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41. What's up in the solar system for the week of August 4

(Web Page; Wed Aug 29 15:51:00 CDT 2012)

Phoenix: A. J. S. Rayl has an in-depth story up on Thursday's press conference and is preparing an update based on this morning's phone briefing. I'll try to put up a post later today or tomorrow with some other high points from the bri...

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42. What's up in the solar system for the week of August 18

(Web Page; Wed Aug 29 15:51:00 CDT 2012)

I'm posting my weekly update a bit early because I'm going on vacation this week. I was writing like crazy last week to have stuff ready for posting next week, so there will still be posts to read, but if you're wondering next week why ...

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43. Chang'e 5 test vehicle flying on to Earth-Moon L2

(Web Page; Fri May 18 14:31:00 CDT 2018)

The Chang'e 5 test sample return capsule successfully returned to Earth last week. But the sample return capsule wasn't the only spacecraft on the mission; there was also a service module, a spacecraft based upon the design of Chang'e 1 ...

Description: The Chang'e 5 test vehicle service module did not follow the sample return capsule into Earth's atmosphere. Instead, it successfully performed a divert maneuver, and is now on its way to the Earth-Moon L2 point

44. Catching up on some news: LPSC, MESSENGER at perihelion, Google Mars, Okina impact

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:00:00 CDT 2012)

Due to the now-completed home move I've been really out of it for more than a week; it's time to catch up. Without further ado, here's some neglected news...there's much more where this came from...The program for the 40th Lunar and Pla...

Description: Catching up on some news: LPSC, MESSENGER at perihelion, Google Mars, Okina impact

45. What's up in the solar system for the week of May 19

(Web Page; Wed Aug 29 15:51:00 CDT 2012)

It's time to check in on what's going on with our trusty robots around the solar system.This week, Phoenix lands on Mars! Phoenix is expected to land on May 25, 2008, at 23:38:32 UTC (16:38:32 PDT) according to the spacecraft's clock. ...

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46. What's up in the solar system

(Web Page; Wed Aug 29 15:51:00 CDT 2012)

Because of Phoenix I've been unable to get to my weekly roundup of solar system activities. Here's an abbreviated version, just to check in on the activities of the last two or three weeks.Cassini is very, very close to the end of its p...

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47. What's up in the solar system for the week of August 11

(Web Page; Wed Aug 29 15:51:00 CDT 2012)

Let's check in on each of the 20 spacecraft actively exploring the solar system.But first, a calendar reminder: on August 14-15, there is a conference at APL called the Great Planet Debate. As part of this conference, on August 14 at 16...

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48. What's up in the solar system for the week of September 22

(Web Page; Wed Aug 29 15:51:00 CDT 2012)

Again, I have two weeks' worth of events to catch up on. Things have been fairly quiet but I think it's not too soon to begin preparing for what's going to be a highly eventful week for space exploration, the second week of October. It...

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49. Figuring out the shape of Mars (and other places)

(Web Page; Wed Oct 21 10:34:00 CDT 2015)

I've been following a fascinating thread over on unmannedspaceflight.com, where an amateur named Bernhard Braun ("nirgal" on unmannedspaceflight) has been posting the results from a new piece of software he's developed that generates 3-D...

Description: An amateur named Bernhard Braun ("nirgal" on unmannedspaceflight) has been posting the results from a new piece of software he's developed that generates 3-D models of landscapes from single photos.

50. What's up in the solar system for the week of April 28

(Web Page; Mon Apr 18 20:45:00 CDT 2016)

I thought it would be fun to start the week by taking stock of what's going on with all the active planetary missions out there. At Saturn, Cassini is currently on rev 66, a 9.6-day, steeply inclined orbit around Saturn. It crosses to t...

Description: I thought it would be fun to start the week by taking stock of what's going on with all the active planetary missions out there.

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