Ariane 5 hasn’t flown since August 2020, leading to speculation there was an issue with the rocket. Arianespace acknowledges in a statement to SpaceNews that post-flight analyses of two recent launches raised concerns about fairing separation. https://t.co/4vhKVy1HbH
The German capsule MIKROBA being prepared for launch at Zheng Ding, China in 1998. The rocket shaped device was droped from a balloon at 40 km to allow during the free-fall phase the execution of several experiments in a simulated microgravity environment.
Previously, it was planned to install it on #NEM, but since Roscosmos’ plans for NEM has been changed, we can expect that Android Technics will have more time to create something more useful and less ridiculous than FEDOR. And Roscosmos can create a better PR campaign for it :)
Stunning new images of #Jupiter from @GeminiObs & Hubble showcase the planet at infrared, visible and ultraviolet wavelengths of light. Use the interactive image comparison tool (available at the link below) to reveal atmospheric features such as the Great Red Spot & superstorms https://t.co/zr1N9ZsuuV
HiPOD 13 May 21: Ice-Rich Terrain of the Northern Plains
This image shows a surface shaped by ice. Funnel-shaped craters scattered throughout are interpreted as impacts that once had the classic bowl shape, but have now expanded via sublimation.
#CoolSpaceFacts: All of M39's confirmed members are still on the main sequence, still burning hydrogen in their core, and have yet to evolve into red giants. Many of the stars are arranged in pairs and the brightest star in M39 is of spectral type A0. #spacehttps://t.co/YkE3KsUkUC
The first @NASA deep space tracking station outside the United States opened in December 1961, at Island Lagoon near the Woomera Rocket Range in South Australia. It operated until December 1972.
This station played a crucial role in early planetary exploration. #HistoryMonthhttps://t.co/yFOYiWGnc5