The rocket Long March 5B Y2, launched on 29 April which transported the space module Tianhe, lost control and can fall anywhere on Earth.
China launched the main module Tianhe, to build its own space station. Initiating a series of launches that will go until late 2022.
The Ingenuity helicopter of NASA’s Mars 2020 mission, flew with success at the Red Planet. Becoming the first aircraft to fly on another planet.
Finally was found an explanation for the dark spots on Mars’ south pole, known as “spiders”.
The IceCube Neutrino Observatory, in Antarctica, detected an antimatter particle with highest energy ever registered. This event was predicted in 1960.
The Amazonia-1 is the first Earth observation satellite totally developed in Brazil. Its mission is to detect and monitor deforestation in the Amazon.
Scientists have made tests with solar panels, which can transmit electric energy from space to Earth. The panels received the name PRAM.
This month will be interesting for space exploration. 3 probes from different countries will be on Mars. Each one of the missions is described in this post.
China’s Chang’e 5 mission extracted samples from the Moon and it’s bringing to Earth. The last mission of this nature was USSR’s Luna 24, in 1974.
The Arecibo telescope, used by SETI program to find extraterrestrial civilizations, suffered irreparable damage and will be deactivated.