Lander crash has not endangered Mars mission, Russian experts say

The Russian-European ExoMars space mission remains on track despite the Mars lander Schiaparelli's crash on Wednesday, Russian experts say.

Mars lander may have "exploded on impact," European Space Agency says

The European Space Agency's Schiaparelli Mars lander may have "exploded on impact" after a failed descent to the surface of the Red Planet earlier this week.

Mars orbiter a success, but fate of lander uncertain after touchdown

The orbiter in a joint European and Russian mission to Mars has been a complete success, but it is not known if the lander part of the mission has touched down or crashed on the planet's surface,...

Mars spacecraft in orbit but no clear signal from lander

A joint European and Russian mission to look for signs of life on Mars has successfully placed a spacecraft into the planet's orbit, the European Space Agency said Wednesday, although the signal...

Probe headed to Mars in make-or-break moment for Euro-Russia mission

Seven months after its launch, a multibillion-dollar project to look for traces of life on Mars faced a crucial moment Wednesday as a test lander hurtled in the direction of the Red Planet.

Mission accomplished: Rosetta probe makes historic comet landing

The European Space Agency completed on Friday its Rosetta space probe mission with a historic landing on a comet 720 million kilometres away.

Historic curtain call for Rosetta probe set to land on distant comet

The European Space Agency is set to end its most ambitious mission yet on Friday by landing space probe Rosetta on a comet 720 million kilometres away, in a bid to gather final data before the...

SpaceX boss offers plan for private colonization of Mars

SpaceX chief Elon Musk offered a detailed description Tuesday of his company's plans to begin private missions to eventually transport colonists to live on Mars.

India deploys satellites in separate orbits in complex mission

India's space agency on Monday inserted eight satellites into two different orbits in one of its most complex and longest missions.

China begins operating world's largest radio telescope

The world's largest radio telescope - based in a lush mountainous region of southwest China's Guizhou province - began exploring space in search of extraterrestrial life on Sunday.

China launches Tiangong-2 space lab into orbit

The Tiangong-2 space laboratory was launched into orbit on Thursday from a launch facility in the Gobi desert, according to state media reports. 

NASA launches its first probe to an asteroid

The US space agency on Thursday launched a probe to the long-watched asteroid Bennu, which astronomers say could menace future generations on Earth.

India launches rocket with new cryogenic technology

India has successfully carried out a crucial mission using new cryogenic rocket technology, expected to feature in a moon mission in 2017, scientists of the Indian Space Research Organization (...

European Space Agency "thrilled" with photos of Philae on comet

The European Space Agency (ESA) on Monday said it now knows where its robotic lander Philae is on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Israeli firm to be compensated after SpaceX rocket destroys satellite

The Israeli company whose satellite was destroyed when the SpaceX rocket carrying it into orbit exploded is set to receive more than 200 million dollars in compensation, the firm said in a filing...