Engineers want to use a plasma beams to push space junk out of orbit

1 week ago — 1 min read

You might think litter is bad here on Earth but humanity junk extends well into space. It is estimated we have collectively produced 8,262 tons of space junk! A team...

Virgin Orbit set for Blast Off – Virgin awarded license for Aerial Satellite Launch

3 months ago — 1 min read

Virgin is betting its future space prospects on airborne launch and its spinoff Virgin Orbit has just been given a license for a first attempt!

ESA’s Gaia mission produces richest star map of our galaxy to date

6 months ago — 1.5 min read

The ESA released data from its Gaia mission today. The new star map is the richest data catalogue ever produced. The map includes high-precision measurements of almost 1.7 billion stars...

National Geographic reveal 3D, 360-degree video tour of the International Space Station

6 months ago — 0.5 min read

As a part of its a documentary series - "One Strange Rock" - the National Geographic Channel has created a 360-degree VR tour of the International Space Station National Geographic...

Update – TESS Rescheduled to Launch Today

6 months ago — 0 min read

If you are wondering why they have not heard if TESS was launched successfully on Monday; that was because rocket issues pushed back the launch to today. The Falcon 9...

Planet-hunter telescope TESS launches today

6 months ago — 1 min read

A new tool for would be planet hunters is due to blast off from Cape Canaveral later today.