The MarCO CubeSats that were launched last year have been unable to communicate with NASA. WALL-E has been silent since December while its twin EVE last sent a message in January.
Space February 6, 2019
MarCO-B encountered a problem during the trajectory correction maneuver but NASA engineers are optimistic MarCO mission will make it to the Red Planet. What are the objectives of sending these interplanetary CubeSats to Mars?
Space June 3, 2018
The MarCO CubeSats accompanying the InSight lander headed to Mars wanted to check if the journey is going well, so it snapped a photo of its antenna. But there were a couple of photobombers.
Space May 16, 2018
How do E.coli bacteria that cause urinary tract infections respond to antibiotic treatments in space? NASA's EcAMSat small satellite experiment may reveal how to more effectively fight bacteria in microgravity.
Space November 27, 2017
NASA is set to launch four new CubeSats to aid planetary exploration and space research. The four new satellites will help improve weather forecasting, mitigate radio frequency interference and test emerging technologies on planetary research.
Space February 25, 2016
NASA's SLS rocket will launch 13 minisatellites and its Orion spacecraft in 2018 to further investigate deep space.
Space February 3, 2016
The Prandtl-m aircraft could glide through the atmosphere of Mars, arriving as early as 2022. How would this revolutionary vehicle work?
Space June 30, 2015
NASA's next mission to Mars will include the deployment of CubeSats, marking the first time that this class of spacecraft is flown to another planet. The scheduled launch is in March 2016.
Space June 13, 2015
CubeSats could be utilized to explore the solar system at a fraction of what it costs to use conventional methods. How would they function on Mars - or Titan, Saturn's largest moon?
Space May 24, 2015
NASA puts $5 million into prize purse for mini-satellite design competition. Winning team will see its satellite launched to the moon and beyond, space agency says.
Space November 26, 2014
The greatest scientific advancements of 2014 will soon be named by the prestigious journal Science. Readers are being asked to vote for their choices.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 20, 2014
A new study by researchers at the University of Southampton warns that the influx of CubeSats into the Earth's orbit could eventually result in collisions with and damage to other objects there.
Geek October 1, 2014
Social media will be gateway for young people to participate in a mission to Mars. Small 'CubeSats' with digital payloads envisioned for mission to the Red Planet
Space June 24, 2014
The International Space Station (ISS) has launched a "flock" of tiny "cubesat" satellites to keep a watch over planet Earth.
Space February 13, 2014