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Russians reboot space station computer

A balky computer system is working again on the International Space Station, thanks to a reboot, the Russian space agency reported today. “The system was tested for one and a half turns of the station’s flight around the Earth (about … Continue reading

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Lander captures views of asteroid’s rugged terrain

Japan’s Hayabusa 2 probe and the German-French MASCOT lander have teamed up to send back amazing views of an asteroid that’s more than 180 million miles from Earth, including a snapshot of the lander falling toward the asteroid and an … Continue reading

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Lander plops down on asteroid for 17-hour survey

A robotic probe the size of a shoebox set itself down on the asteroid Ryugu, more than 180 million miles from Earth, and conducted a 17-hour survey of its rocky surroundings. The foot-wide, German-built lander is called MASCOT, which stands … Continue reading

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Check out Hayabusa 2 mission’s asteroid close-ups

The scientists and engineers behind Japan’s Hayabusa 2 mission made history last week when the mission’s mothership dropped two mini-rovers onto the surface of the asteroid Ryugu, 180 million miles from Earth, but they’re not resting on their laurels. The first rovers … Continue reading

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Japan’s ispace teams up with SpaceX for moonshot

SpaceX has been signed up to provide rides to the moon for a pair of payloads built by ispace, a Japanese robotics and resource exploration company. The announcement came today from ispace, the corporate heir to the Google Lunar X Prize’s … Continue reading

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Japan launches cargo ship to space station

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency today launched a robotic cargo ship to the International Space Station, filled with more than five tons of supplies, equipment and experiments. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Hopping rovers send back pictures from asteroid

Two mini-rovers have sent their first pictures back from the surface of the asteroid Ryugu, a day after they were dropped off by Japan’s Hayabusa 2 spacecraft. The pictures are blurry because they were taken while the rovers were falling and hopping around … Continue reading

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