Perseverance Rover Has Shaken Out the Pebbles Stuck in Its Sampling System

NASA’s Perseverance team announced that the Mars rover managed to dislodge the pebbles clogging its sample cache system, a problem that has fixed the robot since last month. The sampling caching system is arguably the most vital component of the Perseverance mission, as analyzing Martian rocks in detail will contribute to all of NASA’s Mars … Read more

Caltech Names Laurie Leshin Director of JPL

At WPI, Leshin focused on expanding research, WPI’s signature Global Projects Program, and ways to address gender disparity in STEM. In addition, during her presidential tenure, new academic and collaboration spaces were developed on the WPI campus, notably a 40,000-square-foot Innovation Studio, with flexible, creative space for active learning classrooms, and the newly opened Unity … Read more

SpaceX scrubs launch of Italian radar satellite – Spaceflight Now

Live coverage of the countdown and the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Platform 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. The mission will launch a remote sensing radar satellite for the Italian COSMO-SkyMed second-generation constellation. Follow us Twitter. SFN Live SpaceX webcast SpaceX has canceled a planned launch of an Italian … Read more

Elon Musk’s SpaceX planning for record 52 launches in 2022

A Falcon 9 rocket launches the GPS III SV05 satellite on a mission for the US Space Force on June 17, 2021. SpaceX Elon Musk’s SpaceX broke its own annual orbital launch record last year, and it’s looking to pick up the blistering pace further in 2022 to an average rate of one per week. … Read more

NASA’s Powerful New Telescope Arrives at Orbiting Position

NASA says it’s strong James Webb Space Telescope It has successfully reached its final position in orbit around the Sun. James Webb fired her missile thrusters On Monday, NASA said in a statement that for about five minutes, to push the spacecraft to a location 1.6 million kilometers from Earth. Describe the agency James Webb … Read more