NASA will sling another spaceship around the Earth on Sunday.
Moving a step closer to its much-anticipated next mission out of its spaceport in Virginia. A rocket launch is set for 7:11 p.m. EDT on Sunday from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, located about 140 miles (220 kilometers) east of D.C.A NASA spacecraft will swing by Earth on Sunday to study the planet from above and capture its photos.
Every day, the probe reaches close enough to our planet to send back images of the ground below and map its surface with precision.NASA’s Curiosity Rover will swing by Earth on Sunday. The $2.5 billion vehicle is the size of a small car, landed on Mars in 2012, and has been exploring since then.
NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft will swing by Earth on Sunday, March 19.
The world’s space agency, will make a rare flyby of Earth on Sunday. The Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) spacecraft is a joint project between NASA and NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) that improves on the original climate-monitoring satellite.
In a statement, NASA said it will “observe the planet’s ionosphere and deep atmosphere – including its upper atmosphere – to better understand how solar activity affects our weather.”NASA’s Orion spacecraft will swing by Earth on Sunday, Oct. 19, in a flyby that marks the first time that an American spacecraft will have traveled to the vicinity of our planet since the Apollo program ended in 1975.
A spacecraft will swing by Earth on Sunday, carrying at least two tiny samples from the surface of Mars and returning to Earth on Nov. 26. It is the first time that has been done from another planet.
Scientists studying these samples will be able to use them to explore the red planet’s past, present, and future climate and geology on a global scale with unprecedented resolution.NASA’s SWARM-C spacecraft will swing by Earth on Sunday for a flyby with the Planetary Society, captained by the former Voyager program manager John Logsdon.
The main goal behind the flyby is to give a photo of space taken from a spacecraft camera but it will do more than that. It has four science experiments that are seeking scientific data as well.NASA’s InSight spacecraft will depart from the Red Planet and shake itself free of its robotic tether at 1:30 p.m. local time on Sunday.
Then the spacecraft will be carefully guided by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter through the planet’s atmosphere to land safely on Earth’s surface.A safe but thrilling landing for two veteran aerospace technologies that have traveled some incredible distances together in space over a decade. This marks the first Mars landing in eight years for InSight, which arrived in orbit around the Red Planet on May 5th.
On Sunday, NASA will launch a spacecraft called Parker Solar Probe that will “touch” the Sun at a close distance.
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will launch a mission to explore the Sun’s corona, better understand how solar storms impact Earth, and perform an aerodynamic flyby of Venus — all in just seven years.NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is making history as it swings by Earth in a feathered trajectory over our planet’s poles.
The orbiter will be the first ever craft to fly directly into the Sun’s outer atmosphere for not only an unprecedented length of time but also closer to its surface than any man-made object ever has.