Targeting Bennu – OSIRIS-REx launched yesterday !

One of the most important missions for NASA has begun yesterday at 23:05 GMT on SLC-41 at Cape Canaveral. Atlas V rocket delivered to orbit Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification and Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx). OSIRIS-REx is first in NASA history sample return mission to asteroid. It will be third in the world after successful Japanese […]

Electric hope – role of electric propulsion in present and modern space programs

Everyone remember sound and light coming out from engines of TIE fighters from Star Wars. But now it is possible to see it in reality. Probably most of ordinary people consider ion propulsion as George Lucas fantasy. Nothing more wrong. Conception of ion thruster was first announced to public in 1911 by Russian scientist of […]