Space News Archive - October 10, 2008
The longest-serving of six spacecraft now studying Mars is up to new tricks for a third two-year extension of its mission to examine the most Earthlike of known foreign planets.
Astronomers have used ESO's Very Large Telescope Interferometer to conduct the first high resolution survey that combines spectroscopy and interferometry on intermediate-mass infant stars.
Scientists using ESAâ€™s Venus Express are trying to observe whether Earth is habitable. Silly, you might think, when we know that Earth is richly stocked with life. In fact, far from being a pointless exercise, Venus Express is paving the way for an exciting new era in astronomy.
A satellite being used by Google sent its first images back to Earth during a camera test on Tuesday. The satellite is being used to supply images for its online map and navigation services.
US space tourist Richard Garriott said he was confident ahead of Sundayâ€™s launch into space on a Russian spaceship and downplayed concerns over a bumpy ride back to Earth.
ASRC Aerospace Corporation (ASRC Aerospace), a leading provider of scientific, engineering and technical services to government agencies, announced its selection by NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) as the 2008 Small Business Contractor of the Year for providing outstanding technical products and services to KSC under the University-Affiliated Spaceport Technology Development Contract (USTDC).
Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE:ORB) announced today that it will release its third quarter 2008 financial results prior to the opening of the market on Thursday, October 16, 2008.
Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE:ORB) has completed final testing on the SES New Skies NSS-9 commercial communications satellite, the company announced today.
Supercomputer simulations of dusty disks around sunlike stars show that planets nearly as small as Mars can create patterns that future telescopes may be able to detect. The research points to a new avenue in the search for habitable planets.
HOUSTON, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- JSC Deputy Director Ellen Ochoa has been chosen as the first woman to receive the Engineer of the Year award by the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference.