NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Spacecraft aced its first Deep Space Maneuver on December 28, 2016 and is now lined up for a planned September 2017 flyby of Earth
Russian space officials ordered a replacement of upper stage engines on Soyuz rockets for two upcoming cargo and crew missions to the International Space Station.
Roscosmos on Monday confirmed earlier reports of problems with the next Soyuz spacecraft to fly to the International Space Station, requiring the capsule to be replaced by the subsequent vehicle that was at a similar stage in its launch processing campaign.
A French-American astronaut duo ventured outside the hatches of the International Space Station on Friday for the second spacewalk in one week dedicated to the integration of new batteries put in place by the Space Station’s robots in an extensive effort to rejuvenate the ISS power system as the complex heads into its last decade of operations.
A U.S.-European astronaut duo is set for a busy spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Friday to continue outfitting the station with new batteries – a complex task split between the station’s robots and spacewalking crew members to give ISS a pair of revamped power channels driven by Li-Ion battery technology.