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NASA's Chandra spacecraft snaps out of 'safe mode' funk, resumes operations - Infosurhoy

It was only a few days ago that NASA announced its Chandra X-Ray Observatory was experiencing a bit of unexpected downtime. The spacecraft was forced to enter its automated safe mode, which it's designed to do if it detects that something is wrong.

Science: SwRI's Strofio will measure Mercury's 'exosphere' [Report] - Infosurhoy

The European Space Agency's BepiColombo spacecraft will launch towards Mercury carrying a unique payload designed and built at Southwest Research Institute: an instrument called Strofio, which will study Mercury's tenuous exosphere. Part of the ...

Jovian Swirls - Space Ref (press release)

Clouds in a Jovian jet stream, called Jet N5, swirl in the center of this color-enhanced image from NASA's Juno spacecraft. A brown oval known as a "brown barge" can be seen in the North North Temperate Belt region in the top-left portion of the image.

'First Man' cameos, easter eggs add even more space history to film - collectSPACE.com

The new movie from director Damien Chazelle starring Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, is rich in visual and thematic nods to NASA's real history, from the detailed recreations of spacecraft and spacesuits to the use of ...

Weather forecasts from distant space would help keep Earth safe from catastrophic solar winds, study finds - The Independent

Information from spacecraft travelling in the depths of space could help scientists predict dangerous space weather that threatens astronauts, satellites and power systems on Earth. Scientists at the University of Reading found that data gathered by ...

Del. Judge Upholds $4M Award Over Spacecraft Tech Contract - Yahoo News

A Delaware federal judge has upheld a $4.1 million jury verdict in favor of a Houston-based engineering startup in a breach-of-contract suit over technology for a spacecraft and lunar lander vehicle capable of transporting experiments from the ...

Atlas V 551 set for AEHF-4 launch for the US Air Force - NASASpaceflight.com

In 2004, half of the satellites were canceled, with the Transformational Satellite (TSAT) program expected to supersede AEHF by the mid-2010s. Instead, in 2009, TSAT was canceled in favor of procuring additional AEHF spacecraft, with the size of the ...

Eileen Collins: First female to pilot, command NASA shuttle to talk space at UE Wednesday - Evansville Courier & Press

She later became the first female to pilot a U.S. spacecraft with the Discovery shuttle flight in 1995 and the first female commander on the 1999 Columbia shuttle flight. In 2005, NASA appointed her to command the space shuttle Discovery's historic ...

Rocket Malfunction Forces Astronauts To Make An Emergency Landing - DOGOnews

Hence, if the spacecraft is grounded, Hague, Ovchinin, as well as cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, NASA astronaut Anne McClain and Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques who were scheduled to leave for the ISS on December 20, will be unable to get there ...

Launch abort confirms reliability of Soyuz emergency system — NASA astronaut Hague - TASS

NEW YORK, October 16. /TASS/. The aborted launch of Russia's Soyuz spacecraft has demonstrated the reliability of the rocket and the spacecraft's emergency systems, NASA astronaut Nick Hague told reporters during a televised media conference on ...

NASA astronaut still confident in Soyuz after launch abort - SpaceNews

Neither that accident nor the discovery in August of a small hole in the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft currently docked to the International Space Station, both of which are under investigation by the Russian state space corporation Roscosmos, have shaken ...

'Complete confidence': NASA astronaut praises Soyuz in 1st appearance after near-disaster - RT

“I'm not concerned with the Soyuz,” Hague said, adding that he had “complete confidence” in the ability of Roscosmos to keep the spacecraft running. The Soyuz, which was designed in the 1960s and modernized recently, is currently the only spacecraft ...

MDA ships final spacecraft in preparation for launch of RADARSAT constellation mission - Skies Magazine (press release)

MDA, a Maxar Technologies company, announced that it has shipped, as planned, the third and final satellite for the RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) that MDA is building for the Canadian Space Agency. The constellation will launch from the ...

NASA astronaut unfazed by frightening launch abort - Spaceflight Now

The shaking and rapid acceleration only lasted for a few seconds, Hague said, followed by a few moments of weightlessness as the Soyuz spacecraft floated to the top of its abort trajectory and began plunging back to Earth. For Hague, making his first ...

NASA astronaut unfazed by frightening Soyuz launch abort - CBS News

The Soyuz spacecraft atop the rocket was equipped with a variety of abort systems to pull or push the crew to safety at any point during the climb to space. A failure in the first minute and 54 seconds would have triggered a Phase 1 abort ...

