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International Space Station To Boost To New Orbit To Avoid Space Debris
2012-10-03 06:07:52

The Russian space agency’s Mission Control said it will need to move the International Space Station (ISS) into a new orbit to avoid a possible collision with space debris.

Asteroid's Magnetic Mojo Loss Explained
2012-09-25 05:52:08

Asteroid 2201 Oljato orbits the Sun every 3.2 years, and during its lifetime, NASA's Pioneer Venus Orbiter has observed three passages of the space rock between Venus and the Sun.

Space Safety Radar To Be Developed By European Industry
2012-09-12 14:15:09

ESA will boost European industrial expertise by developing a new radar as part of the Agency’s Space Situational Awareness programme.

Gravity Satellite Will Benefit Future Missions
2012-07-20 15:21:31

ESA’s GOCE satellite is not only mapping Earth’s gravity with unrivalled precision, but is also revealing new insight into air density and wind in space.

Bee-Hive-6_H1
2012-07-10 08:43:29

ESA’s new Clean Space initiative is developing methods of preserving near-Earth space – and the terrestrial environment, too.

Robots Required In Hunt For ET, Engineer Suggests
2012-04-19 06:09:00

A Penn State engineer suggests that finding and identifying extraterrestrial life may require a big leap in robotics.

2012-03-29 22:39:35

The first prototype of a new, ultra-compact motor that will allow small satellites to journey beyond Earth's orbit is just making its way out of the EPFL laboratories where it was built.

Engineers Working Towards Laser Deflection Of Asteroids
2012-03-28 10:26:01

Protecting the Earth from an extinction-threatening asteroid has in the past been left up to Hollywood, which has deployed a barrage of special effects box office blockbusters that have kept deadly space rocks from smashing our planet into oblivion.

Swiss Scientists Working On New 'Janitor Satellite'
2012-02-16 05:51:54

Swiss scientists said they are planning to launch a satellite specifically designed to help get rid of space junk. The "janitor satellite" will cost $11-million and is being built by the Swiss Space Center at EPFL.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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