Ground-based telescopes are key to DART asteroid mission success

For NASA’s DART spacecraft, the drama happens in space — but mission success relies on telescopes back on Earth. On Monday (Sept. 26), the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft will slam into a small space rock called Dimorphos — on purpose, at a staggering 4 miles (6.6 kilometers) per second. The exercise comes in … Read more

Ground-based rover’s touch shared with astronaut in space

Enabling & Support 04/21/2022 456 views 16 likes If man’s best friend is a dog, then in the future astronauts’ closest companions might well be rovers. A technique allowing astronauts in orbit to control rovers exploring planetary surfaces has been developed by a research team from ESA, the German Aerospace Center DLR and European academia … Read more