Emily Lakdawalla's blogs from 2010
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/08/04 11:18 CDT
Open House at our new headquarters with the rising Executive Director, Bill Nye
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/07/30 04:29 CDT
Spirit hasn't talked to Earth since March 22 -- so what new information could they have received that would make them pronounce Spirit's possible death? Is there some new analysis of the last bit of telemetry? Some new model indicating Spirit's survival was less likely than previously thought?
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/07/23 03:41 CDT
A spectacular new global map of Mars, which YOU can make even better
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/07/23 02:02 CDT
Live camera on Curiosity in JPL clean room all day today
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/07/22 09:09 CDT
Watching the birth and death of moonlets in Saturn's F ring
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/07/19 01:38 CDT
The 163rd Carnival of Space is here at The Planetary Society Blog
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/07/15 04:33 CDT
How does Lutetia compare to the other asteroids and comets visited by spacecraft?
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/07/14 11:56 CDT
Urgent action required: Please call Senators TODAY
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/07/10 01:47 CDT
Rosetta Lutetia flyby successful; approach images posted; high-res images yet to come
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/07/07 03:16 CDT
Upon James Aldridge's return from Japan, he posted several albums worth of amazing photos, including several of their calligraphy instructor, well-known artist Aiko Tanaka, creating a gestural brush painting to commemorate Hayabusa's return.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/24 10:53 CDT
One month, one journal, so many missed space stories!
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/16 05:07 CDT
When I wrote a post about Jupiter's missing South Equatorial Belt in May, I had three main questions: how long did it take for the belt to go away, has this happened before, and how can a planet as big as Jupiter change its appearance so quickly?
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/15 08:50 CDT
We've already seen IKAROS' view of its deployed sails from cameras attached to the spacecraft, but, in a brilliant idea, the Japanese built IKAROS with two deployable cameras that could view the thing from a distance.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/14 06:16 CDT
Amigurumi: How I channeled my adrenaline while watching Hayabusa's return
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/14 04:39 CDT
Hayabusa update: First step for sample capsule return to Japan
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/14 09:20 CDT
Hayabusa update: Capsule retrieved, heat shield found
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/13 09:23 CDT
Hayabusa sample capsule photographed on the ground in Australia
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/10 10:46 CDT
JAXA finally issued the formal announcement: they successfully expanded IKAROS' square sail!
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/09 04:34 CDT
U.S. Citizens: Please write your elected representatives about restarting plutonium-238 production!
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/09 12:34 CDT
Hayabusa's final maneuver, a three-hour "firing" of its ion thrusters to fine-tune the spacecraft's trajectory toward Australia, was successful.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/09 09:19 CDT
Several pictures from the sail deployment monitoring cameras showed up on the IKAROS blog overnight.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/08 02:00 CDT
Apply for a Shoemaker NEO Grant! Deadline extended to June 24
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/08 11:32 CDT
Just a brief update on IKAROS: According to their blog, JAXA has decided to proceed with the final stage of IKAROS' sail deployment.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/07 05:32 CDT
Bill Nye Signs on as Planetary Society's New Executive Director
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/07 05:27 CDT
Six days left for Hayabusa: A recap of the mission
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/07 11:53 CDT
JAXA's end-of-Sunday update on IKAROS' status gives more details about an issue they are working on the spacecraft. The spacecraft itself is in perfect health, but its dynamics are different from what was expected.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/06 05:08 CDT
This is just a brief update to yesterday's post to add a few sentences that Lou wanted to hold until JAXA had had a chance to issue an official statement.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/04 02:37 CDT
Planetary Society Hails Falcon 9 Test as Great Achievement
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/03 07:51 CDT
Confirmation of the Jupiter impact from Christopher Go
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/06/03 04:58 CDT
Planetary Society Executive Director Lou Friedman is now in Japan, joining the rest of the IKAROS team to watch the eagerly anticipated deployment of its solar sails.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/05/31 04:00 CDT
We have photo proof that the multi-step process of the deployment of IKAROS' square solar sail is going according to plan!
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/05/27 07:24 CDT
Is this the eastward turn we've all been waiting for?
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/05/21 05:34 CDT
Official launch and landing dates announced for Curiosity
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/05/20 05:44 CDT
It was a picture-perfect launch for three Venus-bound spacecraft this morning: the Akatsuki Venus orbiter, the IKAROS solar sail, and a university-built minisat named UNITEC-1.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/05/19 01:05 CDT
The most amazing image of Enceladus Cassini has captured yet
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/05/18 05:48 CDT
Pictures hitting Earth from Cassini's close Enceladus flyby today
Our LightSail test mission was successfully completed and our Kickstarter campaign ended June 26th, raising $1.24 million dollars for LightSail's 2016 solar sailing mission! Miss the Kickstarter campaign, but still want to donate? You can!