space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews

Gaia spacecraft reaches L2
Posted: Thu, Jan 16, 2014, 7:04 AM ET (1204 GMT)
Gaia spacecraft illustration (ESA) A European astronomy spacecraft launched last month entered orbit this week around the Earth-Sun L2 Lagrange point. ESA reported that the Gaia spacecraft fired its thrusters Tuesday at 10:30 am EST (1530 GMT) to place it into an orbit around the L2 point, 1.5 million kilometers from Earth. Gaia, launched last month on a Soyuz rocket, is designed to map the positions of one billion stars during its five-year mission, creating the most accurate star catalog to date.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
Russia launches Progress cargo spacecraft to ISS
Posted: Sat, Dec 2 9:49 AM ET (1449 GMT)

ESA sets mid-2024 date for first Ariane 6 launch
Posted: Sat, Dec 2 9:46 AM ET (1446 GMT)

NASA delays launch of Dragonfly mission to Titan
Posted: Sat, Dec 2 9:43 AM ET (1443 GMT)

news links
Saturday, December 9
Space Force starts work for top US commands in Europe and Africa
Stars and Stripes — 6:24 am ET (1124 GMT)
Rocket Lab Wins Korean EO Satellite Launch Deal
ViaSatellite — 6:23 am ET (1123 GMT)

about   ·   ·   mailing list