Artemis 1 flight to moon depends on precision rocket firings to pull off a complex trajectory – Spaceflight Now

STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION This graphic from NASA illustrates the major events of the Artemis 1 launch sequence. Credit: NASA Even using the most powerful rocket NASA’s ever built, getting the agency’s unpiloted Orion spacecraft to the moon for the Artemis 1 test flight won’t be easy. It will hinge … Read more

A unique stone-skipping-like trajectory of asteroid Aletai

Science Advances (2022). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abm8890″ width=”800″ height=”530″/> Map of the recovery sites of Aletai masses. The close-up of recovery sites in Xiaodonggou area shown in the top right corner. Only the masses listed in the Meteoritical Bulletin (www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/metbull.php) are plotted. The base map is from Google Earth. Asterisk denotes the unnamed 15 kg of mass … Read more