Space Exploration

  • Rejuvenated Insight ‘hears’ three strong marsquakes

    NASA’s InSight Mars lander has hit two major milestones: 1,000 sols (Mars days) on the surface, a...

    After succeeding in a bold attempt to brush dangerous amounts of dust from its solar panels, NASA’s InSight Mars land...

    News September 26, 2021
  • Perseverance breathes fresh life into the mining and space sectors

    Mars Rover Perseverance’s CO2-splitting MOXIE device draws the eye of the world’s biggest miners.

    When it comes to combining space ingenuity with mining pragmatism, all it takes is a little moxie. Woodside Energy...

    News September 23, 2021
  • Meet Kanyini, South Australia’s first satellite

    Students capture the spirit of South Australia’s great space adventure.

    The Pitjantjatjara word ‘Kanyini’ means “an enormous caring with no limit; it has no timeframe and is eternal”. It’s ...

    Australia September 16, 2021
  • Plucky Mars rover’s perseverance rewarded

    Perseverance’s sample success triggers interplanetary relay race.

    NASA’s Perseverance rover on Mars has at last found a rock that’s a hard place. After an initial failed attempt la...

    News September 13, 2021
  • History

    Sergei Korolev achieves lift-off

    Meet the man at the forefront of the Soviet space program.

    On 20 July 1969, American astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the Moon, speaking the now ...

    Features September 12, 2021
  • Tall poppies growing to orbit

    Australia’s space industry is well and truly off the ground. It’s reaching for the sky. But it’s ...

    The promise of the global space economy has been recognised. Innovation is being celebrated. Ambitions are being nurt...

    Australia September 10, 2021
  • 3D printing rocket and satellite parts

    A new system will make greener space technology, faster.

    The ability to 3D print satellite parts sounds like something out of science fiction, but Swinburne University of Tec...

    Australia September 8, 2021
  • Australian-made satellites blast off to the ISS

    Two CubeSats built in Australia to launch on a SpaceX rocket.

    It’s bright. It’s noisy. It’s nerve-wracking. But the launch of two satellites Saturday night is just the latest in a...

    Australia August 28, 2021
  • Are we getting stuck at ground level?

    Australia’s space ambitions might yet be floored by funding shortfalls, and a lack of national st...

    Australia needs to commit to a national space program built around its own space missions, the Australian Academy of ...

    Australia August 20, 2021
  • Return to the Moon will have to wait

    Lofty ambitions for future space exploration have been brought back down to Earth.

    The pandemic, technical difficulties, and a lack of cash means planned return missions to the Moon will be delayed. ...

    News August 16, 2021
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    A flying rover on Titan, modern-day chain mail and an unbroken line of sharks – here’s what you m...

    Mission to Titan announces ambitious science goals Saturn’s largest moon Titan is an extraordinary world. We know ...

    Materials August 16, 2021
  • Blobs in space

    A new cargo of weird and wonderful experiments is headed for the International Space Station.

    Fake muscles, the Blob, and a 3D printing project that aims to turn Moon dust into human habitats are about to head t...

    News August 1, 2021
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