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 […]

OSIRIS-REx has landed !

Yesterday space probe OSIRIS-REx (Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security – Regolith Explorer) was delivered onboard of C-17 Globemaster III from Buckley Air Force Base near Denver to Kennedy Space Center. After arriving to Kennedy Space Center it was schedule to extract OSIRIS-REx from container today. Further tests in Kennedy Space Center will cover in following days: […]

Methane not magic – Merlin mini research satellite under French-German cooperation

Restrictions of Kyoto Protocol are not only referring to carbon dioxide but also to methane. But in case of this gas, cars and industry are not main problem – source of methane are livestock farming and usage of fossil fuels. One of biggest issues with methane is fact that its effect on global warming is […]