ispace unveiled the Apex 1.0 lander, which will fly to the moon in 2026

The Japanese space company ispace has unveiled the Apex 1.0 lander, designed for short-range lunar missions, reports TechCrunch. It is expected to deliver up to 300 kg of cargo to the lunar surface. Apex 1.0 will be launched as part of the third ispace mission, in partnership with the Draper ... Read more

NASA’s Perseverance rover sets speed records on Mars

NASA’s Perseverance rover is setting new speed records on Mars thanks to the AutoNav automatic navigation system, writes Gizmodo. The trip from June 26 to July 31, during which the rover overcame Snowdrift Peak, was indicative. Perseverance covered the distance of 759 meters in about a third of the time ... Read more

NASA proposes to build a special ship to de-orbitalize the ISS

NASA has published a proposal for American companies to design and build the US Deorbit Vehicle (USDV), a special ship that will be able to deorbitalize the International Space Station after its lifetime. This is stated on the official website of NASA. As of now, the ISS’s lifespan has been ... Read more

Three-body problem: mathematicians find 12,000 new numerical solutions

A group of scientists from Bulgaria, Serbia, and Japan used numerical methods and a supercomputer to find 12 thousand new solutions to the well-known three-body problem. The preprint of the relevant article appeared in the arXiv database. This was written by The three-body problem is a special case of ... Read more

NASA probe successfully delivers capsule with soil samples from asteroid Bennu to Earth

NASA has completed a unique mission to deliver soil samples collected on the asteroid Bennu to Earth. They were dropped in a special capsule by the American spacecraft OSIRIS-REx, which flew near our planet, writes The Verge. The science capsule landed on parachutes at 10:52 a.m. ET at the U.S. ... Read more

Scientists have found a unique way to fly to Mars in 26 days

The use of airbrushed solar sails for traveling to Mars and interstellar space can significantly reduce the time and fuel required for such missions. The study was published in the journal Acta Astronautica, writes Universe Today. Dr. René Heller, an astrophysicist at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research ... Read more

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration requires 63 changes to the SpaceX Starship Heavy design, most of which have already been made

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has completed an investigation into the SpaceX Starship Heavy crash in April, 23rd and published a list of comments on the design and launch preparation process that SpaceX engineers should take into account before the next Starship test. The comments relate to additional sensors ... Read more

Japanese space agency launches smart SLIM mission to the Moon

The Japanese space agency JAXA has launched its own scientific mission to the Moon. The spacecraft, called the Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM), also known as the “Moon Sniper”, was launched on the night of September 6-7, 2023 from the Tanegashima Space Center aboard an H-IIA launch vehicle manufactured ... Read more

Starfield: a dream of space

Starfield is a big game. Physically big. It has a lot of content, star systems, storylines, additional tasks, secrets, etc. I started playing Starfield 40 minutes after the Premium version was released, because the authorization servers were a bit glitchy for the first 40 minutes, but in 5 days I ... Read more

22 people with a certain personality type may be enough to colonize Mars

Only 22 people may be enough to colonize Mars, but they need to have certain personality types. However, not everyone agrees with this theory – some scientists suggest that the colony will need more people, writes Live Science. To estimate how many people would be needed to colonize the planet, ... Read more

NASA and SpaceX send four astronauts to the ISS

NASA and SpaceX have successfully sent four astronauts from the United States, the European Union, Japan and Russia to the International Space Station. This is reported by The Verge with reference to the space agency. To do this, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center. It ... Read more

India not only landed on the moon, but did so on a very small budget

India’s lunar mission program Chandrayaan-3 is going according to plan. The lander turned on the scientific instruments and unloaded the lunar rover, which is operating normally. … … and here is how the Chandrayaan-3 Rover ramped down from the Lander to the Lunar surface. — ISRO (@isro) August 25, ... Read more

India becomes the fourth country to successfully land on the moon

India has successfully landed its Chandrayaan-3 mission on the Moon. This was reported by CNN. So far, only the United States, the Soviet Union, and China have managed to land on the moon unscathed. Today’s event makes India the fourth country on this list. As you know, Chandrayaan-3 means “moon ... Read more

