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Space-based tracker to give scientists a beyond-bird’s-eye-view of wildlife

August 21, 2018

The International Cooperation for Animal Research Using Space, or ICARUS, will be flying closer to the sun than ever…
Upcoming Asteroid Flyby Will Help NASA Planetary Defense Network

July 31, 2017

For the first time, NASA will use an actual space rock for an observational campaign to test NASA’s…
Asteroid Flyby Will Benefit NASA Detection and Tracking Network

July 29, 2017

NASA scientists are excited about the upcoming close flyby of a small asteroid and plan to use its…
ESA boosting its Argentine link with deep space

April 26, 2017

Thanks to some high-tech improvements, ESA’s radio dish in Argentina will be ready to receive the rising torrent…
Tracking new missions from down under

November 25, 2015

For beachgoers, Australia’s pristine west coast is an ideal location to catch some rays. It is also ideal…
The Next Generation of Exploration: The NEOCam Mission

October 13, 2015

In February of 2014, NASA put out the call for submissions for the thirteenth mission of their Discovery…
Big Iron gets technology boost

September 18, 2015

ESA deploys ‘big iron’ to communicate with its deep-space missions: three 35 m-diameter dishes employing some of the…
Tracking A Mysterious Group of Asteroid Outcasts

August 5, 2015

High above the plane of our solar system, near the asteroid-rich abyss between Mars and Jupiter, scientists have…
Tracking Japan’s asteroid impact mission

April 30, 2015

ESA is set to support Japan’s ‘touch-and-go’ Hayabusa-2 spacecraft, now en route to a little-known asteroid, helping to…
ESA’s planetary defence test set for 2020

April 4, 2015

If an asteroid were spotted headed towards Earth, what could humanity do about it? ESA’s latest mission is…
No, a Giant Asteroid Isn’t Going to “Skim” Earth Today

March 27, 2015

There are ways to report on occasional close approaches by near-Earth objects (NEOs) that convey the respectful awareness of…
ESA tracking stations support Soyuz

March 27, 2015

Tomorrow, ESA's ground tracking station network, Estrack, will support the flight of Arianespace's Soyuz VS11. Lift-off is set…
NASA Announces Next Steps on Journey to Mars: Progress on Asteroid Initiative

March 26, 2015

NASA Wednesday announced more details in its plan for its Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), which in the mid-2020s will…
New Desktop Application Has Potential to Increase Asteroid Detection, Now Available to Public

March 16, 2015

A software application based on an algorithm created by a NASA challenge has the potential to increase the…
How Satellite Laser Ranging Got its Start 50 Years Ago

November 17, 2014

Fifty years ago, NASA announced the first successful tracking of a satellite using a laser, a technique now…
Bug-eyed telescope to spot risky asteroids

September 11, 2014

Spotting Earth-threatening asteroids is tough partly because the sky is so big. But insects offer an answer, since…
NASA’s Newest Near Earth Network Antenna Is Operational

July 11, 2014

A ribbon-cutting ceremony near the base of the new NASA antenna within the Alaska Satellite Facility (ASF) marked…
Giant Telescopes Pair Up to Image Near-Earth Asteroid

June 13, 2014

NASA scientists using Earth-based radar have produced sharp views of a recently discovered asteroid as it slid silently…
Probing satellites’ mysterious death tumbling

May 29, 2014

Down on the ground, death equals stillness – but not in space. Derelict satellites can tumble in unpredictable…
New Tool Finds Buried Treasure in Spitzer Archives

April 4, 2014

Our Solar System is swarming with asteroids and comets. Although astronomers have identified many thousands of these space…
Crucial Radar Outage Scrubs US National Security and SpaceX Launches for Several Weeks from Cape Canaveral

March 31, 2014

The sudden and unexpected outage of a crucial tracking radar that is mandatory to insure public safety, has…
NASA Offers $35,000 In Prizes For Citizen Scientists To Help Find Asteroids

March 12, 2014

Fancy yourself an asteroid hunter? There’s $35,000 available in prizes for NASA’s new Asteroid Data Hunter contest series,…
Catching signals from a speeding satellite

March 10, 2014

Soaring high above Earth as they speed through space, satellites are difficult targets to track. Now a new…
Chelyabinsk ‘Was A Pretty Nasty Event’ And Is Spurring Asteroid Action

February 25, 2014

Looking at the power of the Chelyabinsk meteor (which struck a year ago and is visible starting around 1:15 in…
Responding to Potential Asteroid Redirect Mission Targets

February 17, 2014

One year ago, on Feb. 15, 2013, the world was witness to the dangers presented by near-Earth Objects…
NASA Experts Continue to Engage United Nations on NASA’s Asteroid Initiative

February 12, 2014

In June of last year, NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden spoke to the United Nations Committee on Peaceful Uses…
How Can We Find Killer Asteroids?

February 10, 2014

On the morning of February 15, 2013, people in western Russia were dazzled by an incredibly bright meteor…
Getting ready for asteroids

February 3, 2014

With a mandate from the UN, ESA and other space agencies from around the world are about to…
NEOWISE Celebrates First Month of Operations After Reactivation

January 24, 2014

In its first 25 days of operations, the newly reactivated NEOWISE mission has detected 857 minor bodies in…
ESA/ESO Collaboration Successfully Tracks Its First Potentially Threatening Near-Earth Object

January 22, 2014

The first Near-Earth Object (NEO) recovery campaign has been successfully carried out by a new collaboration between the…
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