Richard White Takes Its Stands for the SSL Used to Build Interface for NASA JPL’s Europa Flyby Mission 

SSL, which is a former Maxar Technology company based in Palo, Alto and a leading provider of the most innovative spacecraft systems and satellites had announced that they were chosen by NASA’s JPL for the mission. Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) had selected SSL in order to design and create some of the most critical equipment […]

Juno started to power its scientific payload !

After successful Jupiter Orbit Insertion performed on July 4, we have good news from Juno. Its scientific payload was turned on and it seems to work nominally. To remind, Juno space probe was performing JOI with turned off onboard instruments to prevent any interruption of flight control systems and reduce power consumption. Instruments were shut down […]

DAWN officially finished its mission

After 9 years of space journey, DAWN space probe finished its primary mission successfully! Three days ago on June 30, DAWN probe finished its main mission. It sent to Earth 69000 images and 132 GB of data, among others with results of research performed on composition of surface of both celestial bodies. For example thanks to DAWN […]

Juno is getting close to Jupiter !

After five years of space journey NASA space probe Juno is getting close to its mission’s objective: Jupiter. Yesterday NASA used Deep Space Network 70 m dishes to send four commands from Goldstone, Colorado for Juno space probe which is 860.81 million kilometers from Earth and is getting close to Jupiter. Commands were sent at 19:15 GMT and were […]

NASA needs Mars satellite for 2020s

New opportunity for space industry – NASA announced on April 21, 2016 that they would like to spend some money on new satellite. Martian satellite of course! In spite of plans of cooperation with SpaceX during their Mars mission planned for 2018, NASA still has developing own Mars program with Mars 2020 mission which will consist […]

InSight Mars mission delayed to next launch window – until 2018 !

Main research instrument failure holds InSight Mars mission for about two years to next launch window. NASA announced about postponing launching of Mars InSight lander to 2018. During extreme cold temperatures tests on Monday, 21 December 2015, one of main instruments – SEIS seismometer – failed to keep vacuum which is necessary for seismometer to operate. It […]