Voyager Probe 1 Sends Strange Telemetry Signals

The team of engineers working with NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft is trying to solve a mystery, the interstellar spacecraft is operating normally, receiving and executing commands sent from Earth, and is also returning scientific data, but the readings taken from the so-called AACS, the Voyager 1’s attitude control system does not reflect what is actually … Read more

A bizarre mystery surrounding NASA Voyager 1 probe is being investigated

NASA is investigating an issue with Voyager 1’s telemetry data. The space agency shared news of the investigation this week. NASA says that Voyager 1 continues to return science data and is otherwise operating as expected. However, there is a system data issue that has cast a bit of a mystery over the mission. NASA … Read more

Mystery issue experienced on NASA’s Voyager 1 probe from 1977

Voyager 1 continues to operate well, despite its advanced age and 14.5 billion-mile distance (23.3 billion kilometers) from Earth. And it can receive and execute commands sent from NASA, as well as gather and send back science data. But the readouts from the attitude articulation and control system, which control the spacecraft’s orientation in space, … Read more

Science journal hails Mars probe designer- China.org.cn

Zhang Rongqiao, chief designer of China’s first Mars exploration mission, speaks to reporters, on May 15, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua] Zhang Rongqiao, chief designer of China’s first interplanetary endeavor-the Tianwen 1 Mars mission-was named on Thursday by the top scientific journal Nature as one of the 10 people “who mattered in science” this year. The annual list, … Read more

NASA’s Parker solar probe is the first to “touch” the Sun

Probe makes first capture of a solar storm 0:50 (CNN) — Sixty years after NASA set the goal, and three years after the launch of its Parker Solar Probe, the spacecraft has become the first to “touch the sun.” The Parker solar probe has successfully flown through the solar corona, or upper atmosphere, to sample … Read more

“Newer, nimbler, faster:” Venus probe will search for signs of life in clouds of sulfuric acid

Credit: CC0 Public Domain With multiple rovers landed and a mission set to return samples to Earth, Mars has dominated the search for life in the solar system for decades. But Venus has some fresh attention coming its way. In a new report published today, a team led by MIT researchers lays out the scientific … Read more

Stargazer in Italy spots NASA’s DART asteroid impact probe in night sky after launch

An Italian telescope captured NASA’s asteroid-smashing mission shortly after its launch into space this week. A new image and video, taken by the Elena telescope located in Ceccano, Italy, shows NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test mission, also known as DART, separated from the second stage of the Falcon 9 rocket which launched the spacecraft from … Read more

NASA’s Juno probe reveals secrets of Jupiter’s atmosphere in 3D

A NASA spacecraft is giving the best-ever 3D model of the largest planet of our solar system. The Juno mission is using its second extended phase to peer far into the clouds of Jupiter, using a polar-orbiting view that no previous spacecraft was able to access. The results in the early phase of the extension … Read more

A new interstellar probe could take NASA deeper into space than ever before : NPR

The Voyager spacecraft have ventured far outside our solar system. Now a team of scientists are hoping to take the next interstellar mission even farther. NASA/JPL-Caltech hide caption toggle caption NASA/JPL-Caltech The Voyager spacecraft have ventured far outside our solar system. Now a team of scientists are hoping to take the next interstellar mission even … Read more