ISS

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 8, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 8, 2012

Welcome to Monday evening everyone. Today featured a couple of a big stories, including the House Intelligence Committee warning of Huawei and ZTE potentially allowing the Chinese government to spy on the US. Huawei was quick to release a statement giving us its own side of the story and defending its business, and those US lawmakers also delivered a list of five things the government must do to prevent Huawei and ZTE from helping China with espionage.

Continue Reading

SpaceX reporting tiny explosion in Dragon ISS launch [UPDATED with statement]

SpaceX reporting tiny explosion in Dragon ISS launch [UPDATED with statement]

This morning we're hearing official word from SpaceX that their Dragon capsule launch to the International Space Station didn't go as perfect as it seemed in the live feed. What you're about to see is a bit of an explosion, some debris flying from the craft, and a burst of fire. Of course as the fire is surrounded by lots of fire from the rockets surrounding it, it'll be just a bit difficult to detect - good thing the video is in slow motion and you'll see it all in all of its glorious detail.

Continue Reading

NASA SpaceX CRS-1 mission gets go-ahead, takes off tonight

NASA SpaceX CRS-1 mission gets go-ahead, takes off tonight

This morning it's been confirmed that NASA has given the go-ahead to SpaceX as they launch their second such mission towards the International Space Station with a Dragon capsule. This mission is known as CRS-1 and will be a rendezvous mission with the ISS done in order to resupply the station with a mission-sized load of operational cargo. This is the main difference between the mission that's taking place now and the SpaceX mission that took place back in May of this year.

Continue Reading

SpaceX Dragon capsule set to launch for ISS tomorrow

SpaceX Dragon capsule set to launch for ISS tomorrow

Tomorrow is a big day for the folks at SpaceX and NASA. SpaceX's Dragon space capsule will be launching from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station tomorrow, October 7, with the intention of carrying 1,000 pounds of supplies to the International Space Station. The launch of the Dragon capsule marks the first time cargo has been transported to the ISS in an unmanned, private, America-made spacecraft.

Continue Reading

NASA cancels space station maneuver to clear orbital debris

NASA cancels space station maneuver to clear orbital debris

NASA recently announced that it intended to change the orbit of the International Space Station slightly in an effort to avoid any potential contact with orbiting debris. Yesterday, NASA announced that the planned orbit change had been canceled because the debris that had caused the concern had been deemed to pose no risk to the space station. The debris that caused the alarm included remnants of an old Russian Cosmos satellite.

Continue Reading

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 6, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 6, 2012

Welcome to Thursday everyone. Today Amazon held its highly anticipated Kindle Fire event, marking our third press event in two days. Amazon didn't disappoint either, announcing a handful of new Kindle Fire tablets and the new Kindle Paperwhite. It was a very exciting event, and you can get a nice little recap of all of the news in our full Amazon Kindle event wrap-up. Be sure to check that out for all of our announcement and hands-on posts from the day.

Continue Reading

Cosmonauts on ISS take a spacewalk

Cosmonauts on ISS take a spacewalk

I think one of the coolest things an astronaut or cosmonaut can ever do is take a spacewalk. Being out in space floating above the Earth would have to be one of the most amazing experiences any human could have. Yesterday a pair of Russian cosmonauts living on the international space station took a spacewalk to upgrade some components on the space station.

Continue Reading

New Earth observation camera called ISERV headed to ISS

New Earth observation camera called ISERV headed to ISS

The International Space Station is set to get a new camera that will be tasked with observing Earth on ISS orbits. The camera system is called ISERV and will launch aboard the Japanese HTV-3 transfer vehicle this week. Once the camera reaches the ISS, it will be installed to allow researchers on the ground to control and acquire images of specific areas of the globe for disaster analysis and environmental studies.

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8