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The Future Of International Cooperation In Space Is Splitting Along Lines Of Power On Earth

Posted in Business, Science on 2nd May, 2022
by Alex Muller

Maintaining the focus on scientific goals and exchanges between and within space blocs-while keeping political rivalries at bay-will help to ensure the future of international cooperation in space.

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Completely Aligned And Fully Focused

Posted in Hardware, Science on 2nd May, 2022
by Alex Muller

Scientists working on NASA's James Webb Telescope have reached an important milestone, completely aligning the space observatory's massive mirrors.

The UK May Build a £16 Billion Solar Power Station in Space.

Posted in Hardware on 31st Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

Space-based solar power is one of the technologies to feature in the government’s Net Zero Innovation Portfolio. It has been identified as a potential solution, alongside others, to help the UK achieve net zero by 2050.

Superfast electron rains detected pouring down onto Earth

Posted in Science on 31st Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

Researchers at UCLA have discovered a new form of space weather, superfast electron rains that precipitate into the atmosphere from the radiation belts. The team says the events could affect satellites, spacecraft and astronauts, but aren’t accounted for in current models of space weather.

The Cost of Space Flight Before and After SpaceX

Posted in Business, Hardware on 31st Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

The key to increasing cost efficiency? SpaceX rocket boosters usually return to Earth in good enough condition that they’re able to be refurbished, which saves money and helps the company undercut competitors’ prices.