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The Planetary Society's solar sail spacecraft will lift off 22 June 2019 on a mission to demonstrate the power of sunlight for propulsion.
The Planetary Society's solar sailing CubeSat is officially on the road to launch.
Hayabusa2's SCI experiment fell toward Ryugu for 40 minutes before detonating about 300 meters above the surface.
India's combination lunar orbiter, lander, and rover spacecraft was previously scheduled to lift off in May.
Each year, we ask our Shoemaker NEO Grant winners to help us tell the world about their work. Here's what they said.
The extent of the accident is unclear, but a plume of orange smoke was visible from miles away.
Six days after SpaceIL's Beresheet spacecraft crash-landed on the Moon, we now have an explanation for what went wrong.
Mission controllers announced Beresheet had a problem with its main engine, and the spacecraft stopped transmitting shortly thereafter.
SpaceX also went three-for-three on booster landings, marking another milestone for its Falcon Heavy rocket.
A successful landing will make SpaceIL the first private organization, and Israel the fourth country, to soft-land on the Moon.
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.
Hayabusa2 successfully used its explosive-packed SCI experiment to create an artificial crater on asteroid Ryugu.
The Hayabusa 2 spacecraft will deploy its Small Carry-on Impactor experiment, SCI, on 5 April.
The Israeli spacecraft is set to enter lunar orbit on 4 April at 17:57 UTC (13:57 EDT).
The asteroid's rotation rate is also increasing, and scientists continue refining the plan to collect a regolith sample next year.
The spacecraft completed a successful test flight with splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean on 8 March 2019 at 08:45 EST (13:45 UTC).
The mission is also gearing up for a possible second sample collection.
The spacecraft fired a bullet into the surface and unleashed a massive spray of debris.
Docking occurred slightly ahead of schedule at 5:51 EST (10:51 UTC).
SpaceX's Crew Dragon has successfully launched on its maiden voyage! It will dock with the ISS tomorrow.