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mission launched successfully on a Soyuz-Fregat rocket from Kourour, French
Guiana at 09:12 UT on 19 December 2013. The mission is designed to
measure the positions and velocity of roughly 1,000,000,000 stars as well as
determine their temperature, composition, and other properties.
Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
satellite has released data from the first 57% of the sky surveyed during the
mission. The satellite went into hibernation in early February 2011, but
its discoveries include 20 comets, more than 33,000 asteroids between Mars and
Jupiter, and 133 near-Earth objects.
The shuttle Atlantis released the
Hubble Space Telescope
at 08:57 EDT on 19 May 2009 after a successful servicing mission.
NASA's launch of the
Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS)
spacecraft took place at 7:27 p.m. on 27 June 2013
(02:27 UT, 28 June) about 100 miles from Vandenberg AFB.
Voyager 1 has encountered
a region of spacecraft at the edge of our solar system that scientists believe
is the last region the spacecraft will have to cross prior to entering
NASA has officially renamed the recently launched
Radiation Belt Storm Probes
the Van Allen Probes in honor of the late Dr. James Van Allen.
Lunar and Planetary Science
was able to recover some of its functionality following mechanical difficulties experienced
during its shutdown before the second lunar night.
Details are not known at this time. The
lander appears to have shut down normally and is still functional.
The European Space Agency
mission to comet 67 P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko sent its first signal back to Earth on 20 January as planned
after two and a half years in energy-conserving hibernation. It will take its first images
of the comet in May. For more, see the
ESA Press Release.