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SpaceX will launch four navigation satellites for the European Space Agency (ESA) amid ongoing delays with homegrown next-generation launch vehicles. The Wall Street Journal was the first to break the…

SpaceX to launch European navigation satellites as EU launchers stall

For those who know financial planner Suze Orman’s work, it’s no surprise that her debut into startup life begins with the word secure. The personal finance thought leader has over…

With millions in backing, SecureSave is Suze Orman’s not-so-surprising debut into startups

SpaceX has another successful human space launch to its credit, after a good takeoff and orbital delivery of its Crew Dragon spacecraft on Friday morning. The Dragon took off aboard…

SpaceX successfully launches astronauts with a re-used Dragon spacecraft for the first time

SpaceX is set to launch its second operational commercial crew mission to the International Space Station for NASA, with a liftoff time of 5:49 AM EDT (2:49 AM PDT) on…

Watch SpaceX launch its second crew of Space Station astronauts on a flight-proven Falcon 9 live

SpaceX is set to make a change to its Crew Dragon spacecraft for its forthcoming history-making all-civilian launch, currently set for September 15. That Dragon will replace its International Space…

SpaceX is outfitting its Dragon spacecraft with an observation dome for space tourists

European satellite and communications startup Hiber BV has secured €26 million in EU and private investment to expand its IoT satellite network. The funding comes from the European Innovation Council…

IoT satellite network startup Hiber secures €26M in funding round led by EU’s innovation agency

NASA is working with two of its largest global space agency partners, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), on a combined effort to collect…

NASA, ESA and JAXA team up on Earth observation dashboard for monitoring the impact of COVID-19

In an impressive display of international collaboration, NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have come together to launch a virtual hackathon running between…

NASA, ESA and JAXA launch virtual hackathon for COVID-19 solutions

I see far more research articles than I could possibly write up. This column collects the most interesting of those papers and advances, along with notes on why they may…

R&D Roundup: Sweat power, Earth imaging, testing ‘ghostdrivers’

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Max Q: A SpaceX spin-out sounds great

After years of development, an exciting new scientific research spacecraft has launched on its journey to study our solar system’s central player: the Sun. The Solar Orbiter, developed jointly by…

NASA and ESA’s Solar Orbiter begins its nearly two-year journey to the Sun

UPDATE: NASA and Northrop Grumman scrubbed the Cygnus resupply mission for the ISS due to a technical issue, and it’s now set for a backup launch window of February 13.…

Watch two rocket launches live, including a Space Station supply flight and a mission to study the Sun

Astronaut Christina Koch made the return trip from the International Space Station (ISS) early on Thursday, along with ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov. The three boarded…

NASA astronaut Christina Koch returns to Earth after record-setting stay in space

NASA has finalized the payloads for its first cargo deliveries scheduled to be carried by commercial lunar landers, vehicles created by companies the agency selected to take part in its…

NASA reveals the payloads for the first commercial moon cargo deliveries

The internet of things (IoT) market is expanding at a rate where distinguishing it as a separate category is beginning to seem a bit absurd. Increasingly, new products — and…

MicroEJ is taking over IoT on Earth and beyond

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine took part in a joint presentation by the chiefs of a number of international space agencies at the annual International Astronautical Conference on Monday. At the…

NASA’s Jim Bridenstine says 2035 is doable for human landing on Mars — provided budget is there

A European satellite that measures the Earth’s winds using lasers had a close encounter with one of SpaceX’s Starlink constellation yesterday in a situation that illustrates the growing inadequacy of…

Near miss between science craft and Starlink satellite shows need to improve orbital coordination

Encryption in space can be tricky. Even if you do everything right, a cosmic ray might come along and flip a bit, sabotaging the whole secure protocol. If you can’t…

Cryptographic ICE Cube tests orbital cybersecurity protocols aboard the ISS

Space startup ispace, which is headquartered in Japan but has a European subsidiary based in Luxembourg, will take part in PROSPECT, a program run by the European Space Agency (ESA)…

ispace Europe tapped by the European Space Agency for mission to extract water from the Moon

There may be no “dark side” of the Moon, but when and where it is dark, it’s dark — and stays that way for two weeks. If we’re going to…

Moon bricks could keep the lights on and the heat up in Lunar colonies

Video game revenue in 2018 reached a new peak of $43.8 billion, up 18 percent from the previous years, surpassing the projected total global box office for the film industry,…

Video game revenue tops $43 billion in 2018, an 18% jump from 2017

Before we send any planet-trotting robot to explore the landscape of Mars or Venus, we need to test it here on Earth. Two such robotic platforms being developed for future…

Rolling, hopping robots explore Earthly analogs of distant planets

A few years ago, nobody would have bet that space exploration would become so exciting again. But everybody is talking about space again, from Mars to satellites, launchers and observation.…

Let’s take off with the European Space Agency at Disrupt Berlin

Humanity is about to return to the hottest planet in the solar system. BepiColombo is a mission to Mercury conducted jointly by the European and Japanese space agencies, due to…

Watch BepiColombo’s twin spacecraft launch tonight on a mission to Mercury

An ESA mission 20 years in the making is set to take off today, launching the first satellite to monitor the planet’s winds directly — and using a giant laser,…

ESA’s Aeolus mission launches to map Earth’s winds with lasers

The UK government recently passed the Space Industry Bill, covering the basics like spaceflight licensing, insurance requirements and safety commitments. It didn’t make much of a splash when it was…

As UK fires-up private space industry, Space Camp Accelerator launches

Late last year the European Space Agency doubled down on its Mars mission, dedicating half a billion euros to the next phase of its Exomars 2020 program — and now…

ESA shows off sweet new renders of the Exomars 2020 rover

The European Space Agency is doubling down on Mars, dedicating nearly half a billion dollars to its follow-up mission to the planet’s surface — even though the first one quite…

ESA commits half a billion to its next Mars lander despite predecessor’s crash

Update (October 21st 11:30 am PT) With the help of NASA, ESA has located their failed Schiaparelli lander. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, a Mars-orbiting satellite equipped with cameras, was able…

A failed lander and a working orbiter – everything we know about ESA’s ExoMars mission

Let’s all take a moment and pour one out metaphorically for Rosetta, the pioneering spacecraft that gave our newly spacefaring race its first comet landing. The orbiter performed its final…

Rosetta goes out in a blaze of glory — and science