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Chang’e-4 Updates: Yutu-2 Roves into Overtime, Returns More Images

Andrew Jones • April 22, 2019

China’s Chang’e-4 lander and Yutu-2 rover are continuing to function well and have completed their fourth lunar day.

Software Command to Fix Faulty Sensor Doomed Beresheet

Jason Davis • April 17, 2019

Six days after SpaceIL's Beresheet spacecraft crash-landed on the Moon, we now have an explanation for what went wrong.

Beresheet Comes Close before Crashing on the Moon

Jason Davis • April 11, 2019 • 2

Mission controllers announced Beresheet had a problem with its main engine, and the spacecraft stopped transmitting shortly thereafter.

Beresheet is about to Land on the Moon

Jason Davis • April 10, 2019

A successful landing will make SpaceIL the first private organization, and Israel the fourth country, to soft-land on the Moon.

T-minus Five Years and Counting

Casey Dreier • April 04, 2019 • 10

Can NASA really return astronauts to the Moon by 2024?

Beresheet Has Entered Lunar Orbit!

Jason Davis • April 04, 2019

SpaceIL's Beresheet Moon lander successfully entered lunar orbit today after a 6-minute engine burn that began at 14:18 UTC / 10:18 EDT.

Beresheet Gears up for Lunar Rendezvous

Jason Davis • March 28, 2019

The Israeli spacecraft is set to enter lunar orbit on 4 April at 17:57 UTC (13:57 EDT).

Yutu-2 Rocks On into Lunar Day 3 for Chang’e-4 mission

Andrew Jones • March 06, 2019

China’s Yutu-2 rover is continuing to make tracks on the lunar far side.

Beresheet Overcomes Early Glitches, Continues Journey to the Moon

Jason Davis • February 28, 2019

The spacecraft performed its second engine burn, raising the highest point of its orbit to more than a third of the way to the Moon.

Fun With a New Data Set: The OSIRIS-REx Earth Flyby

Emily Lakdawalla • February 28, 2019

The OSIRIS-REx team recently issued their first data release to the Planetary Data System. This release doesn’t include any closeup pictures of asteroid Bennu, but it does include all the pictures they took during their September 2017 Earth flyby.

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