# Space exploration
NASA Wants To Go Into Space With RISC-V
NASA's future space flight computers will use RISC-V cores. These should be 100 times faster than previous computers. The RISC-V specialists from SiFive will in the future supply the US space organization NASA with their own computing cores, as the CPU designer has announced. These cores are intended as the main component of NASA's high-performance spaceflight computing (HPSC) processor. NASA only announced the HPSC project in July of this year. The aim is to create new computers for the space flights themselves, i.e. for use in probes or robot vehicles and the like.
SLS Launch Postponed To October Due To Hydrogen Leaks
NASA has given up launching the Artemis I mission for the time being. The technical problems cannot be solved on the launch pad. After the failure of the first attempt to launch the SLS heavy-duty rocket on August 29, 2022, there was a second attempt on September 3. During the filling of the hydrogen tank, hydrogen leaks occurred again and again due to a leaky connection in the fuel line. Despite three more attempts to reheat the line and establish a tight connection, further attempts had to be abandoned.
Life on Mars: Arizona startup simulates off-world habitats
A screenshot from SIMOC.(Over the Sun) (Oracle, AZ) The Arizona-based company Over the Sun, LLC, has developed software for simulating off-world habitats, which it continues to improve and find new uses for on Earth.
Elon Musk's Flying SpaceX Debris Alarms Australian Sheep Farmer Who Found Particles Outside Near His Private Field
Screenshot from public access article.Jack Connor/TweakTown. Imagine strolling through your private field only to discover the jettisoned, burnt-up trunk from a SpaceX mission had landed in your area. A Dalgety, Australia sheep farmer, approximately 5-hours southwest of Sydney, was astonished to discover rocket debris from Elon Musk's SpaceX mission had, in fact, landed in his field.
NASA Is Planning To Bring Mars Samples To Earth In a New Mission
The mission will land 2 more helicopters on Mars. NASA will also reveal when the samples will arrive on Earth. The Mars Sample Return Program is a big step forward. NASA has finalized the technical requirements for the mission. The conceptual design phase is thus coming to an end.
Former SpaceX And Blue Origin Employees Join Together To Fly To Mars In 2024
Off to Mars: The space companies Impulse Space and Relativity Space have agreed on a joint Mars mission. It should start in the foreseeable future. Behind the companies are former employees of SpaceX and Blue Origin. One of the two partners is not yet a year old.
NASA Plans To Shut Down Voyager Probe Systems
The two Voyager probes are expected to last until 2030. To make this possible, NASA plans to shut down several systems this year. The end of interstellar travelers is in sight: The US space agency National Aeronautics And Space Administration (NASA) wants to shut down the first systems of the Voyager 1 and 2 probes this year in order to extend their mission as much as possible.
A Micrometeorite Hit James Webb Telescope's Primary Mirror
It's not the first time a micrometeorite has hit the James Webb telescope. NASA expected it: An object has struck and damaged the mirror of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). However, the mission should not be endangered.
Mars Helicopter Photographs Crashed Landing Components
For the first time, there are detailed images of components that helped the Mars rover Perseverance land. The Mars helicopter Ingenuity has captured numerous images of the spot where the Perseverance rover's landing parachute crashed. As NASA reports, the funnel-shaped part of the outer shell that protected the Mars rover when it landed can also be seen in the pictures of the crash site.
Astronomers discover the largest galaxy known to date
With the help of the European radio interferometer, astronomers have discovered a huge radio galaxy. Is that the last beast in the sky? Astronomers have discovered what they claim to be the largest structure of galactic origin.