American Space News for 25 Nov 2022
A novel "lobster eye" telescope aboard a small Chinese satellite has delivered its first images, paving the way for more complex future missions using its technology.
NASA's Artemis 1 Orion spacecraft will arrive in orbit around the moon on Friday afternoon (Nov. 25), and you can watch the milestone moment live.
23 Member and Associate States of the Agency pledged a total 117.6 million euros to ESA's ScaleUp programme at ESA's Ministerial Council CM22 to encourage entrepreneurship and commercialisation in the... European space sector. This amount exceeds the target funding request by more than 17%, thus confirming the strong support that ESA Member States intend to provide to the development of a strong and sustainable commercial space ecosystem.
Playmobil's faithful recreation of the U.S.S. Enterprise from Star Trek: The Original Series is marked down over $150 this Black Friday.
Save $80 on Corey, the most compact entry-level tripod from 3 Legged Thing's Punks Range.
$400 off the extremely capable and versatile Nikon Z7 II full-frame mirrorless camera at B&H this Black Friday.
The Artemis 1 launch on Nov. 16 cataloged fresh footage of the launch pad down below, receding as NASA's huge Space Launch System rocket flew into space over a dark pad.
An Indian PSLV rocket is scheduled to launch an ocean-observing satellite and eight tiny ride-along spacecraft early Saturday (Nov. 26), and you can watch the action live.
The perfect camera lens for astrophotography, the Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM is now $400 off with this Black Friday deal over at B&H.
The Panasonic Lumix GH6 has been marked down over $500 for Black Friday 2022, making it easier than ever to get professional-quality photos without breaking the budget.
Amazon is offering 47% off the Lego Guardians of the Galaxy advent calendar for Black Friday, just in time for December.
Marvel Comics unleashed the new five-issue miniseries, "Star Wars: Hidden Empire," on Nov. 16.
NASA's Space Launch System roared off the launchpad at Kennedy Space Center and into the record books, for now.
Get those Kleenex ready. You'll never again see robots as just lurching, whirring, beeping hunks of metal.
NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity has performed its shortest flight ever, the first after a major software update that will allow the chopper to land more safely and navigate over rugged terrain.
Earth is about 29% land and 71% oceans. How significant is that mix for habitability? What does it tell us about exoplanet habitability?
The Very Large Telescope (VLT) at Cerro Paranal in northern Chile, is undoubtedly one of the premier ground-based observatories. But a new infrared instrument recently installed on the telescope has... made the VLT even better.
If we send some type of nuclear-powered tunnelbot to Europa to seek life under its icy shield, how will we know what it finds? How can a probe immersed in water under all that ice communicate with... Earth? We only have hints about the nature of that ice, what layers it has and what pockets …
An international team of astronomers has conducted a double-telescopic study of the zone where the Wow! signal originated and failed to detect any signal. In their paper published in Research Notes of... the American Astronomical Society, the group describes their study and what they learned from it.
NASA has selected Rocket Lab to launch the remaining four cubesats of a constellation to monitor tropical weather systems after the first two were lost in an Astra launch failure. The post Rocket Lab... to launch remaining NASA TROPICS satellites appeared first on SpaceNews.
New research has shown that Mars may have been covered in a worldwide ocean when Earth was still covered in molten lava. The post Mars Once had Enough Water for a Planet-Wide Ocean 300 Meters Deep... appeared first on Universe Today.
Nurseries for new planets, protostellar disks are oblate swathes of gas and dust that rotate about newly formed stars. The Earth and the other planets in the solar system were birthed from such a... disk.
Arianespace said Nov. 25 it is delaying the first commercial flight for Europe's upgraded Vega C rocket by nearly a month to replace defective equipment. The post Equipment defect delays first... commercial Vega C flight appeared first on SpaceNews.
Using observational data from the U.S. weather satellites GOES, a team of researchers led by the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Germany has taken an important step toward... unlocking one of the sun's most persevering secrets: How does our star launch the particles constituting the solar wind into space? The data provide a unique view of a key region in the solar corona to which researchers have had little access so far.
A scheduled spacewalk outside of the International Space Station was aborted on Friday (Nov. 25), after a problem was discovered with one of the two Russian cosmonauts' spacesuits.