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Hubble's Back, but Only Using One Gyro

Universe Today - 19 Jun 2024 01:58
Hubble's Back, but Only UsingThe Hubble Space Telescope has experienced ongoing problems with one of its three remaining gyroscopes, so NASA has decided to shift the telescope into single gyro mode. While the venerable space... telescope has now returned to daily science operations, single gyro mode means Hubble will only use one gyro to maintain a lock on its …
Lockheed Martin will develop and build the next generation of U.S. geostationary weather satellites for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration under a contract announced June 18. The post... Lockheed Martin wins contract to build U.S. geostationary weather satellites appeared first on SpaceNews.
Exploration Laboratories, a startup focused on space resources, will accelerate work on technology to autonomously capture space objects, thanks to a $1.9 million Tactical Funding Increase from... SpaceWERX. The post ExLabs wins funds to accelerate space robotics appeared first on SpaceNews.
NASA and Boeing have again extended the stay of the CST-100 Starliner at the International Space Station as engineers wrap up analysis of thruster problems and helium leaks on the crewed spacecraft.... The post Starliner ISS stay extended to complete thruster and helium leak testing appeared first on SpaceNews.

CesiumAstro banks another $65 million

Space News - 19 Jun 2024 00:05
CesiumAstro, a startup specializing in phased array communications payloads, raised $65 million in a Series B+ investment round announced June 18. The post CesiumAstro banks another $65 million... appeared first on SpaceNews.
Three bright stars mark theThe appearance this week of the three bright Summer Triangle stars -- Vega, Deneb and Altair -- marks the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. Here's how to spot them.