January 2014

Sleeping Rosetta spacecraft wakes up for historic comet rendezvous and landing

January 21st, 2014|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A European probe awoke from a deep sleep Monday to gear up for an unprecedented comet rendezvous and landing this year that will cap a 10-year voyage across the solar system. After two and a half years in hibernation, the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft emerged from its slumber while [...]

European Space Agency Could Contribute Hardware to SNC’s Dream Chaser Space Plane

January 9th, 2014|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

PARIS — The European Space Agency (ESA), following in the footsteps of the German space agency, DLR, on Jan. 8 said it had signed an agreement with Sierra Nevada Corp. to investigate a European collaboration on SNC’s Dream Chaser crew-transport vehicle. The 20-nation ESA said the one-year study with Sparks, [...]