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Sep 30, 2014 01:11 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Cubesats provide a valuable low-cost research space platform for institutions, universities, laboratories and space agencies, but could their use create a new hazard for the increasingly crowded orbital environment? Continue reading →
Sep 22, 2014 07:20 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Mars just acquired a new orbiting robot buddy. Continue reading →
Sep 15, 2014 10:00 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell, Space.com
The United States military's high-technology branch is hoping to test out on-orbit satellite servicing in orbit in the next five years.
Sep 15, 2014 08:20 AM ET // Irene Klotz
An international team working on an unprecedented mission to orbit and land on a comet will attempt a touchdown on the smaller of the comet’s two lobes, a site tentatively named 'J', Rosetta scientists announced on Monday.
Sep 9, 2014 07:24 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
As comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko makes its inner solar system tour, ground-based observatories are beginning to get a detailed look. Continue reading →
Sep 5, 2014 01:29 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Last night, two more of Planet Lab’s shoebox-sized Earth imaging satellites launched themselves from aboard the International Space Station, the latest in a series of technical mysteries. Continue reading →
Sep 2, 2014 12:06 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
It was shaping up to be the ultimate story of horny reptiles, space adventure and high drama. But sadly for the Russian 'gecko sex' space experiment, the story has a very definite anticlimax. Continue reading →
Jul 31, 2014 12:35 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell, Space.com
A private team is priming a 36-year-old NASA spacecraft to perform new science as it travels through interplanetary space after attempts to move the probe into a position closer to Earth failed.
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