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NASA, ESA Set To Send Solar Orbiter Probe To Sun

Washington: NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA)’s Solar Orbiter mission to snap the first pictures of the Sun’s north and south poles is scheduled to begin on Sunday during a two-hour launch window that opens at 11.03 p.m. EST (9.33 am Monday, India time). The two-ton spacecraft will launch from Florida on a United […]

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ESA's Mars Express sends new images of Martian landscape

Paris: The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Mars Express has imaged a part of the Martian landscape, a region at the boundary of the northern and southern hemisphere which is rocky and fragmented, that once formed the Red Planet’s flood plains. The region, a furrowed, rock-filled escarpment known as Nili Fossae sits at the boundary of […]

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NASA approves instruments for ESA's Jupiter mission

Washington: NASA has approved a project to build instruments for a future European Space Agency mission to Jupiter and its moons, scheduled for launch in 2022. “NASA’s total cost for the project is $114.4 million,” the US space agency said in a statement on Saturday. Designed to investigate the emergence of habitable worlds around gas […]

ISS crew is set to return to Earth today

Washington: Three Expedition 43 crew members are all set to return to Earth on today after their 199-day stay on the International Space Station (ISS). Commander Terry Virts and flight engineers Anton Shkaplerov and Samantha Cristoforetti will board the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft for landing in Kazakhstan at 7.13 p.m. (India time). Virts had ceremoniously handed […]

Final attempt to hunt for missing comet lander

In its final attempt to find the missing comet lander, scientists at the European Space Agency (ESA) are deliberating to send Rosetta spacecraft, which is still orbiting the comet, to swoop down just six kms over the patch where the lander is thought to be