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Data-relay system connects astronauts direct to Europe

An upgrade to the communications system is delivering broadband internet speeds similar to those enjoyed by families on Earth.

New theory finds upcoming satellite mission will be able to detect more than expected

The upcoming satellite experiment LiteBIRD is expected to probe the physics of the very early Universe if the primordial inflation happened at high energies. But now, a new paper in Physical Review Letters shows it can also test inflationary scenarios operating at lower energies.

Astroscale U.S. and Orbit Fab sign first on-orbit satellite fuel sale agreement

Orbit Fab, the Gas Stations in Space refueling service provider and Astroscale U.S. Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Astroscale Holdings Inc. and market leader in securing long-term orbital sustainability, has announced a commercial agreement to refuel Astroscale's Life Extension In-Orbit (LEXI) Servicer in geostationary orbit (GEO); LEXI is the first satellite designed to be refueled.

Can we – should we – send life to the nearest star?

The first voyagers among the stars might not be people. Instead, they might be tiny creatures such as tardigrades (aka water bears).

Scientists Take a Step Towards Building a Real-Life Warp Drive… By Accident

A team of physicists has reported the accidental discovery of a real-world "warp bubble" whilst observing the structure of Casimir cavities – a small step towards building a potential warp drive.

New year’s mission to start new phase of exoplanet research

A mission to one of the coldest and most remote places on earth will enable a new phase in the search for distant planetary...

China to complete building of space station in 2022

China will complete the building of its space station in 2022, according to the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation. The country will see 40-plus...

Real-time alert system heralds new era in fast radio burst research

McGill University scientists have developed a new system for sharing the enormous amount of data being generated by the CHIME radio telescope in its search for fast radio bursts (FRBs), the puzzling extragalactic phenomenon that is one of the hottest topics in modern-day astronomy.

Norwegian Gas Meter Send to International Space Station

ANITA-2 has been developed by SINTEF in collaboration with ESA and OHB, and supported by the Norwegian Space Center. By Berit Ellingsen OSLO, Norway

AI can reliably spot molecules on exoplanets, and might one day even discover new...

Research suggests that artificial intelligence (AI) may be our best bet to explore exoplanets


Bigelow Aerospace transfers BEAM space station module to NASA

NASA has hired a new company to provide engineering support for an inflatable module on the International Space Station originally built and managed by Bigelow Aerospace.
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