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The maneuver brings the SpaceIL Lander on course to the moon

THE WOODLANDS, Texas – SpaceIL's lunar-field rider conducted a maneuver on March 19 that allowed the privately-developed lander to enter orbit around the moon next month at 8:30 o'clock, the apogee of its orbit the earth at 405,000 kilometers. The spacecraft works "as expected," the organization said in a statement. Opher Doron, General Manager of the Aerospace Industries Space Division, …

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European satellite captures Nasa Mars lander from orbit

Image copyright ESA / Roscosmos / CaSSIS Caption The image of the InSight landing site was taken on 2 March Europe's newest satellite on Mars spied on the landing site of the American-led InSight probe. The NASA probe was deployed in November on flat terrain near the equator in a region called Elysium Planitia. The joint European-Russian trace gas orbiter …

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NASA's InSight Lander captures a shadowy eclipse on Mars

The InSight Lander examines the vital functions of Mars. NASA / JPL-Caltech The InSight of NASA has its Mars plate full which employs Lander's Seismometer and tries to find out why the heat probe has difficulty digging. But there was still time for sightseeing when it documented a solar eclipse. The InSight team posted a GIF of the solar eclipse …

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NASA has a problem – the Mars InSight Lander has stopped digging

NASA's InSight Lander deploy its heat and physical properties package (HP3) on the Martian surface on February 12, 2019. (Source: NASA / JPL-Caltech / DLR) Houston, we have a problem. NASA said on Tuesday that the Mars InSight lander has encountered some problems and has stopped digging, probably due to a rockfall or gravel. The space agency said the heat …

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InSight Mars Lander of NASA got stuck in a hard place between a rock

NASA's InSight Lander placed its heat probe, the Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3), on Mars' surface on February 12, 2019. NASA / JPL-Caltech / DLR The hammer time seems to be over. NASA's InSight Lander, currently responsible for the Red Planet, has found its first hook. The lander has taken pictures and investigate Mars since November 26, 2018 and …

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Israel's Moon Lander has just been photographed from Earth

Earth Selfie Israel's lunar explorer Beresheet has just snapped an impressive selfie – with a distant planet Earth in the background. SpaceIL, a private Israeli space company that launched the lander last week, unveiled the photo on Twitter this morning. The image was taken 23,363 miles (37,600 km) from Earth. At a distance of 37,600 km from Earth #Beresheet 's …

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The Soviet Lander of Venus did not crash on earth

Cosmos 482 was bound to the surface of Venus. NASA The Soviet spacecraft Kosmos 482 was designed to survive the crushing atmosphere of Venus, but after its launch in 1972 it could not escape Earth's gravity. Parts of the vehicle burned when they entered the atmosphere of our own planet a little later. A big guy still seems to be …

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"Mole" at InSight Mars Lander begins to dig, but walking is hard

The "Mole" aboard NASA InSight Mars Lander encountered harsh resistance on its first subterranean stay under the surface of the Red Planet. In an important mission milestone, InSight's Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3) is an instrument first dug into the ground on February 28th. After four hundred hammer blows over four hours, the instrument seemed to be between …

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