Decoding dark matter and energy: what you need to know about the Euclid mission launching this weekend

The Euclid telescope has a launch date scheduled for Saturday, July 1.

Together, dark matter and dark energy make up 95% of the known universe, yet scientists do not know what they are. The Euclid telescope, set to be launched into space from Florida on Saturday, could help decipher them. First color images from the Webb Space Telescope Here’s what you need to know about the world’s … Read more

Trend or aberration? Russia is launching foreign satellites again

Satellite controllers in Dubai monitor the launch of a Soyuz rocket from Russia on Tuesday.

Zoom in / Satellite controllers in Dubai monitor the launch of a Soyuz rocket from Russia on Tuesday. For the first time since the invasion of Ukraine essentially cut off Russia’s space industry from foreign customers, a Russian rocket lifted off on Tuesday and carried satellites with commercial technology from Western companies into orbit. Payloads … Read more

Trend or aberration? Russia is launching foreign Ars Technica satellites again

Satellite controllers in Dubai monitor the launch of a Soyuz rocket from Russia on Tuesday.

Zoom in / Satellite controllers in Dubai monitor the launch of a Soyuz rocket from Russia on Tuesday. For the first time since the invasion of Ukraine essentially cut off Russia’s space industry from foreign customers, a Russian rocket lifted off on Tuesday and carried satellites with commercial technology from Western companies into orbit. Payloads … Read more