The first South Korean lunar probe sent the first photo of the Earth and the Moon

The Danuri probe, which became South Korea's first lunar probe, sent back to Earth the first image of the Earth and the Moon. Thus, engineers confirmed the functionality of the camera, which examined the far side of the Moon from an unusual distance, according to the website of the Korean Astronomy and Space Science Institute… Continue reading The first South Korean lunar probe sent the first photo of the Earth and the Moon

Hormone injections improve cognitive performance in Down syndrome

Injections of a hormone from the hypothalamus, which is responsible for the development of the genital organs and is commonly used to treat infertility, have been able to improve cognitive performance in people with Down syndrome. This was discovered by European scientists who conducted a study on seven young men. After six months of living… Continue reading Hormone injections improve cognitive performance in Down syndrome

Ice-resistant self-propelled platform “North Pole” went on its first voyage

The research vessel North Pole has set out on its maiden voyage, the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute said in a statement. It will carry an expedition to the Central Arctic, which will continue the research of the region begun in the 1930s. The 41st Arctic drifting polar station will continue regular research of the… Continue reading Ice-resistant self-propelled platform “North Pole” went on its first voyage

The first launch of the SLS rocket was postponed due to a hydrogen leak

The first flight of the SLS super-heavy launch vehicle carrying the Orion spacecraft was postponed due to problems with a hydrogen leak in one of the rocket's core stage engines. The new launch date is set for September 2, 2022. The first launch attempt was broadcast on YouTube. Artemis 1 is the first flight of… Continue reading The first launch of the SLS rocket was postponed due to a hydrogen leak

Starlink satellites will be able to connect directly to regular smartphones

The new generation of Starlink satellites will allow anyone with a smartphone to connect to the mobile network and the Internet, even from places where there is no terrestrial coverage. The connection speed will be from two to four megabits per second. This was announced by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and T-Mobile President Mike Sievert.… Continue reading Starlink satellites will be able to connect directly to regular smartphones

NASA has selected 13 candidates for the first landing sites of Artemis astronauts at the lunar south pole.

NASA has presented 13 possible sites for the first landing of American astronauts on the Moon under the Artemis program, which is scheduled for 2025. All of them are located near the south pole of the Moon, well lit and fairly level, and the final choice will be made after the launch date of Artemis… Continue reading NASA has selected 13 candidates for the first landing sites of Artemis astronauts at the lunar south pole.

Americans have developed a clamshell monitor with two screens

The American company Mobile Pixels Inc presented a clamshell monitor: it consists of two separate screens, the angle between which can be adjusted. The monitor project was published on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform; it has already raised almost $1.7 million. In most cases, people who are not satisfied with one monitor use a combination of… Continue reading Americans have developed a clamshell monitor with two screens

South Korea's first lunar probe, Danuri, launched aboard Falcon 9

The Falcon 9 launch vehicle carrying the Danuri lunar probe, South Korea's first interplanetary spacecraft, launched from Cape Canaveral. The probe will operate in a lunar polar orbit for at least a year, studying the composition and structure of the Moon's surface, and will also look for ice deposits in the Moon's polar craters. The… Continue reading South Korea's first lunar probe, Danuri, launched aboard Falcon 9

Sentinel-1B satellite ended orbit due to power supply failure

The European Space Agency has stopped operating its Sentinel-1B remote sensing satellite due to irreversible failure of the radar antenna power supply. The device operated in low-Earth orbit for more than 6 years, monitoring oceans, seas, human activities, and emergency situations, according to the ESA website. Sentinel-1B is one of two satellites launched into Earth… Continue reading Sentinel-1B satellite ended orbit due to power supply failure

Two helicopters were added to NASA's mission to deliver soil from Mars and a rover was removed.

NASA has revised the mission configuration for the first return of Martian rock samples to Earth (MSR). The agency abandoned the rover that would deliver test tubes with samples to the MAV take-off rocket – the samples will be transported by the Perseverance rover, as well as two drone helicopters that will go to Mars… Continue reading Two helicopters were added to NASA's mission to deliver soil from Mars and a rover was removed.