In 2019, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the man’s flight to the Moon. But there are people who believe that we have never been there. They believe that all of this is filmed in the studio. Why so? Let’s see. Continue reading That’s why we actually were on the Moon
The era of the Space Shuttle has ended seven years ago. Private aerospace is growing extremely fast, in the next decades we expect a manned flight to Mars. So why go back to Shuttle again? Well, I think we still don’t realize all of the meaning of this project.
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On September 21st two rovers of the Japan Hayabusa2 mission were separated from the station and landed to the surface of 1999 JU3 asteroid. Both rovers, 1A and 1B are functioning normally.
This is the first time in history when two automatic rovers roll around an asteroid (actually, they move by jumping). The task of the rovers in making 3d images of asteroid’s ground. Besides, descent modules are equipped with an accelerometer, gyroscope and thermometer.
The study of asteroids is very important: many of them are the same old as the Solar system. Therefore, exploring asteroids, we can study the material from which the planets once were formed.
InSight mission was launched on May 5, 2018 and now spacecraft passed more than half the way to Mars. On November 26 it will land to the Martian Elysium Planitia. In case of mission success, this will be the first research of red planet in-depth as all of previous attempts were failed.
InSight carries three instruments on board: HP3 (Heat-Flow and Physical Properties Probe) for in-depth temperature measurements, RISE (Rotation and Interior Structure Experiment) for a precise determination of Mars rotation parameters, and SEIS (Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure) — the most sensitive seismometer ever used in space.
The ninth test launch of the New Shepard launch system completed successfully.
In the Blue Origin is a very responsible approach to safety in space: previously was tested that the launch escape system works properly and that the capsule landing done well when one of the parachutes fails. This time the launch escape system was tested in a scenario of activation after the booster separation.
This is the second time when the capsule carries as a payload NASA SFEM-2 equipment for measuring of acceleration, temperature, pressures, humidity and acoustic vibrations.