OrbitalHub

Blog URL:http://www.orbitalhub.com/
Blog Tags:NASA, ESA, ISS, Launchers, Lunar Explorers, Robotic Exploration, Space Telescopes, Space Tourism, Spacecraft Design
Country:Canada
State/Province:Ontario
Location:Toronto

The place where space exploration, science, and engineering meet



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August 19, 2008. A propeller-shaped structure created by an unseen moon appears dark in this image obtained by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft of the unilluminated side of Saturn's rings. The propeller is marked with a red arrow in the top left of the an...

Solar Eclipse

on Jul 22, 2017 in: Videos

If the Moon were in a perfectly circular orbit, a little closer to the Earth, and in the same orbital plane, there would be total solar eclipses every month. However, the Moon's orbit is inclined (tilted) at more than 5 degrees to the Earth's orbit a...

As seen from the Earth, a solar eclipse is a type of eclipse that occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and the Moon fully or partially blocks ("occults") the Sun. This can happen only at new moon when the Sun and the Moon are in con...

Epimetheus Revealed

on Jul 19, 2017

December 3, 2007. The Cassini spacecraft's close flyby of Epimetheus in December 2007 returned detailed images of the moon's south polar region. The view shows what might be the remains of a large impact crater covering most of this face, and which c...

BepiColombo

on Jul 19, 2017 in: Videos

BepiColombo is Europe's first mission to Mercury. It will set off in 2018 on a journey to the smallest and least explored terrestrial planet in our Solar System. When it arrives at Mercury in late 2025, it will endure temperatures in excess of 350 °...

Flying by Epimetheus

on Jul 16, 2017

April 7, 2010. Swinging by Saturn's small moon Epimetheus, Cassini snapped this shot during the spacecraft's flyby. Lit terrain seen here is on the Saturn-facing side of Epimetheus (113 kilometers, or 70 miles across). North on Epimetheus is up and r...

On July 4, 1997, NASA's Mars Pathfinder lander and Sojourner rover successfully landed on the Red Planet utilizing a revolutionary airbag landing system. This special 20th anniversary show chronicles the stories and the people behind the groundbreaki...







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