Posts Tagged ‘Spacecraft’

Last Bits of 2015 Pluto Flyby Data Received on Earth

Laurel MD (SPX) Oct 28, 2016

NASA’s New Horizons mission reached a major milestone this week when the last bits of science data from the Pluto flyby – stored on the spacecraft’s digital recorders since July 2015 – arrived safely on Earth.

Havin…

Juno Mission Exits Safe Mode, Performs Trim Maneuver

Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 28, 2016

NASA’s Juno spacecraft at Jupiter has left safe mode and has successfully completed a minor burn of its thruster engines in preparation for its next close flyby of Jupiter.

Mission controllers commanded Juno to ex…

Spacecraft operation for the next generation

Paris (ESA) Oct 28, 2016

When it comes to operating a spacecraft, there is just one simple rule: No spacecraft, no job! This is one of the first things that students were taught at the ESA Academy’s Training and Learning Centre a few days ago. Betw…

Did Viking discover life on Mars forty years ago?

From Phys.org: In 1976, two Viking landers became the first US spacecraft from Earth to touch down on Mars. They took the first high-resolution images of the planet, surveyed the planet’s geographical features, and analyzed the geological composition of the atmosphere and surface. Perhaps most intriguingly, they also performed experiments that searched for signs of […]

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