James Webb telescope shows unique images of the Ring nebula surrounding a dying star

The James Webb telescope has taken unique images of the Ring Nebula, which is located at a distance of about 2200 light-years from Earth and surrounds a dying star. This is stated in the message NASA. This nebula is visible through binoculars on a clear summer evening from the northern ... Read more

No Man’s Sky celebrates 7 years of release

No Man’s Sky is a phenomenal example of how developers, having received a lot of negative feedback and accusations of misleading players’ expectations, got together, admitted their mistakes, added everything they promised, and then much more. On August 9-12, No Man’s Sky celebrated 7 years since its release (August 9-10 ... Read more

DARPA is looking for ideas to create lunar infrastructure

The United States is thinking about how to create infrastructure and build an economy on the Moon in the next 10 years. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which is subordinated to the Ministry of Defense, has taken on this task, writes Gizmodo. To this end, the agency has ... Read more

New US Space Force unit created to shoot down enemy satellites

The US Space Force has initiated the creation of a specialized unit – the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Squadron (ISRS) to counter potential space threats from other countries, writes Gizmodo. The announcement was made during a ceremony at Peterson Space Force Base in Colorado. The primary mission of the ISRS ... Read more

First flight of European launcher Ariane 6 postponed until 2024

The first flight of Europe’s new medium/heavy launch vehicle, Ariane 6, has been postponed again. Now it will take place in 2024. The head of the European Space Agency, Josef Aschbacher, said this in a comment to Reuters. Part of the Ariane 6 test, which was scheduled for July 18, ... Read more

NASA has established communication with unique satellites Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde

NASA has announced the establishment of command communications with all four CubeSats on the Starling mission, according to the space agency’s announcement announcement. The payload and satellite engines are currently being tested, which is the final stage of commissioning. Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde, as the project team members call ... Read more

SpaceX conducts static fire tests on new Starship Super Heavy booster

SpaceX is preparing for the next test of its super-heavy rocket and Starship. In preparation for the flight, static fire tests of the Super Heavy Booster 9 were conducted on August 6, 2023. During the test, 29 of the 33 Raptor engines operated for 2.7 seconds instead of the scheduled ... Read more

Solar system may be millions of years older than previously thought

The age of the solar system may be 1 million years older than previously thought. The study was published in the journal Icarus, writes IFLScience. According to new calculations, the age of the solar system is 4.5684 billion years, plus or minus 240 thousand years. Previous estimates were about 1.1 ... Read more

Voyager Space and Airbus want to build the Starlab space station together

Voyager Space, one of several US companies developing concepts for new commercial space stations, has formed a joint venture with Airbus to develop an orbiting research station called Starlab, writes Ars Technica. The companies announced plans to launch a successor to the International Space Station. “The US-led joint venture will ... Read more

NASA caught a signal from Voyager 2, it shows signs of a “heartbeat”

Voyager 2 spacecraft shows signs of a “heartbeat”. This was reported by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, writes The Verge. “The Deep Space Network has picked up a carrier signal from @NASAVoyager 2 during its regular scan of the sky. A bit like hearing spacecraft’s “heartbeat”, it confirms the spacecraft is ... Read more

The launch of the last Antares launch vehicle, developed with the participation of Ukrainians, took place

On August 2, 2023, at 3:31 a.m. Kyiv time, the Antares launch vehicle was successfully launched from the launch pad of the Space Flight Center on Wallops Island (Virginia, USA). The rocket launched an Orbital Sciences Corporation / Northrop Grumman Space Systems Cygnus automated supply ship into orbit with supplies ... Read more

The James Webb telescope took an infrared image of two young stars that are still forming

The James Webb Space Telescope has shown two bright young stars in a new image in the near-infrared range. This was reported by CNN. They are called Herbig-Haro 46/47 and are located 1,470 light-years from Earth in the constellation Sails (constellation of the southern hemisphere). The objects are still actively ... Read more