Jason Davis • August 20, 2019
The combination lander, rover, and orbiter fired its main engine to enter orbit around the Moon at 09:02 IST (03:32 UTC) on 20 August.
Jason Davis • August 15, 2019
The sites each have unique characteristics that would advance the field of asteroid science.
Jason Davis • August 14, 2019
If your latitude is within 42 degrees of the equator, there's a chance you may be able to spot LightSail 2's reflective solar sail.
Jason Davis • August 13, 2019
At 02:21 IST (20:51 UTC), the spacecraft fired its main engine, changing its orbit to intersect with the Moon.
Justin Cowart • August 13, 2019
The current strategy includes the Mars 2020 rover, a lander carrying a rover and ascent vehicle, and an Earth return orbiter.
Jason Davis • August 12, 2019
JAXA's sample collection spacecraft touched down just 60 centimeters away from its aimpoint.
Casey Dreier • August 07, 2019
A bigger budgetary pie allows the space agency's budget to grow—for one year at least.
Jason Davis • August 06, 2019
The high point of the spacecraft's orbit around the Earth on Monday was 729 kilometers, an increase of 3.2 kilometers since sail deployment.
Andrew Jones • August 05, 2019
Don’t worry, this was a planned end for a tiny satellite that has been a huge success.
Jason Davis • July 31, 2019
In the past 4 days, the spacecraft has raised its orbital high point, or apogee, by about 2 kilometers.
Jason Davis • July 24, 2019
Images from The Planetary Society's spacecraft confirm the solar sails deployed on 23 July 2019 at 11:47 PDT (18:47 UTC).
Jatan Mehta • July 22, 2019
Liftoff atop the country’s GSLV Mk III rocket occurred on 22 July at 14:43 IST (09:13 UTC).
Jason Davis • July 19, 2019
Visit planetary.org/live for video and audio from mission control, located at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in California.
The target ground station pass for deployment starts 23 July 2019 at roughly 11:22 PDT (18:22 UTC).
Jason Davis • July 17, 2019
Spare bandwidth during ground station passes has allowed flight controllers to downlink 2 new high-resolution images.
Heidi Hammel • July 15, 2019
Twenty-five years ago, multiple fragments of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 crashed into Jupiter, changing the face of the planet and the course of planetary science.
Andrew Jones • July 11, 2019
Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft has touched down on Ryugu for a second time, bagging samples which hopefully contain material from the subsurface of the asteroid.
Jason Davis • July 11, 2019
PlanetVac, a technology that simplifies the process of collecting samples from other worlds, may fly to the Moon.
Jason Davis • July 09, 2019
Sail deployment is now scheduled for no earlier than 21 July 2019.
Sridhar Narayanan • July 08, 2019
A preview guide for India's upcoming Moon mission.
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