Engineering Space

We could soon be getting energy from solar power harvested in space

Deep Dive

The idea of space-based solar power (SBSP) – using satellites to collect energy from the sun and “beam” it to collection points on Earth – has been around since at least the late 1960s. Despite its huge potential, the concept has not gained sufficient traction due to cost...

Voyager 2: NASA’s Succeed in Restoring Contact with the Farthest Spacecraft

Long Read

In the vast expanse of space, billions of miles away from Earth, lies Voyager 2, a spacecraft that has been on a remarkable journey since its launch in 1977. Last month an incorrect command sent from Earth caused the spacecraft's antenna to tilt away, severing the communication link...

Oumuamua – Physicist who found spherical meteor fragments claims they may come from an alien spaceship – here’s what to make of it

Deep Dive

Avi Loeb, a physicist from Harvard University in the US, has recovered 50 tiny spherical iron fragments from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean that he claims may be material from an interstellar alien spaceship. Loeb is linking his finding with the passage of a fireball in January...