Astronomers worry that an impending future of widespread satellite constellations could darken our bridge to the stars.
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A U.K. startup is preparing to send a satellite to space that will manufacture new semiconductor materials that could be used in electronic devices on Earth.
New photos from Stoke Space show the successful test flight, Hopper2, bringing the company one step closer toward developing fully reusable rockets.
The launch of NASA's Psyche mission has been delayed by a week to Oct. 12, so the team can deal with a recently detected thruster issue.
The Giant Magellan Telescope project just cast its seventh and final primary mirror segment, a huge milestone that keeps the scope on target to begin operations in the late 2020s.
Lockheed Martin's new satellite operations facility will let a single operator control entire constellations of satellites from the cloud.
The autopilot on Perseverance Mars rover guided it through a particularly hazardous boulder field In July, saving weeks of precious science time.
It’s hard to keep a spacecraft cool, but ongoing research on the International Space Station might yield a solution.
Three teams have progressed through to the final round of the MagQuest Challenge to design a better way of measuring the shifts in the geomagnetic field.
A European collaboration aims to break through some of the technological barriers to the exploration of icy moons like Jupiter's Europa, using Antarctica as a proving ground.
Stoke Space successfully tested its Hopper vehicle, showcasing innovative designs for its second stage rocket while aiming for full rocket reusability.
German company Polaris Spaceplanes completed the flight campaign for its MIRA-Light prototype vehicle, and now plans to use that data on a scaled-up version with a linear aerospike engine.
A new initiative from the Mars Society suggests a new institute be established that could help develop the technologies needed for humans to settle on the Red Planet.
A spherical, impact-resilient robot, which was developed to gather data and perform science on the moon or Mars, has demonstrated its usefulness to first responders here on Earth.
NASA is exploring the capabilities of several next-gen humanoid robots that it hopes will one day assist astronauts in orbit and mine the moon for minerals.
New electronic devices designed to power antennas of the world's largest radio telescope are so quiet that they'll cause less disturbance than a mobile phone on the moon.
The builders of star trackers need to test their tools before launching them aboard satellites. And that's where star simulators come in handy.
A small, spherical robot will roll and walk across the lunar surface thanks to some children's toy technologies.