Questions tagged [space-probe]

Questions regarding a manmade object sent to explore space and celestial objects.

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Why would the Chang'e-4 lander find lunar far side temp. “colder than scientists expected”, when the LRO has already been taking thermal readings?

In January, the Chinese probe lander Chang'e-4 was was announced to have found temperatures dipping lower on the far side than expected ("Chinese rover finds lunar nights 'colder than expected'" by R. ...
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Local atmospheric pressure and surface gravity in Jezero crater?

The Jezero crater on Mars is the target location of the American Mars 2020 mission. I can't find any good values on the local air pressure and gravity, though the elevation is around what is ...
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Did the International Space-Earth Explorer detect cosmic rays other than gamma rays?

In looking at the available datasets described by NASA for the International Space-Earth Explorer, I am only see gamma ray burst data. Was the platform capable of recording cosmic rays other than ...
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Where can I find initial conditions (velocities) for NASA missions?

I am trying to simulate the launch of gravity assisted NASA satellites (specifically Galileo, Cassini, and Juno), but I am struggling to find the initial conditions for my simulation. I have tried ...