The Space Launch System (SLS) mega rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard lifted off at 06:47 UTC (01:47 EST) from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, U.S. on November 16, 2022.
A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2022 UQ1 turned out to be space junk.
Data gathered by NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) investigative team over the last two weeks suggest that the spacecraft’s kinetic encounter with its target asteroid, Dimorphos, successfully altered the asteroid’s orbit.
NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), the world’s first planetary defense technology demonstration, successfully struck its asteroid target at 23:14 UTC on September 26, 2022, after 10 months of flying through space.
A massive booster from Chinese Long March 5B rocket, launched on July 24, 2022, is expected to re-enter Earth’s atmosphere over the weekend, with some of its pieces surviving the descent and hitting the surface. The rocket delivered the Wentian experiment module to China’s Tiangong Space Station.
On June 13, 2022, ESA releases its third and new full data set made by the Gaia observatory located at L2 Lagrangian point – about 1.5 million km or 930 000 miles from Earth. Among other things, this catalog includes chemical compositions, stellar temperatures, colors, masses, ages, and the speed at which stars move towards or away from us.
Between May 23 and 25, 2022, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope sustained a micrometeoroid impact to one of its primary mirror segments. While such strikes are an unavoidable aspect of operating any spacecraft, this most recent impact was larger than was modeled, and beyond what could have been tested on the ground.
NASA’s InSight Mars lander has detected the largest quake ever observed on another planet – an estimated M5.0 that occurred on May 4, 2022, the 1 222nd Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
The ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter spacecraft has captured the largest solar prominence eruption ever observed in a single image together with the full solar disc. This latest event took place on February 15, 20221 on the far side of the Sun and extended millions of…
Starlink satellites are falling from the sky after a G1 – Minor geomagnetic storm hit Earth just a day after they were launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on February 3, 2022. Preliminary analysis shows that the storm caused significantly increased…