Instant Landing Pads for Artemis Lunar Missions

Matthew KuhnsMasten Space Systems Inc. How FAST Landing Pad would be deployed during a mission. Credits: Matthew Kuhns FAST Particle injection in the lander engine (left) and deposition on the surface (right). Credits: Matthew Kuhns As the United States strategizes its return of humans to the Moon in 2024 and beyond per Space Policy Directive Read More

NASA Invites You to Take Flight with the Ingenuity #MarsHelicopter

photo NASA Take Flight with the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter We're inviting you to join us for the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter's first attempt at powered, controlled flight on another planet. The helicopter team is targeting no earlier than Sunday, April 11, for the historic first flight. A livestream confirming Ingenuity’s first flight is targeted to begin Read More

The Norwegian Space Agency and Europe

More and more new products and services based on satellite data are introduced, contributing to making society safer and more efficient. The Norwegian Space Agency governs Norway's space policy on behalf of the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, contributes to the development of Norway's space industry, and ensures that public allocations are being Read More

Satellites monitor Mount Etna’s unpredictable behaviour

ESA / Italy’s Mount Etna, Europe’s most active volcano, has recently been on explosive form, with 17 eruptions in less than three months. Instruments onboard three different satellites orbiting Earth have acquired imagery of the eruptions – revealing the intensity of the lava-fountaining eruptive episodes, known as paroxysms. Located on the east coast of Sicily, Read More

Ariane 6 pre-flight ‘plumbing’ tests

Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana is preparing Ariane 6's launch pad for extensive ‘combined tests’. These tests will prove the systems that will support Europe's newest launch vehicle before flight. Fin d'integration caisson LOX On the launch pad, engineers are installing the steel mini-mast structures that will protect the liquid oxygen cryogenic connection systems that Read More