All posts tagged final frontier

July 23, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

NASA’s Kepler mission has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star. This discovery and the introduction of 11 other new small habitable zone candidate […]


Failed Russian spacecraft burns up

May 9, 2015, by VOANews

An unmanned Russian supply ship has burned up over the Pacific Ocean after a failed cargo run to the International Space Station. The Russian space ag ...


Equinox solar eclipse on March 20 will be partially seen in Bulgaria

March 15, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria will see a partial solar eclipse on March 20, when the shadow of new moon will blot out about half the sun’s disc in late morning. In S ...


Four Galileo satellites being readied for launch

December 22, 2014, by The Prague Post

Engineers at the European Space Agency opened an early Christmas present — a new satellite for the Galileo navigation program. The satellite, manufa ...

  • Lander Philae is safely on the surface of Comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko
    ESA: Comet probe is ‘game changer’
    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 message from the European Space Agency. […]

  • 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 Rosetta was launched in 2004 and reached the comet 10 […]

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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 intended orbits. The satellites were launched as payload […]

  • 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. […]