December 2, 2021

Dart, a 500 kg “dart” that deflects an asteroid for NASA

DECRYPTION – This planetary defense test is being carried out in collaboration with Europe, which will study the impact crater in 2026. Is humanity capable ...
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Manned flights in space: can Europe ignore it?

GREAT DECRYPTION – Sending man into space in complete autonomy becomes a matter of sovereignty. However, Europe depends on the United States and Russia. 2021, ...
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Final sprint for the Webb telescope

Hubble’s monumental successor arrived in Kourou for a December 18 launch aboard Ariane 5. It’s the last straight line. After an incalculable number of delays ...
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On Mars, Perseverance explores a giant lake subjected to strong floods

STORY – Landed in February near the Jezero crater, the NASA rover delivers its first results. Arrived on Mars in February 2021, the Perseverance rover ...
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A new ultramodern launch pad for Ariane 6

The maiden flight, which must qualify the new European rocket, is scheduled for the second quarter of 2022. A new milestone for the Ariane 6 ...
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Battle over NASA’s lunar contract

DECRYPTION – The choice of the US space agency, which relies on SpaceX, rather than Blue Origin or Dynetics, quickly triggered legal action from the ...
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Discovery of the asteroid closest to the Sun

DECRYPTION – The surface of this object is resistant to temperatures up to 500 ° C. American astronomers have just made an astonishing discovery by ...
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Jeff Bezos-Elon Musk: a still unbalanced space duel

ANALYSIS – If the two American billionaires share the same “vision” concerning the future of humanity, their personalities and their methods are very different. With ...
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