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Hawking, Zuckerberg unveil $10B plan to reach Alpha Centauri in 20 years

Hawking, Zuckerberg unveil $10B plan to reach Alpha Centauri in 20 years Back on Earth, we’d then aim a yet-to-exist super-laser at these sails and blast them out in the direction of Alpha Centauri, our closest stellar neighbor.2c the team estimate their sail probes could reach Alpha Centauri in just over 20 years.

NASA has found the lost STEREO-B spacecraft after two years

NASA has found the lost STEREO-B spacecraft after two years Over the weekend, the NASA team was able to make contact with the lost spacecraft, leading to hope that the mission could be back at full power in the not-too-distant future.The STEREO satellites are more properly known as Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatories.

SpaceX Falcon 9 explodes on launch pad destroying Facebook communication satellite

SpaceX Falcon 9 explodes on launch pad destroying Facebook communication satellite The spacecraft exploded while still on the launchpad in preparation for a launch this weekend at Cape Canaveral, Florida.Facebook and satellite provider Eutelsat spent $95 million to license satellite’s Ka-band communications array for five years.

NASA and NOAA launch most advanced weather satellite ever

NASA and NOAA launch most advanced weather satellite ever A new weather satellite is on its way into space, but it’s unlike any of the weather satellites we have right now.The satellite is currently on its way to a geostationary orbit at 22,300 miles above the Earth.

ESA satellite watches San Francisco's Millennium Tower sinking from space

ESA satellite watches San Francisco's Millennium Tower sinking from space If anything, Millennium Tower appears to be sinking even faster.Some in San Francisco say you can see the minor tilt from a sufficient distance away, but that might be confirmation bias.

Japanese spacecraft will test space junk collector on its way to the ISS

Japanese spacecraft will test space junk collector on its way to the ISS This has led to a problem with accumulating space junk, which can be serious hazards for future space missions.Japan has launched the Kounotori 6 spacecraft on its way to the International Space Station, but this cargo vessel has a dual purpose.

The first photos from a revolutionary new weather satellite are gorgeous

The first photos from a revolutionary new weather satellite are gorgeous The first photos taken by a new, revolutionary weather satellite orbiting Earth show our planet in a stark new light.“These images come from the most sophisticated technology ever flown in space to predict severe weather on Earth," he added.

NOAA's new GOES-16 weather satellite sends back stunning first images

NOAA's new GOES-16 weather satellite sends back stunning first images NASA and NOAA launched a new weather satellite back in November of 2016 called GOES-R.The newest and most advanced weather satellite keeping watch over America is GOES-16.

NASA revamps site for EPIC photos of Earth from space

NASA revamps site for EPIC photos of Earth from space NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) camera can, though.It sends back thousands of amazing photos every year, and now you can peruse them more easily with the new website.

A record-breaking 88 satellites are launching to space on Valentine's Day

A record-breaking 88 satellites are launching to space on Valentine's Day Employees working for Planet — a California-based startup — are planning to watch a record 88 of their tiny satellites launch into orbit while eating breakfast.) After these 88 satellites — called Doves by the company — make it into orbit, they will allow it to image the entire Earth every day.

This space agency just set an out-of-this-world record

This space agency just set an out-of-this-world record A rocket loaded down with a record number of satellites just launched on its way to orbit.The Indian Space Research Organization's (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) blasted off on Tuesday at 10:58 p.

India just smashed the record for the most satellites launched by a single rocket

India just smashed the record for the most satellites launched by a single rocket Launching just one satellite into space is challenging enough, but 100-plus?The launch smashed the previous record for the most satellites sent up on a single rocket, set by Russia in 2014 when it sent 37 into orbit.

India sets world record with 104 satellites in a single rocket launch

India sets world record with 104 satellites in a single rocket launch It successfully launched 104 satellites into space with a single rocket.The launch was carried out with a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), an expendable launch system developed by India specifically to get multiple satellites into orbit in a single rocket.