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Nasa’s Dart probe to smash into asteroid in first Earth defence test
Aim is to see whether space rocks can be deflected should one threaten humans with same fate as dinosaurs

Ian Sample Science editor

25, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Saturn’s rings could be remains of moon that strayed too close, say scientists
Theory of inner satellite ripped apart by gas giant’s gravity 100-200m years ago also explains rings’ relative youth

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

15, Sep, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Nasa calls off Artemis 1 moon rocket launch for second time after fuel leak
Head of US space agency suggests maiden test flight will probably be delayed until the middle of October

Richard Luscombe in Cape Canaveral

03, Sep, 2022 @5:12 PM

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Artemis 1: Nasa’s moon rocket springs hazardous leak ahead of launch
Fuel leak comes after Nasa fixed an engine issue that postponed the original launch attempt five days earlier

Richard Luscombe

03, Sep, 2022 @3:08 PM

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Nasa to crash $330m spacecraft into asteroid to see if impact can alter course
Space agency to cause collision with Dimorphos to avert sci-fi fears of catastrophic impact with Earth

Robin McKie Science Editor

03, Sep, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Nasa to try launching Artemis 1 mission again on Saturday
An engine problem foiled Monday’s efforts but mission managers said a change in fueling procedures would help

Guardian staff and agencies

30, Aug, 2022 @11:04 PM

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Goonhilly – the station supporting Nasa’s Artemis moon mission from Cornwall
History-rich communcation centre in Lizard peninsula will track the rocket using its Merlin antenna

Steven Morris

30, Aug, 2022 @5:05 PM

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Australian scientists to keep an eye on Nasa’s Artemis 1 on historic space mission to moon
Craft being monitored by CSIRO will carry mannequins as a dress rehearsal for human mission in 2025

Tory Shepherd

30, Aug, 2022 @12:19 AM

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Artemis 1: Nasa cancels moon mission launch over engine problem
US space agency technicians working against the clock to correct ‘engine bleed’ in time for possible rescheduled lift-off on Friday

Richard Luscombe in Cape Canaveral, Florida

29, Aug, 2022 @9:59 PM

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Nasa’s Artemis 1 rocket launch called off because of engine problem – as it happened
‘Conditioning issue’ with one of four engines on rocket’s main stage means scheduled launch called off with next attempt 2 September – follow live

Richard Luscombe in Cape Canaveral

29, Aug, 2022 @1:11 PM

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Artemis 1: ‘conditioning issue’ forces Nasa rocket launch postponement
Problem with one of four rockets calls halt to Monday’s scheduled launch, with next attempt due on 2 September

Guardian staff

29, Aug, 2022 @12:50 PM

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Artemis 1 rocket: what will the Nasa moon mission be carrying into space?
Sensor-rigged dummies named Moonikin Campos, Helga and Zohar will oversee cargo ranging from cubesats to Apollo artefacts and Shaun the Sheep

Staff and agencies

29, Aug, 2022 @2:57 AM

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