Space News Archive - January 17, 2012
The High Frequency Instrument on ESA's Planck mission has completed its survey of the remnant light from the Big Bang. The sensor ran out of coolant on Saturday as expected, ending its ability to detect this faint energy.
Private rocket-building firm SpaceX announced that it is delaying its first launch attempt to send its Dragon capsule to the International Space Station (ISS), saying the spacecraft needs more work before it is ready for liftoff.
Russia said on Tuesday that radiation from U.S. radar is most likely to blame for causing the Phobos-Grunt probe to fail its mission to Mars.
Washington insiders say that the White House plans to launch a new international space arms-control initiative that critics in the Pentagon and State Department have alleged will hamper America’s military activities in space.
Twin NASA spacecraft that achieved orbit around the moon New Year's Eve and New Year's Day have new names, thanks to elementary students in Bozeman, Mont. Their winning entry, "Ebb and Flow," was selected as part of a nationwide school contest that began in October 2011.
- A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.