Antarctic drilling project hits major problem

An ambitious attempt to drill deep into an Antarctic lake buried by two miles of ice has run into major difficulties.

Loss of hypersonic glider explained

The loss of the Falcon HTV-2 hypersonic aircraft last summer was caused by the vehicle's skin peeling away, DARPA has revealed.

Russian Mars probe veers off course after launch

A Russian Mars probe, its first interplanetary mission in 15 years, failed to take the correct course after launch, the Russian space agency has reported.

Russia identifies cause of space freighter failure

The recent disintegration of an ISS-bound space freighter was apparently caused by a malfunctioning gas generator located in the Soyuz carrier rocket's third stage engine.

'Dirty hack' brings Cluster mission project back to life

ESA has recovered a crucial science package on its Cluster mission, using a series of commands invented for the occasion.

Glory satellite falls back to Earth

NASA's Glory satellite, which launched early this morning from Vandenberg Air Force base in California, has failed to reach orbit.

Spacecraft fails to enter Venus orbit

Japan's Akatsuki probe has failed to go into orbit around Venus as planned, meaning a six-year wait until another attempt can be made.

Astronauts stuck on ISS as undocking manoeuvre fails

An attempt to undock a Russian Soyuz capsule from the International Space Station failed this morning, leaving two Russian and one American astronauts stuck there for another day.

ISS cooling system failure forces spacewalk repairs

The International Space Station's cooling system has shut down, forcing crew to plan repairs during a spacewalk later this week.

US military loses contact with experimental hypersonic vehicle

The US military has apparently lost contact with an experimental hypersonic vehicle over the Pacific Ocean.   

PlayStation Network fails, hitting users worldwide

PlayStation 3 users around the world have been left unable to connect to the PlayStation Network, with Sony still unable to identify the source of the problem.