Asgardia is calling for unrestricted research but history has given us many examples where this has resulted in unacceptable consequences.
The Micius satellite will encrypt data using fundamental laws of physics rather than crackable codes.
Plans to send a satellite around the moon using fuel from water point to a renewable future.
Microbial-based solutions are perhaps the best-kept secret in agricultural innovation.
Our growing dependency on satellites for all forms of communication has made the problem of space weather even more acute.
Back of the net! Litter-picking mission will leave space junk caught up in a web.
Increasing Australia's role in the billion-dollar global space industry has hardly raised a mention in this year's federal election campaign.
Satellite rainfall data can be used to predict harsh climate events – and to identify food-insecure populations before disaster strikes.
Just about anyone can get a tiny, cheap satellite into orbit these days. As we consider how to deploy them responsibly, inspiration comes from an amateur community of enthusiasts.
After half a century of trying, scientists have finally caught a glimpse of the magnetic process that fuels space weather and the northern lights.
The universe looks very different with X-ray vision, revealing some of the most energetic interactions in our galaxy. Japan's new Hitomi telescope will help us see these wonders.
Satellite imaging can locate mosquito-friendly environments, allowing us to predict the advance of diseases they carry.
Why is it so hard to imagine that North Korea might have perfectly sane reasons for going into space?
Former PM's business advisor Maurice Newman recently claimed that satellite temperature data tell a different story to data collected on the ground. He's right - but that's how it's meant to be.
Expert image analysts have an important role to play, even in an age of computer interpretation and crowdsourcing.
We need to find a way to break through the potentially disastrous stalemate wherever everyone waits for someone else to clear up the junk in orbit.
nbn is set to launch two satellites to bring high speed broadband to rural Australia. Here's how they work.
Satellites are vital and vulnerable - we need to plan for a worst case scenario.
A prototype solar sailing satellite has just successfully been deployed in orbit, pointing the way to the future of space travel.
Many do not associate Africa with the high-tech sphere of "space". However, in recent years, many countries on the continent have woken up to the potential and usefulness of space technology.