• 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
  • Video

    The billionaire space race

    Who else is going to benefit?

    The so-called "battle of the billionaires" to get into space has been filling column inches in newspapers and absorbi...

    Cosmos Briefing July 15, 2021
  • How can satellites and telescopes co-exist?

    Astronomers discuss life with a growth industry.

    Astronomers worried about having their observations affected by the bright trails of satellites streaking through the...

    News August 26, 2020
  • A green spacecraft

    NASA trials less toxic fuel.

    This is a satellite, stowed for launch inside a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket. It is one of two dozen bits of aeriel pay...

    Space Exploration June 24, 2019
  • SpaceX: Concern over satellite constellation

    Astronomers warn of impact on research.

    A group of senior astronomers has issued a statement of concern regarding new-generation communications satellites cu...

    Space June 11, 2019
  • Home delivery, if home is 400km above the Earth

    In orbit, even parcel post is spectacular.

    Looking out of the widow of the International Space Station earlier this month, mission commander Alexander Gerst enj...

    Space December 12, 2018
  • Liftoff

    A rocket streaks for the skies.

    Long exposure photograph showing the NASA/German Research Centre for Geosciences GRACE Follow-On spacecraft launching...

    Space May 22, 2018
  • Explosive failures in rocket landing

    To learn how to land a rocket safely, you might have to blow a few up.

    Space travel isn’t cheap. Getting a 20-tonne payload into low Earth orbit will set you back US $62 million, according...

    Technology September 26, 2017
  • The latest in space fashion

    Elon Musk has revealed the stylish lines of the new SpaceX spacesuit.

    Multifaceted entrepreneur/futurist Elon Musk has made no secret of his long-term goal to have his aerospace company, ...

    Technology August 28, 2017
  • Reusable rocketry

    SpaceX reachers for the stars (or at least the planets).

    SPaceXThe American company SpaceX is the first commercial aerospace outfit to put spacecraft into orbit and get them ...

    Space June 8, 2017
  • SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket safely sticks another ocean landing

    Some 10 satellites were sent into Earth orbit too. Vishnu Varma reports. 2017 has already been a good year for SpaceX, with ...

    Technology January 15, 2017
  • Top 10 science stories of 2016

    Remember gravitational waves? Or Google’s AlphaGo trouncing human Go champions? We know, it was a...

    Google / Getty ImagesAll systems Go! But what is it like to play against a computer?The artificial intelligence progr...

    Space December 20, 2016
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