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Ilon Musk and SpaceX sued NASA

It seems to be brewing a small scandal. Ilon Mask and his company, SpaceX, filed a lawsuit against NASA, yes, at their direct employer and partner, because according to a contract with NASA, Mask supplies supplies to the ISS using their Falcon 9 missiles. The problem is that SpaceX lost the tender and now requires an explanation. FirstContinue Reading


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New NASA mission: probe will explore the past of the universe

In September 2016, the NASA Space Agencyopened a call for applications for the next mission as part of the astrophysics explorer program. Three years later, the decision was finally made - in 2023 a SPHEREx probe will go to Earth orbit, which will study the times of the appearance of the first stars and galaxies. For the implementation of the mission allocated 242 million dollarsContinue Reading


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What will the Martian satellite MAVEN do in 2020?

Over the past four years cosmicMAVEN apparatus carefully studied the atmosphere of Mars. All this time, he flew at a distance of 6,196 km from the surface of the planet, but in 2020 he will take on an additional task, for which she needs to go lower. The highest point of the elliptical orbit of the apparatus will be from 6400 to 4500 kilometers - this isContinue Reading


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Mars One is closed. The organization behind the project on the colonization of Mars, went bankrupt

Remember the Mars One organization? The one that promised to send people to colonize Mars and make this a real reality television show? So, she is bankrupt, according to financial documents that were published online. They indicate that the company has been put under liquidation. It turns out that Mars One Ventures, the commercial branch of Mars One, declared itself bankrupt in January, but it is knownContinue Reading


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A new mystery for scientists: why is Ultima Thule's asteroid flattened?

In early 2019, the New spacecraftHorizons flew past the most distant object studied by people - the asteroid Ultima Thule. In late January, NASA researchers showed a high-quality snapshot of an asteroid from which everyone had the impression that it had a dumbbell shape. It turned out that this view was wrong - new photos showed that the object has a flattened shape, andContinue Reading


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Hubble telescope showed amazing weather phenomena of Uranus and Neptune

Like on Earth, Uranus and Neptune havethe turnover of seasons, which planetologists believe is supposed to determine some features of their atmosphere. However, the seasons on these planets last much longer than on Earth, stretching for decades. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, in the course of another observation of these gas giants, took several photographs that were clearly observedContinue Reading


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Japanese probe "Hayabusa-2" will land on the asteroid Ryugu February 22

The Japanese Hayabusa-2 interplanetary probe February 22will attempt to land on the surface of a 900-meter asteroid Ryugu, in which he has been since June last year. Reported by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). Initially it was assumed that the device would land last October, but later it turned out that the chosen place was not suitable for this - the surface was covered with too sharpContinue Reading


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SpaceX postponed the first Crew Dragon flight until March 2

SpaceX and NASA set a new target date forCrew Dragon First Test Flight: March 2. It was supposed that the capsule would fly over the Falcon 9 rocket and rush to the ISS for the first time on January 7, but the partners have since postponed the launch twice. None of them gave an explanation for the delays - after all, this is a fairly commonContinue Reading