James Blake, Centre for Space Domain Awareness, University of Warwick, comments on Russia's anti-satellite missile test
With NASA reporting technical issues with the Hubble Space Telescope's payload computer and starting procedures to switch to backup hardware, Professor Peter Wheatley from the Astronomy and Astrophysics Group in our Department of Physics comments on the importance of this 31 year old mission.
NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover is due to land on the surface of the red planet today. It's an exciting period for Mars explorations says Dr David Brown from the Department of Physics, who has commented on the mission.
China has just launched the rocket that will take it's first Mars rover, named Tianwen-1, to the red planet. An unusual mission that combines a surface rover with an orbiting satellite, Dr David Brown from the Astronomy and Astrophysics Group in the Department of Physics comments on the significant leaps that China has made in developing its space programme.
The European Space Agency is due to launch its Solar Orbiter on Monday 10 February, and Dr David Brown from the University of Warwick Department of Physics has commented on the mission's importance in understanding the behaviour of our own Sun.