Tag: Opportunity

  • The Little Rover that could

    This week the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity broke the off-world driving record previously held by the Soviet Union’s Lunokhod 2 rover. Opportunity which has been operating on the surface of Mars for 10 years, 6 months has now traveled more than 25.01 miles. Opportunity and it’s twin Spirit were originally expected to last 90 sol’s…

  • Weekly Space Blog 5/30

    Sea Launch successfully launches Eutelsat Satellite Following a 15 month gap between mission’s Sea Launch returned on Monday to successfully launch a 6.6 ton Eutelsat 3B satellite. ¬†The Zenit 3SL rocket lifted off successfully and following a nominal flight successfully deployed the satellite to orbit. The communication’s satellite will now use it’s engine’s to transfer…

  • Weekly Space Blog 6/15

    This week SpaceX sign military agreement, Chinese Astronauts, Chris Hadfield, Opportunity and Kepler keep giving, and much more. SpaceX This week SpaceX signed a framework agreement for potential Military launches in the future. ¬†Under the agreement the air force will evaluate the Falcon v1.1 rocket over at least three launches as well as all the…