Soyuz Rocket's Launch-Abort Close Call Highlights Poor Space-Policy Decisions (Op-Ed) - Space.com

He served as a NASA astronaut from 1990 to 2005 and flew four missions into space, as a crewmember aboard three space shuttles and as the co-pilot of one Russian Soyuz spacecraft launched to the International Space Station. After that flight, he served ...

Russia plans next manned mission to ISS in early December - Xinhua

The Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft carrying the crew of astronaut Nick Hague of the U.S. and cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin of Russia blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan October 11, 2018.

NASA astronaut Nick Hague ready to fly again after aborted Soyuz launch last week - Chron.com

As the Russian spacecraft skidded to a halt Thursday just outside a dusty city in Kazakhstan, NASA astronaut Nick Hague thought not about how he was robbed of a six-month stint on the International Space Station but about how lucky he was to survive.

Only three emergencies occurred in history of manned Soyuz launches, says Energia - TASS

KOROLYOV /Moscow Region/, October 16. /TASS/. Only three launches of the manned spacecraft Soyuz in history resulted in emergencies since 1960s, the deputy chief designer of new space systems at the space rocket corporation Energia, Igor Khamits, ...

NASA's Chandra Observatory back in action - Eastern Mirror

“The safe mode was caused by a glitch in one of Chandra's gyroscopes resulting in a 3-second period of bad data that, in turn, led the on-board computer to calculate an incorrect value for the spacecraft momentum. The erroneous momentum indication then ...

A spacecraft is a vehicle, or machine designed to fly in outer space. Spacecraft are used for a variety of purposes, including communications, earth observation, meteorology, navigation, space colonization, planetary exploration, and transportation of humans and cargo.

More than 100 Soviet and Russian Soyuz manned spacecraft (TMA version shown) have flown since 1967 for a Soviet manned lunar program and now supporting the International Space Station.
The US Space Shuttle flew 135 times from 1981 to 2011, supporting Spacelab, Mir, and the ISS. (Columbia's first launch shown)

A spacecraft is a vehicle, or machine designed to fly in outer space. Spacecraft are used for a variety of purposes, including communications, earth observation, meteorology, navigation, space colonization, planetary exploration, and transportation of humans and cargo.

On a sub-orbital spaceflight, a spacecraft enters space and then returns to the surface, without having gone into an orbit. For orbital spaceflights, spacecraft enter closed orbits around the Earth or around other celestial bodies. Spacecraft used for human spaceflight carry people on board as crew or passengers from start or on orbit (space stations) only, whereas those used for robotic space missions operate either autonomously or telerobotically. Robotic spacecraft used to support scientific research are space probes. Robotic spacecraft that remain in orbit around a planetary body are artificial satellites. Only a handful of interstellar probes, such as Pioneer 10 and 11, Voyager 1 and 2, and New Horizons, are on trajectories that leave the Solar System.

Orbital spacecraft may be recoverable or not. By method of reentry to Earth they may be divided in non-winged space capsules and winged spaceplanes.

Humanity has achieved space flight but only a few nations have the technology for orbital launches, including: Russia (Roskosmos), the United States (NASA), the member states of the European Space Agency (ESA), Japan (JAXA), India (ISRO), and China (CNSA).

NASA Is Flying A Spacecraft Into The Sun For The First Time

NASA is going to fly its Parker Solar Probe closer to the sun than any spacecraft in history. The probe's mission is to study the solar corona to better protect our ...

Spacecraft - Space Vehicles & Spaceships - The Kids' Picture Show (Fun & Educational Learning Video)

Space vehicles! From the Space Shuttle to Orion! Includes both manned and unmanned craft such as Voyager, Soyuz, Curiosity Mars rover, ISS, the Hubble ...

Peek Inside NASA's Orion Spacecraft - Exclusive Tour

Space.com's Tariq Malik tours the interior of NASA's Orion spacecraft mock-up at Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX.

Virgin Galactic could launch spacecraft 'within weeks'- TomoNews

US — Virgin Galactic is all set to launch its latest SpaceShipTwo, the VSS Unity. The ship is designed to carry two crew members as well as six passengers.

How do spacecraft navigate in space ?

https://brilliant.org/curiousdroid/ How do spacecraft navigate in space over billions of kilometers and with split second timing during missions that last for years or ...

Soyuz MS-10 launch failure

A Soyuz-FG rocket launched the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft with International Space Station Expedition 57-58 crew members, NASA astronaut Nick Hague and ...