These Quadcopter Dropships Could Land Rovers on Mars (Video)
The ESA's new dropship is designed to target areas safe for landing and lower rovers onto the surface of Mars.
July 21st, 2014
A dropship quadcopter designed by the European Space Agency could be landing rovers on Mars in the future.
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Experimental Space Plane Designs Wanted by US Military
DARPA's Experimental Space Plane Deploying a Satellite
July 15th, 2014
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded initial design contracts for its Experimental Spaceplane project, known as XS-1, to three different companies: Boeing, Masten Space Systems and Northrop Grumman.
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Military Satellites Likely Saw Missile Strike on Malaysian Airlines Flight
An artist's image of a GEO satellite
July 18th, 2014
When a missile struck Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, it's likely that heat from the explosion was detected from space by a sophisticated network of military satellites.
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Surfin' on Sunlight! Privately Funded Solar Sail to Launch by 2016
An artist's illustration of the Planetary Society's LightSail-1 solar sailing spacecraft. The novel space propulsion mission is set to launch in 2016 atop a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket.
July 11th, 2014
On Wednesday (July 9), the Planetary Society announced launch dates for its LightSail-1 spacecraft — a possible test flight in 2015 (LightSail-A) and a full mission the next year (LightSail-B) with nearly identical hardware.
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