NASA rules out launch of Artemis 1 moon rocket before mid-November – Spaceflight Now

NASA’s Space Launch System moon rocket rolls into High Bay 3 of the Vehicle Assembly Building on Sept. 27 to take shelter from Hurricane Ian. Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky NASA said Friday that officials have ruled out launching the agency’s first giant Space Launch System moon rocket and Orion spacecraft before mid-November, following the rocket’s return … Read more

NASA spacecraft smashes into asteroid in first planetary defense test – Spaceflight Now

The long-range navigation camera on NASA’s DART spacecraft captured this view of asteroid Dimorphos moments before impact. Credit: NASA/JHUAPL A $330 million NASA mission completed what amounts to an interplanetary game of darts Monday night with an on-target collision with a space rock nearly 7 million miles from Earth, testing a technique that scientists could … Read more

Ian could become ‘catastrophic’ Category 4 hurricane. NASA considers stashing rocket

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Tropical Storm Ian was forecast to rapidly gain strength Sunday while racing across the Caribbean toward Cuba and threatening a big hit to Florida’s west coast later in the week. Ian was 540 miles southeast of Cuba early Sunday, cruising northwest at 12 miles an hour with 50 mph winds. The … Read more

NASA crashes DART spacecraft into asteroid in historic test

LAUREL, Md. — For the first time in history, a spacecraft from Earth has crashed into an asteroid to test a way to save our planet from extinction. The spacecraft, NASA’s Double Asteroid Rendezvous Test (DART) probe, slammed into a small asteroid 7 million miles (11 million kilometers) from Earth tonight (Sept. 26) in what … Read more

Hera team congratulators NASA asteroid impactors

Space Safety 09/27/2022 38 views 0 likes ESA’s Hera mission team congratulates their counterparts in NASA’s DART mission team for their historic impact with the Dimorphos asteroid. Moving at 6.1 km per second, the car-sized Double Asteroid Redirect Test spacecraft struck the 160-m diameter asteroid at 01:15 CEST (00:15 BST) in the early hours of … Read more

NASA spacecraft on track for asteroid deflection experiment – ​​Spaceflight Now

Artist’s concept of the DART spacecraft, with its LICIACube ride along spacecraft, approaching asteroids Didymos and Dimorphos. Credit: NASA A NASA spacecraft is aiming to slam into a stadium-size asteroid at more than 14,000 mph Monday in a planetary defense experiment to test a that could be used in the future to divert threatening asteroids … Read more

NASA spacecraft closes in on asteroid for head-on collision

This illustration made available by Johns Hopkins APL and NASA depicts NASA’s DART probe, foreground right, and Italian Space Agency’s (ASI) LICIACube, bottom right, at the Didymos system before impact with the asteroid Dimorphos, left. DART is expected to zero in on the asteroid Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, intent on slamming it head-on at 14,000 … Read more

NASA targets Tuesday to fly Artemis 1, despite weather outlook

Derek Richardson September 23rd, 2022 The Artemis 1 Space Launch System rocket at the launch pad. Credit: NASA While keeping a weather eye on the horizon, NASA has opted to proceed with a launch attempt for Artemis 1 on Sept. 27 following the completion of a tanking test two days ago. NASA performed a tanking … Read more

DART asteroid-smashing mission ‘on track for an impact,’ NASA says

NASA is just days away from slamming a spacecraft into an asteroid 7 million miles (11 million kilometers) from Earth. The agency’s long-awaited Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission will impact with the asteroid moonlet Dimorphos on Monday (Sept. 26), if all goes according to plan. The DART mission launched on Nov. 23, 2021 on … Read more

NASA completes cryogenic tanking test on Artemis 1 moon rocket – Spaceflight Now

Vapors stream away from NASA’s Space Launch System moon rocket during a cryogenic tanking test Wednesday. Credit: NASA Engineers filled up the Artemis 1 moon rocket with more than 750,000 gallons of super-cold propellants in a tanking test Wednesday at Kennedy Space Center after troubleshooting a persistent hydrogen leak. NASA’s launch director said she was … Read more