Sunday 22 April 2018

Nasa Messenger spacecraft crashes into Mercury

Nasa’s pioneering Messenger spacecraft ended its four-year study of the planet Mercury on Thursday by crashing into the planet's surface, scientists said. Flight controllers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physic


Yahsat on track for deployment of payload satellite

Yahsat, a UAE-based satellite operator, a wholly owned company of the Mubadala Development and US-based Orbital Sciences, has completed the preliminary design review (PDR) for the Al Yah 3 spacecraft and payload. Al Yah 3, which i


India launches Mars mission

India launched its first spacecraft to Mars on Tuesday, a test of the emerging nation's low-cost technology that could help it join a small club of space agencies to have explored the red planet. The 4.5 billion-rupee ($73 mil


US spacecraft crash into moon in search for water

Searching for stocks of water on the moon, Nasa crashed two spacecraft into an eternally dark lunar crater on Friday, hoping to splash ice into the light where instruments could assess it. A two-tonne empty rocket stage hit the dark Cabeus

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