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On November 28, 2017, 08:41 Moscow time, a space vehicle Soyuz-2.1b lifted off from Vostochny Cosmodrome. The upper stage Fregat successfully placed into orbit a Meteor-M spacecraft. Please visit OrbitalHub to read more...

October 2017 Spacewalk

on Dec 5, 2017 in: Videos

NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik captured this footage with a GoPro camera on October 20, 2017 during a spacewalk outside the International Space Station. Bresnik reflected on this quiet moment, 'Sometimes on a #spacewalk, you just have to take a moment...

Planetary Resources is conducting the first commercial exploration of resources on near Earth asteroids. The first resource that we're interested in is water. Water, when you break it down into the elements Hydrogen and Oxygen, is rocket fuel – cur...

SpaceX's Rocket Development and Test Facility in McGregor, Texas is used for research and development of new rocket engines and thrusters as well as for testing final manufactured engines, various components, and engines during development. Although...

It's the perfect meeting of old and new. Astronomers have combined recent data from ESA's Gaia mission with a simple analysis technique from the 18th century to discover a massive star cluster that had previously escaped detection. Subsequent investi...


on Nov 29, 2017 in: Videos

INTEGRAL (from INTErnational Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory) observes the ever-changing, powerful, and violent cosmos. It is the first space observatory that can simultaneously observe objects in gamma rays, X-rays, and visible light. The spacecra...

ESA's CryoSat and the Copernicus Sentinel-1 missions have been used to measure subtle changes in the elevation and flow of ice shelves that, in turn, reveals how huge canyons are forming underneath. Warm bottom ocean water is entering the cavity unde...

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