NASA's next-generation spacecraft is nearing completion and its first ambitious foray into space is planned for December. Continue reading →
Cubesats provide a valuable low-cost research space platform for institutions, universities, laboratories and space agencies, but could their use create a new hazard for the increasingly crowded orbital environment? Continue reading →
It was shaping up to be the ultimate story of horny reptiles, space adventure and high drama. But sadly for the Russian 'gecko sex' space experiment, the story has a very definite anticlimax. Continue reading →
The source of smoke reported on the International Space Station was quickly identified before there was any threat to the crew on Tuesday night. Continue reading →
Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata has captured many impressive views through his camera lens, but this is one of the most beautiful. Continue reading →
It's been just over 50 years since NASA launched its last passive communications satellite. Continue reading →
Europe's Rosetta comet-chasing mission is a triumph in engineering, but none of it would have been possible without an intimate knowledge of Kepler's laws of planetary motion.
The world's newest satellite launch site is off to a busy start, with 16 spacecraft put into orbit within a week -- and no rocket required.
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