Space Agencies

Farewell To Iapetus

September 18, 2017 – Cassini bids farewell to Saturn’s yin-and-yang moon, Iapetus. This image is from the last set of observations Cassini made of this world of striking contrasts. The spacecraft helped scientists better understand Iapetus, solving a centuries-old mystery…

Two Stars, Three Dimensions, And Oodles Of Energy

September 18, 2017 – For decades, astronomers have known about irregular outbursts from the double star system V745 Sco, which is located about 25,000 light years from Earth. Astronomers were caught by surprise when previous outbursts from this system were…

September 15, 2017

ULA Resets NROL-42 Launch Date To September 21 September 15, 2017 – United Launch Alliance (ULA) will now launch NROL-42 at 11:38 p.m. MDT September 21 from Space Launch Complex 3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Read More NASA…

Cassini Concludes Historic Mission To Saturn

September 15, 2017 – A thrilling epoch in the exploration of our solar system came to a close today, as NASA’s Cassini spacecraft made a fateful plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn, ending its 13-year tour of the ringed planet.…

September 14, 2017

Celebrate With Colorado Scientists As Cassini Spacecraft Makes Its Final Approach To Saturn September 14, 2017 – NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is on final approach to Saturn, following confirmation by mission navigators that it is on course to dive into the…

Orion Parachutes Measure Up In High Pressure Test

September 14, 2017 – Orion’s three main orange and white parachutes descended through the skies over the U.S. Army Proving Ground in Yuma, Arizona, on Wednesday, September 13. The parachutes carried a representative model of the Orion spacecraft in the…

Hubble Observes Pitch Black Planet

September 14, 2017 – Astronomers have discovered that the well-studied exoplanet WASP-12b reflects almost no light, making it appear essentially pitch black. This discovery sheds new light on the atmospheric composition of the planet and also refutes previous hypotheses about…

September 13, 2017

Colorado Springs Air Show: 21st Space Wing Seeks Volunteers September 13, 2017 – The Pikes Peak Regional Air Show will be held at the Colorado Springs Airport and the 21st Space Wing is looking for volunteers for the September 23-24,…