Friday, September 22, 2017

Iran

Iran says it is strengthening its missile capabilities, to include a missile that can carry multiple warheads.

Western analysts have often argued Iranian efforts in space were a cover for the development of ICBMs.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Areceibo

Puerto Rico is totally without power in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

The Areceibo radio telescope is down for an undetermined period.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Mars Lab

NASA supports a small lab at the University of Florida that simulates conditions on Mars to determine whether Earth microbes could live there.

So far, 31 possibles have been found.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Back To Saturn

NASA is already looking at ways to go back to Saturn.

Among the possible new missions are a Saturn atmospheric probe and missions focused on the moons Titan and Enceladus.

Monday, September 18, 2017

NG Buys OATK

Northrop Grumman has bought Orbital ATK in a deal worth $9.2 billion.

NG helped build the earliest American spacecraft, while OATK is a NewSpace company.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Vesta Ice

A new study suggests there may be significant amounts of water ice under the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta.

Water has now been established as a major component throughout the Solar System, which augurs well for human expansion into space.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Lunar Water

Researchers have produced the first map detailing the distribution of water on the Moon.

The map shows water is distributed widely across the surface with greater concentrations in the polar regions.