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November 23, 2014
U.K. group to crowd-source funding for moon mission
London (UPI) Nov 19, 2014
A group in the United Kingdom aims to launch a lunar probe and study the moon using money raised on crowd-funding website Kickstarter. Lunar Mission One is currently working to raise $1 million on Kickstarter. The initial funds will be used to earn the project some early momentum, with planning and additional fundraising set to ramp up in the new year. To see the mission through - and to land a probe in the moon that can drill deep into lunar rock and collect samples - the group will l ... read more
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Launched Russian satellites to reach 150 by 2025
Russia will increase the number of its orbital satellites to 150 by 2025, head of Russia's United Rocket Space Corporation (URSC) said Monday. "According to the federal space program's new project, ... more

After Mars, India space chief aims for the moon
India now has its sights set on low-budget missions to the moon and the sun after becoming the first country in Asia to reach Mars, the head of its space agency said Tuesday. ... more

Cassini Sails into New Ocean Adventures on Titan
NASA's Cassini mission continues its adventures in extraterrestrial oceanography with new findings about the hydrocarbon seas on Saturn's moon Titan. During a flyby in August, the spacecraft sounded ... more
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China Exclusive: China developing Mars rover
After successfully putting the "Jade Rabbit" lunar rover on the moon, Chinese space experts say the country's planned Mars vehicle will be larger, tougher and a better climber. On Tuesday, a r ... more


China publishes Earth, Moon photos taken by lunar orbiter
China on Monday published photos of the Earth and Moon together taken by the orbiting service module of the country's returned unmanned lunar orbiter. The photos were taken Sunday by the servi ... more
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China's Lunar Orbiter Makes Safe Landing, First in 40 Years
China's maiden lunar orbiter has successfully flown around the far side of the Moon and made a safe landing on Saturday, in what is the first mission of the kind in some 40 years, Xinhua news agency ... more

China examines the three stages of lunar test run
China's experimental lunar orbiter, which blasted off just over a week ago, entered the moon's orbit as part of an eight-day mission. The trial run paves the way for a mission in 2017 to collect lun ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Signs N.Korea preparing bomb material amid nuclear test threats

China's Xi wraps up Pacific talks with Fiji aid boost

Sudan rebels claim raids on Blue Nile army bases

China defence minister brushes off fears over military growth

World powers discuss extending Iran deal deadline

Albania opens Hoxha's top secret Cold War nuclear bunker to public

Lockheed advancing technologies for U.S. Navy


China gears up for lunar mission after round-trip success
The head of China's lunar probe program has called for a thorough analysis of data collected from the test lunar orbiter, which returned Saturday, to speed up work on Chang'e-5, the star of the 2017 ... more

China completes first mission to moon and back
China completed its first return mission to the moon early Saturday with the successful re-entry and landing of an unmanned probe, state media reported, in the latest step forward for Beijing's ambi ... more

Getting to Know You, Rocket Edition: Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage
Some elements of a rocket can be familiar, like the boosters and engines. But there are several important parts on NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), that may be less widely known. Ca ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


Richard Binzel on NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission
By the end of this decade, NASA hopes to lasso a space rock: The space agency is actively pursuing proposals for its Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) - a mission that aims to identify, capture, and r ... more

Cassini Sees Sunny Seas on Titan
As it soared past Saturn's large moon Titan recently, NASA's Cassini spacecraft caught a glimpse of bright sunlight reflecting off hydrocarbon seas. In the past, Cassini had captured, separate ... more
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Geologists Shed Light on Formation of Alaska Range

From hurricanes to drought, LatAm's volatile climate

Volcano erupts in Cape Verde

Flooding fears mount in snowed-in area of New York state

Himalaya tectonic dam with a discharge

Seychelles poachers go nutty for erotic shaped seed


NASA's LRO Spacecraft Captures Images of LADEE's Impact Crater
NASA'S Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft has spied a new crater on the lunar surface; one made from the impact of NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission. ... more

NASA Identifies Ice Cloud Above Cruising Altitude on Titan
NASA scientists have identified an unexpected high-altitude methane ice cloud on Saturn's moon Titan that is similar to exotic clouds found far above Earth's poles. This lofty cloud, imaged by ... more

China launches first mission to moon and back
China launched its first space mission to the moon and back early Friday, authorities said, the latest step forward for Beijing's ambitious programme to one day land a Chinese citizen on the Earth's only natural satellite. The unnamed, unmanned probe will travel to the moon, fly around it and head back to Earth, re-entering the atmosphere and landing, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND) said in a statement. ... more

New lunar mission to test Chang'e-5 technology
China will launch a new lunar mission this week to test technology likely to be used in Chang'e-5, a future lunar probe with the ability to return to Earth. The experimental spacecraft launche ... more

Next Chinese mission to moon will return to Earth
This week China will launch a new lunar orbiter, which, in contrast with previous space probes, will return to Earth after orbiting the Moon, China's official Xinhua news agency reports. Ye Pe ... more

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China's lunar orbiter modifies orbit
China's spacecraft testing technology for the Chang'e-5 return lunar mission, trimmed its orbit on Friday afternoon. This was the first modification during a journey scheduled to take about ei ... more

NASA-led study sees Titan glowing at dusk and dawn
New maps of Saturn's moon Titan reveal large patches of trace gases shining brightly near the north and south poles. These regions are curiously shifted off the poles, to the east or west, so that d ... more
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China's new 'Great Wall' not so great

Moscow working to save oil face


Organic molecules in Titan's atmosphere are intriguingly skewed


Work completed on satellite launch center in Hainan


Comet's Close Encounter 'One in a Million'


Russian Luna-25 Mission to Cost Billions


New Batch of Lunar Soil to be Delivered to Earth in 2023-2025


NASA Mission Finds Widespread Evidence of Young Lunar Volcanism


China's ailing moon rover weakening


Moons Can Help Planets Remain Stable Long Enough for Life to Form


Russia to make Moon exploration core part of space program


Researchers: Volcanoes on the moon recently active

NASA Prepares its Science Fleet for Oct. 19 Mars Comet Encounter

JPL Selects Europa CubeSat Proposals for Study

Lutetia's dark side hosts hidden crater

Russia May Send Repeat Mission to Martian Moon Phobos in 2023

Solving the mystery of the 'man in the moon'

Origin of moon's 'ocean of storms' revealed

'Man in the Moon' was born from lava - scientists

Cassini Watches Mysterious Feature Evolve in Titan Sea

China to improve earth observation service

Turning the Moon into a cosmic ray detector

China Exclusive: Mars: China's next goal?

Russia to Launch Full-Scale Moon Exploration Next Decade

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