Artist’s depiction of OSAM-1 docking with a satellite.Image: NASA

NASA Ends $2 Billion Satellite Refueling Project After Contractor Accused of ‘Poor Performance’

Artist’s depiction of OSAM-1 docking with a satellite. Image: NASA By George Dvorsky, Published by Gizmodo, 4 March 2024 The complex project was beset by technical difficulties, cost overruns, and a lackluster performance from the main contractor, Maxar. An ambitious NASA project designed to test satellite refueling in space, known as

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An artist's impression of the TIMED spacecraft scanning Earth in orbit. (Image credit: Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribbenu003c/strongu003e)

Russian satellite narrowly avoids collision with US spacecraft, and NASA could do nothing to stop it

An artist's impression of the TIMED spacecraft scanning Earth in orbit. (Image credit: Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribbenu003c/strongu003e) By Ben Turner, Published by Live Science, 28 February 2024 NASA's TIMED satellite narrowly avoided hitting a defunct Russian satellite in the early hours of the morning. An active NASA spacecraft has survived a

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Dream Chaser would ferry cargo, and eventually crew, to low-Earth orbit. Ken Ulbrich / NASA

A new generation of spaceplanes is taking advantage of the latest in technology

Dream Chaser would ferry cargo, and eventually crew, to low-Earth orbit. Ken Ulbrich / NASA By Oluwamayokun Adetoro and James Campbell, Published by The Conversation, 8 February 2024 Nasa’s space shuttle operated in low-Earth orbit for 30 years before its retirement in 2011. However, the US space agency’s replacement for this vehicle, Orion,

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