the Moon, Venus and Mars Together Before Dawn Tuesday!

Venus and Mars shine near the crescent moon in the eastern sky before dawn on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. A gathering of two bright planets and the slender crescent moon will be the chief celestial attraction in the predawn sky Tuesday (Oct. 17). If you look low toward the eastern horizon about 60 to 75 […]

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Russian Cargo Ship Docks at International Space Station

An uncrewed Russian cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station early Monday (Oct. 16) to deliver nearly 3 tons of fresh food, fuel and other supplies.  The Progress 68 resupply ship linked up with the space station at 7:04 a.m. EDT (1104 GMT) as the two spacecraft sailed 252 miles (405 kilometers) over eastern […]

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Real-Life 'Replicants': 6 Humanoid Robots Used for Space Exploration

Although Robonaut 1 was never meant to fly in space, NASA tested the technology on the ground before launching its successor, Robonaut 2, in 2011. Robonaut was created in collaboration with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a branch of the U.S. military that invests in far-flung technology projects. Robonaut 2 has been on […]

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Blue Mars

Space Science Image of the Week: A cloudy day over volcanic Mars, captured by the ExoMars orbiter To source

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ASRC 3D Prints Fuel Injector Prototype for RD-180 Successor

WASHINGTON — ASRC of Beltsville, Md., has test fired a subscale propellant injector built via additive manufacturing , or 3D printing, paving the way for a version that could support whichever engine United Launch Alliance chooses to replace the Russian-built RD-180 on the Atlas 5 rocket. ASRC’s Federal Technical Services division conducted the full-power test in […]

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Ariane 6 Could Use Reusable Prometheus Engine, Designer Says

An artist’s depiction of the Ariane 6 main stage after strap-on booster separation. LES MUREAUX, France and WASHINGTON — Europe’s upcoming Ariane 6 rocket, though designed to be expendable, could one day sport a reusable engine , according to Patrick Bonguet, head of the Ariane 6 program at ArianeGroup. Whether or not the rocket would ever […]

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