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The Downlink: ExoMars Rover Testing, Bennu's Mysterious Particle Ejections

Jason Davis • December 06, 2019

Planetary exploration news for busy people

The Downlink: Starliner Preps for Test Flight, InSight's Mole Digs Again

Jason Davis • November 22, 2019

Planetary exploration news for busy people

The Downlink: Mercury Transits the Sun, Hayabusa2 Leaves Ryugu

Jason Davis • November 15, 2019 • 3

Planetary exploration news for busy people

The Downlink: Shields Up for James Webb, Breakthrough Eyes New SETI Targets

Jason Davis • October 25, 2019 • 3

Planetary exploration news for busy people

The Downlink: A Historic All-Woman Spacewalk, Hubble Spies Interstellar Comet

Jason Davis • October 18, 2019 • 1

Planetary exploration news for busy people

The Downlink: Station Crew Home, Hayabusa2 Deploys Rover

Jason Davis • October 04, 2019 • 2

Planetary exploration news for busy people

Lunar Orbiter Longjiang-2 Smashes into Moon

Andrew Jones • August 05, 2019 • 1

Don’t worry, this was a planned end for a tiny satellite that has been a huge success.

Chang’e-4 may have discovered material from the Moon’s mantle

Andrew Jones • May 15, 2019 • 1

The first science results from the unprecedented Chang’e-4 lunar far side mission are in. The mission’s Yutu-2 rover, deployed from the lander shortly after the Chang’e-4 landing on 3 January, has, with the help of the Queqiao relay satellite, returned data which suggests it has discovered material derived from the Moon’s mantle.

China’s SmallSat Lunar Mission Longjiang-2 to Deorbit on 31 July

Emily Lakdawalla • May 14, 2019

According to amateur spacecraft tracker Daniel Estévez, Longjiang-2 will crash into the Moon on 31 July after more than a year in lunar orbit.

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.

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