Space Exploration http://aviationweek.com/taxonomy/term/39781/more en Catching Up To Soviets: Explorer 1 Launched U.S. Into Space Age http://aviationweek.com/space/catching-soviets-explorer-1-launched-us-space-age <div class="field-deck"> Explorer 1 gathered the first scientific information from orbit </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In January 1958, after initial failures with Vanguard and U.S.S.R. success with Sputnik, the U.S. made it into orbit. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/catching-soviets-explorer-1-launched-us-space-age" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/catching-soviets-explorer-1-launched-us-space-age#comments Launch Pad Space Exploration Aviation Week & Space Technology Space AW.com Launchpad North America Wed, 31 Jan 2018 09:20:00 +0000 1744231 at http://aviationweek.com NASA Opinion: NASA’s Deep Space Gateway Is In The Wrong Place http://aviationweek.com/space/opinion-nasa-s-deep-space-gateway-wrong-place <div class="field-byline"> Derek Webber </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The growth in commercial space could allow NASA to hitch a ride to a port in GEO orbit from which to explore the Moon, Mars and the entire Solar System.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/opinion-nasa-s-deep-space-gateway-wrong-place" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/opinion-nasa-s-deep-space-gateway-wrong-place#comments Editorial Space Exploration Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Viewpoint AWST North America Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:00:00 +0000 1737081 at http://aviationweek.com NASA Planet-Hunting TESS Telescope To Fly Despite Camera Flaw http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/planet-hunting-tess-telescope-fly-despite-camera-flaw <div class="field-deck"> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">NASA still needs to certify SpaceX Falcon 9 Full Thrust rocket for telescope’s planned March liftoff on high-priority science mission.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/planet-hunting-tess-telescope-fly-despite-camera-flaw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/planet-hunting-tess-telescope-fly-despite-camera-flaw#comments Space Exploration Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Space AWST North America Wed, 03 Jan 2018 09:15:00 +0000 1730371 at http://aviationweek.com NASA Orbital Experiment Confirms Einstein Equivalency Principle http://aviationweek.com/space/orbital-experiment-confirms-einstein-equivalency-principle <div class="node-body article-body">Experiment results on Europe’s Microscope mini-sat have confirmed a key principle in Einstein's theory of general relativity, French space agency CNES says.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/orbital-experiment-confirms-einstein-equivalency-principle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/orbital-experiment-confirms-einstein-equivalency-principle#comments Space Exploration Space AW.com Space Europe Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:30:00 +0000 1726471 at http://aviationweek.com <p><em style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-style: italic; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-weight: 400; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: Exo, Verdana, &quot;Arial Unicode MS&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: center; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(238, 238, 238); text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial;">Continuation of Microscope satellite platform integration: CNES/Girard S&eacute;bastien,</em></p> Asteroid Tracking Leader Says Recent Exercise Successful http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/asteroid-tracking-leader-says-recent-exercise-successful-0 <div class="node-body article-body">Astronomers in 10 nations tracked object that passed 27,200 mi. from the Earth's surface and measured 15 m by 8 m. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/asteroid-tracking-leader-says-recent-exercise-successful-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/asteroid-tracking-leader-says-recent-exercise-successful-0#comments Space Exploration Space AWST Global North America Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:39:00 +0000 1709811 at http://aviationweek.com TC4 telescope image: JPL/Cal Tech/NASA Exploration Road Map Sidesteps Moon-Mars Debate http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/exploration-road-map-sidesteps-moon-mars-debate <div class="field-deck"> Proposed lunar-science sorties bridge Moon-Mars divide </div> <div class="node-body article-body">International planning group envisions human missions to the Moon’s Aitkin Basin, supported by NASA’s Deep Space Gateway.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/exploration-road-map-sidesteps-moon-mars-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/exploration-road-map-sidesteps-moon-mars-debate#comments Space Exploration Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Space AWST Global Fri, 29 Sep 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1692351 at http://aviationweek.com NASA Russia Won't Launch New ISS Science Module Until Late Next Year http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/russia-wont-launch-new-iss-science-module-until-late-next-year <div class="node-body article-body">Russia probably won't detach new module from ISS to form part of new space station.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/russia-wont-launch-new-iss-science-module-until-late-next-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/russia-wont-launch-new-iss-science-module-until-late-next-year#comments Space Exploration Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Space Asia Pacific AWST Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:31:00 +0000 1690721 at http://aviationweek.com <p>Heads of the U.S., Russian, European, Chinese and Japanese agencies and an interpreter speak to reporters at the opening day of the International Astronautical Congress: Irene Klotz/Aviation Week</p> After Cassini, Outer Solar System Is Falling Silent http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/after-cassini-outer-solar-system-falling-silent <div class="field-deck"> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Only NASA’s Juno spacecraft remains in orbit around a planet beyond Mars, and its days also are numbered. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/after-cassini-outer-solar-system-falling-silent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/after-cassini-outer-solar-system-falling-silent#comments Space Exploration Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Space AWST Global Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:00:00 +0000 1688021 at http://aviationweek.com Joel Kowsky/NASA Cassini Heads For Saturn Plunge After Final Titan Flyby http://aviationweek.com/space/cassini-heads-saturn-plunge-after-final-titan-flyby <div class="node-body article-body">Nearly out of propellant, Cassini will plow directly into Saturn’s clouds on Sept. 15.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/cassini-heads-saturn-plunge-after-final-titan-flyby" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/cassini-heads-saturn-plunge-after-final-titan-flyby#comments Space Exploration Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Space AWST North America Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:05:00 +0000 1682901 at http://aviationweek.com NASA SpaceX Ready To Drive U.S. Back Onto Superheavy-Lift Highway http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/spacex-ready-drive-us-back-superheavy-lift-highway <div class="field-deck"> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With visions of Moon missions and settlements on Mars, SpaceX prepares for the long-promised debut flight of its superheavy lifter. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/spacex-ready-drive-us-back-superheavy-lift-highway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/spacex-ready-drive-us-back-superheavy-lift-highway#comments Space Exploration Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Space AWST North America Wed, 06 Sep 2017 07:58:00 +0000 1680271 at http://aviationweek.com SpaceX