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Good News from Very Far Away

The announcement that Voyager 1 is once again returning usable data is a piece of good news that comes from pretty much as far as any news could possibly come from. It took some tricky reprogramming, but after the cause of the problem was identified, the team worked things out and, while more work is […]

A Glimmer of Hope for Voyager 1, Still Hardly Any for the Future

I found something about a study about the best route for a spacecraft intended to leave the heliosphere while looking for space exploration news, and this reminded me of the serious problems that have been preventing Voyager 1 from returning any usable data for quite some time, and which may well lead to the end […]

A Damaged Rotor Blade Brings the Sudden End of the Ingenuity Mission

Despite their obvious success, the fact that they use nuclear power even though solar is definitely feasible means that I never cared about Curiosity or Perseverance, but things were somewhat different when it came to the little helicopter, Ingenuity. It still wasn’t something that I regularly followed, but it was an interesting concept and an […]

India Lands on the Moon, Russia Crashes

It’s interesting that, back when I wrote about the failure of Phobos-Grunt, the post was also actually prompted by another space agency’s success, even if the two were further apart in time. Those were both launches, not landings, and the success was NASA‘s, not ISRO‘s, but the fact remains and once again makes Russia’s failure […]

Seems Like the SLS Is Not Ready for Use…

I was definitely hoping to make this week’s first post, the non-personal one, about what should have been the actual start of the Artemis Program, at least because it finally aims to take humans beyond Earth once again, even if it only means returning to where we obviously could already go over half a century […]