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2010-10-08 08:40:00

To mark an unprecedented flurry of exploration which is about to begin, NASA announced Thursday that the coming year will be "The Year of the Solar System."

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2010-09-20 08:32:16

A new golden age of sailing may be about to begin – in space.

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2010-07-26 09:45:00

When American space pioneer, Dr Robert L Forward, proposed in 1984 a way of greatly improving satellite telecommunications using a new family of orbits, some claimed it was impossible.

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2010-07-14 06:30:00

An unmanned probe launched by Japan’s space agency had a successful test of its innovative solar sail propulsion system, after getting its first acceleration push from sunlight, the agency announced.

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2010-06-16 11:24:37

A tiny camera has revealed that Japan's Ikaros solar sail is fully extended and ready for the next part of its mission.

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2010-06-11 09:45:00

Japanese scientists are celebrating the successful deployment of their Ikaros solar sail.

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2010-05-21 11:30:00

Japan successfully launched its Venus probe and a kite-shaped “space yacht” early Friday for a two-year mission to study the planet Venus and its climate.

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2009-11-10 14:33:06

The Planetary Society on Monday announced plans to launch its second attempt at a spacecraft that will be powered by the sun.

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2009-10-16 08:45:00

Direct communication between Earth and Mars can be strongly disturbed and even blocked by the Sun for weeks at a time, cutting off any future human mission to the Red Planet.

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2008-09-08 09:30:00

On September 4, the MESSENGER team announced that it would not need to implement a scheduled maneuver to adjust the probe’s trajectory. This is the fourth time this year that such a maneuver has been called off.


Word of the Day
ultimo
  • In the month which preceded the present; in the last month, as distinguished from the current or present month and all others.
  • In the month which preceded the present; in the last month, as distinguished from the current or present month and all others.
The word 'ultimo' comes from the Latin phrase 'ultimo mense', 'in the last month'.
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