January 2014

Space Fishing: Japan to test ‘magnetic net’ for space junk

January 15th, 2014|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , |

Japan’s space agency is subcontracting a fishing net company to develop a technology to clean up the space junk that poses a direct threat to Earth’s communication networks. The mission is planned for 2019, with first tests scheduled for this February. Tokyo’s Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Nitto Seimo Co, [...]

Cygnus arrives at International Space Station

January 13th, 2014|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , |

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. – Christmas has finally arrived for the six space station astronauts. A privately launched supply ship reached the International Space Station on Sunday morning, three days after blasting off from Virginia. The space station crew used a hefty robot arm to capture the Cygnus capsule as the [...]

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, [...]

How to See Spectacular Antares Commercial Rocket Launch to Space Station on Jan. 8 – Complete Viewing Guide

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

WALLOPS ISLAND, VA – Catching a slim weather break amidst the monster blizzard and unprecedented arctic air low temperatures afflicting the central and northern United States, Orbital Sciences Corp. is marching forward with plans for a spectacular daylight blastoff of the firms privately developed Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft [...]