In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA logs an Orion abort system test this week and looks ahead to a “green run” test of the Space Launch System (SLS) as it prepares for Artemis -1, the first joint test flight of the big rocket and the Orion crew capsule to the Moon.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA faces challenges with new human spaceflight leadership. A deeper assessment of potential lunar resources could be valuable for Earth. Northrop Grumman’s NASA contracted resupply missions to the International Space Station (ISS) reach a milestone. Communications satellites launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida and French Guiana on Tuesday.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA moves to acquire vital launch and spacecraft components for Artemis 3, an accelerated effort to return human explorers to the surface of the Moon in 2024. NASA, Mars scientists mark a productive seven years on Mars for the Curiosity rover. Small satellite launch ride share market showing rising economic promise.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Other federal agencies see science value in the NASA-led International Space Station (ISS). India’s Chandrayaan 2 continues its journey to the Moon’s south pole. Proposed changes in U.S. launch and re-entry regulations divide the space launch industry.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA’s plans to accelerate a human return to the surface of the Moon in 2024 will not diminish its commitment to R & D aboard the International Space Station (ISS), according to Administrator Jim Bridenstine. The U.S. Senate has joined the House in recess for August, with work on a 2020 budget remaining for September. Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the hottest extra solar planet yet.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… A Russian Progress cargo vehicle reached the International Space Station (ISS) within 3 1/2 hours of launch on Wednesday. The Planetary Society announces success with its Light Sail-2, a small spacecraft mission designed to demonstrate sun light as a propulsion source. NASA’s Transiting Exo-planet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission celebrates the discovery of multiple roughly Earth sized planets around a nearby star.