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Satellite Spots NASA’s New Rover—and Its Garbage—From Mars Orbit

Satellite Spots NASA’s New Rover—and Its Garbage—From Mars Orbit

ExoMars image showing the Perseverance landing site on Mars. Image: ESA/Roscosmos/CaSSIS; acknowledgement P. Grindrod The Perseverance rover, along with several components used during the recent landing, have been imaged from space. The image, captured by the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter, reveals the location of the parachute and back shell, the descent stage, the heat shield, …

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Virgin’s LauncherOne Rocket Reaches Orbit for the First Time and Drops Off NASA Satellites

Virgin’s LauncherOne Rocket Reaches Orbit for the First Time and Drops Off NASA Satellites

Cosmic Girl releases LauncherOne mid-air for the first time during a July 2019 drop test. Photo: Virgin Orbit/Greg Robinson The commercial race to space just got a little more crowded. Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit, Virgin Galactic’s sister company, has successfully launched a rocket into orbit for the first time. It also managed to successfully deliver …

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