SpaceX’s chief says the first launch of its big new rocket is risky and stands “a real good chance” of failure. Founder Elon Musk told a space station research conference Wednesday he wants to set realistic expectations for the flight later this

Russian scientists have presented the first results of solar observations made with the new radioheliograph of the Siberian Solar Radio Telescope (SSRT). The Siberian Radioheliograph (SRH), has just started regular observations of active processes in the sun’s atmosphere, which will

Recently a team of researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology found the evidence that Ceres retains a significant amount of water ice. The new findings published in the journal Nature Geoscience. With the help of NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, scientists identified

Some astronomical objects have endearing or quirky nicknames, inspired by mythology or their own appearance. Take, for example, the constellation of Orion (The Hunter), the Sombrero Galaxy, the Horsehead Nebula, or even the Milky Way. However, the vast majority of

Commercial firms are developing models, simulations, algorithms and proposing new sensors to help the government improve its ability to tackle the problems of adversaries and orbital debris threatening U.S. satellites. Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., for example, developed Proximity Operations and Rendering

NASA teamed up with six companies to develop deep space vehicles as part of its NextSTEP program last year. Boeing, one of the six, has now given us an idea of what its creations could look like. The company has