After undocking from the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday, Feb. 7, the Axiom Mission 3 (Ax-3) crew safely splashed down off the coast of Florida aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft at 8:30 a.m. ET on Feb. 9, 2024. The Ax-3 crew’s return officially concludes the first all-European commercial astronaut mission and Axiom Space’s third crewed mission to the ISS. Read more
April 21, 2023 /Technology/ –The SpaceX explosion on April 20, 2023 was a major setback for the company, but it could also be considered a “successful failure.” The explosion occurred during a test flight of the Starship prototype, which is a vehicle that SpaceX is developing to eventually take humans to Mars. The explosion was caused by a failure of one of the Raptor engines, which are the powerful engines that will power the Starship.
A NASA instrument to provide unprecedented resolution of monitoring major air pollutants – down to four square miles – lifted off on its way to geostationary orbit at 12:30 a.m. EDT Friday. The Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) instrument will improve life on Earth by revolutionizing the way scientists observe air quality from space. Continue reading
Rivada Space Networks GmbH, a global network company launching a constellation of 600 low-earth-orbit satellites (LEO) to enable secure, global connectivity for governments and enterprises, today announced it has joined the EU Secure Connectivity Programme. Continue reading