It is the end of the 21st century.
A group of telecommunications, technology, aviation and aerospace companies recently announced the formation of the HAPS (high altitude platform station) Alliance, dedicated to the promotion of a new communications platform supported by aircraft hovering in the earth’s stratosphere.
The UK’s first and only satellite launch site, which is being developed by Shetland Space Centre, has moved a step closer to reality with a £2.05m investment by Leonne International.
Researchers have harnessed artificial intelligence (AI) to produce a breakthrough in the design of satellite configurations that solves a decades-old issue with their deployment.
It’s “certainly likely” that the next two astronauts to set foot on the Moon will both be women, according to NASA’s director of human lunar exploration programme.
Dutch startup Hiber has launched its commercial nanosatellite network, giving its first customers a trial of the internet of things (IoT) satellite network.
Satellites originally launched to study the wind could also be used to improve our understanding of ocean carbon levels, according to new research.
Despite initially having 18 pre-qualified teams in the race, the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) now only has a single team in the running for the DARPA Launch Challenge – and the industry remains clueless as to who it is.
UK space company Skyrora has successfully completed the first phase of tests for its 30 kilonewtons (kN) rocket engine.
Food-tech startup Aleph Farms has developed a way to produce artificial beef in space using 3D bioprinting technology.
The UK space sector is being invited to propose technology to be tested on the International Space Station (ISS) in a government-backed competition announced today.
Aerospace giant Boeing has announced that it is investing $20m in Virgin Galactic to “broaden commercial space access and transform global travel technologies”.
A partnership between NASA and Lockheed Martin could see astronauts land on the Moon for the first time in more than 40 years as part of the Orion programme.
Blockchain satellite technology startup SpaceChain has received a €60,000 grant from the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop commercial use-cases for its next-generation blockchain-based network.
A medium earth orbit (MEO) satellite constellation with the ability to broadcast on the terabit scale is set to be launched by SpaceX in 2021.
Just 24 people have flown to the Moon, and Colonel Al Worden is one of them.
A partnership between a century old Japanese watchmaker and a private space company is set to see technology originally developed for watches find its way onto the lunar surface as part of what is said to be the world’s first commercial Moon mission.
As the Brexit deadline moves ever closer, industries have now turned their attention to preparing for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit.
Following the London Science Museum’s screening of the new Apollo 11 documentary on Wednesday, the UK’s first British cosmonaut and the first woman to visit the space station Helen Sharman held a two-way interview with veteran science broadcaster James Burke.
The space stations and satellites of the future could be made and constructed in space using robotic manufacturing, and the first steps towards making this a reality are already happening.
It has been 50 years since man first walked on the Moon.
When Apollo 11’s Lunar Module made its final approach to the Moon’s surface 50 years ago, Neil Armstrong spotted a problem that the autopilot had missed.
The UK Space Agency has today signed a statement of intent with NASA to collaborate on future lunar projects, with the UK ultimately planning to build a communications system on the Moon.
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ICARUS, a global system able to track the movements of thousands of animals, has been switched on.
Sunday 30 June marks Asteroid Day – the UN-sanctioned international day to raise awareness of asteroids and accelerate asteroid discovery programmes.
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has teamed up with satellite telecommunications company Inmarsat to develop a technological solution to help keep better records of incidents of human-wildlife conflict.
Hiber nanosatellites might be small, but the Dutch space startup has big ambitions: to provide low-cost, low-power internet connectivity to internet of things (IoT) devices anywhere on the planet.
The US Navy has begun drafting guidelines for navy pilots to report sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) after an increase in unexplained sightings.
NASA has outlined a plan to prevent asteroid strikes, but while many of us might be hoping lasers are involved, the reality is focused on identifying them soon enough to take them out with existing technology.