Engineering Space

Science Questions – What is the coldest planet in the Solar System?

2 months ago — Long Read

What is the coldest planet in the Solar System? – Sejal, aged seven, Bangalore, India The planets in our Solar System are heated by the Sun. Here on Earth, we...

Orion capsule stacked on top of Artemis 1 as moon mission approaches

3 months ago — Long Read

The final preparations have started for Nasa’s Artemis launch - the first step of the US space agencies plan to return astronauts to moon. Artemis I will be the first...

Jupiter – depth and structure of planet’s shrinking red spot unveiled

3 months ago — Deep Dive

Nasa’s Juno mission, the solar-powered robotic explorer of Jupiter, has completed its five-year prime mission to reveal the inner workings of the solar system’s biggest planet. Since 2016, the spacecraft...

Uncrewed flights to the Moon to start February 2022

3 months ago — Quick Read

US Space Agency NASA has announced plans for the start of uncrewed flights around the Moon in 2020. The plan will see the Orion capsule launched using NASA's Space Launch...

How 3D Printing is driving the new space race

4 months ago — Deep Dive

3D-printed rocket engines: the technology driving the private sector space race The volatile nature of space rocket engines means that many early prototypes end up embedded in dirt banks or decorating...

ESA preps for double Venus flyby

5 months ago — Quick Read

Tomorrow Venus will have its first flyby since 2015. The planet has not had any probes visit since 2015 and is set to have not one but two flybys next...