Facing the heat: the amazing engineering of the Parker Solar Probe

The other evening when I took a taxi ride home, the driver said “what a hot day!” as soon as I got in. She went on to explain that she had...

China and the UK begin on-orbit telescope assembly project

On 24 October 2017, China and the UK launched the The Ultra-Large Aperture On-Orbit Assembly Project, which will work towards on-orbit assembly of a jointly-developed space telescope. Led by the China's Changchun...

India’s April Chandrayaan-2 moon mission to cost US$125m

India’s space agency ISRO will attempt to launch its second lunar Chandrayaan-2, in April this year, with a launch window that will last until October. Additionally, ISRO’s new Chairman, Dr. K Sivan,...

Updates from Hayabusa2 and its MASCOT lander

Previously we reported on how the asteroid sample-return spacecraft Hayabusa2 was finally within range of its target to get a slightly-less blurred look of the surface features. In this article, we’re going to...

Stephen Hawking’s plans for reaching Alpha Centauri

On Sunday, one of China’s largest Internet companies Tencent held its annual WE Summit in Beijing. This year the conference opened with a video address by Stephen Hawking, who has become...

JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi to join ISS Expedition 62/63 in 2019

Japan’s space agency, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), has announced that astronaut Soichi Noguchi has been selected for a long duration stay at the International Space Station (ISS) in 2019. Noguchi...

NASA to contribute to 2 upcoming JAXA missions

NASA and Japan’s space agency, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), have announced plans to continue collaborating on space exploration missions. In a press conference held at JAXA headquarters yesterday, the two...

The hunt for Lunar lava tubes — 1960s to today

Last week, Japan's Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) detected what may possibly be an intact 50km lava tube in the Marius Hills region of the Moon. If true, this...

China to launch at least 6 scientific spacecraft by 2021

China has just announced that it will launch a slew of space science missions, targeting the years 2020/21. The announcement was made yesterday at the first China Aerospace Conference, which was held...

Crew of the Soyuz MS-04 Arrives at Baikonur In Preparation for Expedition 51 to...

Yesterday, NASA’s Jack Fischer and Roscosmos’ Fyodor Yurchikhin, the two crew members of Expedition 51 bound for the ISS, arrived at Baikonur, Kazakhstan, along with their backup crew, NASA’s Randolph Bresnik...
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