IS-29E could pose a threat to other satellites in geostationary orbit, experts say. Artist’s illustration of Intelsat’s IS-29E satellite in orbit. (Image: © Arianespace) Luxembourg-based Intelsat reports that its Intelsat 29E satellite (IS-29E) is now a total loss, after having reported earlier that the spacecraft suffered an anomaly. Late on […]

This colorful view of Mercury was produced by using images from the color base map imaging campaign during MESSENGER’s primary mission. Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington How do you explore the interior of a planet without ever touching down on it? Start by watching the […]

Artist’s impression of NASA’s DART spacecraft slamming into an asteroid. (Image: © ESA–Science Office) Yesterday (April 10) was a very good day for SpaceX. The company’s Falcon Heavy rocket aced its first-ever commercial mission, lofting the huge Arabsat-6A communications satellite and sticking three first-stage booster landings, one of them on a […]