Posts Tagged: spacecraft

NASA’s LADEE Probe Enters Lunar Orbit

NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer has started to orbit around the moon this week and has been protected from effects of the government shutdown, Space.com reports. Miriam Kramer writes LADEE made three elliptical orbits around the Earth, then moved into a higher orbit after each lap around the planet. The moon’s gravity took… Read more »

NASA Mars Exploration Mission Still Go for Launch Despite Shutdown

NASA has granted an emergency exemption for a University of Colorado program to examine Mars’ atmosphere to avoid delaying the project until 2016, according to a report by the Daily Camera. The $485 million Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft will launch between Nov. 18 and Dec. 7 because the Earth and Mars are in… Read more »

Voyager Probe Enters Interstellar Space After 36 Years

NASA’s Voyager 1 probe has crossed into the uncharted territory of interstellar space after travelling in space for more than three decades. The spacecraft is approximately 12 billion miles from Earth and is the first ever human-made object to leave the the solar system, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory said Thursday. Data collected from Voyager… Read more »