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Humanity's Biggest Machines Will Be Built in Space

Posted in Hardware on 19th Feb, 2018
by Alex Muller

When rockets can no longer hold oversize payloads, building in space might be the best way to go.

Trump administration reportedly moving to privatise the International Space Station

Posted in Business on 11th Feb, 2018
by Alex Muller

The Trump administration is planning to privatise the ISS instead of simply decommissioning the orbiting international experiment in 2024.

RocketLab reaches orbit and will charge less than $5 million per launch

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Jan, 2018
by Alex Muller

Following successful first and second stage burns, Electron reached orbit and deployed customer payloads.

Planetary Resources Arkyd-6 launched and deployed

Posted in Hardware on 13th Jan, 2018
by Alex Muller

The Planetary Resources Arkyd-6 spacecraft was launched and deployed in space. This 6U cubesat is packed with power including 17 computing elements.

China aims to launch a reusable spaceplane in 2020

Posted in Science on 7th Nov, 2017
by Alex Muller

China plans to launch its reusable spaceplane in 2020, according to a statement from China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.