Astronautics
Astronautics (alternatively cosmonautics), is the theory and practice of navigation beyond Earth's atmosphere.The term astronautics was coined by analogy with aeronautics. As there is a certain degree...
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SpaceX Dragon capsule's picture perfect Atlantic splashdown
Dragon has returned to planet Earth. SpaceX’s swanky new crew capsule undocked from the International Space Station and headed toward the Atlantic ocean, landing spot on Florida's coast in a successf...
Sir Richard Branson unveils new Virgin Galactic Spaceship
Sir Richard Branson unveils a new version of his Virgin Galactic Spaceship.
Jeff Bezos' Space Company Launches First Reusable Rocket
Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos beat Elon Musk 's SpaceX on Monday by successfully landing an unmanned test rocket – a historic feat that could greatly reduce the cost of space travel. Amazo...
The Plasma Engine That Could Take Humans To Mars On A Single Tank: Breakthrough In Hall Thrusters Could See Them Power Deep Space Missions
Scientists in the French National Center for Scientific Research have created a 'wall-less Hall thruster' prototype that uses a 45,000 mph stream of plasma to push spacecraft forward. Hall thrusters a...
The latest disruptive space technology is a battery-powered rocket engine
Rocket Lab, a US and New Zealand-based defense research company, has exploited the increasing power packed by small batteries to develop a new rocket it’s calling the Electron. It says it will cost $4...
NASA | The MMS Mission's Unique Orbit
Scientist John Dorelli explains the MMS mission's orbit and why the four spacecraft fly in a tetrahedron formation. This complex arrangement enables scientists to gather data about magnetic reconnecti...
Titan Submarine: Exploring the Depths of Kraken Mare
Earlier this month, NASA published a video introducing its concept submarine designed to explore Kraken Mare, one of the liquefied methane seas on Titan, the remarkably strange moon circling Saturn. T...
Falcon Heavy | Flight Animation
SpaceX released a 3D animation showcasing its Falcon Heavy rocket launch from Florida, with all three of the boosters safely returning to Earth. Earlier this month, an attempt to land a booster on a s...
Private Space Taxis on Track to Fly in 2017
Boeing and SpaceX are on track to start launching astronauts to the International Space Station
Space Future - Vehicle Designs
In order for people to be able to travel economically to space, for space tourism and for other purposes, we need reusable launch vehicles. All commercial transport industries use reusable vehicles - ...
Schmidt camera
A Schmidt camera, also referred to as the Schmidt telescope, is a catadioptric astrophotographic telescope designed to provide wide fields of view with limited aberrations. Other similar designs are ...
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UoSat-OSCAR 9
UoSAT-1, also known as UoSAT-OSCAR 9, was a British amateur radio satellite which orbited Earth. It was built at the University of Surrey and launched into low Earth orbit on 6 October 1981. It exceed...
TRACE
TRACE (Transition Region And Coronal Explorer) was a NASA space telescope designed to investigate the connections between fine-scale magnetic fields and the associated plasma structures on the Sun by ...
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Beam-powered propulsion
Beam-powered propulsion is a class of aircraft or spacecraft propulsion mechanisms that uses energy beamed to the spacecraft from a remote power plant to provide energy. Most designs are thermal rocke...
Laser broom
A laser broom is a proposed ground-based laser beam-powered propulsion system whose purpose is to sweep space debris out of the path of other artificial satellites such as the International Space Stat...
SCIAMACHY
SCIAMACHY (SCanning Imaging Absorption SpectroMeter for Atmospheric CHartographY; Greek: σκιάμάχη: analogously: 'Fighting shadows') is one of ten instruments aboard of ESA's ENVIronmental SATellite, E...
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Neutral buoyancy simulation as a training aid
Neutral buoyancy simulation with astronauts immersed in a tank of water, in pressure suits, can help to prepare astronauts for the difficult task of working while outside a spacecraft in an apparently...
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Praful Bhavsar
Praful Bhavsar is an Indian space scientist who has held several major positions in the Indian Space program including the Project Scientist for the first rocket launch into space from Indian soil on ...
Neutral buoyancy
Neutral buoyancy is a condition in which a physical body's average density is equal to the density of the fluid in which it is immersed. The buoyancy offsets the force of gravity that would otherwise ...
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Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity satellite
Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity, or SMOS, is a satellite which forms part of ESA's Living Planet Programme. It is intended to provide new insights into Earth's water cycle and climate. In addition, i...
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Solar Dynamics Observatory
The detailed images recorded by SDO in 2011–12 have helped scientists uncover new secrets about the Sun.The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) is a NASA mission which has been observing the Sun since ...
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ICN GPS
The iCNxxx series is a range of automotive navigation systems from Navman. These include the iCN320, iCN330, iCN510, iCN520, iCN530, iCN550, iCN610, iCN630, iCN635, and iCN650.All the iCN products inc...
Topopolis
A topopolis is a tube-like space habitat, rotating to produce artificial gravity via centrifugal force on the inner surface, which is extended into a loop around the local star. Topopoles can be loope...
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Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is a planned space telescope for NASA's Explorers program, designed to search for exoplanets using the transit method.The primary mission objective for...
Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite - Wikipedia