Charles Bombardier, a Montreal-based innovator, has unveiled a concept for a hypothetical space train called Solar Express that can shuttle passengers and payloads between planets faster than any existing systems. If ever a reality, Bombardier and his team envision Solar Express travelling at roughly 1 percent the speed of light – about 3,000 kilometres per
NASA’s Science Mission Directorate has finally approved the new launch window for the agency’s upcoming Mars InSight mission. Liftoff of the spacecraft, initially planned for March 2016, was postponed due to a detected vacuum leak in one of its science instruments. The Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) mission aims to
NASA’s Juno spacecraft has sent back the first-ever images of Jupiter’s north pole, taken during the spacecraft’s first flyby of the planet with its instruments switched on. The images show storm systems and weather activity unlike anything previously seen on any of our solar system’s gas-giant planets. Juno successfully executed the first
NASA’s Juno spacecraft is just a few days shy of its arrival at the solar system’s biggest planet. The highly-anticipated mission, is about to take a peek into the real nature of Jupiter, hopefully providing new insights about the structure of this gaseous giant. Juno could be on the verge of redefining our current knowledge
Without any prior notice, China carried out on Wednesday, June 29, a secretive lift off of its Long March 4B booster carrying the Shijian-16 No.2 satellite. The rocket blasted off at exactly 11:21 a.m. local time (3:21 GMT), from the Launch Site 43 at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, located in China’s northwest Gansu Province.