Space Exploration https://aviationweek.com/taxonomy/term/39781/more en NASA’s Neocam To Watch For Asteroid Strikes https://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/nasa-s-neocam-watch-asteroid-strikes <div class="node-body article-body">Planetary Defense Coordination Office has charted 20,001 near-Earth objects.</div> <p><a href="https://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/nasa-s-neocam-watch-asteroid-strikes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/nasa-s-neocam-watch-asteroid-strikes#comments Space Exploration Aviation Week & Space Technology Space AW.com Space Global Mon, 06 May 2019 08:00:00 +0000 1960240 at https://aviationweek.com NASA/JPL SpaceIL’s Lunar Mission Ends In Crash Landing https://aviationweek.com/space/spaceil-s-lunar-mission-ends-crash-landing <div class="node-body article-body">After a near-flawless journey to lunar orbit, Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft reached the Moon’s surface but crashed about 2 min. before its slated touchdown. </div> <p><a href="https://aviationweek.com/space/spaceil-s-lunar-mission-ends-crash-landing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://aviationweek.com/space/spaceil-s-lunar-mission-ends-crash-landing#comments Commercializing Space Space Exploration Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Space AWST Global Middle East Fri, 19 Apr 2019 08:15:00 +0000 1953201 at https://aviationweek.com SpaceIL After Decades Of Flat Budgets, NASA Shoots For The Moon https://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/after-decades-flat-budgets-nasa-shoots-moon <div class="node-body article-body">Exactly how NASA could pull off a 2024 Moon landing remains to be seen, but one thing is certain: It will cost billions.</div> <p><a href="https://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/after-decades-flat-budgets-nasa-shoots-moon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/after-decades-flat-budgets-nasa-shoots-moon#comments Space Exploration Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Space AWST North America Wed, 17 Apr 2019 08:00:00 +0000 1951801 at https://aviationweek.com Lockheed Martin NASA Finds Odd Commercial Option To Reach Lunar Orbit https://aviationweek.com/space/nasa-finds-odd-commercial-option-reach-lunar-orbit <div class="node-body article-body">Flying the SpaceX Falcon Heavy with ULA upper stage is an option for lunar missions beyond 2022.</div> <p><a href="https://aviationweek.com/space/nasa-finds-odd-commercial-option-reach-lunar-orbit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://aviationweek.com/space/nasa-finds-odd-commercial-option-reach-lunar-orbit#comments Commercializing Space Launch Pad Space Exploration Aviation Week & Space Technology Space The Launchpad AWST North America Thu, 04 Apr 2019 08:00:00 +0000 1944841 at https://aviationweek.com SpaceX (left) and Kim Shiflett/NASA (right) NASA Opens Bidding To Fly Small Payloads To The Moon https://aviationweek.com/space/nasa-opens-bidding-fly-small-payloads-moon-0 <div class="node-body article-body">Steppingstones are in place to fast-track revived U.S. lunar exploration initiative, but some key items are missing.</div> <p><a href="https://aviationweek.com/space/nasa-opens-bidding-fly-small-payloads-moon-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://aviationweek.com/space/nasa-opens-bidding-fly-small-payloads-moon-0#comments Commercializing Space Space Exploration Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Space AWST North America Thu, 04 Apr 2019 08:00:00 +0000 1945131 at https://aviationweek.com Credit: NASA NASA Told To Shave Four Years Off Astronaut Moon Landing Plan https://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/nasa-told-shave-four-years-astronaut-moon-landing-plan <div class="node-body article-body">The space agency sticks with the SLS and considers options to keep the rocket debut in 2020. </div> <p><a href="https://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/nasa-told-shave-four-years-astronaut-moon-landing-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/nasa-told-shave-four-years-astronaut-moon-landing-plan#comments Space Exploration Aviation Week & Space Technology Space 2020_Budget_Space Space AWST North America Tue, 02 Apr 2019 08:00:00 +0000 1943081 at https://aviationweek.com Airbus NASA Science Probe Breaks Ground 1 Billion Miles Past Pluto https://aviationweek.com/space/nasa-science-probe-breaks-ground-1-billion-miles-past-pluto <div class="node-body article-body">New Horizons surveys Ultima Thule, a twin-lobed body that formed in situ in the Kuiper Belt. </div> <p><a href="https://aviationweek.com/space/nasa-science-probe-breaks-ground-1-billion-miles-past-pluto" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://aviationweek.com/space/nasa-science-probe-breaks-ground-1-billion-miles-past-pluto#comments Launch Pad Space Exploration Aviation Week & Space Technology Space The Launch Pad AWST North America Thu, 07 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 1917991 at https://aviationweek.com Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute Improved Engine Took Chang’e 4 Down To The Moon https://aviationweek.com/space/improved-engine-took-chang-e-4-down-moon <div class="node-body article-body">Greater demands on engine performance have ranked high among the challenges for China’s Chang’e 4 lunar mission.</div> <p><a href="https://aviationweek.com/space/improved-engine-took-chang-e-4-down-moon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://aviationweek.com/space/improved-engine-took-chang-e-4-down-moon#comments Space Exploration Aviation Week & Space Technology Space AW.com Space Asia Pacific Fri, 11 Jan 2019 09:00:00 +0000 1906341 at https://aviationweek.com China National Space Agency NASA's Race To Mature Starshade For Exoplanet Hunting https://aviationweek.com/future-aerospace/nasas-race-mature-starshade-exoplanet-hunting <div class="node-body article-body">Compared with a coronagraph, a starshade has a wider field of view and can allow the telescope to see planets closer to their star.</div> <p><a href="https://aviationweek.com/future-aerospace/nasas-race-mature-starshade-exoplanet-hunting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://aviationweek.com/future-aerospace/nasas-race-mature-starshade-exoplanet-hunting#comments Future of Aerospace Leading Edge Space Exploration Aviation Week & Space Technology Space AW.com Leading Edge Latin America/Caribbean Thu, 10 Jan 2019 09:00:00 +0000 1905261 at https://aviationweek.com NASA/JPL Fifty Years After Apollo, U.S. Laying Groundwork For Lunar Reboot https://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/fifty-years-after-apollo-us-laying-groundwork-lunar-reboot <div class="node-body article-body">Earthrise image, Bible reading transcended objectives of first human flight into deep space.</div> <p><a href="https://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/fifty-years-after-apollo-us-laying-groundwork-lunar-reboot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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