Near-earth Asteroid

NASA's new mission to deflect a near-Earth asteroid

The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) - which is being designed and would be built and managed by the John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory - is moving from concept development to preliminary design phase, the US space agency said.

Jul 02, 2017, 16:14 PM IST

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft begins search for Earth's Trojan asteroids

The mission, currently on a two-year outbound cruise to a near-Earth asteroid called Bennu, will spend almost two weeks searching for evidence of these small bodies, the US space agency NASA said on Thursday. 

Feb 10, 2017, 14:57 PM IST

NASA probe tests thrusters on journey to asteroid Bennu

The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft fired its Trajectory Correction Manoeuvre (TCM) thrusters for the first time last week in order to slightly adjust its trajectory on the outbound journey from Earth to Bennu.

Oct 11, 2016, 11:57 AM IST

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft lifts off to sample asteroid Bennu - Watch!

The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft lifted off at 7:05 p.m. EDT Thursday from Cape Canaveral on top of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

Sep 09, 2016, 09:50 AM IST

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft poised for sampling run to asteroid Bennu!(Watch trailer)

Bolted to the top of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will lift off on September 8, 2016, at 7:05 p.m. EDT, from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Sep 08, 2016, 11:47 AM IST

NASA's asteroid sample return mission set for Thursday launch

The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, is slated to lift off atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket Thursday at 7:05 p.m. EDT, from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Sep 07, 2016, 09:32 AM IST

NASA's asteroid mission brings astronauts closer to Mars

ARM is a two-part mission that will integrate robotic and crewed spacecraft operations in the proving ground of deep space to demonstrate key capabilities needed for NASA's journey to Mars.

Aug 16, 2016, 12:51 PM IST

NASA's sample return mission to earth-bound asteroid 'Bennu': All you need to know!

As per NASA, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will lift off atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on September 8.

Aug 08, 2016, 14:29 PM IST

NASA's spacecraft set to explore giant asteroid that could destroy Earth

 The asteroid, named Bennu, can indeed strike us and and cause massive destruction after being dislodged by a gravitational pull.

Aug 01, 2016, 10:40 AM IST

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft to map surface of asteroid 'Bennu' – Watch video!

The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, equipped with an instrument, will measure the spectral signatures of Bennu's mineralogical and molecular components.  

Jul 26, 2016, 13:01 PM IST

NASA reveals its most powerful rocket launcher ever

 Armed with an asteroid hunter, lunar flashlight and DNA kit, NASA will launch the unmanned Orion spacecraft using the Space Launch System (SLS) - its largest, most powerful rocket booster ever built - in 2018.

Apr 06, 2015, 11:17 AM IST

Near-Earth asteroid is actually a comet

The third largest near-Earth object - believed for 30 years to be an asteroid - is actually a comet, a new study has found.

Sep 12, 2013, 14:13 PM IST

Near-earth Asteroid 2003 DZ15 to pass earth Monday night

This coming Monday, the 152 metre asteroid 2003 DZ15 will make a pass by our planet Earth. This asteroid is huge but miniscule as that compared to that big one which flew by earth last month.

Jul 26, 2013, 09:21 AM IST