Space Exploration

  • 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
  • Australia joins star wars

    Federal government looks to counter space jams and attacks.

    In the face of emerging space threats, the Australian government is looking for a new ground-based Space Electronic W...

    Australia July 29, 2021
  • Insight into the Martian underworld

    NASA mission maps the Red Planet right down to its molten core.

    What do you call an earthquake if it takes place on another planet? On the Red Planet they’re called marsquakes, and ...

    News July 24, 2021
  • Space Race 2.0

    As space-bound billionaires compete for airtime, and nations set their sights on Moon and Mars la...

    Back in the 1960s, a good proportion of Americans didn’t think it was a good idea to go to the Moon: 47% of them thou...

    Space July 23, 2021
  • Where is the edge of space?

    From billionaires to astronomers to aviation experts, it depends on who you ask.

    As billionaires blast off in an effort to secure bragging rights or stroke their egos, an old question has been reign...

    News July 22, 2021
  • Where do rockets go to die?

    Alice Gorman talked to US podcast Atlas Obscura about what happens when spacecraft reach the end ...

    Where do rockets go to die? Well, some turn into space zombies. Some go down in flames. But some spacecraft return to...

    News July 19, 2021
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