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

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

NASA selects sites on the Moon where two astronauts could land in 2026

The SLS rocket sits atop the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center prior to the launch of Artemis 1.Photo: Nasa NASA returns to the Moon, but first the space agency needs to decide where it’s going Park. Friday he revealed 13 candidate landing regions near the south pole of the Moon for the Coming Mission … Read more