Latest Explorer mission Stories
Principal Investigator George Ricker likes to call it the "Goldilocks orbit" -- it’s not too close to Earth and her Moon, and it's not too far. In fact, it's just right.
After more than a decade of service, NASA officially decommissioned its Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) orbiting space telescope Friday afternoon.
The JUpiter ICy moons Explorer mission, JUICE, will carry a total of 11 scientific experiments to study the gas giant planet and its large ocean-bearing moons, ESA announced today.
For more than a decade, the astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., experimented with a new technique for efficiently manufacturing super-thin, low-cost curved telescope mirror segments to collect and focus ever-elusive, high-energy X-ray photons.
NASA has selected 11 science proposals for evaluation as potential future science missions.
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