NASA’s Delayed Psyche Launch Presents Major Headache for Ride-Along Mission

NASA’s Delayed Psyche Launch Presents Major Headache for Ride-Along Mission

Artist’s conception of the twin Janus probes. Image: Lockheed Martin A software glitch has caused the delay of Psyche, NASA mission to explore a metal-rich asteroid. Two small probes are being included in the launch, but the postponement means they might not be able to rendezvous with their respective target asteroids. psyche, a probe designed … Read more

Russia Threatens to Hijack German Space Telescope

Russia Threatens to Hijack German Space Telescope

A view of the eROSITA X-ray telescope prior to final packing in its carbon fiber structure. photo: MEP Russia’s space agency has announced its intention to unilaterally seize control of a German telescope mounted to a Russian-built spacecraft. It’s a terrible, irresponsible idea, as even Russian scientists will admit. The German developer of the eROSITA … Read more