All posts tagged final frontier

Lander Philae is safely on the surface of Comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko
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November 16, 2014, by VOANews

Hundreds of millions of kilometers from earth, a European spacecraft made history Wednesday by successfully landing on the icy, dusty surface of a speeding comet – an audacious first designed […]

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Hitch in Philae’s comet landing

November 12, 2014, by Raymond Johnston of The Prague Post

The Philae landing vehicle landed on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko at 5:03 p.m. CET. The news was first sent out in a Twitter messa ...

Artist impression of ESA's Rosetta approaching comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Spacecraft: ESA/ATG medialab; Comet image: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM

ESA’s Philae lander headed to comet surface

November 12, 2014, by Raymond Johnston of The Prague Post

A landing vehicle launched from the European Space Agency’s Rosetta robotic space probe should land on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko today. The ...

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New Galileo satellites in wrong orbit

August 24, 2014, by Raymond Johnston of The Prague Post

The first two Galileo Full Operational Capability (FOC) satellites, launched on August 22 from the Guiana Space Centre, have not reached their intende ...


  • Artist's view of one of the first two Galileo full operational capability satellites. Image credit: ESA–J. Huart
    Galileo programme steps away from Soyuz rockets
    August 22, 2014, by The Prague Post

    The EU satellite navigation programme Galileo signed a 500 million euro agreement for three Ariane-5 launchers on August 20 with Arianespace, which will bring an operational Galileo service much closer. […]

  • In this illustration from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, a stellar pair consisting of a pulsar and a white dwarf star is seen.
    Astronomers discover ‘Earth-size diamond in space’
    June 25, 2014, by VOANews

    Astronomers say they’ve discovered “an Earth-size diamond in space.” The white dwarf star, some 900 million light-years away, could be the coldest and faintest such star detected. “It’s a really […]

  • Image credit: NASA/Don Davis
    Astronauts warn of catastrophic asteroid strikes
    April 24, 2014, by VOANews

    Three former astronauts are sounding the alarm about the dangers our planet faces from asteroid impacts and how steps must be taken now to protect against a catastrophic asteroid strike. […]