A shooting star during the Perseid meteor shower. Soon, thousands of satellites will crowd the night sky.
SpaceX’s satellites will populate the night sky, affecting how we observe the stars. And this is just the beginning of private satellite mega-constellations.
A STS-134 crew member on the space shuttle Endeavour took this photo of the ISS after the station and shuttle began their separation.
Humans have been living on the International Space Station for two full decades. So what comes next for this ailing technology, and what does it mean for future International ventures in space?
A partial lunar eclipse above the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire in 2019.
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Radio telescopes are incredibly sensitive to phone network interference.
Crew Dragon, carrying two astronauts, docks with the International Space Station.
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Extreme velocities and temperatures makes the return flight to Earth the most perilous part of a space mission.
Astronauts Bob and Dough made it to the International Space Station in a privately funded vehicle.
Empathy and scientific knowledge will be key for astronauts looking to travel to Mars.
Ready to take your suborbital selfie?
When it comes to commercial space tourism, suborbital flight are the first frontier. But what are the risks? Are there health requirements? What should you know before taking such a way-out trip?
NASA’s new Artemis Accords will clearly test international treaties governing the extraction of resources and bans on territorial claims.
About 770 Australian entities are already developing space-related infrastructure, most of which are privately owned.
The astronauts during a dress rehearsal.
To intercept the ISS, the capsule must match the station’s speed, altitude and inclination.
Light trails left in the sky (photographed with a long exposure time), by Starlink satellites, seen from New Mexico, USA.
By 2025 Elon Musk wants to launch 12,000 satellites and corner the global Internet market. What will be lost is earth-based astronomy, the idea that space belongs to us all and the beauty of a starry sky.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is raised into a vertical position on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A.
SpaceX’s launch of astronauts to the International Space Station will make it the first private company to launch humans to space. The effort has ramifications for NASA and spaceflight in general.
Space junk is making low Earth orbit crowded.
SpaceX recently launched 60 satellites into orbit around Earth as part of its Starlink programme.
Two CubeSats, part of a constellation built and operated by Planet Labs Inc. to take images of Earth, were launched from the International Space Station on May 17, 2016.
SpaceX and other companies are rushing to put thousands of small, inexpensive satellites in orbit, but pressure to keep costs low and a lack of regulation leave those satellites vulnerable to hackers.
From premium to premiums.
It seems no traditional finance company is safe from the marauding tech giants.
SpaceX’s Dragon 2 will carry humans for the first time in 2020.
From alien life to human spaceflight, 2020 may deliver some exciting news.
Shoot for the skies, but do it sustainably.
The opportunities in space are limitless. But without a sustainable approach to the space industry, our ability to exploit them won’t be.
India’s Chandrayaan-2 Moon mission blasts off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India, on 22 July 2019.
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India’s Moon shot isn’t just about prestige. As launch costs fall, the space economy is poised to boom. A lengthening list of nations is eyeing the sky.
Episode 3 of the To the moon and beyond podcast takes a look at who some of the key players are in the 21st century space race and what they are competing for.
Hundreds of CubeSats are now being launched into space each year.
How do you train space engineers? You enable college students to build mini satellites, called CubeSats, launch them into space and help them collect the data.
The SpaceX Crew Dragon is docked to the International Space Station.
If SpaceX wants to take humans to the International Space Station and beyond it must pull off a safe landing of its Dragon capsule.