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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.

Sfera Technologies Startup Interview

Posted in Hardware, Interviews, Science on 4th Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

Sfera Technologies is a startup to enable satellite data to get back to Earth and be used as soon as it's needed.

Ukraine Invasion Could Delay ExoMars Rover Mission By Two Years

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

Deteriorating relations between Russia and Europe mean the joint ESA/Roscosmos ExoMars rover mission faces a launch delay that could set back its Red Planet landing by at least two years.