NASA’s CAPSTONE lunar probe has more problems than we thought

Artist’s rendering of CAPSTONE.Image: Nasa Controllers with the CAPSTONE mission are attempt to regain control of the Probe bound to the Moon, which is currently collapsing, is experiencing temperature issues and is unable to use its solar panels to fully recharge its batteries. In a update released on Monday, Advanced Space described it as a … Read more

Voyager 1 and 2, Humanity’s Interstellar Envoys, Limitless at 45

Today is the 45th anniversary of the launch of Voyager 1, one of humanity’s iconic twin emissaries to the cosmos. (Its sibling, Voyager 2, launched a few weeks earlier.) Now, in the dark and far reaches of interstellar space — more than 10 billion miles from home, where our sun looks like any what another … Read more

NASA will retry the launch of the Artemis 1 mission on Saturday

SLS on the Kennedy Space Center launch pad in Florida. Photo: NASA-J. Kowlsky The NASA mission management team has made the decision to retry the launch of the Artemis 1 mission. Space Launch System on Saturday afternoonsaying a faulty sensor was to blame for the scrub this past Monday. The space agency’s 322-foot-tall (98-meter) Space … Read more

NASA’s Artemis 1 launch attempt hinges on solving engine problem

UPDATE: Get excited! NASA officials said in an update Tuesday that the next Artemis 1 launch attempt will take place on Saturday, September 3 from Kennedy Space Center. The launch window opens at 2:17 p.m. Kennedy Space Center’s countdown is still at T-40 minutes, where the last hold went into effect Monday. NASA officials have … Read more

NASA’s Artemis 1 launch attempt hinges on solving engine problem

UPDATE: Get excited! NASA officials said in an update Tuesday that the next Artemis 1 launch attempt will take place on Saturday, September 3 from Kennedy Space Center. The launch window opens at 2:17 p.m. Kennedy Space Center’s countdown is still at T-40 minutes, where the last hold went into effect Monday. NASA officials have … Read more

Artemis I embarks on a trip around the moon postponed to Saturday

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — The uncrewed Artemis I mission will get another launch attempt for a trip around the moon on Saturday. The two-hour launch window opens at 2:17 p.m. ET on September 3. After the launch … Read more

Artemis 1 Cleaned Up Launch Raises Concerns Over Unfinished Rehearsals

SLS on the Kennedy Space Center launch pad in Florida. Photo: Nasa NASA failed in its first attempt to launch the Artemis 1 uncrewed mission on Monday, with engineers difficulty in solving an engine cooling problem. This is quite a surprising result, given that NASA was unable to complete a single wet dress rehearsal, four … Read more

Why Kennedy Space Center is Artemis 1’s primary launch site despite lightning hazards

There are many reasons for rocket launches scheduled by NASA to be canceled. Artemis 1’s scheduled Monday morning launch has been pushed back until at least Friday due to a series of mechanical issues. But even before that, we got a glimpse of another potential threat to launch plans: lightning. Several bright flashes were filmed … Read more

Why Kennedy Space Center is Artemis 1’s primary launch site despite lightning hazards

There are many reasons for rocket launches scheduled by NASA to be canceled. Artemis 1’s scheduled Monday morning launch has been pushed back until at least Friday due to a series of mechanical issues. But even before that, we got a glimpse of another potential threat to launch plans: lightning. Several bright flashes were filmed … Read more