Engineering Space

SpaceX to build floating spaceports

2 weeks ago — Quick Read

SpaceX is looking to build floating spaceports to use for both hypersonic Earth travel and missions to Moon and Mars. A job advert this week revealed the US private space...

Have you got what it takes to become an astronaut in the new era of human spaceflight?

3 weeks ago — Deep Dive

Millions of people watched breathlessly as astronauts for the first time successfully travelled to the International Space Station (ISS) in a privately funded spacecraft, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Crew...

Astronomers worry as private companies push ahead with satellite launches

1 month ago — Long Read

Since the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957, the lower orbit around the Earth has become an increasingly congested environment with more than 2,200 satellite launches to date. Those satellites...

Space junk: Astronomers worry as private companies push ahead with satellite launches

2 months ago — Long Read

Since the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957, the lower orbit around the Earth has become an increasingly congested environment with more than 2,200 satellite launches to date. Those satellites...

The Sun: study shows it’s less active than sibling stars – here’s what that could mean

2 months ago — Quick Read

All stars emit varying amounts of light over time – and the Sun is no exception. Such changes in starlight can help us understand how habitable any planets around other...

Spacecraft brings aging satellite back to life

2 months ago — Long Read

In an (out of?) the world first a spacecraft has returned an ageing satellite back into service.